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Feature Articles are listed in chronological order, based on issue Month/Year:

  1. Rx for 78's -- Tape Them (April 1974)


  2. Headphones around the house (May 1974)


  3. Language of High Fidelity Part XI (May 1974)


  4. Why Electrostatics (May 1974)


  5. Cassette Deck Transport Problems (Sept. 1974)


  6. Speaker Tests--Impedance (by Richard C. Heyser) (Sept 1974)


  7. A Primer on Choosing Audio Tape (Sept. 1974)


  8. A Dipole Speaker System (Sept. 1974)


  9. Editor's Review (Sept. 1974)


  10. Language of High Fidelity, part XII (Dec. 1974)


  11. New Loudspeaker With Extended Bass (Dec. 1974)


  12. Speaker Tests--Phase Response (by Richard C. Heyser) (Dec. 1974)


  13. Mikes of the Pre-War Era (Dec. 1974)


  14. Mike Technique and Sound Effects (Dec. 1974)


  15. Quality AM Radio (Jan. 1975)


  16. dBs Made Simple (Jan. 1975)


  17. Speaker Tests: Room Test by Richard C. Heyser (Jan. 1975)


  18. FTC Power Ratings: An Optimistic View (Feb. 1975)


  19. Transient IM Distortion in Power Amplifiers (Feb. 1975)


  20. "I See What You Mean!" How the Westrex 45/45 System Was Adopted by the Record Makers (Mar. 1975)


  21. A History of Home Recording (Apr. 1975)


  22. Making Tape (Apr. 1975)


  23. Construct a Dynamic Noise Filter (June 1975)


  24. Basics of Turntables (June 1975)


  25. A.N. Thiele--Sage of Vented Speakers (Aug. 1975)


  26. Motional Feedback in Loudspeakers (Aug. 1975)


  27. Reading VU Meters (Sept. 1976)


  28. Understanding S/N Ratios (Sept. 1976)


  29. Microphone SENSITIVITY Ratings (Dec. 1976)


  30. Time Delay for Ambience by Len Feldman (Dec. 1976)


  31. Nothing New Under the AM Sun (Jan. 1977)


  32. 30 Years of Audio (May 1977)


