Keep On Running

My ‘Running-In – Please Pass‘ post (that became a Sound On Sound magazine feature ) generated a degree of feedback and it prompted me to track down a much longer feature on the same subject that I wrote for Hi-Fi Plus magazine back in 2003. For the feature, I, and electro-acoustic measurement specialist Phil Knight, borrowed […]

Nearfield Neumann

The Neumann KH310A active nearfield monitor has long been a favourite among the editorial staff and my co-contributors at Sound On Sound magazine. It’s well respected in the wider pro-audio world too. However, although I’ve experienced the KH310A away from home on a couple of occasions, I’ve never had the opportunity to use a pair […]

Running-In – Please Pass

Following a recent Sound On Sound nearfield monitor review, of a product, it’s true to say, I didn’t find entirely convincing, I was criticised by a contributor on a pro audio forum who felt that my opinion of the monitor was probably skewed by my being, “too lazy to run them in properly”. Now, as a writer of reviews it would be somewhat rich of me to get upset by somebody expressing an opinion, but I can’t deny I bristled a little.

Ports and boxes.

My review of the OS Acoustics DB7 in the April issue of Sound On Sound included a section describing a low frequency analysis I carried out on the monitor. Well, not exactly on the monitor but on a similar SEAS bass/mid driver mounted in an enclosure of similar internal volume. The idea was to illustrate […]

An Exchange

Along with maestro drummer Andy Fraser, I was part of multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Theresa Elflein’s band, Mouth, until spring 2017 when Theresa relocated back to her native Germany. Not long before Theresa left however, the band spent a productive couple of evening sessions in the studios at Sussex University recording three favourites of the […]

Raider of the old archives

Looking through my archive of old magazine features  to find something that illustrates a particular writing style, I happened upon a review of the original iPod that I wrote for a hi-fi magazine in the early 2000s. In the context of the technical and commercial developments that have come to pass since, and where we […]

A Visit To KEF #2: the photos

My last blog post described a visit to KEF, however, I took a few more photographs on the day than I was able to include in the post, so I thought I’d put that right with a follow-up post majoring on, in no particular order, a few of the unused pictures. Click on each one […]