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I’m worried about the future of the hi-fi industry

Our planet is a crazy place. And let’s face it: humanity is just a strange collection of organisms driven primarily by … possession. And money. Because that’s status. The more ‘bling’ the better. And well… we do have to show off our successes, don’t we? Pessimistic? Perhaps it is. But – in my opinion – […]

Alpha Audio editorial tour – 2022 edition

It’s been three years since our last editorial tour. In between, we made an update on the remodeling of the listening room, but a complete tour that’s way too long ago. In short: here is a complete update!

A chain reaction – the search for new balance

Ow my… what have we done? We know very well that if you change one thing (permanently), things will start to tip over… (is that correct English?). And yes: partly due to the arrival of the Sonnet Pasithea, we looked at another power amplifier…. the Pass Labs X150.8. And now… whoops…things are out of balance.

Pass X150-8

Why hi-fi is the best hobby in the world

I’m a bit (actually quite) grumpy as I plop down on the couch in the listening room with a cup of coffee for a moment. “Pfff…. bullshit”. Not all days are rosy at Alpha. Shit happens… There’s a new test candidate under the Pass pre-amp: a Pass Labs X150.8. Three days old. so not yet […]

Alpha measurement system

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. […]

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 […]

The Alpha Audio listening room is finished! And why we rebuilt it

We almost dare to say: fiew…. finally. After about two months of remodeling – two weeks of which were full time and the rest we did between our daily work – the listening room is ready. Is it perfect? No, of course not. But it is a significant improvement on what it was.

G’s Hifi Lab -Testing one, two, three

Writing reviews, and writing in general, is something that suits me. To the core. The combination of listening to music and writing about it is probably the ideal and when Jaap Veenstra asked me to write for Alpha-Audio I didn’t hesitate for a moment. I’ve been part of this great team for over three years […]

G’s reference – fresh blood 4

Due to a concurrence of circumstances, a lot of new elements have crept into my reference system over the past few months and therefore your author wrote this new episode of ‘Fresh Blood’. Just to bring you back up to speed with all the big and small changes. Enjoy!

Update – Renovating the Alpha Audio listening room

Regular readers will have noticed that we are working hard at ‘pimping’ the office. The entire listening room is being rebuild with the primary goal of getting the acoustics (even) better and also getting the noise floor down. Now we regularly hear some traffic. And that is inconvenient in our line of work. In this […]