Why Light Dependent Resistors? Why did we design our Passive Preamps with light dependent resistors (LDRs)? Because they sound better than all other options. Better than any potentiometer (“pot”), better than any stepped attenuator, and better even than transformer based volume controls. LDRs have excellent sonic quality and make it possible to have no mechanical …. Read More >>
The Perfect Preamplifier If you read enough articles on high-end audio you eventually encounter the definition of a perfect preamp: no preamp at all. Just a short wire between the line source and the amplifier. Purity of audio signal maintained unsullied by intervening gear. All fine and good provided you live alone, have few neighbors …. Read More >>
CAPE CORAL, Florida (October 1, 2012) – Today, Tortuga Audio launched its website/store (www.tortugaaudio.com) highlighting its new LDR6 Passive Preamp. The LDR6 is the first of several high value audio products that Tortuga Audio plans on releasing over the next year geared towards discriminating music lovers interested in high performance 2-channel stereo audio. The LDR6 …. Read More >>
Wireless Audio At Home & Road In my view, nothing puts the sexy back into audio like digital wireless audio. Digital audio is the merging of computer technology and the traditional home audio system. Whether you have a $30,000 audiophile system or a $300 system-in-a-box from Home Depot, digital audio will get your audio mojo …. Read More >>
Bruce Springsteen If music grabs you, moves you, speaks to you, can make you cry, can make you laugh, is part of your life, going way back, to your beginning, and it hasn’t let up, then read or listen to Bruce Springteen’s keynote speech from the 2012 South by Southwest Conference. All of it. In one sitting. You’ll feel it. …. Read More >>
Here is the artwork for the front and back panels of the LDR6 Passive Preamplifier.
I remember the first time I heard Led Zeppelin. It was 1969. Blown away. If you were around back then, you know what I mean. Years later, when I took up learning how to play blues guitar, it soon dawned on me just how rooted in the blues their music had been – and …. Read More >>
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry wrote and recorded Johnny B. Goode in 1958 when I was just 5 years old. It’s hard to overstate the significance of Chuck Berry on the emergence of rock-n-roll. In a very real way, Chuck was the father of rock. All who came after including all the great rock guitarists like …. Read More >>