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I intend to create a collection of content loosely related to high end audio, DIY loudspeaker projects, and other stuff.

I’m not sure ‘the rational audiophile’ actually exists—high end hifi is a story of diminishing returns. However, besides the obsessive bits, there is a lot of nonsense going around in the world of high end audio, so it’s important to keep asking what’s real and what isn’t.

On the other hand, I don’t consider it rational to judge the quality of a system solely by looking at objective criteria such as measurements and blind tests. Our subjective impressions clearly involve a lot more than just sound, and it does not help if we ignore all that.

More than anything, I hope to be able to provide some practicable information, instead of sticking to either boring theory or subjective anecdotes. In the end, enjoyment is the only measure of success.

Speaker projects

Coming soon

Recent updates

  • A blind test of preamplifiers
    For the past seven years, I have used a Meridian 501 preamplifier in my main system. I mostly used it […]

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.”

Richard Feynman