The Audio Help Desk

For your convenience, here is a brief introduction to the technology of audio and the internet.

You're now entering a human, non-geek-speak zone summarizing audio technology and how it dovetails with the Internet, with a bias towards our site and what we are trying to achieve with it.  There are no condescending digital priests.  You will know much of it, so feel free to click on out or fast-forward.

Please note that we update these pages quite often, to keep pace with the changing tech world. But some figures may be out of date. The tech principles, however, do not change.

Contents
In suggested reading order (links are provided between pages)

Musical Options
Audio Quality
Audio Notes: Mono and Stereo
Surround Sound: An Introduction

image from a T shirt bought from Laughing Stock, Christopher Street, New York c1986

Home Albums Artists Contact Downloads Help Links New Shopping Words

We encourage shopping:
Why our CD prices are so low
What you get in packaging
Why CDs sound better
Why you get almost instant satisfaction: wait just three days for REAL quality
We give away HUGE chunks of music so you can REALLY check it out

Grandma's Goodbye, mixes from the track on The Contessa's Party The Shirts, Only The Dead Know Brooklyn Thorne: The Contessa's Party Lene Lovich: Shadows and Dust Sprawl
to the
albums
page
Sprawl Albums at the Stereo Society Raven Cry Tomorrow Thorne: Dancing With B
site maintenance by empathydesign, York, England