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Brent Butterworth

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By Brent Butterworth

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Cambridge Audio DacMagic Upsampling Digital to Analog Converter Created: Saturday, June 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The DacMagic is an upsampling outboard digital to analog converter (DAC) offered by Cambridge Audio, a UK manufacturer. The DAC is the core of a digital audio system and the rapid technological imp...
    • Your Listening Room: The Most Important Component in Your Stereo System Created: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Room Acoustic Treatments - One of the best ways to improve audio performance is with Room Acoustic Treatments. Diffusors, absorbers and traps are the different types of room acoustic treatments."
    • Hertz Created: Thursday, August 16, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn the definition of hertz, a term often used in the audio industry. Learn this term and other stereo-related words.
    • Speaker Stands are Important for Appearance and Sound Quality Created: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Speaker stands serve many important purposes for bookshelf speakers. They come in a variety of sizes, styles, colors and finishes and should be used whenever possible. This article discusses the be...
    • Review: V-Moda XS Headphone Created: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Review: V-Moda XS Headphone. Stereos.
    • Review: Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphone Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Review: Oppo Digital PM-1 Headphone
    • Signal to Noise Ratio Created: Thursday, August 26, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Signal to Noise ratio is a specification that measures how much audio signal...
    • Root Mean Square Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      RMS is a mathematical calculation...
    • Definition of Single-Ended Created: Saturday, February 27, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A single-ended connection is the most common way...
    • Real Time Analyzer Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A Real Time Analyzer is a professional audio device...
    • SACD Discs Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      SACD - Super Audio Compact Discs provide high-resolution audio content and most can be played on standard CD players
    • Sibilance Created: Saturday, October 31, 2009 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      sibilance sounds hissing sound Stereos.
    • Speaker Sensitivity Created: Friday, August 29, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Speaker sensitivity is a measurement of the amount of sound output derived from a speaker with one watt of power input.
    • Sampling Rate Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Sampling rate is a term used in digital audio to describe the rate or frequency at which a signal is periodically sampled or measured.
    • Structured Wiring Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Structured wiring is a general term that refers to various types of wiring installed in a home for audio, video, telephone and data. Structured wires are usually bundled together and can include RG...
    • Definition of Soundstage Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Soundstage is the ability to visualize the size of the musical performance in a music recording
    • Subwoofer Created: Saturday, May 26, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A subwoofer is used in audio and home theater systems for low bass in music and low frequency effects (LFE) sounds in movie sound tracks
    • Speaker Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Definition of a loudspeaker. Stereos.
    • How to Connect Your TV to Your Stereo System for the Best Sound Created: Thursday, December 25, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The small speakers on your television are too small and inadequate for good sound. One of the best ways to enjoy television sound is to connect your TV to your stereo or home theater system.
    • What are AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV and PCM music files? Created: Thursday, September 13, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A breakdown of the most common types of digital music files used in portable and personal audio products
    • Place Speakers Correctly Created: Thursday, May 17, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      How to Place Stereo Speakers - Correct positioning of stereo speakers is one of the best ways to get great audio performance from your stereo system. These three easy steps will help you place ster...
    • Overview of Whole House Music Systems Created: Thursday, May 17, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Whole House Music Systems - A description of the different types of whole house stereo music distribution systems including multizone receivers, advanced multi-room systems, whole house audio netwo...
    • Stereo Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Common Terms Used in Stereo Systems
    • Best Cheap Noise Cancelling Headphones Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Best Cheap Under $100 Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • SonanceZ8 Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The Sonance Z8 is part of the company's Archictectural Series speakers and are a unique departure from conventional in-wall speakers.
    • Triad In-wall Gold/6 LCR Speakers Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The Triad In-wall Gold/6 LCR speakers are well suited for high-end music systems, home theaters and media rooms.
    • Paradigm SA-35 v.2 In-wall Speaker Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The Paradigm SA-35 v.2 in-wall speaker is a beefed up version of the company’s SA-35 speaker.
    • Atlantic Technology In-wall Speaker Created: Thursday, September 18, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The Atlantic IWCB-626 in-wall speakers offer excellent midrange presence and tight mid-bass sound quality.
    • Before You Buy Surround Sound Speakers, be Familiar with the Three Different Types Created: Sunday, September 02, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      There are three types of surround sound speakers, Direct, Bipole and Dipole and it's important to select the right type for the way you like to listen.
    • Before You Buy Stereo Speakers, Consider These Factors Created: Thursday, August 16, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The most important factors in choosing speakers are personal taste, sound quality, speaker size, type, style, and your stereo components.
    • How to Connect your iPhone, iPad or Android to Your Stereo System Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      How to Connect your iPhone, iPad or Android to Your Stereo System
    • 4 Key Tools for Setting Up a Turntable Created: Thursday, August 08, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Four important tools you'll need for setting up a turntable/record player

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