ALTEC: 620a – recent images

Also ….. A lot of information on vintage JBL equipment can be found at the following Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/JBLALTEC/permalink/844140395770562/?comment_id=844192352432033&notif_id=1517571314044054&notif_t=group_comment&ref=notif   Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive

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SUGDEN: Their Masterclass DAC-4 Digital to Analogue Converter

They say ….. The DAC-4 offers a well judged alternative to the plethora of other DAC’s available in the current market.  With sound quality top of the list, our watchword ‘Rescuing music from technology’ could not be more appropriate.  Instead of accepting and using the latest digital trends, we have produced a product meticulously engineered […]

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Pioneer QX-949 Quad Receiver – thoughts invited

Anybody had any recent experience with this piece of kit? I’m curious because I used to own one (decades ago). No idea how it would compare to current gear. (the Quad function is, of course, virtually useless). Nice example can be seen here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24418022952616662/ Explore HERE Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most […]

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Jazz Has Become The Least-Popular Genre In The U.S.

From our extensive jazz archives: David La Rosa writes: According to Nielsen‘s 2014 Year-End Report, jazz is continuing to fall out of favor with American listeners and has tied with classical music as the least-consumed music in the U.S., after children’s music. Both jazz and classical represent just 1.4% of total U.S. music consumption a piece. However, Classical […]

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THE STAPLE SINGERS: Faith And Grace – A Family Journey 1953-1976 (4CD/7″Vinyl Box)

  We are told ….. Listen to a family’s musical odyssey unfold with this new five-disc set from Universal Music Catalogue, the first-ever comprehensive overview of the career of The Staple Singers… Featuring the extraordinary voice of Mavis Staples, the family band delivered Seventies’ R&B/Soul classics such as Respect Yourself, I’ll Take You There and […]

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RECEIVERS: What is the flashiest, most obnoxious looking receiver/amp of the 80s/early 90s?

  Now, when I say the 80s, I don’t mean that early 80s transitional time that produced things like the Galaxy Commander Please click HERE to continue Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive Also ….. […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: The Broadcast Collection 1983 – ‘89 (9CD Box Set)

We are told …. The entire original King Biscuit Flower Hour, WXRT, WLIR, WMMR, Washington DC and KBCO FM Broadcasts Covering performances from Nine Incredible shows; Ripley’s Music Hall 1983, The Spectrum 1984 & 1988, Chicago Blues Festival 1985, Fox Theatre 1986, Mann Music Center 1987, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1989 and include five bonus tracks […]

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How do you determine when an LP is worn ?

As per title,played a Steve Hacket LP the other night,this would have been played to death back in the 70’s with many different cartridges including Decca’s.First track has a couple of Acoustic guitars playing,I could usually locate where they were in the mix,but it sounded all jumbled up with little separation.Another track had a guitar […]

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnOXkedBmRs Said one viewer: Definitely my favorite album…1st with Neil Young. The singing really hits it, esp. with “Carry On”, Country Girl”, “Woodstock” and “Everybody, I Love you” standing out (for me)…”4&20″ is another piece of silk, with Stephen Stills using an all-‘E’ tuning. All great stuff.

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SUGDEN: Their Fusion21 CD player

They say ….. The Fusion 21 is designed to compliment both the A21 and A21SE Signature integrated amplifiers. Utilising a high speed transport mechanism and on board memory, the Fusion 21 is a technically advanced CD player. To reduce jitter and control errors during play back there is a dedicated transceiver circuit, this re-formats data […]

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Robert Plant: ‘There’s only me, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart left’

Originally published in 2014 Robert Plant stands in the bright sunshine, eyes scanning a sunlit pedestrian square in Birmingham, while people pass on by, oblivious to the presence of one of rock and roll’s great frontmen. “I’ve been around so long I can be easily ignored,” he notes, with twinkly amusement. “Even people who know […]

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