Category Archives: Audio/Video Hardware

Articles about audio and video hardware.

Speaker upgrade: Vandersteen 2Ce

I keep an eye on a handful of web sites that list audio equipment for sale.  Mostly it is casual browsing, watching pricing trends on certain items I am interested in.  Every so often, I will hear of a component … Continue reading

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The phono stage dilemma

While searching for my ideal preamp, one of my criteria was for this new preamp to have a built-in phono stage.  That turned out to be more difficult, as the only way I could find them was in older preamps, … Continue reading

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Cables, cables…

Ever since I dumped those crappy Audioquest snake oil cables back to Amazon, I needed to find interconnects.  I checked many brands, and let’s just say that the prices are crazy on some of them.  And each company has its … Continue reading

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HDCD ripping tip

The Oppo BDP-105 does not currently play ripped HDCD files “decoded” so therefore, I have to make do with a workaround.  Thankfully I own few HDCD titles, so this is not very time consuming at all to convert them into … Continue reading

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First impressions of Oppo BDP-105

The Oppo BDP-105 arrived last week and I have been putting it through its paces.  Unboxing was a bit of a chore, as the player was double-boxed and the interior heavily padded.  The cables were stashed in a separate box … Continue reading

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