Archive for January 13th, 2011

The Cool Sound of Valves

Check out this article in IEEE Spectrum regarding why tubes sound better.

It’s a bit long, but its arguments are lucid and well-presented. Be sure to read the sidebars too!

Amazingly (for an IEEE pub), bothe the objective and subjective sides of the story are covered.

Also, note how many Bay Area people are on center-stage.

The money quote:

In spite of the bad press, high-end audio was estimated in a Wall Street Journal article in December 1991 to sell as much as $1 billion per year worldwide, enjoying a 20 percent annual growth rate. Japan, alone, consumes $200 million per year in high-end components.

Bob

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 Analog, Audiophile, Bob, Equipment, Technical Comments Off

Former BAAS Member starts Society in Shanghai

Some of you may remember Jeroen Tielkes, who was quite active in BAAS for a while then moved to China.

Well, Jeroen has decided to build an audio group in Shanghai, and it lanches Saturday (click here).

We wish him luck. If you’re in China, look him up! He can be reached at the email address on the link.

Bob

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 Audiophile, Bob, General, News Comments Off
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