A Measurement that Says Something – test review

When we first heard rumors that Shure Brothers was about to unleash something called “trackability” on the audio world, our reaction was mainly one of indifference. We already had loudspeakers with listenability, tape recorders with portability, and amplifiers with stability and dependability. Trackability, we figured, was just another clever sales gimmick; a catchy word that […]

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CONSTELLATION AUDIO:

Constellation Audio was founded on the premise that one cannot create something extraordinary through slavish adherence to established methods. When tradition is the best path, we embrace it. When new technology is necessary to achieve the performance we want, we invent it. When we find a radical circuit topology that delivers a substantial advance in […]

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Continiuum Audio Labs

They say ….. When a collaboration of like-minds, driven by a shared passion, combine their considerable knowledge, talents and resources with the desire to create something beyond the state-of-the-art, special things can happen. The ordinary constraints that normally limit most endeavours can suddenly disappear. The AIM FOR PERFECTION becomes the driving force, the only constraint. […]

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COPLAND: CTA 405

The CTA405 is an integrated valve amplifier with five line-level inputs, including a tape monitor loop, and a built in RIAA phono circuit accommodating moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. A complete line stage similar to the one found in the Copland CTA305 preamplifier is installed separately together with a dedicated power supply, […]

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MOMENTUM: The preamplifier

They say:  Only the Momentum preamplifier can deliver the sound quality necessary to get the maximum possible performance from the Momentum monoblock and stereo amps. Like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamplifier uses complementary balanced circuit topology for maximum bandwidth and low noise. Its audio circuitry is fully discrete, with no op amps. Zero-feedback design assures […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Equipment isolation supports

  Hello Howard, wanted to ask what your view of isolation supports etc is? Over many years I have had personal experience of isolations systems from everyone from Russ Andrews, Mana and latterly Townshend Audio. My conclusions are these: Anyone who claims that an isolation support, in your home, at your listening levels will automatically […]

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Opinions are not facts in disguise; they’re merely opinions until validated.

Howard Popeck: First, some evolutionary history. Someone (their name escapes me) concluded that it was logical, sensible and intelligent to consider if there were life forms smaller than could be seen by the human eye. This being despite the fact that this enlightened person lacked the precision instruments necessary to get the answer. My point […]

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TechDAS State-of-the-Art turntable

They say:  Analog vinyl records or discs are still the primary source used by many high-end audiophiles and music lovers around the World. To meet their needs, TechDAS has brought past know-how, the latest electronics and machining technology, and an understanding of materials science together to develop the best possible turntable for musicality and sound […]

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DUMB IDEA? A proposed audiophile start up in a saturated market

Hi. A well known valve supplier and I have discussed putting (a new valve amplifier line) into production. Given your experiences with valve amplification would you be interested in selling same amps? Well, I think it fair to say and with some regret too that currently the economic situation facing the UK audiophile industry in […]

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