Author Archives: Douglas Brown

Sonus faber Electa Amator III Loudspeaker Review

I recently had an issue with my air conditioner. While a technician named Trevor worked on the HVAC system, I was burning-in a pair of Sonus faber’s new Electa Amator III (EA3) bookshelf monitors. Trevor quietly appeared at the side of my basement 2-channel audio room. He gazed at all of the audio gear curiously [...]

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Beginner’s Guide To Turntable Setup

A Complete Guide To Setting Up Your Turntable In 1982, the music industry launched the compact disc (CD) with the bold promise that the new digital format would create “perfect sound forever”. Since 2005, a surprising resurgence in sales of turntables and vinyl records has occurred. And why has this happened? Stated simply, digital sources [...]

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Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet (M/M) Turntable Cartridge Review

Back in the late 1990s, I was facing crippling student loan debts, hernia-inducing car payments, obscene property taxes, and a backbreaking mortgage. Stated succinctly, money was in rather short supply. As an audiophile with a meagre income, Sumiko’s Moving Magnet (M/M) and Moving Coil (M/C) cartridges were what I — literally — dreamed of owning. [...]

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Doom or be Doomed: A Humorous and Practical Guide About Getting Into Doom Metal Music

Getting Into Doom Metal Music as the Apocalypse Encroaches I discuss doom and death a lot in my audio reviews. Why…? Simply because, whether you like it or not, Mother Nature wants to kill you anyway she can. Alligators, crocodiles, exotic snakes, big spiders, Liberal tax increases, and Zdeno Chara—who ritualistically sacrifices a live goat [...]

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How Audiophiles Can Stay Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Humour Story with Practical Advice

Surviving the Novel Corona Apocalypse Slayer’s song “Disciple” off their brain-warpingly awesome 2001 God Hates Us All album contains the life-affirming chorus “God Hates Us All!” While this statement may inspire profound ontological debate on the very nature of God, existence, and impending doom, with the explosion of Covid-19 infections and a geometric increase in [...]

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Sonus Faber Olympica Nova III Loudspeaker Review

In September 2019, Hurricane Dorian hammered the Bahamas. That historic storm wrought a catastrophic death toll and an untold amount of suffering. I can only wish the survivors the speediest of recoveries for what was (hopefully) a once in a generation disaster. If you can afford to, please donate funds to any of the entities [...]

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Dynamique Audio Shadow 2 Interconnects, Power Cords, & Speaker Cables Review

Dynamique Audio’s Shadow 2 Cable Review The game of cable one-upmanship seems to be never ending. Perceived value for money in anything is, of course, a personal thing. While some drooling audio dorks might see a power cable with a $20K USD price as a “bargain”, for most audiophiles, spending $100,000 USD on a cable [...]

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