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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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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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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Listening To Storage

                HiFi Critic write ….. Listening tests reveal significant sound quality differences between various digital music storage technologies. Article By Andrew Harrison and Stephen N. Harris. Press ‘play’ on the remote control, and the chosen music selection sounds out into the room, sweet and clear. However, instead of […]

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Anti-Mode 8033 – automatic Sub-woofer Equalizer

They say ….. Automatic Room Correction is Finally Reality! Audio professionals and home theatre enthusiasts have know it for a good while: poor room acoustics can spoil otherwise perfect sound reproduction. Perhaps the most significant challenge is how to deal with standing waves (also known as room ‘modes’) which appear at low frequencies in every […]

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PS Audio: The bass myth

Paul McGowan writes:  One of the biggest myths I routinely encounter in high end audio is what I call the Bass Myth; “my speakers go to 30Hz and below and I don’t need a subwoofer”.  I have travelled the world over and rarely ever do I hear proper bass. The number of speakers that can […]

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Noise Harvesters: ‘Launched some years ago and were very popular amongst the high-end crowd’

Paul McGowan: Noise Harvesters were launched some years ago and were very popular amongst the high-end crowd.  Many are still used today and we get continual requests to bring the product back – which we have. I thought it might be interesting to do a short little series on how the product developed – describing […]

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Howard Popeck get interviewed by Neil McCauley. Part 2 of 3

Music. What about that? I love the music of J S Bach and that of The Who – and much else besides. Equipment? I think vintage Meridian equipment cannot be over praised and that their modern stuff is technically brilliant but musically soulless for me. It’s just an opinion. I guess I’m as likely to […]

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