On the Fritz

On June 27, 2011 By Downstrung

I am really happy to write this article, because it is about something special. I believe I have stumbled upon a rare but incredible niche within the HiFi world, which is the world of Fritz Speakers. My Amphion Argon2s are still on vacation, which has now been one far longer than any vacation I’ve ever [...]

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The age of Music

On June 23, 2011 By Downstrung

During my time spent in the audiophile community and specifically in light of my recent attendance at T.H.E. Show in Newport, I have noticed something missing: my peers.  I have nothing but respect for the HiFi community, but I simply cannot relate to them on one fundamental level of age.  Being 27 at the time [...]

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I’m just back from T.H.E. Show in Newport where I saw and heard some amazing HiFi audio systems.  The weekend opened up my eyes and ears to many new ideas, and needless to say has inspired many a blog entry.  For now I want to do an overview of what speakers, amplifiers, and other equipment [...]

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Tu-be or not Tu-be

On May 29, 2011 By Downstrung

My bar for the standard of in-home Hi-Fi performance has been set really high recently, as you’ll read in my article about my buddies renovated system.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been unable to go back into my house and directly compare his [...]

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Let me first start by stating that I have two ears, and that they both work pretty well, overall.  Well, at times, I do hear a ringing that is associated with tinnitus.  But it stopped bothering me a while back and it doesn’t seem to distract me when I’m listening.  Nonetheless, my ears missed [...]

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On May 23, 2011 By Downstrung

There are two ways to be in life, ON or OFF.


In HiFi, things are very much the same.  While there are different requirements for current delivery, various kinds of connections to be made between components, and an infinite amount of source material to draw from, quite simply, if your system is off, you won’t [...]

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Plinius 9100

On May 14, 2011 By Downstrung

Having decided to plunge into this ocean of HiFi with my front end components being comprised of 20 year old equipment was perhaps like plunging into a plastic kiddie pool with a big leak.  Using my old front end as a reference was like using the Mayan’s calendar as a reference for what [...]

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