The Beach Boys – Live In The Eighties (2CD)

Brilliant performances at the Philadelphia Spectrum and The Mall, Washington DC Includes the entire WNEW-FM broadcast, with 6 bonus tracks broadcast on Q107-FM It’s presented here together with background notes and images. The Beach Boys, live at the Philadelphia Spectrum, April 18th 1980 and The Mall, Washington DC on 4th July 1981 Following the turbulent […]

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PS AUDIO: Building a reference level sound room is no small task and, while a fun project, it’s …

Paul McGowan writes:  I promised a series that included a video of the setup for our new reference system in the PS Listening room – and I will deliver on that promise for those of you interested in following along. Building a reference level sound room is no small task and, while a fun project, […]

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Au Revoir Dave Wilson (1944-2018)

Wilson Audio founder, Dave Wilson, 73, died of metastatic bone cancer on Saturday evening, May 26. Dave was receiving hospice care at his Utah home, and took his leave with his beloved wife and partner, Sheryl Lee Wilson, and other family members at his side. Dave’s exit came after he had overseen the 2006 expansion […]

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LAURA NYRO: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection (2CD)

We are told: Laura Nyro Was One of the Great Singer-Songwriters of Her Generation She Penned Such Classic as “Stoney End,” “And When I Die,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Eli’s Comin’,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Sweet Blindness,” and “Blowin’ Away,” All of Which Came from the Two Albums That Make Up This Two-CD Collection A Little Magic, […]

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PS AUDIO: ” ……. if it sounds real, how can it get better than real?”

Paul McGowan writes: You’ve just finished polishing your system and settling down to enjoy it.  But how do you know it’s right? The short answer is: when it’s real. Imaging, tonal balance, toe in, toe out all matter to achieve only one thing: reality in your living room. Does that singer sound like she is […]

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STING: Interview

Sting’s memories of his school days aren’t exactly fond. The son of a hairdresser and engineer fitter’s mate, he passed his 11-plus and was promptly set on the path to greater things. But first he had priests to deal with. “I got a scholarship to a grammar school,” recalls the rock singer, songwriter, actor and, […]

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Steve Jobs on the iTunes Music Store: The Unpublished Interview

On April 28th, 2003, moments before I was about to interview Steve Jobs at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, I was jittery. Anticipation? Nerves? Excitement? You bet. All of those visceral emotions were firing. Knowing Jobs’ storied reputation as an irascible and exacting Silicon Valley CEO had me on edge. But I had prepared a tight […]

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LFD AUDIO: The Practical Reality (Unpalatable Truth) About Resale Values Of Pre-Owned Audio Equipment. Part #2 Or …. What Price Will You Actually Get For Your Surplus Lfd Equipment?

Good question, right? Right! Since 2011 I have been monitoring the AVERAGE ACHIEVED prices for pre-owned LFD Audio equipment SOLD PRIVATELY. Here are some examples. If what you are looking for isn’t listed here please send me a private message and I’ll give it some thought. Linestage LS1 £244 Linestage LS2 £490 Any other LFD […]

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PS AUDIO: “I am not in the mood to sit by and idly hope they might get around to sharing their wisdom and knowledge with us in some compiled form”

Paul McGowan writes: These recent nostalgic posts got me to thinking about the remaining luminaries of High-End’s glory period.  People like Mike Kay, Arnie Nudell and Harry Pearson (HP) who helped define the High-End at its peak. The knowledge, experience and wisdom locked up in their heads will be lost when they’re gone and we’ll […]

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The Practical Reality (Unpalatable Truth) About Resale Values Of Pre-Owned Audio Equipment. PART #1

It’s not unusual for owners wishing to dispose of surplus equipment to expect the highest possible prices. Unfortunately they are, in the main, unrealistic in their expectations. The owner’s perception of value may well (a frequently does) differ significantly from the buying public’s perspective. There are as I see it the following facets contributing to […]

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