When the Beatles made the White Album, did they make a strategic, musical decision that they wouldn’t harmonize together on any of the songs, or did that just sort of happen?

Four opinions – so far – HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley   More music like this HERE

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HARBETH: Leben CS600 or ARC VSi60 with Harbeth Compact 7’s

I’m looking for an tube integrated amp to drive a pair of Compact 7ES-3 speakers. These are both on my short list. Has anyone tried either of them with Harbeths – any thoughts at all? Dip in and out HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of […]

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HELIUS DESIGNS: Servicing their tone arms; the policy defined

They say: Helius has produced over 15 different models of tonearm over the last 23 years and still regularly services all models, regardless of age and condition.   Where parts are missing we can usually make replacements A standard service involves stripping down the arm, cleaning, checking and re-polishing bearing needles and cups, reworking solder joints, […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: Düsseldorf. March 28th 1960 (Limited 140g Vinyl LP)

    We are told …..   This 1960s set recorded live in Dusseldorf capture the evolution of John Coltrane’s journey from sideman to bandleader. Coltrane was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when Miles Davis was unable play that day. It’s basically a performance of the Miles Davis Quintet without Davis. The lineup includes Coltrane […]

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Introducing Gramophone’s January 2019 issue

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/introducing-gramophones-january-2019-issue?utm_content=&utm_campaign=Gramophone%20Newsletter%20-%2021JAN19%20%28subs%29&utm_source=Gramophone&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gramophone.co.uk%2Fclassical-music-news%2Fintroducing-gramophones-january-2019-issue More music like this HERE

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HARBETH: HL1 speakers. Any good?

I have been living with these early HL1s ( Serial Numbers 228 A & B ) for some time and have been surprised they aren’t mentioned more. The equivalent (?) Spendor BC1s have a much higher profile.  I bought them sans grilles ( the foam ones had rotted away ) and Sid Chaplin, of Traditional […]

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TEN enjoyable speakers you’ve owned

The thread starts as follows: A mixed bag i know but i enjoyed owning the below, in no particular order of enjoyability (don’t think there’s such a wurd) :JR’149′ Heybrook ‘HB1’ Castle Acoustics ‘Howard Mk.1’ Diesis ‘Solitaire’ Mission ‘737’ (Audax) B&W ‘DM4’ Ferrograph ‘S1’ Mordaunt Short ‘Signifer’ Monitor Audio ‘R352’ Spendor ‘SP1’ ps:Never owned the […]

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GARRARD: Second arm for Garrard 401 or a better main arm?

Hi all, I been told there’s room on my plinth for a second arm. Only room for a 9″ maybe 10″ arm. It’s a large Jarrah plinth.. ATM I have a 12″ SA750L Jelco arm. With the possible carts Denon 103 with ESC mods. Benz Micro SL Wood and a Benz Micro Ace Mono, also […]

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