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There are a lot of articles that I have come across that are well worth reading, even if I don’t necessarily agree with all of them or if they relate to specific products.  Some of these are set out below.  The links should take you direct to the websites with the articles.




General aspects


Do Measurements Matter? Designers Speak Out (Cardas)
http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=11&pagestring=Do+Measurements+Matter?


Setting Up Speakers In A Rectangular Room (Cardas) - http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=26&pagestring=Room+Setup


Listening Room Dimensions (Cardas) - http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=41&pagestring=Listening+Room+Dimensions


Humidity tip (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=34&pagestring=Room+Setup+9


Trouble shooting for dummies (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/trouble.pdf


Ground Loops (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/ground-loops.pdf


Baking valves (Vacuum State)

http://www.vacuumstate.com/fileupload/Baking_valves%20pix.pdf


Evaluating Components (Walker Audio)

http://www.walkeraudio.com/evaluating_components.htm


FAQs (Walker Audio)

http://www.walkeraudio.com/faqs.htm


Hum & Noise (Walrus Systems)
http://www.walrus.co.uk/tech/hum.html


Balanced vs Single Ended (Walrus Systems)
http://www.walrus.co.uk/tech/bal.html



Computer Audio


Computer Audio Primer (Bel Canto Design)

http://www.belcantodesign.com/pdfs/bc_class_d_demystify.pdf


Computer Audiophile Academy (Computer Audiophile)

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/category/Computer-Audiophile-Academy/Computer-Audiophile-Academy


Frequently Asked Questions (Computer Audiophile)

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/faq



Turntables


Free Stuff - stroboscope, alignment protractor and program (Enjoy The Music)

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/freestuff.htm


Secrets of the Phono Stage (Vacuum State)

http://www.vacuumstate.com/fileupload/SP_15_Article.pdf


Cartridge Alignment Guide (Vacuum State)

http://www.vacuumstate.com/fileupload/GuruSetUp.pdf


The Guru Protractor (Vacuum State)

http://www.vacuumstate.com/fileupload/Guru_protractor.pdf


Vinyl Engine articles - tonearm database, turntable setup, protractors, strobe discs, set ups, guides to various models, reviews

http://www.vinylengine.com/articles.shtml


Fine Tuning Your Turntable (Walker Audio)

http://www.walkeraudio.com/fine_tuning_your_turntable.htm



Amplifiers


Class-C Demystified (Bel Canto Design)

http://www.belcantodesign.com/pdfs/bc_class_d_demystify.pdf


Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/xa_paper.pdf


Super Symmetric Amplification (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/susy.pdf


Single_ended Class A (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/seclassa.pdf


Power Supplies: Commentary for Consumers (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/powersupply.pdf


Cascode Amp Design (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/cascode.pdf


Leaving Class A (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/leaving_class_a.pdf


Audio, Distortion and Feedback (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/distortion_and_feedback.pdf


The Sweet Spot (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/sweet_spot.pdf


Class A Amplifiers (Walrus)

http://www.walrus.co.uk/tech/classa.html


Phono Amps And Why You Need One (Walrus)

http://www.walrus.co.uk/tech/phono.html



Loudspeakers


Phase Coherent Crossover Networks (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/phasecrx.pdf


The Sound of Surprise (the loudspeaker/stand interface) (Stereophile)

http://www.stereophile.com/features/806/index.html



Cables & Interconnects


Why Do Hollow Oval Cables Sound Better? (Analysis Plus)

http://www.analysis-plus.com/design_whyhollow.html


White Paper on Cables (Analysis Plus)

http://www.analysis-plus.com/design_whitepaper.html


Physics of Frequency Smearing (Analysis Plus)

http://www.analysis-plus.com/design_physics.html


Piano Note Sound Clips (Analysis Plus)

http://www.analysis-plus.com/design_piano.html


Cable Construction Guide (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=17&pagestring=Cable+Construction+Guide


Matched Propagation (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=55&pagestring=Matched+Propagation


Speaker Cable Selection Guide (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=8&pagestring=Speaker+Cable+Selection+Guide


Cable Resonance is Easy to Measure (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=10&pagestring=Measuring+Cable+Resonance


Cable Break-In (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=12&pagestring=Cable+Break-In


Solder vs. Crimped Connections (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=13&pagestring=Solder+vs.+Crimped


Cable and Connector Longevity (Cardas)

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=insights&content_id=37&pagestring=Cable+and+Connector+Longevity


Speaker Cables : Science or Snake Oil (Pass Labs)

http://www.passlabs.com/pdfs/articles/spkrcabl.pdf



Isolation, racks, stands


Ultimate Isolation Theory / Two Coins, Some Toilet Paper and a Speaker (Bright Star Audio)

http://www.brightstaraudio.com/technical_talk.htm


FAQs (Bright Star Audio)

http://www.brightstaraudio.com/faqs.htm


Bad Vibes! (Stereophile)

http://www.stereophile.com/reference/52/index.html



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