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Audio Resource Jan Didden

It's great to have you here!

This place is where I talk about my personal projects, interests and whatnot. Not necessarily related to audio, although it often is. Under the Musings button you'll find things related to perception and conciousness which of course are very much applicable to audio!

My library lists lots of (historic) audio papers and studies that I personally find important to understand many different issues in audio.

I also have collected the interviews I've done with audio luminaries. Take some time to read and digest them - there are very interesting and worthwhile gems in each of them! My projects however is audio stuff - things I designed, wrote articles about, and my personal system. Comments and remarks are always welcome!

Last but surely not least, let me mention my publication Linear Audio. Published twice per year, over 200 pages of technical audio related articles from international authors. Article abstracts and author bio's can be read at the website, and some articles are available for free online.

So, take a look around, explore the various areas and let me know what you think!

Analogue Hearts, Digital Minds

Few people will disagree that the strict technical performance of the vinyl LP audio reproduction system has since long been eclipsed by other (digital) storage and replay systems. Yet, vinyl enjoys a sort of renaissance, and many listeners comment favorably on its sound quality. Realizing that ‘hearing’ is not the same as ‘perceiving’,  Mike Uwins decided to find out what it is exactly that attracts listeners to vinyl – is it indeed the sound quality or are other factors involved.

Mike devised a very clever system that enabled him to test listener preference in a double-blind setup. His conclusion: there are indeed other factors involved in addition to the sound quality itself, and if these factors are removed, listener appreciation for vinyl is altered.

 

This article appeared in Linear Audio Vol 10:             Analogue Hearts, Digital Minds

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