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Below are several references on the topics of listening experiments, tweaks, cables, amplifiers, CD players, jitter, and speakers. A very special thanks to Mtrycrafts for his valuable compilation of citations.

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"The Grass is Always Greener in the Outakes", Gould, Glenn, High Fidelity, Aug 75, pg 54-59.

"Are those Ears Really Golden? (Or only Iron Pyrites)", Smith, Thomas H., Peterson, Michael R., and Jackson, Peter O., The Audio Amateur, 1/80, pg 34, 36, 38, &32.

"The Great Ego Crunchers: Equalized, Double Blind Testing", Shanefield, Daniel, Hi-Fidelity, Mar 80, pg 57-61.

"Audio Specifications and Human Hearing", Davis, Mark F., Stereo Review, May 82, pg 48-52.

"Flying Blind", Nousaine, Tom, A case against long term listening,Audio, Mar 97, pg 26-30.

"Can you Trust Your Ears?", Nousaine, Tom, Stereo Review, Aug 97, pg 53-55.

"Can you Trust Your Ears?", Nousaine, Tom, Presented at the 91st AES Convention, Oct 91, Print #3167

"The Science of Listening", Masters, Ian G., Audio Dec 97, pg 40-47.

"Ten Years of A/B/X Testing", Clark, David L., Presented at the 91st AES Convebntion, Oct 91, Print #3167.

"High-Resolution Subjective Testing Using a Double-Blind Comparator", Clark, David, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol30, no 5, May82, pg 330-338.



"High-Fi Audio Pseudoscience", Davis, Fred E., Skeptical Inquirer, vol 15, no 3, Spring 91, pg 250-254.

"More on Hi-Fi Audio Claims", Davis, Fred E., Skeptical Inquirer, vol 16, no 1, Fall91, pg 90, 91.

"Effects of Stray Light within a CD: Preliminary Data", Davis, Fred E., Boston Audio Society Speaker, Vol 19, no 3, pg 25-27.

"CD Magic", Pholmann, Ken C., Stereo Review, July 91, pg 39-42.

"R.I.P.: The Green Ink Myth", Canal, Larry, CD Review, Sep 90, pg 3 & 110.

"The Urge to Tweak", Whyte, Bert, Audio, Apr 91, pg 29-32.

"Simple Sampling", Watkinson, John, Hi-Fi News and Record Review, Jan 91, pg 37-41.

"To Tweak, or Not to Tweak?", Nousaine, Tom, Stereo Review, Jun 98, pg 79-81.



"Amplifier-Loudspeaker Interfacing", Greiner, R.A., JAES vol. 28, no. 5 May 80, pg

"Another Look at Speaker Cables", Greiner, R.A., BAS Speaker Dec 78, addendum March 79

"Cables and the Amp Speaker Interface", Greiner, R.A., Audio, Aug 89, addendum Nov 89,

"Forum: Twist and Turns", Greiner, R.A., Audio, Jan 92, pg.

"Effects of cable, Loudspeaker and Amplifier Interactions", Davis, Fred E., JAES, vol. 39, no. 6 Jun 91, pg.

"Speaker Cables: Testing for Audibility", Davis, Fred E., Audio, Jul 93, pg.

"Alpha-Core Goertz M1 & M2 Speaker Cables", Davis, Fred E., Audio, Aud 94, pg. 64, 65.

"The Amp/Speaker Interface", Meyer, E.B., Stereo Review, June 91, pg

"Cable and Sound Delivery", Newell, P., Studio Sound, Jul 91, pg

"Cable Bound", Olsher, D., Stereophile, Jul 88, pg

"Getting Wired", Warren, R., Stereo Review, Jun 90, pg.

"Loudspeaker Cables", Moir, J., Hi-Fi News& Record Review, May 79, pg.

"Making the Right Connections", Murray, E., CD Review, Aud 91, pg.

"Speaker Cables Compared", Ward, C. J., Thompson and Harling M., BAS Speaker, Apr 80,

"Speaker Cables: Science or Snake Oil", Pass, Nelson, Speaker Builder, Feb 80, pg.

"What's All this Splicing Stuff, Anyhow?", Pease, R. A., Electronic Digest, Dec 27, 90, pg.

