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What Makes An Audiophile

I thought this was incredibly well said, so I'm putting it here: Quote: Originally Posted by PANGES  In my opinion, an audiophile is anyone who can appreciate sound quality. Isn't that really why we're here in the first place? To find headphones that have the particular sound quality that best suits our tastes?   By definition, the word audiophile: audio refers to sound and phile refers to love or being passionate for. So if you're an audiophile, you should just love sound or appreciate good sound quality.    I personally don't... read more

How To Create Your Own Board By Photo Etching

Fred_Fred asked to see the method I use to make my boards. Here is the technique I use to make them:   First, you need a few basic supplies.     Transparency film Positive resist copper clad board Positive developer solution Exposure light (I built my own)   Not shown: Laser or inkjet printer (pick transparency film compatible with your printer) Plastic trays to develop and etch in One or two pieces of glass of plastic sheet (I use two sheets of glass I cut from an old window)   I also have a couple of optional items that make my life... read more

Blame It On The Game An In Depth Interview With Fab From Milli Vanilli

An insider’s look at the Milli Vanilli project When the Milli Vanilli lip-synching controversy broke in 1990, I was not surprised. Nor did I really care.  I wasn’t a fan of their music and I had no idea about how the music industry really worked. I believed what I read and saw. And with time, Milli Vanilli completely dropped off of my cultural radar. So it was. Life moved on. Eventually I found myself working in the music industry. Things are not what they always appear to be. Smoke has its mirrors and in the end, people will believe whatever gets broadcast the... read more

Paypal Friend Or Foe

    PayPal erupted on the scene many years ago as a new way to get paid for purchasing goods on the internet. It was a revolutionary idea whose time had come. It was a service that many of us had wished that we had especially when we were selling goods on the internet. We would have to wait for personal check to clear and also for the money orders to arrive. It would slow our buying and selling process down by waiting and buyers backing out and the insecurity of when you bought something you paid for with a money order or a personal check always wondering if the... read more

What is The Correct Way To Turn On Tube Amps With Headphones

Speaking of contacting the manufacturers, I got a response back from Jack of Woo Audio. I want to thank Jack for getting back to me in a timely manner and taking time to answer my questions. Anyways, here's his response to my questions regarding WA6: 1) What's the proper way to turn on WA6 with headphones? I ask this because I've read some stuff about it being harmful to the tube amp to turn it on without headphones in? Is this true? So far, I've turned on the WA6 without any headphones inserted (when I turn it on with headphones in, it gives the loud startup tube hum... read more

Impedance Resistance

I posted this in another thread, and I notice that there are quite a few people asking about it so I thought it might warrant a thread of it's own. I wrote all of this fairly quickly, and I'm not sure I understand all of the concepts perfectly. I know there are quite a few other people here who probably understand this beter than me, so correct me if I state anything incorrectly. I found pretty much all the other info I read on the subject to be accurate, but sometimes misleading. Here is my explaination of why resistors help sound quality, and why lower impedance... read more

colorfly C4 pro Player Media Format Support List

Hello, A lot of C4 lovers ask me about what format C4 support. Now all formats and their specifications are listed below. 1 WAV Format 1)PCM / PCM_ FLOAT Sampling rate: 32Khz-192Khz BitsPerSampe: 8/16/18/20/24 Bit 2)IMA_ADPCM / MS_ADPCM Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz BitsPerSampe: 8/16Bit 2 APE Format 1) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz 2) BitsPerSample: 16 Bit 3 FLAC Format 1) Compress: Q1- Q10 2) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-192Khz 3) BitsPerSample: 16 Bit 4 MP3 Format 1) MPEG1/2/2.5 Audio Layer1/2/3 2) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz 3) BitRate:... read more

The Audiophile Scene in a Third World Country - FUN READ

This will be a cathartic experience on my part since I haven’t written for a while after leaving The Huffington Post.   A little background, I live in NYC but was brought up in Bangladesh (used as a representative third world country among many others). Those who have not heard of the place – open up a world map (do they still have those – or has Google Maps killed it already?) – and look to the right side of India. I sort of proudly say to all that I am Bangladeshi even though “officially” I’m from Wisconsin. But this article (or whatever you want to call it) is about... read more

How To Clean The Filters

If it is metal mesh, no tool is going to clean it up. However, there is still one way: Get some pharmacy grade peroxide solution (H2O2 in 3% or 5% solution), pour a little bit in a small container and dip only the metal mesh part of the nozzle in. Let the metal mesh submerges for 3~5 minutes and allow the magic to happen. Dips the metal mesh into water to rinse, then dry it up with tissue (you might need to repeat the whole process several times before all the wax is cleaned). Be sure that the nozzle is always facing down so no liquid will go into the housing. You... read more

Woo Audio: FAQ and Product Troubleshoot

All Woo Audio products are tested individually prior to leaving our New York facility.  However, we know that occasionally things may become loose or damaged during shipping.  Our troubleshoot recommendations are to help you find a resolution with minimum down-time.  And to avoid shipping the product back to us and then to find out there is nothing wrong with it.   This happens all too often.  We want to help track down the cause so we hope this WiKi article will help you resolve the issues you are experiencing with your Woo Audio product.     If you are more... read more

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