The purpose of the whole “audiophile” thing is to make a real connection between you and the music: to be involved. It is most certainly not about the chest-beating bragging rights of a ‘mine is bigger than yours’ mentality of more watts and larger speakers. BUT – if you are tapping your foot, rocking your head, hoping the recording never ends, your stereo components forgotten, the music and your brain temporarily fused.
Paul Basinski I'm neither a mad dog nor an Englishman, and yes it has been hotter than blazes in downstate New York this summer. That, and not an abdication of reason, explains why I have swapped out my Cary SLI
Paul Basinski Audio friends, you have heard it before and here it is again: for good sound from your home music system, the synergy between amplifier and speaker is critical. In my experience, if you get a correct match between
There are two kinds of listeners. Only two. There are the “eye-closers” who become lost in the music, losing track of time and where they are. They put on a record or CD and soon are immersed in a world
Integration: There is something to be said for putting the preamplifier and power amplifier in one box. There are two main advantages to combining these components: technical and cost. An integrated amplifier allows the engineer to design the preamplifier output
This was a challenging review to write. Not for some of the reasons you might imagine: faulty equipment – none!, system changes – frequent but not the issue; available time to listen to the amplifier – always in too-short supply;