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All the old issues of Stereo Review are online!!
Now, how about Audio Magazine? It straddled the line between objective and subjective. Bascom King (who now designs electronics at PS Audio) did amplifier reviews. Edward Canby, one of the last of the original WWII-generation audiophiles, had a gr... 
Am I considered to be a materialistic person?
Nothin' wrong with booze 'n' blondes. ;-) 
Take up drums at age 56?
@n80, when you feel ready to jam, look up Bandmix.com, where you can list yourself for others to find and contact. 
Tune of the Day
@77jovian, found it. In my area it airs on the 25th, so I have it set up to record. Thanks again! 
Aretha, favorite recordings?
Jerry Wexler produced Aretha's best-known Atlantic albums, and Tom Dowd engineered them. Tom was an old-school WWII generation engineer, not an one with "audiophile" concerns. He recorded pretty "hot" (pushing the meters into the red), sometimes t... 
Would an Isolation TT platform further improve my TT?
What ever became of Torlyte? It was claimed to be stiff, but how stiff can very thin strips of wood be, even if fabricated into a honeycomb structure? There was one valid claim made for it: it's very low mass did not store and release energy. The ... 
Ingress Audio Engineering
@geoffkait, by "secrets" I meant how your springs differ from the commonly-available, off-the-shelf springs. I doubt you make them yourself, but you do cryogenetically freeze them. Anything else you care to divulge? ;-) Not that I expect you to; I... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
Adding powered subs is a form of bi-amping, providing many real benefits with no penalties. 
Ingress Audio Engineering
No offence taken, perhaps because I don't know what you meant ;-) .Say, are ya gonna tell us why the roller bearing is no good for isolating a turntable? I haven't come up with anything better than the spinning moving mass of the platter pulling t... 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
Even the good active x/o's (Bryston, Pass, First Watt, Marchand) provide only "textbook" filtering: 1st/2nd/3rd/4th-order (6/12/18/24dB per octave). None of them provide compensation networks, which lots of loudspeaker x/o's include, even some emp... 
Acoustic treatment material
Owens Corning 703 is a semi-rigid material, unlike the fiberglass insulation you’re thinking of. Nothing to worry about, that’s what all the Pro companies use. You're going to cover it with fabric, right? 
Ingress Audio Engineering
@uberwaltz and @elizabeth, the idea I came up with when I first saw Barry Diament's big Maggies on roller bearings, but transferred to my carpeted room and the pair of Tympani IVa I thought I would be able to shoehorn into that room (alas, that wa... 
Ingress Audio Engineering
In looking at the diagram blowup of the GAIA on the IsoAcoustic website, I came to the conclusion that whatever isolation they are providing must be by way of some sort of rubber. They say it's not Sorbothane, but may it be Navcom? That stuff is s... 
Tune of the Day
@77jovian, thanks a million, I'll look it up. I haven't yet seen her live, and she may never make it to the Portland, Oregon area. 
Bi amp pros out there I could use some help! First time Bi Amping...
A line-level cross-over can not necessarily be used in place the speaker-level one installed inside that speakers' enclosure. The speakers' cross-over often contains electronic parts that are used in "compensation networks" needed to optimize the ...