"Maximum dB" is Archived

Doug Blackburn earned adherents and made enemies through his long-running "Max dB" column, which covered diverse subjects from a distinctly  Blackburnian angle. Doug continues to write audio reviews for SoundStage! as well as a column and home-theater reviews for Home Theater & Sound. You can find all installments of "Max dB," even those dating back to early 1998, below.

"Maximum dB" Archived Articles
  • March 2003 - The Evil Backwave
  • July 2002 - Exploding the Myth of the Cone Footer
  • January 2001 - Subwoofers for Music
  • September 2000 - Rock Music for System Evaluation?
  • August 2000 - Finding Your Own Ears
  • July 2000 - Modifying a DVD/CD Transport or Player -- Part Two
  • June 2000 - Modifying a DVD/CD Transport or Player -- Part One
  • May 2000 - Hot Rod Receivers
  • March 2000 - Digging Digital -- Part 2
  • February 2000 - Digging Digital -- Part 1
  • January 2000 - Hard Thinking About the Future of Digital Audio
  • December 1999 - Sorry, no article this month
  • November 1999 - What Does Multichannel Sound Mean for Two-Channel Audiophiles? Is The Answer Present in Our History?
  • October 1999 - Audio Signal Polarity - A Look Behind The Curtain
  • September 1999 - Chaos and Audio Systems
  • August 1999 - Inside Phase
  • July 1999 - Let's Get Right to the Point - Nordost Pulsar Points
  • June 1999 - Fast Bass, Slow Bass - Myth vs. Fact
  • May 1999 - A Question of Balance
  • April 1999 - Two Products that Will Make You Rethink What You Think You Know About Audio
  • March 1999 - A Close Look at ETF 4.0 Room Acoustic Measurement Software
  • February 1999 - Bass
  • January 1999 - Mechanical Resonances and Wire Directionality In Your Audio or Home-Theater System -- Part 1
  • December 1998 - Seeing Through The Fog
  • November 1998 - The Amplifier: What’s Inside? What Makes a Difference? What’s Overlooked? – Part Three of Three
  • October 1998 - The Amplifier: What’s Inside? What Makes a Difference? What’s Overlooked? – PartTwo
  • September 1998 - The Amplifier: What’s Inside? What Makes a Difference? What’s Overlooked? – Part One
  • August 1998 - Listening More? Enjoying it Less?
  • July 1998 - The High-End Mythology of the Toroidal Power Transformer
  • June 1998 - Technobabble: The Importance and Meaning of Distortions
  • May 1998 - Systemizing Month
  • April 1998 - How Stuff Works
  • March 1998 - A Ten (Warner Imaging amplifiers)
  • February 1998 - Michael Green of Room Tune and Michael Green Designs

 


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