The Balance Of Power

Paul White writes ….. No sooner had I opened a new file to write this leader column, aimed squarely at the annoyance of external power supplies, than I received an email from one of our long-time readers asking if he could submit a Sounding Off piece in favour of them. His argument was that by […]

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Comfort OR better sound; can you have both? Howard Popeck ponders on this

In the mid 1980s, just when I thought it was safe to relax in our demonstration rooms at Subjective Audio and enjoy the music … Linn made the public and the industry aware of the damage an extra pair of speakers in that room might be inflicting on the music. The era of the single-speaker […]

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Exactly the way it happened folks: Linn LP12 and a/b demonstrations

From and including the 1970s, Linn popularised the concept of the A-B demonstration. It was, on the face of it, a faultlessly logical ethos. It was adopted by reviewers and dealers alike, myself included. It was rumoured they had mystery shoppers in circulation, prepared to report back any deviation from the dogma. For a while […]

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PS Audio: How my Noise Harvester works

Paul McGowan writes: Today I’d like to cover how a Noise Harvester works.  It’s a clever little device that converts line noise into light and when it does that the converted noise energy dissipates into the room in a series of flashes never to be heard from again.  Literally. The basic circuit is a fairly […]

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Made in Germany: Beyerdynamic DT 880 and DT 990 headphones

Steve Guttenberg writes ….. The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition and DT 990 Edition headphones are available in different impedance versions. The Audiophiliac listens to them all Continues HERE Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just […]

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PS Audio: Fooling our ears and eyes

Paul McGowan writes: Recently we mentioned that DSD and Class D operating systems were similar in that each can be played directly into the loudspeaker without conversion; unlike digital audio which cannot.  Both are bit streams – DSD a series of fixed width bits that get more or less dense to make music and Class […]

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Bogdan Audio Creations Art Deco

They say: These are the new and completely redesigned Art Deco Coax Speakers finished in solid cherry wood. They will be presented for the first time at the RMAF (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest) October 12-14, 2012. Art Deco is a dual chamber enclosure design with a variable wall thickness, the interior material was chosen for […]

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Vintage equipment repair specialists

This is a growing free directory. It’s only a directory and not a list of personal recommendations by me. Entry to this directory is entirely free. Any enginner specialising in the repair, rebuild or upgrade of vintage audiophile equipment can email me: hp@no-alibi.demon.co.uk with their link for inclusion here. Currently this site has in excess […]

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PS Audio: The bassaholic

Paul McGowan writes:  Ok, I’ll admit it – I am a Bassaholic and instead of trying to cure myself, I am most comfortable embracing and supporting my addiction.  Yup, a system without deep, low and impressive bass isn’t my cup of tea and as many of my reader know, I believe the only way to […]

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