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Steve's articles on hi-fi
 

 

 



by Steve Deckert


A good article to start with is this one.



 

 

Why the SET & Efficient Speaker approach works - June 2003
There's a reason why it sounds better.
 



The rest are listed with the newest ones on top


Audiophile Home Theater - Mar 2011
How to have serious 2 channel & 5.1 at the same time

Zen Open Baffle Speaker Project - Jan 2011
Part V the Final Chapter.

Understanding "usable power" - Mar 2009
Smaller amps can have greater dynamics?

New Decware Single Ended amplifier - Jan 2009
Design notes of the Mini Torii SE.

I hate consumer grade digital logic! - Nov 2008
Another short bit of real life.

Open Baffle Speaker exploration PART IV - Oct 2008
The concept becomes a reality.

Open Baffle Speaker exploration PART III - April 2008
The reality becomes the concept.

Fidelity / a Game of the Weakest Link - Nov 2007
Do you know which link holds your system back the most?

Open Baffle Speaker exploration PART II - Oct 2007
The concept becomes reality.

Open Baffle Speaker exploration PART I - April 2007
Another design concept in the Zen Zone

Design notes for the ZP3 - Aug 2006
The Zen Triode Phono Stage - Anniversary edition

2006 Decware ZenFest report - Oct 2006
Our annual event keeps getting better

Design notes for the NFX Loudspeaker - July 2006
The Zen Triode Phono Stage - Anniversary edition

Design notes for the CSP2 - June 2006
Our new preamp / OTL headphone amp - Anniversary edition

New amplifier platform - June 2006
Decware kicks it up a notch!

Decware Full Range Driver - Mar 2006
Previously FE206EM / now the new DFR-8!

Good Sound / Bad Sound - Feb 2006
Why it happens and how to deal with hit.

Ideas for all tube home theater - Nov 2005
It can be simpler then you think.

The Whole Deal with Power Cords - Oct 2005
Do they make a difference or not.

The TORII Mk II design notes - Aug 2005
This documents the design of our best amplifier.

The TABOO design notes - April 2005
This documents the design of our production model.

The TABOO of amplifier design - Jan 2005
A glimpse into the early design process of our new amp.

Design notes on the ZBox - Dec 2004
Motivations behind it and how it works

Design notes on the SE84CSP - Oct 2004
An actual story about the final testing with a surprise ending

How to choose the right preamp - Oct 2004
This should clear things up for you when you consider preamps

New SE34I design notes - Sept 2004
A comparison between the original SE34I and new SE34I.2

My Epiphanys - Sept 2004
A snapshot into the design process

The EX mods - Aug 2004
How to know if you would benefit from them.

Where's the fuse? - Aug 2004
How to find and change one on our products.

Preamps - Do they help or hurt the sound - May 2004
Type A, type B and type C.

Understand High-Efficiency Full-Range Drivers - March 2004
Arm yourself with a little knowledge.

The Headphone Advantage - Feb 2004
If you don't have a great headphone setup read this.

The Real Magic Behind our Signatures - Dec 2003
The best sound I've achieved to date.

Principle of the Decware Phase Guide - Nov 2003
New technology used in our HDT speakers.

Designs in Wood - Sept 2003
Picture article about our speaker manufacturing.

Signature Zen Triode Monoblocks - May 2003
Design notes on our original signature amp.

Troubleshooting Hum Problems - Feb 2003
Usually it's not the amp but something else.

Audiophile Review - Nov 2002
The quest for perfection - Radials with Zen Triodes.

Room Treatments Where do I start ? - Sept 2002
An introduction and overview of room treatments.

Lowther DX55 - May 2002
A diary of its full range implementation - invention of the GIZMO !

Our 1st review experience - APRIL 2002
Why you don't find our stuff in the big hi-end magazines.

Decware Corner Horn - March 2002
This is a .pdf file of my first serious white paper.

Holographic Imaging - March 2002
Using imaging as a benchmark for evaluating amplifiers.

Power of Suggestion - Feb 2002
Hilarious observation about tweaks for your stereo

Accuracy - Feb 2002
What is absolute accuracy in high fidelity land?

Optimal Listening Room dimensions - Jan 2002
You could be sitting in a potentially perfect room and not know it.

Output transformers - Dec 2001
Think you'll improve our amps with "better" transformers?

Dynamic Range - Nov 2001
Most people think dynamic range requires lots of power...

White Paper - June 2001
White paper on the original Zen Triode Phono Stage.

White Paper - May 2001
White paper on the original Radial Loudspeaker

Diary of a Phono Stage - April 2001
Designer's log of the soon to be released Zen Triode Phono Stage.

Zen - March 2001
Starting to show up everywhere - overdone "buzzword?"

The Paradox between Recording & Playback - Feb. 2001
An article about creating a home studio and becoming a musician

Needle or DAC, resolution and the signal's intent - Jan. 2001
Snapshot from our audio forum

The Potential of CD's vs. LP's - Jan. 2001
If you're one who's actively chasing the magic in audio, read this.

The Grand Illusion - Dec 2000
A paper on high fidelity playback systems

What's Going On Up There ? - Sept 2000
A response to ultrasonic frequency response in the new digital formats.

From A to C, a new Zen amp history - June 2000
The Zen amp explained with an overview of past revisions.

Pentodes, Triodes & "Fake" triodes - June 2000
Discover how dangerous assumptions can be.

How component speed effects musicality - May 2000
Some insight on choosing musical components that sound good together.

How to setup a room without treatment - April 2000
Another must read for anyone setting up a dedicated or semi-dedicated room.

How to design a speaker - March 2000
A must read for someone who wants an exceptional sounding speaker.

Audiophiles in America - December 1999
Poking fun at the weenies.

Zen Amp RMS power mystery unraveled - Sept 1999
Another cry in the wilderness from the lonely Zen master.

SPL (Sound Pressure Levels) - July 1998
Bet you didn't realize this was possible and happening all over today..

Something really cool - March 1998
If you could see sound quality with your eyes.

The Magic Hour PART II - May 1998
A continuation of one of the larger mysteries in audio.

My old listening room - May 1998
Transition from a casual listening room to a more serious listening room.

Some thoughts about listening rooms. - May 1998
Find out what side of the fence your on.

Tubes vs. Transistors- - December 1997
Someone wrote me a great email... and the debate begins!

Tubes vs. Transistors PART II - December 1997
A lengthy continuation consisting of the second set of replies. Great Stuff.

Direct vs. Reflected Energy - December 1997
A spin off article of the Radial Loudspeaker d.i.y. project.

The Nutcracker - November 1997
What is wrong with these people?

Audio Paradoxes - November 1997
Why does the underdog ALWAYS sound better around here?

The magic hour - October 1997
An examination of the mystery of the middle of the night bloom!

Are we all Crazy? - October 1997
A personal cry for improvement from your worry webmaster!

Tweaks for your speakers - October 1997
Find out why do it yourself speakers can sound so good

 

 



 


Insights about subwoofers - October 1997
An paper that explains what a subwoofer is, and how to properly use one.

Speaker Tips - July 1998
Explains what junk speakers are
 

Secrets of Car Audio - an online book by Steve Deckert.



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