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  • Reaching Paradise

    I write this post while listening to music coming out of my Paradise. Which is to say: I (Adam) am back in the Garden… Finishing the Build All of the hard work was done by the time I made my last post. It was then a matter of waiting for a few more pieces to…

  • Further Progress to Paradise

    I have been busy this week working on my Paradise. All of the nitty gritty details can be found on the “Adam’s Paradise” thread on Audio Flat. Here, I will present a fairly quick overview, focusing on pretty pictures. Case work I’d been thinking about and dreading this aspect of the project for months: how…

  • “Linishing”: Getting the Chrome Bumper Look

    I spent all day yesterday figuring out how to silkscreen onto polypropylene: a stressful, tiring, and lengthy process — but one that turned out well. I was hoping that today’s task would be easier. Thankfully it was. What I wanted to do today was to give my Naim shoebox cases the “Chrome Bumper” (“CB”) look,…

  • Making Fasciae for My Paradise

    As I mentioned in my last post, I had all kinds of complicated ideas for my Paradise fasciae, with all manner of rear illumination, parallax effects, and light pipes being mooted. In the end, I decided on a Chrome Bumper looked, which was comparatively simple. Which is not to say that it was easy to…

  • Ascending to Paradise

    As you may have noticed, the regularity of my posts here has slowed down a bit in recent months. This is not because I’ve lost my enthusiasm for hifi. Quite the opposite: I’ve been so utterly obsessed that I’ve had no time to reflect on or write about it. Mostly what I’ve been up to…

  • Building (a) Paradise

    This is the page where I collect all my posts about my Paradise 4-box photo stage. Ascending to Paradise: an introduction to the Paradise and the project. Making Fasciae for My Paradise, in which I learn how to silkscreen custom-made logos onto polypropylene panels. “Linshing,” in which I give my Naim shoebox cases the “Chrome…