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Re-imagining The Cable Connection
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Engineering the Cable Connection
Angus Leung, Founder
Westminster Labs

Few topics are as controversial as high-end audio cables, including the marketing claims that accompany them. Many of you know me from our thread "Reimaging Class A Amplification". I am grateful for...
A Tale or Three Phono Stages
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A Tale of Three Phono Stages
The Destination Audio Reference WE 417A Phono, the Synästec Igniculus and the Trafomatic Collins​

(The Destination Audio WE 417A Phono Stage)

In the world of audio engineering, it could be argued that the phono stage presents the greatest challenge to the engineer. While a traditional...
Vangelis - passing of a legend
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29 March 1943 Agria, Greece
17 May 2022 (aged 79) Paris, France

I realised today Vangelis passed 17th May 2022. I spent a lot of time listening his albums, and everyone pretty much heard his film themes. For example Bladerunner, Chariots of Fire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander, Conquest of Paradise, 2000 commercials, it goes on. The music was a huge part of any film he worked on.

Do Tubes Homogenize the Sound of Our Music?
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Do tube electronics impart a sameness to the sound of our music -- do they homogenize in some way the sounds of our stereo systems?

In a thread comparing the Lampizator Horizon to the dCS Vivaldi Apex MikeL wrote:

The other thing to consider is whether the Horizon has any tube artifacts that impart a sameness over the music. i did not hear that when i listened to the Horizon at...
Munchen High end show 2022
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I m going 19 - 22 may to the show in munchen

Who s going?
What brands you wanna hear ??
A Huge Shout Out To Some Audiophile Friends
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I have found throughout my life that some of my best and longest friendships have come from meeting fellow audiophiles. Yesterday was just one of those days. I have been friends with Damon Von Schweikert and Leif Swanson for many years. I have travelled to their factory many times and listened to many of their new speakers before they were even released. We've gotten together many times over...

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