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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 – Putting together a set

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 – Technics SU-R100U VS Pass Labs / Bryston

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need 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 Technics SU-R1000 versus the Pass Labs and Bryston combination. Of course on the […]

Sample Test – Yamaha RX-V6A

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need 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 Yamaha RX-V6A receiver on our reference system: the Focal Sopra No1 and the […]

Sample Test – Cambridge Audio CXA61 VS Arcam SA10

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need music. Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because we think it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: The Cambridge Audio CXA61 and the Arcam SA10 on our reference system: the Focal Sopra […]

Sample Test – NAD C298 VS Bryston 4B SST3

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need 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 NAD C298 power amplifier on our reference set: the Focal Sopra No1, the […]

Give your Bluesound Node 2i a Sound Boost!

We received two Node 2i’s from Bluesound to perform an experiment with. One Node 2i we left standard and the other we modified with a power supply board that allows for an external power supply. In our case the Sbooster BOTW 5 volt. In the first video we show you how to modify the Bluesound […]

Sample Test – Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Signature

Some images don’t need any textual clarification. They just need music! Our goal is to make samples of as many products as possible. Purely because we think it can be fun and useful to just listen to equipment. This time: The Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 – Signature on our reference system: the Pass Labs […]

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