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Archives: Background - Hi-Fi

Veddan Origin – Dutch Achterhoek audio is absolutely different

If you have to name a typical audio country, you will quickly come to the United Kingdom or perhaps Denmark. Logical: they have an enormous history when it comes to brands that have proven themselves. But do you have any idea how much the Netherlands contribute to the world of hi-fi? There are some real […]

Inventing is the norm

The Netherlands is the country where the cassette tape, the compact disc, bluetooth and wifi were invented. With the passing away of Lou Ottens, for many years the ‘head of inventions’ of Philips Audio and Video, we started to dive a little into the history of the country’s inventors. And that makes us quite proud!

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Alpha’s Top Tips for Better Sound

Listening to some nice music is only part of our Hi-Fi Hobby. Although that should be the main thing of course. It is also the fine-tuning of our lovely systems. Putting those ‘oh-so-important’ dots on the i. A little sharper focus, a little tighter and more beautiful bass. More balance… Does that cost a lot […]

Alpha Audio – 2020 – Fast forward to 2021!

We are not going to repeat ourselves by saying that 2020 was a crazy year. Everyone knows that. Still, crazy doesn’t mean it was a worthless year. Of course it has been exciting. And even disastrous for many entrepreneurs. For the audio / hi-fi it certainly didn’t turn out to be a bad year after […]

G’s G-Spot – Taylor Swift: Folklore

Taylor Swift on Alpha-Audio. Yes, because with Folklore this ‘queen of pop’ has made a very nice album. An album full of nostalgic songs that effortlessly takes me back to my own carefree youth, but at the same time full of references to the present. My present in any case.

Video Interview Trptk – Recording: gear

What gear does Trptk use? What’s their secret sauce? We talk to Brendon Heinst about their recording equipment in the final part of the trilogy around Trptk. Think DPA microphones, Grimm clocks and Merging converters. Nice stuff. But nice stuff by itself won’t get you there… …so Bendon says

Video Interview Trptk – All About Dithering

Nerd Alert: we’re going into depth here. But that’s okay, is it? In this interview with Brendon Heinst from Trptk, we talk about Dithering. The ‘art’ of adding ‘noise’, to prevent noise. We ask whether it is also necessary with High-Res files. Or DSD. In short: it’s an in-depth interview about an interesting technique that […]

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Interview Grimm Audio

On Saturday, August 15, we held – live on Youtube – an interview with the gentlemen of Grimm Audio. You – as a viewer – could also ask questions via the chat. Although we had planned an hour to max 90 minutes, we hadn’t finished talking after about two hours. This because both Guido Tent […]

The 13th Note stops, and what that says about the audio industry

The British audio platform The 13th Note has announced it is stopping. In a series of background articles it becomes clear what the main reason is for this decision. And that makes you think about the audio industry, the money flows and the role of the media.

Alpha Audio – 2011 to 2020

It’s a bit of a surprise. But when we went through our Google Pictures, we came to the conclusion that we are already working on Alpha Audio for more than ten years. Officially the domain ‘alpha-audio’ was registered in 2005 (The Dutch version). And before that – 2002 – it was known as audiofreak. But […]

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