Distortion - Understanding the Specs

Every component adds some level of distortion along the audio chain, changing the original signal along the way. The simple truth is that regardless of what you spend you will never hear exactly what was heard in the recording studio or concert hall. Another simple truth is that the differences may be so slight you will never notice them, and of course, the higher in quality your components are the closer you will get to the original.

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The Most Popular Music Platform? You Might Be Surprised.

There is no doubt streaming is the future of music consumption. But it’s also safe to say that the world of streaming is a bit of the Wild West right now. From what artists get paid (as opposed to what the streaming platforms and record labels get paid) to which service offers the best quality and depth of library is all very fluid.

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Why You Need A Phono Pre-Amp

There are two commonly asked questions when it comes to turntables: Do I need a phono pre-amp? and Why do I need a phono pre-amp?  The answer to the former is yes and the answer to the latter is (as usual) complicated.

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Which Is Better: Analog or Digital?

With the hard resurgence of vinyl, there has been a lot of debate among music fans as to which format is "better." Each format has its own plusses and minuses when it comes to the user experience, as opposed to the listening experience (they're not the same thing). But what about the listening experience and the actual scientific difference between the two formats? Is there a clear-cut winner?

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