On speaker design
Lots of interesting experiments with constant directivity dipoles.
- Interview with David Smith
David Smith, who has forgotten more about audio than I will ever know, on acoustics, speakers, and design choices relating to their development.
- A Speakermaker’s Journey
Search the archive for lots of information about the basics of passive crossover design and many more topics. While there, take a moment to wonder if this guy is really called Nigel Tufnel…
Tools and tests
- Harman How to Listen
Harman’s training program. You can use it to train yourself in identifying various common audio problems by ear.
- Spotify Premium ABX
A blind test of Spotify Premium’s 320 kbps audio quality vs. lossless versions of the same tracks.
- Blind listening tests
Test your ability to hear several basic physical quantities.
Most of these are about woodworking, so don’t bother checking them out if that doesn’t float your boat.