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The Art & Science of Audio & Video

The Five Faces of Distortion

As a waveform passes through an audio or video system any deviation from the original signal is considered to be distortion. Therefore the output signal is no longer the same as the input signal only greater in amplitude, it has been changed and is now “distorted”. Continue reading

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July 14, 2008 Posted by | Class: E=MC2(+/-3db) | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

David Hafler; (Acrosound, Dynaco & Hafler)

Hafler had an enormous influence on several generations of audiophiles and music lovers. A graduate in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, Hafler served as a communications specialist in the Coast Guard during the Second World War. In 1950, he founded Acrosound, a transformer manufacturer. In 1954, he founded Dynaco, a name that became synonymous with good sound and good value. Hafler’s entire career was built on the concept of providing great performance at an affordable price. Continue reading

July 14, 2008 Posted by | Pioneers in Audio | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Service Call That Didn’t Need Any Service!

Many of are accustomed to dealing with clients that do not have dedicated audio/video people on staff. I’m sure you have received a call from an upset customer that is convinced your system in malfunctioning and causing them embarrassment and headaches. More often than not these items can be resolved with a little TLC. Continue reading

July 14, 2008 Posted by | Troubleshooting | , , , , , | Leave a comment