Howard Popeck is so wrong about the Harbeth 40.1 – apparently

The Harbeth 40.1 is not overrated by any means, as their  sales data will attest. Don’t know your gripe with Harbeth but it doesn’t make you look very knowledgeable with statements like that. I’ve heard EMT’s and wasn’t impressed. Everything is subjective of course but the 40.1’s are always one of the most liked speakers […]

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PS Audio: AC line noise

Paul McGowan writes: Our options have pretty much always involved creating safe havens for the equipment that will benefit from it. Safe havens are isolated areas of power that we build using either a filter or a regenerator like a Power Plant.  But what about the whole house?  Would it be possible to create a […]

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BRINKMANN: La Grange and one of the world’s first fully balanced vinyl replay systems

Originally published here in February 2006 Howard, is it true that way back you were the owner of the World’s first fully balanced vinyl replay system? Possibly the first; certainly one of the first three ….. so I’m told. I purchased the Brinkman 10.5 tonearm before I became a dealer, and paid £2,200 from the […]

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Aiwa DX-1200 CD test review

Table of contents: Overview As an aside … Comparative pricing Okay, it’s subjective but … Buying advice Headphone jack? Unusual features Technical So … what did it sound like? Suitable partners? For and against Should YOU buy? Where to buy

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AUDIOLAB: Upgrades

They tell us ….. Greatly improved power-supply & signal path components bring a smoother and much more open sound with better detail, transparency, bass grip & definition. Due to the age of these amplifiers, it is highly recommended that you get them serviced. Of course, we can do this for you; alternatively why not have […]

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Paul McGowan: Standing naked

Recently we started our series on Harvesters and how they came into existence: first as an idea and a challenge, second as a solution.  I’ve put together a short little video that explains the Harvesters and if you have a chance to view it, I’d love to know what you think.  Cecil B. Demille I […]

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How the other half lives

I’ve been going out with and then married to my wife since we were 19, that’s 31 years. In all that time I’ve bought every bit of audio equipment we’ve listened to, apart from one and soon three. Initially it was me who fancied a Sonos for casual listening in the kitchen and so I […]

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Anti-vibration platform Monolith Audio Zaii

They say ….. The anti-vibration platform was designed chiefly for turntables. However, owing to its unusual properties, it is also readily used with CD/SACD players, amplifiers, digital to analogue converters, speakers and other audio devices. It allows one to isolate the audio device from vibrations coming from the base, which brings about significant changes to […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Un-compressing Recordings (Expansion)

  I’ve had a DEQ2496 in my system for years and I have occasionally played with the expander to counteract the effects of heavy dynamic compression on recordings. It never really works though, because you’d need exactly the opposite settings used for the recording. Most recordings these days will have a multi-band compressor applied during […]

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HARBETH: 30.1, odd USA pricing?

The thread starts:I was wondering if anyone knew why the USA importer for Harbeth speakers Fidelis AV has the 30.1 model priced so high? Pricing in Cherry finish. U.K. 2,529 Pounds or about $3,915 US Dollars E.U. 3,150 Euros or about $ 4,145 US Dollars Canada 5,000 Canadian Dollars or about $4,986 US dollars The […]

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