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Expensive and cheap acoustic cables: in what a difference? Part 1

3 years, 8 months ago


Comment of the translator: in the text classification of cables according to the American system of marking of thickness of wires is used. It is possible to specify characteristics of cables according to the international standard on calibers of wires of IEC 60228 (AWG) here.

The recent test of acoustic cables which I carried out for Jeff Morrison (Geoff Morrison) on The Wirecutter set me thinking on very debatable question, thoughts of which as I considered, forever left my head, repeatedly.

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The show Sound #19 — the Podcast about audio equipment and an ecosystem of a sound

3 years, 8 months ago
With you "Show Sound" – transfer for those who live works, has a rest and moves, listening to favourite music or podcasts.

In this show we speak simple words about devices and technologies, we deal with the principles of their work and we acquaint you with an ecosystem of a good sound from And to I.

In the 19th release we deal with portable audio equipment and earphones together with Audiomaniya's expert – Danila Nikolaev

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Flute of the forgotten dreams

3 years, 8 months ago


I just adore everything that is connected with the Stone Age therefore the 3D documentary of Werner Herzog (Werner Herzog) about rock paintings right there drew my attention as if mint a cat.

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Digital audioformat 24/192 and why in it there is no sense. Part 4 (and the last)

3 years, 8 months ago


Comment perev.: It is transfer of the last part of the unrolled Christopher "Monty" Montgomery's article (the creator of Ogg Free Software and Vorbis) about why inhabitants are present no sense to store and reproduce music in a format 24/192 and that can really improve quality of reproduction of your favourite records.

[First part]
[Second part]
[Third part]

At last, good news!


What is necessary to improve quality of a digital sound to which we listen?

The best earphones

The easiest way – not digital. The good pair of earphones becomes the strongest improvement of sound quality for money. Laid on or intra channel earphones, earphones of the opened or closed types – mostly it does not matter. They even shall not be expensive though expensive earphones can cost the money.

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Digital audioformat 24/192 and why in it there is no sense. Part 3

3 years, 8 months ago


Comment perev.: It is transfer of penultimate part of the unrolled Christopher "Monty" Montgomery's article (the creator of Ogg Free Software and Vorbis) about why inhabitants are present no sense to store and reproduce music in a format 24/192 (and about the one really it makes sense to work to whom with 24-bit audio).

[First part]
[Second part]

Let's return to your ears


We discussed the range of frequencies which ears, but that about dynamic range are capable to distinguish (it is range from the most low sound to the loudest)?

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Digital audioformat 24/192 and why in it there is no sense. Part 2

3 years, 9 months ago


Comment perev.: It is transfer of the second (from four) parts of the unrolled Christopher "Monty" Montgomery's article (the creator of Ogg Free Software and Vorbis) about what, in his opinion, is one of the most widespread and deeply taken roots delusions in the world of music lovers.

[First part]

Frequency of 192 KHZ is considered harmful


Musical digital files with a frequency of 192 KHZ do not bring any benefit, but nevertheless exert some impact. In practice it turns out that their quality of reproduction is a little worse, and during reproduction there are ultrasonic waves.

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Digital audioformat 24/192 and why in it there is no sense. Part 1

3 years, 9 months ago


Last month [original article is written in March, 2012] headings in the press reported that the musician Neil Young and the founder of the Apple company Steve Jobs discussed possible start of service for downloading of musical formats of "uncompromising studio quality". The majority of newspapers, logs and users were rather optimistic concerning perspectives of a digital musical format with quantization of a signal in digit capacity 24 bits, with a sampling rate of 192 kHz.

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Case Tindie: reefs during creation of the eCommerce-website [part 2]

3 years, 9 months ago


[ part one ]

Be accurate with where you redirect users


As for optimization of attendance of the website, you need to organize the redirection of a traffic so that users remained on the website even if they did not find what was specifically looked for.

"Can seem that on implementation of it a lot of time — especially if to take as a basis services of forming of recommendations on the websites, like Amazon will be required. However not everything has to turn out at once" — Grace says.

Tindie had no time of sufficient information that for certain know what products should be recommended to the buyers. The situation when buyers cannot find desirable goods or turns out that it is unavailable, is fraught with problems. If you have no understanding of where in that case to redirect buyers, they will leave your website and, perhaps, any more will never come on it again.

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Введение в геймификацию для eCommerce

3 years, 10 months ago


Несколько лет назад было трудно найти специалиста по электронной коммерции, который бы не заявлял, что геймификация — это новый прорыв в маркетинге. К сегодняшнему дню геймификация превратилась из «прыщавого подростка» в симпатичного и опытного воина, «сражающегося» за популяризацию того или иного бренда. И большие, и маленькие компании продолжают «геймифицировать» процесс обслуживания своих покупателей. Читайте руководство по геймификации в электронной коммерции и узнаете, как сделать покупку товаров более интересным занятием.

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eCommerce for beginners

3 years, 10 months ago


From the translator: this transfer is intended for those who make the first steps in the field of e-Commerce or only think of creation of business in this area. Here quite large dabs outlined what it is worth beginning with and what it is desirable to think at the beginning of this big of (and, certainly, interesting) a way. We decided to add several references to our articles and transfers to material – it will be possible to address them in more detail to study a number of questions, mentioned in this topic.

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