The Audiophiliac

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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The best-sounding music of 2014, so far (pictures)

The Audiophiliac picks the best of the best-sounding albums he's heard this year.

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What's the optimum number of speakers for your home theater, 1 to 34, and counting

No doubt about it, adding speakers produces superior sound envelopment, but maybe one speaker is all you need.

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Move over, Beats: Master & Dynamic's MH40 headphones win on design, sound, and build quality

The Audiophiliac checks out a new company's headphones, and they're a knockout.

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The Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier is definitely a slam-dunk for audiophiles

The Audiophiliac checks out Oppo's stunning new headphone amplifier.

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A vinyl hoarder ups the ante: Can one man buy all the records in the world?

That question is posed in a recent New York Times article. The Audiophiliac ponders the record collector's mindset.

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A visit to Grado's Brooklyn headphone factory

The Audiophiliac visits Grado's Brooklyn factory to document the fabrication and assembly of the most affordable "e" Series headphone, the SR60e.

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See how Grado headphones are made in Brooklyn (pictures)

The Audiophiliac drops by Grado's Brooklyn factory to see its headphones being made.

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Emotiva's $49 gizmo makes it easier to adjust your desktop speakers' volume

Turning this exquisitely finished, solid aluminum knob is a downright sensual experience.

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What's up with watts; how many watts do your speakers need?

How much is enough? 25, 50, 100 or more watts, or maybe a lot less; the Audiophiliac ponders the wattage question.

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With mono sound, all you need is one speaker

Stereo has been the primary music format for more than 50 years, but mono sound is enjoying a comeback.

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Leave it to the French to kick the sound of desktop/computer speakers up a notch

Focal isn't just a high-end speaker company, they also design studio monitors, the Audiophiliac checks out their affordable Alpha 50 pro speakers.

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How to pick the right headphones -- for you

The Audiophiliac gives headphone buyers a lot to think about.

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