PS AUDIO “I believe the basic problem is the loudspeaker itself and less so the electronic chain and microphones used to pickup the music.”

Paul McGowan writes: You are walking down the street perfectly happy after a good lunch or so, when suddenly from nowhere you hear music. It could be a sound two blocks away, poor acoustics, noisy background etc. Maybe it’s a street musician, but the thing is that your brain can detect this as live music […]

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Philip Dukes / James Gilchrist / Anna Tilbrook Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel – Songs and Chamber Works – AllMusic Review by James Manheim

This Vaughan Williams recital makes an unusually satisfying impression, and it may not be immediately clear why. There’s quite a bit of unfamiliar material, some of it in unusual versions for which there was no pressing need. But the whole thing hangs together, creates a mood of intimacy, and draws you into the composer’s world. […]

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Elton, whose real name is Reggie, and I spent a good hour enjoying lunch together in a Munich Cafe in 1972. I found him to be a sensitive, intelligent, warm-hearted man

In 1972 Elton John and Bernie Taupin released the song Rocket Man on John’s 1972 album Honky Château. The track became a hit single, rising to No. 2 in the UK and No. 6 in the US. The world premiere for Rocket Man was played on Armed Forces Network on my radio program called Underground. I […]

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Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky – AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard

Both Sides of the Sky is another collection of high-quality studio recordings, dating from 1968-1970. It might surprise some that, 45-plus years after his death, there’s still good material that hasn’t been previously released, but Hendrix was recording nearly all the time at this point, whether they were demos done in his apartment, late-night jamming […]

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Low inductance, low capacitance and moderate impedance speaker cables?

Hi Guys, Roger Sanders of Sanders Sound Systems Ltd sells purpose made coaxial design speaker cables for Electrostatic speakers. They are made to be low inductance, low capacitance, and moderate impedance cables. As I cannot afford his $600 per pair asking price, does anyone know of any other cables (as cheap as possible) that fulfill […]

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SOLEDAD BROTHERS: Human Race Blues (Vinyl 7″) by Soledad Brothers

What do the Soledad Brothers sound like in 2015, navigating a crazy hazy post-apocalyptic netherworld of the United States? Updated and improved in all the right ways without compromising anything. Don’t you kinda hate it and kinda love it when a band takes a break, and then comes back better than ever? That’s exactly what […]

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FIDELITY RESEARCH TONEARMS: Overrated nostalgia or … timeless classics?

I’m trying to get a handle on what’s up with these arms. It seems there isn’t alot of info available outside of the most desireable FR-64 and -66 series, though the FR-14s seem to command a bit higher prices. From what I can find: The -24, -34, -54 and -64 were contemporaries, with the -34 […]

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Platter Upgrade for Garrard 301

The thread starts:  I am toying with the idea of upgrading my analog system to the next level up from my VPI scout. I’ve heard alot of talk about great performance from a Garrard 301 coupled with a upgraded plinth that I could buy from various sources, such as Oswald Mill Audio or Shindo, among […]

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PS AUDIO: Back when vinyl ruled

Paul McGowan writes: I remember the first time I became aware of what we call Listener Fatigue.  It was many years ago when there was only turntables, vinyl and most people listened to nothing but tube electronics; solid state was just coming onto the hi fi scene and we are part of that pioneering effort. […]

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