  33. How We Hear (May 1977)


  34. Build a Low-Noise Preamp with Weighting Filters (May 1977)


  35. What You Don't Know, HURTS! (May 1977)


  36. Power Amplifiers and the Loudspeaker Load: Some Problems and a Few Suggestions (Aug. 1977)


  37. TIME ALIGNMENT in loudspeakers (Aug. 1977)


  38. Thinking About Print-Through (Sept. 1977)


  39. Amp Design and Overload (Nov. 1977)


  40. Perception and Geometry [by Richard C. Heyser; June 1977]


  41. Time and Frequency Measurements in Loudspeakers [by Richard C. Heyser; July 1977]


  42. Dynamic Range Requirements of Phonographic Preamplifiers [Tomlinson Holman, July 1977]


  43. Turntables (Part I) (June 1977)


  44. Turntables (Part II) (July 1977)


  45. Turntables (Part III) (Aug. 1977)


  46. Turntables (Part IV): Arm/Cartridge Resonance (Oct. 1977)


  47. Iron Curtain Records (June 1977)


  48. The Sheffield Story (about Sheffield Lab and The Mastering Lab) (Jan. 1977)


  49. Remedying RF Interference (RFI) (Jan. 1977)


  50. Build a Class-A Amplifier (by Nelson Pass) (Feb. 1977)


  51. Construct a Wide Bandwidth Preamplifier (Feb. 1977)


  52. New Tests for Preamplifiers (by Tomlinson Holman) (Feb. 1977)


  53. Cheap and Dirty Inverse RIAA / Square Wave Generator (Feb. 1977)


  54. Birth of a Spec? PHONO CARTRIDGE NOISE (March 1977)


  55. Movie Sound Reproduction (March 1977)


  56. Simple PINK NOISE Filter (March 1977)


  57. Fighting Distortion in Tape Recording (April 1977)


  58. OPEN-REEL vs. CASSETTE (April 1977)


  59. The Compleat Microphone Evaluation (April 1977)


  60. Miking the PRO Way (Nov. 1977)


  61. My Friend the Maestro--fond reminiscences of Leopold Stokowski (Jan. 1978)


  62. Recordings for Critical Listening (Jan. 1978)


  63. TDS (time delay spectrometry) in Sound Measurements (Jan. 1978)


  64. Antennas Part 1--What Kind of FM Antenna is Best for You? (Jan. 1978)


  65. Antennas Part II--Transmission Lines & Signal Distribution (Feb. 1978)


  66. Antennas Part III--Transmission Lines and Signal Distribution (Mar. 1978)


  67. Antennas Part IV--Complete Antenna Systems (Apr. 1978)


  68. Antennas Part V--Special Antenna Techniques (Jan. 1979)


  69. FM Specifications Revisited by Leonard Feldman (April 1978)


  70. Alternatives by Richard C. Heyser (Feb. 1978)


  71. Hearing vs. Measurement by Richard C. Heyser (Mar. 1978)


  72. A Visit to the JAPAN Audio Fair (Feb. 1978)


  73. Build a moving coil phono pre-preamp (Feb. 1978)


  74. Cascode Amp Design by Nelson Pass (March 1978)


  75. Equivalent Mass--Fact or Fiction? Science and theory of tonearms and pickup cartridges (March. 1978)


  76. The Perils of Patchwork -- A Field Guide to Audio Interconnects and Patch Cables (March 1978)


  77. Tape Slitting & Edge Quality (April 1978)


  78. Open-Reel Renaissance (April 1978)


  79. FCC's 4-Channel Listening Tests (May 1978)


  80. Headphones: History and Measurement (May 1978)


  81. Phonograph Reproduction --1978: part 1 (May 1978)


  82. Phonograph Reproduction --1978: part 2 (Jun. 1978)


  83. A New Standard in Turntable Speed Constancy (June 1978)


  84. New IHF Amp Standard (June 1978)


  85. A New Recording System (July 1978)


  86. Guide to good service (July 1978)


  87. Another Look at Crossover Networks by Neville Thiele (Aug. 1978)


  88. Confessions of a Loudspeaker Engineer (Aug. 1978)


  89. The Sabine Reverberation Equation and its Offspring (Aug. 1978)


  90. 58 Cassettes Tested (Sept. 1978)


