The Meitner IDAT D/A Interpolation Algorithm

This interesting article (source: Stereophile) provides a good explanation about what’s special in Meitner’s IDAT interpolation algorithm and the way it’ said to be “capable of understanding music”. The article describes how the IDAT algorithm merges the effect of FIR (finite impulse response) and IIR (infinite impulse response) filters, by detecting which parts of the… » Read the full article

Forza Audioworks Claire Interconnects

I am reviewing these interconnects, made by Polish brand Forza Audioworks, after having been very satisfied with their twin USB cable. I wanted something that would let me use my Headamp AE-2 portable amplifier with more flexibility than what’s offered by my other cables. The Claire cables are indeed built for flexibility, and they sort… » Read the full article

Di Marzio High-Definition Interconnects

This is a mini review for a pair of cables which are produced for studio: they are the High Definition interconnects from Di Marzio. I decided to buy a short pair after the advice of a friend from Head-Fi, with whom I was discussing my requirements for a reasonably priced pair of RCA cables, sturdy,… » Read the full article

Belkin Synapse Platinum Digital Interconnect

This is a sort of “legendary” coaxial cable, since, when in production, it used to cost about 7$, and then it got to a “cult status” thanks to Romy The Cat (owner of GoodSoundClub website), and, subsequently, thanks to several Museatex dac owners. The Synapse Platinum is made of stranded wire and measures around 73… » Read the full article

Forza Audioworks Twin USB Cable (Copper Series)

Here I am reviewing a special copper Twin USB cable made by Forza Audioworks (Poland). The Twin USB cable was thought with the main goal of separating the power and signal lines, in order to keep the power constant and help the USB clock’s stability. Functionality and Technical principles While certain cables draw both power… » Read the full article

Stax SR-007 Quality Control Issues

All Stax are equal, but some Stax are more equal than others In this article, I want to expose the several differences among Stax headphone pairs. I won’t name sources, but information comes from Stax dealers across Europe, as well as other findings, experiments, among which I also was involved. One English company, selling Stax… » Read the full article

A Stax Enciclopedia: Wikiphonia

Wikiphonia, held by Faust3d, contains hundreds articles about various types of headphones and headphone related material. People can talk freely and add information about any type of headphones new or old, dynamic, isodynamic (aka orthodynamic) or electrostatic. The main focus of the wiki is on old out of production headphones such as Jecklin Floats, vintage… » Read the full article