LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. How important are passive components in amplifier design?

So Dr. Bews – how important are passive components in amplifier design? The selection of passive components is a very important factor in the design of an amplifier. Subjective evaluation is essential in this selection, together with reliability. It has been found that the most optimum component for a particular circuit location may differ from Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. How important are passive components in amplifier design?

So Dr. Bews – how important are passive components in amplifier design? The selection of passive components is a very important factor in the design of an amplifier. Subjective evaluation is essential in this selection, together with reliability. It has been found that the most optimum component for a particular circuit location may differ from Read More →

LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews. Audiophile fuses

Howard, could you ask Dr. Bews please about his thoughts re so-called audiophile fuses in UK mains plugs when powering his equipment? Different types of mains fuse will alter the sound to some extent, so they can be tried to see if the customer prefers a particular type. Remember that slow type fuses (often have Read More →

LFD AUDIO: DAC3 – an owner writes

Hi everyone. I bought a preowned one from Howard and I have been using this for around 3 years now. Today I am going to write about the sound and only the sound because … there’s really not much else to write about. It looks ordinary, has few inputs and the bare minimum of controls. Read More →

LFD AUDIO: DAC3 and the Ultra Analogue D20400A chip

Gentlemen. I write about my wonderful DAC3 which is working fine. I realise that Dr. Bews can service anything and everything in the DAC but not of course the chip. Do chips wear out? If so what is the meantime between failure please? Are there replacement chips? Am I worrying about nothing? Help! Do chips Read More →