  91. Performance of High Energy in Magnetic Materials in Audio Cassette Recording Tapes (Sept. 1978)


  92. The Compleat Microphone Evaluation--An Update (Sept. 1978)


  93. A Guide to COINCIDENT MIKES (Nov. 1978)


  94. Interview with Les Paul (Dec. 1978)


  95. ACOUSTIC ROSETTA STONE by Richard C. Heyser (Jan. 1979)


  96. SCA & Stereo FM (Jan. 1979)


  97. A View Through Different Windows by Richard C. Heyser (Feb. 1979)


  98. Build an Amp Strapping Circuit (Feb. 1979)


  99. Build A Microphone Preamp (Feb. 1979)


  100. Build a Stepped Volume Control (Feb. 1979)


  101. Scott--The Stradivarius of Radio (Feb. 1979)


  102. Catastrophe Theory and its Effect on Audio--Part 1, by Richard C. Heyser (Mar. 1979)


  103. Understanding Phono Cartridges (Mar. 1979)


  104. Catastrophe Theory and its Effect on Audio--Part 2, by Richard C. Heyser (Apr. 1979)


  105. Phase, Time, Ears & Tape (Apr. 1979)


  106. Build a Headphone Amp by Walter G. Jung (May 1979)


  107. Catastrophe Theory and its Effect on Audio--Part 3, by Richard C. Heyser (May 1979)


  108. Line Surge and Hash Protection for Hi-Fi Equipment (May 1979)


  109. An Overview Of SID and TIM-- Part III: Analysis and Design of Amplifiers for Minimum SID (Aug. 1979)


  110. Influence of Listening Rooms On Loudspeaker Systems by Roy F. Allison (Aug. 1979)


  111. The Importance of Speaker Directivity (Sept 1979)


  112. Tape-to-Deck MATCHING For Best Dolby Tracking (Sept. 1979)


  113. Up in the Air About Metal Tape (Sept. 1979)


  114. The Importance of Dynamic Range (Jan. 1980)


  115. Tonearm Geometry and Setup Demystified (Jan. 1980)


  116. Kill FM Interference With Two Antennas (Jan. 1980)


  117. Dr. Thomas Stockham on the Future of Digital Recording (Feb. 1980)


  118. Another View of TIM (transient intermodulation distortion) (part 1) (Feb. 1980)


  119. Another View of TIM (transient intermodulation distortion) (part 2) (Mar. 1980)


  120. PICKING CAPACITORS -- Selection of Capacitors for Optimum Performance -- part 1 (Feb. 1980)


  121. PICKING CAPACITORS -- Selection of Capacitors for Optimum Performance -- part 2 (Mar. 1980)


  122. Doug Sax: On Current Record Technology and Music Systems of the Future (Mar. 1980)


  123. How Vinyl Records Are Made (June 1980)


  124. Understanding Tonearms (June 1980)


  125. More Than One Vertical Tracking Angle (March 1981)


  126. The Phono Cartridge Electrical Output Network (March 1981)


  127. The Audio Interview: Willi Studer (April 1981)


  128. Open Reel Recorders (The Mechanism Of Magnetic Tape Erasure; Focus On Head Demagnetization) (April 1981)


  129. Antennas AM -- Build The AM Superloop Antenna (Jan. 1982)


  130. Antennas FM -- Try a Rhombic FM Antenna (Jan. 1982)


  131. How Phono Cartridges Work (Mar. 1982)


  132. Which Tracks Best--A pivoted or a radial Tonearm? (June 1982)


  133. Sony's Digital Compact Disc Player -- Exclusive First Look! (Nov. 1982)


  134. The Audio Interview: Godehard Guenther -- The man who made the Mini-Speaker (Nov. 1982)


  135. The only component you can't replace: EARS ( Dec. 1982)


  136. A Sense of Loss (a look at hearing loss) (July 1983)


  137. The Audio Interview: Direct Reflections from Amar Bose (July 1983)


  138. Computer-Aided Audio Calculations (Nov. 1983)


  139. Computer-Aided Filter Design (Nov. 1983)


  140. Time Delay Spectrometry (TDS) Computing (Nov. 1983)


  141. Confessions of a Digital Recordist (Dec. 1983)


  142. How We Hear Direction (Dec. 1983)


  143. Bringing Trackability Home (Jan. 1984)


  144. The Audio Interview: Sheffield Lab's DOUG SAX and LINCOLN MAYORGA (Jan. 1984)


  145. NAD's Floppy Tonearm (Feb. 1984)


  146. Performance-Check Your Amp and Preamp--Part 1: Frequency Response, Signal-to-Noise Ratio, and Sensitivity (Feb. 1984)


