What’s the cheapest proper Hi-Fi system?

The thread starts:  What’s the cheapest proper Hi-Fi system you can put together, preferably using used equipment. Where would you start? What would you buy?  I’d be looking at a Dual CS505 with a cheap Goldring cartridge, a NAD 524 CD player, Denon PMA-250SE amp and a pair of Celestion Ditton 15 (first series) or […]

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HARBETH: ” ….. not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these “

The thread starts:  Professional Speaker testing ? Hi. I have a pair of Harbeth HL1 MK4 speakers . Harbeth are not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these. Can they be tested other that If they sound OK they are OK.  Also how would you test the cross […]

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Pono: only a man pays for music quality that he can’t hear – says Charles Arthur

Originally published in 2014 Neil Young is a great musician. Well, I’ve enjoyed a few of his songs, and plenty of people have enjoyed lots more of them – enough to give him a decades-spanning career in the music business. I’m not sure, though, that this quite qualifies him to tangle with mathematicians waving Nyquist-Shannon’s […]

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Bristol Show: Says one visitor – “It will come as no surprise then, that for me, PMC stole the entire show — I kept returning to that room”

Mark EJ (pfm member) writes: PMC: Since first hearing an early pair of LB1s with a 52/135s fed by a Roksan CD player (shutting down the 135s every 15 mins) at a Heathrow show in the early 90s, I’ve been conscious that PMC succeed (to my ears) in quite a lot of what they attempt, […]

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KUZMA: 4Point tonearm – test review

No one has ever accused Franc Kuzma of designing glamorous audio jewelry. His turntables and tonearms are industrial-strength examples of engineering know-how and machining excellence. But to those who appreciate such things, his products are truly beautiful, even if they’re not adorned with chrome, wood, and sleekly polished surfaces. And if looking at the 4Point […]

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HiFiction Thales AV tonearm – test review. Stereophile Magazine.

Ideally, LPs should be played with the pickup stylus remaining tangential (ie, at a 90° angle) to the groove—just as the lacquer from which the LP was ultimately stamped was cut in the first place. Over the years, many attempts have been made to accomplish this. Back in 1877, Thomas A. Edison’s original machines tangentially […]

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LINN: “There was no aspect of the Linn sound that I missed when when I switched over to Meridian”

“I’m running DSP 5200s but I can’t comment on them compared to the other speakers you mention as I have not heard them. Meridian products are supposed to have a ‘laid back’ approach to sound presentation, it doesn’t seem that way to me and I come from a full active Linn set up. There was […]

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JEFF BECK: Live At The Hollywood Bowl) (DVD+2CD)

We are told ….. Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD, Blu-ray and DVD+2CD set. DVD+2CD set is packaged in a CD-sized digipack. Fantastic line-up of guest artists joining Jeff Beck on stage. Includes For Your Love, Beck’s Bolero, ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers, Big Block, Over Under Sideways Down, A Day In […]

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HARBETH: Buying them on-line; beware – your money is at risk

The thread starts: From time to time, Harbeth speakers appear on on-line trading sites. These can be described as “brand new”, “as new condition”, “in sealed cartons”, “unused”, “just tested and repacked” or similar. This post is to caution prospective bargain hunters that they are putting themselves at risk. There is no warranty outside the […]

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Space Oddity – F.M. Broadcast 1983 (CD) by David Bowie and Stevie Ray Vaughn

From the rare Dallas Moonlight sessions, the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan brings a new life to some classic Bowie songs. Recorded in 1983 for WMFM.  1. Star   2. Heroes   3. What In the World   4. Look Back in Anger   5. Joe The Lion   6. Wild is the Wind   7. Golden Years   8. Fashion   9. Lets […]

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