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Audio design is moving forward – or is it?

Author(s): Curtis Stan

With all our focus on individual designs and equipment and trying to improve our amps and speakers, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. Stan Curtis, who has...

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Supply Decoupling – Finesse before Brute Force

Author(s): Curtis Stan

In this installment of his regular The Way I see it column, Stan Curtis makes the point that the indiscriminate adding of more and more decoupling caps to a power...

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Listening to paradoxes

Author(s): Curtis Stan

Most of us agree that the aim of good hi-fi is to re-create the sounds heard in the control room of the studio when the final mix of a piece of music is laid down...

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The map is not the world

Author(s): Curtis Stan

Stan Curtis relates how he noticed that there was often an audible difference between his ratsnest-point-to-point prototype designs and the final product. These final...

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Component-level mutual induction

Author(s): Curtis Stan

In a previous column, Stan Curtis has discussed his observation that between implementations in breadboards, ‘air circuits’ and formal PCB layouts,...

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Size does matter. Or does it?

Author(s): Curtis Stan

Size does matter. Or does it?         Vol 8

Stan Curtis

In his Vol 8 column, Stan Curtis talks about his journey...

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Class D - an audiophile's dream? - Stan Curtis

Author(s): Curtis Stan

Our regular contributor Stan Curtis wonders why the hi-fi world does tend to stick with what it knows rather than embracing radically new ideas. There has been...

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Sometimes power does not corrupt…

Author(s): Curtis Stan

Stan Curtis reflects on many decades of experiences with powering audio equipment. Go under- or overkill on the transformer? Regulate the power supply – and...

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Taking a Balanced View

Author(s): Curtis Stan

It is fair to say that most hi-fi enthusiasts have paid little attention to the importance of their mains power supply and in part this is because of their ignorance...

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What's with all this dynamic range?

Author(s): Curtis Stan

In recent times the audio and consumer media seem to have latched onto the term High Definition or HD Audio. For digital audio it commonly refers to recordings which...

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