Category: Opinion

I trust you to trust me…

Hifi is a complex and quite pricey hobby. That combination makes it require a fair amount of knowledge to make the right decisions and not flush your savings down the drain. And not to get lost in the many mazes this hobby hides. Alpha Audio wants to be by your side in this hobby. And […]

The biggest mistake enthusiasts make is….

Admittedly … this is a bit of a clickbait title. But there is some truth to what we are going to cover in this opinion article. You see, we get a lot of questions in our e-mail box. And we notice a pretty clear thread. No … correction: we see two obvious threads…!

The Alpha Audio Team Top 5 – part 4 – Geoffrey Vanhouwaert

Alpha Audio has had an unprecedented number of products in its hands this year. Partly due to mass testing, we have certainly been heading towards 120 products again. Processing this with a compact but loyal review team is impressive. In this part: Geoffrey Vanhouwaert’s Top 5!

The Alpha Audio Team Top 5 – part 3 – Yung Lie

Alpha Audio has had an unprecedented number of products in its hands this year. Partly due to mass testing, we have certainly been heading towards 120 products again. Processing this with a compact but loyal review team is impressive. In this part: the Top 5 of Yung Lie!

The Alpha Audio Team Top 5 – part 2 – Martijn ten Napel

Alpha Audio has had an unprecedented number of products in its hands this year. Partly due to mass testing, we have certainly been heading towards 120 products again. Processing this with a compact but loyal review team is impressive. In this part: Martijn ten Napel’s Top 5!

The Alpha Audio Team Top 5 – part 1 – Jaap Veenstra

Alpha Audio has had an unprecedented number of products in its hands this year. Partly due to mass testing, we have certainly been heading towards 120 products again. Processing this with a compact but loyal review team is impressive. This year Martijn ten Napel has become a permanent part of the review team. This “man […]

A look at 2022 and 2023 – Trends and vision

We can safely say that 2022 is (has been) an eventful year. Both for brands and retailers as well as media. And, of course, the consumer. An – sort of – end to Covid, a war in Ukraine, gas and electricity prices going through the roof … let’s hope 2023 will bring a little more […]

Ratio vs Emotion (Revel vs Driade)

An email from Arnold Heres was the basis for this article. If he could hand over a pair of Driade Model 2S floorstanders, so I could try them at home. Oh… And he also wanted to bring a Kora TB140 integrated amplifier and some cables to make it extra interesting.

New measurement equipment – LISN – insight into power supply noise!

Your author does like measuring equipment. It says “your author” deliberately, because not all authors are into scopes, resistors and analyzers. Anyway: to each his or her “thing. The danger of this “thing”: it never ends. And yes: something has been added again: a LISN. What? Well… listen..

Why comparing specifications is completely pointless

Bitrates, sampling rates, bit sizes, wattages, amplifier classes…. as an audio enthusiast, there are countless specifications to compare. But it is – virtually – all meaningless. Why? Because the specifications that matter are not reported ánd because every manufacturer measures differently. let’s explain that.

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