Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie

A look at the development of British indie music, born in the 1970s when the music industry was controlled by the major record labels and releasing a record independently seemed an impossible dream. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06g64wb?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbc4_week37&ns_linkname=2content_availablenow_right&ns_fee=0

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EQUIPMENT LEASING: A good idea or what?

From 2014 but still worth reading. HomeTheatreReview.com write …. I’ve been working a lot with my mother in Philadelphia lately. Her husband, an audiophile of sorts, died in 2011. Even though he was a financial planner, it turns out his plan was to die broke and leave my mom in less than an excellent spot. […]

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IODATA FIDATA: HFAS1 Network Audio Server From Japan

Paul Rigby writes ….. The HFAS1, utilising Twonky Server 7, incorporates two 850EVO SSDs from Samsung. These drives utilise the manufacturer’s 3D V-NAND flash memory. the idea is to minimise voltage fluctuations to increase the part’s lifespan and low the power consumption The aluminium chassis has been tweaked to lower noise while a single-point ground […]

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Fed up with eBay? Sell on Etsy, Depop and Folksy instead

Sophie Christie writes ….. There are alternative online platforms for selling your goods, whether you’re an individual or a business. EBay is the UK’s largest online marketplace with more than 19m users. But some of these users are far from content – if Telegraph Money’s postbag is anything to go by. The regularity with which […]

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LUMLEY: ST70 issues

Hopefully you can help with a problem I have with my Lumley ST70 Reference power amp. My set up is as follows: Esoteric X01 D 2 CD player, Linn Sondek LP 12, Thorens 124 Mk 2 with Van den Hul Super One cartridge, Magnum Dynalab MD 90t tuner, all feeding into a McIntosh MC2300 preamp, […]

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STEINWAY: Their self-playing piano

Ken Kessler writes ….. Oh, are we spoiled when it comes to music. For over a century, we’ve had methods of hearing music in the home, recordings by the world’s greatest singers and musicians, played back via cylinders, 78s, vinyl records, tapes and CDs. Now we’re even free of these physical formats: we can stream […]

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TRANSPARENT: OPUS Power Cord Source

They say …… A new addition to the OPUS Power Cord lineup offers phenomenal performance with a compact form factor suited for your source components. OPUS Power Cord Source is now available. OPUS Power Cord Source embraces the same cable, network, and termination innovations that define our entire Generation 5 Audio Cable lineup. Although packed […]

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McINTOSH: Music stream

They say ….. Handcrafted in America since 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol […]

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13 Rivers (CD) by Richard Thompson

We are told: The 13-song set is the Grammy nominated artist’s first self-produced album in over a decade and was recorded 100% analogue in just ten days. It was engineered by Clay Blair (The War On Drugs) and features Thompson’s regular accompanists Michael Jerome (drums, percussion), Taras Prodaniuk (bass), and Bobby Eichorn (guitar). 13 Rivers […]

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SALK SOUND: Desert Island Speaker

They say ….. As the name implies, the Song3 is a vented 3–way member of the Song loudspeaker family. The slim tower construction leverages Salk Sound’s expertise in creating high fidelity speakers that also deliver exceptional value. For an accurate, low distortion treble response, the Song3 employs RAAL Advanced Loudspeakers’ select model 64-10 tweeter coupled […]

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