Selling direct to the public: Maker expresses frustration about being fora-banned

“There is much word of mouth promotion and also forum discussion elsewhere in Europe, but there is also politics on those forums, but at least NVA can be discussed. Here we are banned from the three forums that carry weight of membership numbers, so how do I break past this censorship, which is deliberate to […]

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THE CHARLATANS: The Limit Of The Marvelous (Vinyl 180g Colour LP)

They tell us ….. With the 50th anniversary of the American band the Charlatans’ debut this summer, Big Beat are celebrating with this carefully conceived deluxe vinyl edition of the original line-up’s best recordings, “The Limit Of The Marvelous”. The iconic quintet are widely acknowledged with kick starting the San Francisco 1960s renaissance. The Charlatans […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Their BBC LS5/8

They say: The LS5/8 is the BBC’s flagship design, and was developed because of the need for higher sound pressure levels and greater transparency and consistency than the ageing LS5/5 offered. This was the first BBC loudspeaker to use a polypropylene diaphragm which, being lighter than Bextrene, offered greater efficiency and lower colouration. A carefully […]

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UNISON RESEARCH: Unico 150

The Unico range of hybrid electronics from Unison Research has added the Unico 150 dual-mono integrated amplifier to the range, an integrated amplifier designed to accommodate a variety of sources via its three RCA and two XLR pair inputs as well as the bi-wirable speaker terminals and boasts a new three-plate front fascia that can […]

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MIYAJIMA: Madake cartridge

PAUL RIGBY writes ….. Madake is the Japanese term for a particular species of bamboo, Giant Timber Bamboo, often used in various types of traditional Japanese craftsmanship but now quite rare. The cantilever for Miyajima’s new cartridge, rather than being made from the usual metal (e.g. aluminium, boron) or crystalline solid (e.g. ruby, sapphire or […]

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SENNHEISER: Their legendary Orpheus headphones return at 50k Euros

PAUL RIGBY writes ….. Brace yourself, headphone fans. For two reasons. Firstly, Sennheiser has announced that it will be releasing the Orpheus headphones for sale again. The high-end headphones, which will be hand-crafted in Germany and this is the second brace, carry a price tag around €50,000. The new launch is the second in the […]

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NIXIE: CFT615C Tube Clock

*Display special layering digits *Classic wooden case design CFT615C Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Clock DESCRIPTION CFT615C is a Wooden Case Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Desk Clock. Using Genuine Nixie Tubes Technology to provide special and classic layering digital time display  Suitable for Ornament and Premium item in Household, Office, Shop and other comparable spaces. Classic wooden Nixie […]

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DAVONE: Just 29 inches tall, the Davone Ray-S speaker is a force to be reckoned with

STEVE GUTTENBERG writes ….. Beautifully crafted in Denmark, the Davone Ray-S, speakers’ sound looms large. Most of my favorite floor-standing high-end speakers are big and tall, but the Davone Ray-S sits low to the floor — it’s a mere 29 inches high mounted on its steel stand. The Ray-S is a thoroughly modern, truly elegant […]

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THE BEATLES: Abbey Road and Beyond: Greatest Hits and Lost Sessions 1962 – 1966 (6 CD Box Set)

We are told ….. This six disc anthology features the very best of The Beatles in the studio, on the road and on the airwaves from 1962-’66. It is the perfect illustration of how The Beatles evolved as writers and performers and created a musical phenomenon which has never been equaled. Disc 1 – The […]

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Bowie at the Beeb – The Best of the BBC Radio Sessions ‘68 – ‘72 (180g Vinyl 4LP Box Set) by David Bowie

In the late 1960’s David Bowie entered the BBC studios for the first time to record his first session for BBC radio and between 1968 and 1972, David recorded 12 sessions for BBC radio. This compilation pulls together the very best of those sessions. In 2000 when ‘Bowie at the Beeb’ was released on CD […]

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COUNTRY JOE and THE FISH: Electric Music For The Mind And Body (2CD Deluxe Digipak)

They tell us ….. Country Joe & The Fish’s “Electric Music For The Mind And Body” was the first genuine psychedelic long player to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene. This album was the first where the sound in the grooves matched the new frontier philosophies of the 1960 s generation. Berkeley-based […]

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TOM WAITS: Bloodshot Moon (Limited 7CD Box Set)

We are told: Limited edition 7CD Box Set featuring FM broadcasts   An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Waits signed to Asylum Records in 1972, and after numerous abortive recording sessions, his first record—the jazzy, folk-tinged Closing Time—was released in 1973. The album—produced and arranged by former Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry […]

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MERUS AUDIO: Linkplay and Merus Audio Present High Efficiency Amplifier WiFi Platform

They tell us ….. Merus Audio is proud to announce a joint reference design with Silicon Valley, Calif.-based Linkplay Technology, Inc. (www.linkplay.com) for a turnkey solution for various battery powered wireless speakers, soundbars, and audio receivers. “Linkplay’s A31 or A28 combined with Merus Audio’s patented eximo® multi-level switching amplifiers is a great fit for any […]

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CABASSE: A trio of Cabasse debuts at The Indulgence Show

They tell us …. Cabasse distributor, Connected Distribution, will use The Indulgence Show to unveil three new important models from the French manufacturer, including the new Baltic 4 high-end lifestyle speakers, Murano Alto compact tower speakers and the company’s first Bluetooth portable speaker, SWELL. Baltic 4 The Baltic 4s combine audiophile sound quality and stunning […]

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