Antiskating dial on Thorens turntable

Turntable Tute: what is antiskating, and why do you need it?

Stephen Dawson
Antiskating is an important feature of any turntable worth adding to your system. But what does it do, and what is skating anyway?
Antiskating dial on Thorens turntable

Turntable Tute: what is antiskating, and why do you need it?

Stephen Dawson
Antiskating is an important feature of any turntable worth adding to your system. But what does it do, and what is skating anyway?
What is Dither?

What is Dither?

Stephen Dawson
As we'll see in this article, the prudential addition of noise -- dither -- trades off one form of very objectionable distortion for another than is less bothersome.
6.35mm home theatre receiver headphone output

Why most headphone outputs deliver inaccurate sound and what to do about it

Stephen Dawson
There's a very good chance that the headphone output on your amplifier is colouring the sound that it is delivering to your headphones. See why and what to do about it.
What Class is my USB Audio?

What Class is my USB Audio?

Stephen Dawson
What's the difference between USB Audio Class 1.0 and USB Audio Class 2.0. Which should you choose?
Bluetooth Technologies

Bluetooth Technologies

Jesse Ross
Overview and history of Bluetooth and how it has become so ubiquitous in the technology world and used in everyday products and tasks from wireless headphones, pairing and communication of keyboards, mice and gaming equipment.
DACs

DACs

Jesse Ross
Whether you’re new to audio in general or looking to put together a high-end portable or Hi-Fi system, you will likely come across the term DAC.  W...
Headphone Driver Technologies

Headphone Driver Technologies

Jesse Ross
Although headphones have been around since 1910, the world has seen a significant growth in demand for headphones since the founding and launch of ...
Music Streaming Services

Music Streaming Services

Jesse Ross
The advent of music streaming has revolutionised the way we listen to music on a daily basis.  It is fast becoming the most popular and convenient ...
Digital Audio

Digital Audio

Jesse Ross
With so many different audio formats being used and distributed in today’s digital audio world, understanding the variances between them all and mo...