Spectral Recording on Slippery Ground

This 1990 album from Kiwi singer-songwriter Derek Lind seems to be boasting of the use of Dolby SR and digital mastering. This was intriguing. I looked up the SR technology on Wikipedia. “The Dolby SR (Spectral Recording) system, introduced in 1986, was the company’s second professional noise reduction system. It is a much more aggressive […]

DIY passive line level attenuator pad

Have you got a line level from your components that is too high for your preamp input? I have buffers in my input interconnects to expand the soundstage presentation, add tube character, and open up the dynamic range by impedance matching (Jolida Foz SS-X, iFi iTube, and Burson Cable+ Pro, respectively). The added gain makes […]