CABASSE: Audiophile interview with Delphine Dall

STEREOLIFE ….. Cabasse is recognized as one of the best known loudspeaker manufacturers, and one which gives us very interesting products, especially in the high end segment. Founded in 1950 by Georges Cabasse, the firm inherited not only its creator’s name, but also his genius as his special gift, a memory for sounds led him […]

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MAGNEPLANAR: Jim Winey, Maggies Man interviewed

David Lander (Stereophile) writes: The Pennsylvania Gazette documented an early connection between music and an American named Winey when, in 1759, it listed for sale as part of an estate “a middle sized organ, having eight stops.” Interested parties were directed to one Jacob Winey, a Philadelphia merchant. It’s not known whether there’s a familial […]

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Harbeth and Graham and Focal, oh my . . .

Was able to spend a few hours with Harbeth and Graham and Focal today. All with my amp (the Leben CS300XS) and with the Accuphase E-270 integrated amplifier. Specifically, the M30.1 and Super HL5+ As well as the Graham LS5/9 and the Focal Sopra No. 1. I had never heard speakers from any of those […]

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LOU REED: A Family in Peril – Lou Reed’s Sister Sets the Record Straight About His Childhood

  Merrill Reed Weiner writes: In the coming weeks, my brother, Lou Reed, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer, an honor celebrating his incredible impact upon the world of music. Since his passing from liver disease in 2013, there have been many accolades, articles, and ruminations […]

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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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Developing critical listening skills

When Alon Sagee was a wet behind the ears audiophile he spent his days hanging around stereo shops. Today he is the president of the San Francisco Audiophile Society. “At 20, I bought my first audiophile gear at HiFi Haven, a high-end audio dealer in my college neighborhood in New Jersey. This was definitely not a […]

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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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BUDDY GUY / JUNIOR WELLS: Smokin’ Dynamite (CD+DVD)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells were considered by many as one of the best duos of modern Chicago blues and here they perform with an electricity that has seldom been matched.Originally recorded live from the 1974 Montreaux Jazz Festival, Buddy and Junior are joined on stage by PineTop Perkins, Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor & Dallas […]

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