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Sample Test – Denafrips Terminiator Plus – Venus II – Ares II

Some images don’t need any textual clarification; just some music. Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because in our opinion it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: three dacs from Denafrips. The Terminator Plus, Venus II and Ares II. Of course connected […]

Alpha Audio Academy – Episode 6 – CD – Vinyl or Streaming

Vinyl sounds better than streaming. Streaming audio sounds more detailed than CDs. But then again, those have more flow in playback. Hmmm… is all that really true?

Alpha Audio Academy – Episode 5 – Upgrading an existing system

It is the rule rather than the exception in any hobby that we continue to improve. So too with the hi-fi hobby. We keep tweaking and improving to get closer to our ideal (which is not necessarily the reality) Because of this eternal chain of tweaks, the system keeps changing and so do the relationships […]

Sample Test – Metrum Acoustics DAC2 VS DAC3 modules

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. Just music! Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because in our opinion it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: The Metrum Acoustics DAC2 and DAC3 modules. With a Mutec MC3+ in the mix. Of course […]

Alpha Audio Academy – Episode 4 – Starting with Hifi

Drowning in the hi-fi hobby is not that difficult. Whereas in the computer world a few brands rule the roost, just as in the automobile industry, in the hi-fi world there are an unprecedented number of brands. And an unprecedented number of possibilities that in turn lead to an unprecedented number of combinations. In short: […]

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Alpha Audio Academy – Episode 3 – Tweaks

One of the great things about a hobby is improving a product, set-up or overall solution. Tweaking is what we call it. In the case of audio, it’s usually about coupling or decoupling speakers, reducing reverberation in the listening room or perhaps adjusting the power supply. In this short video we look at a few […]

Workshop – Purifi Eigentakt EVAL1 power amplifier

In this video workshop we will assemble a Purifi Eigentakt EVAL1 amplifier. In other words, this is Purifi’s stereo power amplifier. In addition to the EVAL1 board, you will need an SMPS1200 from Hypex and a nice case. We chose the Ghent audio EVAL1 case. It looks pretty nice and is not too expensive.

Alpha Audio Academy – Episode 2 – Piecing together a system

A common question on Alpha Audio is, “Where should I start when putting together a new system?” And in slightly different form, “Which component has the most influence on the reproduction”.

Hifi is a snobbish hobby!

In our “Opinion Series” within the Alpha Audio Academy, we want to offer you some insights and tools to enjoy the hobby with common sense. A hobby where fun, sharing knowledge and enjoying music are paramount. And where prejudice, self-righteousness and snobbery can go out the window!

Sample Test – Aurender N20 streaming bridge

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. Just Music! Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because in our opinion it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: the Aurender N20 streaming bridge versus the Metrum Acoustics Ambre with Mutec MC3+ reclocker. Of course […]

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