"What's All this Splicing Stuff, Anyhow?", Pease, R. A., part 2, Electronic Design, Jul 11, 91, pg.

"Will 'Beasty' Speaker Cables Improve your Audio?", Honeycutt, R. A., Radio-Electronics, Feb 91, pg.

"The Wire and Cable Scene: Facts, Fictions and Frauds", Aczel, P. The Audio Critic, Part I- Issue 15, Spring-Winter 90-91; Part II-Issue 16, Spring-Fall 91, pg 51-57; Part III- issue 17, Winter 91-92, pg.50-52.

"Amplifiers and Speaker Cables", Masters, Ian, Audio lab test, Audio Scene Canada, Jun 81, pg 24-27.

"Speaker Cables: Can you Hear the Difference?", Greenhill, Larry, Stereo Review, Aug 83, pg 46-51.

"Cable Conflicts: The Mystery of Getting Wired", Klein, Larry, Electronics Now, Dec 93, pg. 80& 83.

"Wired Wisdom, The Great Chicago Cable Caper", Nousaine, Tom, Sound & Vision(Canada), Sep 95, pg. 73-76.

"Beating the Bafflegab & Filtering the FooFooDust", Hayward, James, Part 1- Marshall's Audio Ideas Guide(Canada) Summer/Fall 94

"Making the Connection. Part Deux: A Closer Look at the Role of Loudspeaker Cables", Hayward, James, Winter 95. Reprints available from Kimberkable.

"1/4" Cable Roundup", Gallagher, Mitch, Keyboard, Apr 99, pg. 44-48.

"Speaker Cables, Measurements vs Psychoacoustic Data", Villchur, Edgar, Audio, Jul 94, pg 34-37.

"The Truth About Speaker Cables", Hoffman, Williwam R., Popular Electronics, Jul 95, pg 46-48, &93.

"Cross Talk, Do Cables Have a Sonic Personality all their Own?", Kessler, Kehn & Nousaine, Tom, Video, May 96, pg. 36-40.

"Does Wire Directionality Exist?", Lampen, Stephen, Speaker Builder, 3/98, pg 30, 31.

"String 'em Up!", Butterworth, Brent & Griffin, Al, Home Theater,

"Walking the High Wire", Butterworth, Brent, Home Theater, Nov 98, pg 94-102.



"Topological Analysis of Consumer Audio Electronics: Another Approach to Show that MOdern Audio Electronics are Acoustically Transparent", Rich, David and Aczel, Peter, 99 AES Convention, 1995, Print #4053.

"The Great Debate: Is Anyone Winning?", Nousaine, Tom, Proceedings of the AES, 8th International Conference, 1990.

"Audiolab Test: Six Power Amplifiers", Masters, Ian G., Audio Scene Canada, May 1977, pg 44-50.

"Audiolab Test: Amplifiers and Speaker Cables", Masters, Ian G., Audio Scene Canada, Jun 1981, pg 24-27.

"Do All Amplifiers Sound the Same?", Masters, Ian G., Stereo Review, Jan 1987, pg 78-84.

"Audible Amplifier Distortion is not a Mystery", Baxandall, Peter J., Wireless World, Nov 1977, pg 63-66.

"Amplifier Tests on Test-2, The Panel Game", Colloms, Martin, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, Nov 1978, pg 114-117.

"Amplifier Tests on Test-1, Without Prejudice", Hope, Adrian, Hi-Fi News& Record Reviewe, Nov 1978, pg 110-113.

"Positive Feedback: Rational Amplifier Testing", Walker, P. J., Hi-Fi News & Record Review, Jul 1977, pg 135.

"Some Amplifiers Do Sound Different", Carlstrom, D., Kruger, A., & Greenhill, L., The Audio Amateur, 3/1982, pg 30, 31.

"Equipment Profile", Greenhill, L. & Clark, D., Audio, Apr 1985, pg 56-60, 82-97.

"Power Amplifiers and the Loudspeaker Load",Johnson, J. H., Audio, Aug 1977.

"Amplifier Design & Sound Quality", Holman, Tomlinson, Audio, Nov 1996, pg 26-31.

"The Amp/Speakers Interface, are your Loudspeakers turning your amp into a Tone Control?", Meyers, E. Brad, Stereo Review, Jun 1991, pg 53-56.

