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Alpha Office Update – Our measurement setup

Those of you who follow Alpha Audio on Youtube and Facebook will have noticed that we recently became the proud owners of a Prism dScope III and a Rigol digital scope. Your author has been busy for a couple of years saving up the financial means and the necessary knowledge to make the right choices. […]

Interview Peter Kolkman – The Future of Wheel

Four years ago, author Yung supported Wheel’ s Kickstart, by purchasing the special record player. But what about now, more than four years later? We sit down with Peter Kolkman for a chat. He talks candidly about the stumbling blocks and above all: the solutions and current status of the Wheel record player.

Report Audio Show iEAR 2021

Let’s face it: it was a crazy iEAR show this year. The Friday before the event the stricter Corona-measures were announced. Nothing to be done, unfortunately. Fortunately, iEAR and the exhibitors (brands) at the show are flexible enough to still make the best of it. And because of this attitude and commitment the Saturday was […]

Interview Lorenzo Belloli – Bassocontinuo – Why a hi-fi rack is important

Why is a hi-fi rack important? Very logical question… After all: a device also works well on a table or standard TV stand. Right? Lorenzo Belloli of Bassocontinuo has been designing and manufacturing audio furniture for twelve years now. And for the past five years has been scientifically measuring the “performance” of his furniture to […]

Multitest bookshelfs

Which bookshelf – standmount or monitor – is right for you?

Admittedly… sometimes we too don’t quite know when to use which term, but let’s just say that we use the above terms for compact speakers that are not floorstanding models. So: speakers that do not stand directly on the floor but use some kind of additional stand. We have had the opportunity to test quite […]

Interview Alfred Vassilkov – Estelon

This time we have a very special person in front of the camera: Alfred Vassilkov from Estelon. You know: those special speakers from Estonia. Vassilkov is the founder of Estelon and the designer of these special creations. We had the opportunity to talk to him for over an hour about his childhood, his passions and […]

Dutch Audio Event – All live streams and podcasts

Alpha Audio was – of course – also present at the Dutch Audio Event. We had set up a live-stream studio in room 83 to do four talk shows on Saturday and a live test with power-cables on Sunday. We can safely conclude that it was a great success. During the streams our room (100m2) […]

My love-hate relationship with online publishing in the audio industry

Is it wise? Smart…? We’ll see. The fact is: I just felt the need to unburden my heart to you: the reader and viewer. Because not everyone gets what happens behind the scenes. And how this affects their private lives. And that’s not always necessary, of course, because Alpha Audio is not intended to become […]

Cable shielding and a DIY power cord

After the DIY double shielded network cable we got the hang of it. Partly due to the many questions whether this construction of double shielding connected at both ends, works with every cable. Well… we’re just going to try it! We buy two meters of VMVK cable at the hardware store, grab our roll of […]

Make your own high-end network cable – shield it baby!

We’re back in the swing of things with networking. A short while ago we looked at a total of ten network plugs to determine how they install. We haven’t gotten around to a listening test yet, but that’s still to come if all goes well. Before we start that, however, we wondered: what if we […]