  147. Error Correction in the Compact Disc System (April 1984)


  148. Philips Oversampling System for Compact Disc Decoding (April 1984)


  149. What makes a CD Player Professional? (April 1984)


  150. At Last--Stereo TV (June 1984)


  151. Polk's SDA Speakers: Designed-In Stereo by Matthew Polk (June 1984)


  152. Speaker Impedance: More Complex than One Number by Richard C. Heyser (June 1984)


  153. Dolby Dynamic Bias Control with HX Professional (Aug. 1984; analog tape at its best!)


  154. Cassette Test Update: 12 Formulations (Sept. 1984)


  155. History of Magnetic Recording—part 2 (Sept. 1984)


  156. How Important is Tape Azimuth? (Sept. 1984)


  157. Build a High-Performance Noise Reducer (Feb. 1985)


  158. Frequency Contouring for Image Enhancement (Feb. 1985)


  159. The DNR Noise Reducer: How it Works and How to Build it. (Feb. 1985)


  160. FM Fidelity: Is The Promise Lost? (March 1985)


  161. The Problem with FM (March 1985)


  162. The Magic Speaker from Acoustic Research (by Ken Kantor; July 1985)


  163. Gray Market Electronics: Worth the Price? (Sept. 1985)


  164. Auricle: One Listener's CD Player Survey (by Anthony H. Cordesman) (Jan. 1986)


  165. Build a Slow-Start Circuit (Jan. 1986)


  166. A History of Binaural Sound (Mar. 1986)


  167. Confessions of a Loudspeaker Salesman (Mar. 1986)


  168. Deck to Deck Matching and NR: Straightening the Mirror (Aug. 1986)


  169. Matching a Mike (Aug. 1986)


  170. The Filter in out Ears (Sept. 1986)


  171. Build a Passive Image Enhancer (Nov. 1986)


  172. Illusions for Stereo Headphones (Mar. 1987)


  173. Direct Metal Mastering-- A New Art In LP Records (April 1987)


  174. Theory, Ingenuity, And Wizardry In Speaker Design (April 1987)


  175. Car Stereo Noise: A Process Of Elimination (May 1987)


  176. The Magnavox 16-bit Series -- Making Good Players Better (June 1987)


  177. Plane Facts About Flat Speakers by Kenneth L. Kantor (Aug. 1987)


  178. The LEDE Concept (Aug. 1987)


  179. The Case for Active Speakers (by Bob S. Stuart) (Sept. 1987)


  180. Designing a Home Listening Room (Sept. 1987)


  181. Understanding Common-Mode Signals (Feb. 1988)


  182. Deciding on DAT: Witness of the Persecution (Mar. 1988)


  183. THE AUDIO INTERVIEW: Grusin & Rosen of GRP, The Musician's Label (Mar. 1988)


  184. The Moscow Sessions: From Russia with Love (Mar. 1988)


  185. Turntable Mats and Clamps: By The Numbers (Apr. 1988)


  186. An Informal History of Solid-State Amps (June 1988)


  187. Audio Interview, The: E. Alan Silver--The Connoisseurs’ Selection (July 1988)


  188. Simple Construction Projects--Build an Active Filter (July. 1988)


  189. Audio Interview, The --Tom Jung--The Digital Music-Man (Aug. 1988)


  190. EQ & NR: Striking A Balance (Aug. 1988)


  191. Hi-Fi Sound on Hi-Fi VCRs (Sept 1988)


  192. Speakers by Design by Ken Kantor -- Part 1 (Nov. 1988)


  193. Speakers by Design by Ken Kantor -- Part 2 (Dec. 1988)


  194. Crest Factors of CDs (Dec. 1988)


  195. Oberlin Smith--Centenary of Magnetic Recording (Dec. 1988)


  196. Earning a Deaf Ear: Loud Music & Hearing Loss (Jan. 1989)


  197. Electrostatic Speakers: Theory and Practice -- Part 1 (Mar. 1989)


  198. Putting the Byte on Noise--NoNoise from Sonic Solution (Mar. 1989)


  199. Quick Construction Project: Indoor FM Antenna (July 1989)


  200. How Hot are CDs? Recording levels of CD format (July 1989)


  201. Cable and the Amp / Speaker Interface (Aug. 1989)


  202. Wither the Stereo LP? (Aug. 1989)


  203. The Audio Interview: Laurie Fincham--bass viol to bass driver (Jan. 1990)


  204. The Certified Bass for the Certifiable (Jan. 1990)


  205. By the Numbers: Statistics in A/B testing (Feb. 1990)


  206. Sound from Space--Digital Broadcasts, Digital Components (Feb. 1990)


  207. The Phonograph's Forgotten Heroes (Mar. 1991)


  208. Tractrix Horns--Improved Imaging and Phasing (Mar. 1991)


  209. Sonic Restoration of Historical Recordings (Jun. 1991)


  210. What Ever Became of Frequency Response? (Jun. 1991)


  211. The Audio Interview--New York's New Maestro: Kurt Masur (Dec. 1991)


  212. A/B/Xing DCC (Apr. 1992)


  213. The Audio Interview: George L Augspurger--Designs by Perception (Apr. 1992)


  214. The Audio Interview--Jack Pfeiffer: RCA's Prince Charming (Nov. 1992)


  215. Thunder in the Listening Room--Subwoofer Shootout (Nov. 1992)


  216. Computing audio's future (Jan. 1994)


  217. Digital Up-manship (Jan. 1994)


  218. Mondo Audio (by Ken Kessler; Aug. 1996)


  219. Tuning up for Surround Sound (Aug. 1996)


  220. No Respect for Audiophiles? (1997)


  221. Digital Doctor: A look at DAT and MiniDisc (May 1997)


  222. Digital Audio for the Future by Bob Stuart (part 1) (March 1998); part 2, April 1998


  223. The Audio Interview: Richard Fryer -- Shedding Light on Spectral (March 1998)


  224. 96/24: Digital Heaven or Digital Hell? (July 1998)


  225. 96/24 on DVD: First Impressions of the 96-Khz/24-Bit Stereo Music DVDs From Chesky and Classic Records (July 1998)


  226. Interview with Andy Kotsatos of Boston Acoustics (Aug. 1998)


  227. Building a Legacy--Interview with Bill Dudleston by Tom Nousaine (Dec. 1998)


  228. All About Paradigm Loudspeakers (April 1999)

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