State of the System | Luxman joins the fray

It’s not often these days that I hear (or see) an electronic component whose sound characteristics blow me away on first listen. And when they do, it’s usually a vacuum tube component like the Luxman SQ-N150. Whether or not that says something about solid state components is yet to be determined. I have an appreciation …

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The Road To Room Treatment | Part 2

Nearly six months ago I started this “project” of renovating a new media room in a new house. While I was unable to affect the the room’s dimensions, I could do something about the the sound profile. Incessant ringing, boom’iness, poor sound-staging… all of these problems were classic symptoms of a poorly treated room. Or …

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Review | REL Tzero MkIII – Mighty Performance in a Tiny Package

It took me a long time to come to terms with subwoofers and the role they played in stereo playback. For the longest time I held the belief that the only bass you needed was what came out of your speakers. Need more bass? Get bigger speakers. In a sense, I sounded very Texan at …

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