This paper describes the confusing subjectivity of the hifi golden fleece and explains the beginnings of the AKSA and the ideas behind its evolution.
This is not a straightforward area, unfortunately, and one must consider the options carefully since the extra cost and complexity is appreciable.
The influence of the power supply on the sound of an amp is not intuitive, and a few ideas are proposed here.
Some musings on HiFi, Home Theatre, Entertainment and Society.
There really are no categorical statements; there are merely preferences.
The differences between tube and transistor sound do not merely concern the devices themselves.
An amplifier of any kind is a device for magnifying very weak signals to a strength suitable for driving a load. It can do this in a myriad of ways.
"Recently I told a friend I was building a one off 60W Class A amplifier, that two channels produced about 600W of heat, and that I was planning to water-cool the beast. He looked at me very strangely."
Theories? Nothing concrete this end. Constructive input from the more technically inclined is warmly invited 'cause I for one would love to know why it does what it does so well. A cable article from Louis Muratori.