Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mr. Dominique Mafrand, the driving force behind French audio maker l’enceintebleue

Hello Dominique. How did your interest in music reproduction start? It began when I was very young. One of my four brothers studied electronics at school and found a job in a French company called Ferisol manufacturing professional electronics equipment for the industry. It was back in 1960/1965. It was the beginning of pop music […]

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ROBERT CRAY: With special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Redux Club, Dallas Tx.Jan 21st 1987 (CD)

Smokin’ set from Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, Broadcast live by Q-102 FM. Riding high on the success of this Grammy Award winning 4th album ‘Strong Persuader’ Cray is joined by Stevie Ray Vaughan for a stunning Strat duel finale. 01 I Guess I Showed Her 02 Still Around 03 T-Bone Shuffle 04 Right Next Door […]

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Essential Listening: Creedence Clearwater Revival – The CCR Box Set – Absolute Originals (200G 45RPM 8LP BOX SET)

All of these reissues were so critically acclaimed upon their release some 10 years back. And most have been sold out for a long time.Now they’re back and better than ever! Think these classic CCR songs sounded better than ever on Analogue Productions’ recent LP reissues? Well, you’re right of course. Or at least you […]

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Computer madness

Paul McGowan writes: Music servers are little more than computers in fancy boxes. So, what’s stopping us from simply buying a computer, installing some software and building our own media server at far lower prices than what we might pay a high-end audio company? Not too much, actually, but it turns out that won’t be […]

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Tim de Paravicini – dialing-in the Original Experience

  John Atkinson writes:  “Meeting Englishman Tim de Paravicini for the first time, you start to wonder if your mind has slipped a gear, whether premature brain fade has cut in. The conversation seems not only to be racing by unexpectedly quickly, but also subjects you hadn’t even realized were subjects are being examined in […]

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PEARL JAM: Self Pollution Radio 1995 (CD)

We are told ….. The four-and-a-half hour show, broadcast on January 8, ‘95, was a Seattle scenester’s delight, featuring live sets from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, The Fastbacks, and Mad Season, a spoken word piece from Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, tracks from ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s ‘upcoming solo album’ (at least that was how it was […]

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Audiophile interview: Kevin Voecks: Loudspeakers, Crossovers, & Rooms

  Thomas J Norton (Stereophile Magazine) writes …… Since he joined Snell Acoustics in the mid-1980s, Kevin Voecks, their chief designer (footnote 1), has been involved in the design or redesign of the entire Snell line, from the minor revision of the Type A/III (incorporation of a new tweeter), to the complete redesign of the […]

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MARANTZ: Model 2325 vs. Sansui 9090?

bb3blog writes ….. Much like the beginnings of early high end audio when Audio Research and Conrad Johnson were the common catch words, Marantz and Sansui are two names that most likely crop up when talk goes vintage solid state receivers. Of course there was Pioneer, Sony, Technics and others that carved their respective mark […]

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M&K: Ken Kreisel of M&K interviewed

Wes Phillips writes:  With 25 years of experience in sound recording, audio retailing, and loudspeaker design and manufacturing, Ken Kreisel has insightful things to say about just about any audio-related subject. The president of Miller & Kreisel Sound Corp. (M&K), Kreisel pioneered the satellite/subwoofer speaker concept that laid the groundwork for the home theaters of […]

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Garrard 401 or Wilson Benesch Full Circle?

Question for TT experts any anybody who had experience with both. At the moment i listen to my vinyl collection with help of Thorens TD160b mkii, but as always there is a time, when you wake up one day and fell that you’ve been bitten by upgrade bug. That timehas come for me. So which […]

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