Art Dudley

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Art Dudley  |  Feb 19, 2006  |  0 comments
The Hartleys I wrote about last month may be the loudspeaker drivers that time forgot, but the venerable Lowthers of Sidcup, England, reign supreme as the horseshoe crabs of the loudspeaker world: strange, ungainly things that have scarcely changed since the days when Franz Schmidt and Robert Johnson walked the earth. Literally.
Art Dudley  |  Mar 27, 2006  |  First Published: Mar 17, 2006  |  0 comments
One should be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.—F. Scott Fitzgerald
Art Dudley  |  Apr 13, 2003  |  0 comments
We were having trouble with the power in our home—the wall current, I mean, not the dynamics of our marriage—so I called the local utility. While the technician was here, he let me watch what he was doing. I had a chance to look inside our meter box, which is the junction between the utility's power lines and the circuit-breaker box in the cellar.
Art Dudley  |  Apr 30, 2006  |  0 comments
Not only is it possible for a thinking person to now and then drastically change his point of view, if for no other reason than the sake of change—if one wishes to prevent self-seriousness and various other forms of mental decay, it's probably an outright must. So it was that I recently began to wonder if everything I know about record players might be wrong.
Art Dudley  |  May 28, 2006  |  0 comments
Going from being an audio hobbyist to a professional reviewer is like passing kidney stones in an emergency room staffed with Playboy bunnies: Not only can you not have what you want, but you don't even want it anymore. In fact, you begin to consciously associate desire with a blinding pain in your crotch.
Art Dudley  |  Jul 02, 2006  |  First Published: Jun 02, 2006  |  0 comments
"A few of us felt that we were the proverbial voices in the wilderness for a long time." So writes Gary Jacobson, whose Quad ESL website, is my favorite of the many good ones out there.
Art Dudley  |  Jul 23, 2006  |  0 comments
In his June, 2006 "Listening" column, Art Dudley discussed the original Quad ESL loudspeaker, and started to describe the task of refurbishing a 47-year-old pair of them; this month, Art fries a pair of transformers and nearly ruins his new wall oven—but finishes the job nevertheless. Please remember that sharp tools, solder flux fumes, and the high voltages typically present inside an electrostatic loudspeaker can sicken or kill you if you don't proceed with caution, and neither Stereophile nor its parent company, Primedia, can be responsible for the suffering or loss that may befall readers who follow Art's advice. Thank you.
Art Dudley  |  Aug 27, 2006  |  0 comments
"Happy is he who gets to know the reasons for things." —Virgil
Art Dudley  |  Oct 01, 2006  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments
"The public will put up with anything except boredom."—Giuseppe Verdi
Art Dudley  |  Oct 29, 2006  |  0 comments
"It's a series of tubes."—Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), explaining how the Internet works

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