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Vinylise: Magazine edition.
27/01/2015

Trevor Horn's Video as we all know now, did not kill the radio star. If anything radio has grown much stronger since. In the same vein digitised music has yet to do away with all analogue forms a...

The audio amplifier and other format sauce.
26/01/2015

The beating heart of any sound system is the amplifier. Its invention is attributed to the coming of the first triode[1. http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/audio.history.timeline.html][2. http://www.e...

The Art of the Artisan
26/09/2013

Before there was Sonneteer, the founders, as young students were busy tuning up recording equipment, mixing desks and microphones so that the music recordings they were making and working on soun...

Format Pesto
25/09/2013

With music sales in overall decline I find myself wondering about what format are people listing to music on today and, probably more importantly, what will it be in the future? Will it be digit...

The Ear and other body parts.
07/11/2012

The human ear is exceptionally sensitive and so responds to tiniest change in pressure in the airwaves. To give you an idea in numbers, the human ear threshold of hearing is less than one billion...

Penaudio, plywood and other Finish stories.
12/07/2012

Our first experience with Penaudio a decade or so ago was at a small hifi show at a shop in the North of the Netherlands, Rinsma HiFi in Lippenhuizen, Friesland. A part of the world that is not t...

So what exactly is a phono stage?
24/05/2012

In the hey day of vinyl records and hifi it was expected to find an input marked 'Phono' on the back of a hifi or music centre. This would usually be flanked by such inputs as Aux, Tape, Tuner ...

Just think and speak volumes
23/05/2012

Before the Sonneteer Campion came along demonstrating a hifi separates amplifier in a shop was quite simple. The dealer turns the volume control to about 11 o'clock on the dial and the amplifier ...