Category Archives: Guide

The best free tools for Windows users

This is a list of my favorite, free tools for Windows. Free means it’s either freeware or open source software.
It is surprising how many good tools there are, and how little they are known among Windows users. There is no need to burden your wallet if a free tool can get the job done equally well, right?

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Mini-ITX Gaming PC mkII


I finally decided to upgrade my old gaming PC. About time, it has been almost 6 years since I bought the core components (mainboard, CPU, RAM and GPU). In this article, I will discuss the decision making process based on my requirements and present the result.

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AV receiver audio modes


Dolby, THX, DTS, … which format is the best? What’s the difference?

If you have an AV receiver (AVR), then you probably know that it supports many different audio modes. At first sight, it seems a little overwhelming. I will briefly explain the different modes and give you some basic recommendations. To keep it simple, I will not go into too much detail.

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Room acoustics, the basis for HiFi audio


Admittedly, room acoustics is quite a complex matter, but I will try to present it as structured and briefly as possible.
This article is aimed at people who want to get the most out of their speaker system at home. However, this is not a complete how-to guide, it will only give you an overview and hints to point you in the right direction.
Note that some basic knowledge about sound and loudspeakers is required in order to understand this article.

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