"Audio Power Amplifiers for Loudspeaker Loads", Benjamin, Eric, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol 42, No. 9, Sep 1994, pg 670-683.

"A New Look at Medium and High-Priced Power Amplifiers", Rich, David, The Audio Critic, #20, Summer 93, pg 14.

"Reasonably Priced Pre amplifiers for the Reasonable AudiophilesRich, David, ", The Audio Critic, #18, Spring/Summer 1992.

Amp Tests, Boston Audio Society Speaker, Vol 21, No.2, pg 18-20, Sep 1997.



"Do All CD Players Sound the Same?", Masters, Ian G, Stereo review, Jan 1986, pg 50-57.

"6 Top CD Players: Can You Hear the Difference?", Pholmann, Ken C., Stereo Review, Dec 1988, pg 76-84.

"The New CD Players: Can You Hear the Difference?", Phollmann, Ken C., Stereo Review, Oct 1990, pg 60-67.

CD Player Comparison, The Sensible Sound, # 75, Jun/Jul 1999.

CD Player Comparison, The Sensible Sound, # 74, Apr/May 1999.

"On HDCD", Rich, David, The Audio Critic, # 23, Winter 1995/96, pg 21.



"Theoretical and Audible Effects of Jitter on Digital Audio Quality", Benjamin, Eric and Gannon, Benjamin, 105th AES Convention, 1998, Print 4826.

"Clock Jitter, D/A Converters and Sample Rate Convertions", Adams, Robert W., 95th AES Convention, Print #3712.

"Theory and VLSI Implementation of Asynchronous Sample Rate Converters", Adams, R. A. & Kwan, T., 94th AES Convention, 1993, Print #3570.



"Listening Tests, Turning Opinions Into Facts", Toole, F. E., Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol 30, No.6, Jun 1982, pg 431-445.

"Subjective Measurements of Loudspeaker Sound Quality and Listening Preference", Toole, F. E., Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol 33, No 1/2, Jan/Feb 1985, pg 2-32.

"Loudspeaker Measurements and Their Relationship to Listening Preferences", Toole, F. E., Part 1, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol 34, No.4, Apr 1986, pg 227-235; Part two, JAES Vol 34, No.5, May 1986, pg 323-348.

"Listening Tests-Identifying and Controlling the Variables", Toole, F. E., Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, AES, May 1990.

"Hearing is Believeing vs Believing is Hearing: Blind vs Sighted Listening Tests ond Other Interesting Things", Toole, F. E. and Olive, S. E., 97th AES Convention, Nov 1994, Print #3894.

"What's Really Important in Loudspeaker Performance?", Davis, Mark F., Hi-Fidelity, Jun 1978, pg 53-58.

"Dipole Confusion", Holman, Tomlinson, Stereo Review, Jul 1998, pg 68-70.

"One, Two, Five, Ten...and Counting", Eargle, John, Audio, Jun 99, pg 25, 26.

"Bass verses Space, Room Acoustics and Good Sound", Winberg, David J. and Ferstler, H. W., Audio, Aug 1999, pg 28-33.

"Breaking Wind", Nousaine, Tom, Car Stereo Review, Jan/Feb 1997, pg 90-94. (Break in myth)

"Test Report: Dynaudio MW 190, 12" Subwoofer", Nousaine, Tom, Car Stereo Review, Oct 1997, pg 83-88. (More break in myth)

"Birth of the Boom-Room Acoustics", Nousaine, Tom, Audio, Jun 1998, pg 32-37.

"A Tale of Two Rooms", Nousaine, Tom, Stereo Review, Jan 1999, pg 80-81.

"Monster Bass", Nousaine, Tom, Audio, Jan 1999, pg 37-41.

"The Subwoofer that Shook the World", Nousaine, Tom, Sound & Vision,' Jun 1999, pg 105-109.

"Subwoofer Secrets", Nousaine, Tom, Stereo Review, Jan 1995, pg 97-101.

"Stereo Bass: True or False?", Nousaine, Tom, Speaker Builder, 6/95, pg 16, 17.

"How big is big enough", Nousaine, Tom, Stereo Review, Sep 1997, pg 69-72.

"Multiple Subwoofers for Home Theater", Nousaine, Tom, 103 AES Convention presentation, Print #4558.