ARCAM: irDAC D2A test review

Edd Harris writes: In 1976 when two passionate Cambridge University students founded ‘Amplification and Recording Cambridge’, now formally known as ARCAM (since 1980), the companies main focus was firmly on producing high performance technologies for the blossoming record production industry. Little did the founders know that their reference quality journey would lead them into the […]

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I’m A Bluesman (CD) by Johnny Winter

His first album of new material in almost eight years in 2004 was certainly very much in the straightforward blues-rock mold, emphasis on the “blues” over “rock.” The songs here are a mixture of originals, contributions from past and present sidemen. A fantastic collection of good-natured blues-rock, and the acoustic “That Wouldn’t Satisfy” that provides […]

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ARCAM: irDAC-II Compact High-performance 24/192 DAC Asynchronous USB – Bluetooth aptX – DSD128 – Headphone Amp

  They say ….. For over 3 years, the irDAC has been regarded as one of the best and most affordable DACs available, anywhere. It has won industry accolades all over the world including two consecutive What Hi-Fi awards. Replacing the irDAC, the new irDAC-II continues the story, adding advanced Bluetooth connectivity, headphone output, DSD128 […]

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TANNOY: Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why?

 Tannoy Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why? Recently heard the DC10a’s and a while back had the pleasure of hearing some 15″ monitor golds in York cabs. The DC10a’s I wouldn’t give tuppence for…absolutely dreadful; the old timers were wonderful in a warm and cuddly fashion. The only one’s I haven’t heard […]

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NEWS: Tetra speakers

It’s Our 20th Tetraversary!! … well not quite.You see we actually incorporated Tetra Speakers in 1994 however we spent our first four years in a developmental stage where we systematically examined every speaker building ‘rule’ by asking the question ‘how come’ thereby analyzing but more importantly playing with every possible variable in speaker design in […]

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Streetwalkers-1975-05 – My friend the sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp9yaQS06rk A few viewer comments: “Ive seen Family and Chappo many times what a tuuuuuuuune love it last time I heard this played live was back in the 70s at the Buxton festival with the streetwalkers it was raining that day and as soon as Roger kicked in with this song a miracle occurred and […]

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WISHBONE ASH: Road Works (4CD Box Set)

Legendary Classic Rock Band Wishbone Ash famous for their twin guitar sound are seen here with a very special live box set never released before commercially. Led by front man Andy Powell the King of the Flying V. Volume 1 Recorded at The Grand in Clitheroe on the 13th October 2010 the band have managed […]

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NEWS: SoundLAB – Buying Canadian is becoming increasingly difficult in times where the easy answer is to …..

Buying Canadian is becoming increasingly difficult in times where the easy answer is to go off shore and have it made for you, as cheaply as possible. As a medium sized manufacturer, we at StudioLAB resisted this option and, as a result, gradually found ourselves unable to continue building our speakers in Canada and we […]

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