Wired for Sound

Some Basic Wire & Cable Terminology
4.30.2007
In reviewing my collection of Radio World columns, it occurs to me that although I've written about a thousand things, I've not written a column of basics. More

I'll Take Differential for $5, Alex
4.30.2007
I always like $5 terms. You can use these terms to browbeat unruly customers (or general managers) . Just use a few of them and they're sure to leave you alone and realize that you know your job! More

A Perfect Balanced Line
4.30.2007
Here starts my 60th column for Radio World. I have been writing about wire and cable on and off for eight years now. More

Balancing Act
4.30.2007
Balanced circuits require that the two wires must be the same length, the same size and as close to the same place as possible. You can see why we twist wires together: to keep them close. More

A Star Glimmers in the Night
4.30.2007
We've talked about how balanced lines reject noise because the two wires are as close together as possible. More

A Tribute to Norm Abrahamson
4.30.2007
Norman Abrahamson changed your world, or soon will. More

About Those 'Other' Cables
4.30.2007
Remember the old days? When you hooked up your audio with a shielded twisted pair? Some veterans will remember when it was all braid shield, and big bulky cable, before there was even foil shielded cable. More

Do You Need Bigger Conductors?
4.30.2007
Oh, I'm sorry, they're not hi-fi stores anymore. They're "Home Theater Specialists" or "Entertainment Centers." Anyway, if you've spent more than five minutes in one, you probably had an argument about speaker cable. More

A Vacuum-Filled Brain
4.30.2007
In the March 29 issue we talked a bit about those high-end "home theater" stores, with their speaker cables that are $10 per foot. More

Get to Know Coax Snake Cable
2.26.2007
You say you never heard of coax snake? Yes you have. You might even be using some on a fancy computer monitor. More

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