PS AUDIO: “A balance control that does not add any degradation thus becomes a necessary tool to achieving perfection.”

Paul McGowan writes: I have always considered the balance control on a preamplifier like a useless apendage – even worse, the extra componentry required for its implementation degrades the sound. Why would anyone want a balance control?  How many people actually ever use it?  Come on, be honest, isn’t your balance control set dead-center? Recently […]

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ATOMIC ROOSTER: Sleeping for Years – The Studio Recordings 1970-1974 (4CD Clamshell Box Set)

We are told: Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of the very first 4 CD collection of every album and single track recorded by the legendary ATOMIC ROOSTER between 1970 – 1974. Sleeping for Years is a clamshell boxed set anthologising all the recordings made by the band on the classic albums […]

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EAR – 88PB

Full featured dedicated phonostage with two inputs catering for the vinyl enthusiast with multiple turntables or arms. With both Moving coil and moving magnet capability as standard, its designed to handle a wide range of cartridges. Four PCC88 Valves · Moving Magnet/Moving Coil · Volume/Gain control · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs EDITORIAL […]

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STRATHEARN: THE ultimate addition to Lecson equipment!

Lothar Kissinger writes:  Strathearn produced two very beautiful turntables that are THE perfect match for Lecson components! They had a revolutionary direct drive, a bit flexible at first, as it turned in both directions, BUT it did so beautifully! They also produced very good speakers that are almost unknown (with electrostatic panels) and should be […]

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LENCO: The 88 – worth reviving, or better to junk it?

I have a Lenco 88 that’s been up in the shed for longer than I’d care to admit, and I now feel the urge to get it sorted at long last. I’ve started looking at plinths; what is the general consensus regarding slate vs. layered ply? I was going to go for an SME 3012/SPU, […]

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Naim Audio rides wave of hi-fi fans searching for better sound

From our archives: Karl West writes: “Do you know AltJ?” Before I can even muster a reply, the listening room at Naim Audio’s headquarters in Salisbury is flooded with the rhythmic clatter of drums and soaring strings. The lime green leather sofa starts to feel even more comfortable as the warm melody of the Mercury […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Recording Engineer Tips and Techniques:

A massive resource for established and new recording engineers who want to experiment and push the boundaries… This selection is just a small fraction of what’s available (click Producers on the menu). We have hundreds of top recording engineer and record producer video features that we are editing to extract the important bits: The recording […]

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What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?

Recording Revolution write: What if the way we think about mixing is all wrong?  What if our collective obsession with plugins, post processing, and “doing stuff” to audio might actually be working against our goal of delivering a butt kicking mix that has punch, power, and musicality? What if actually doing less in the mix […]

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ARGENTUN: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mr. Richard Szafraniec of newly emergent Polish audiophile company Argentum

Preliminary note: We’ve been both amazed and delighted by our readership’s positive response to our series of interviews with innovative small, intellectually agile makers from outside of the traditional countries associated with state-of-the-art audio / stereo. In particular our series on newly emergent French makers. Today we turn our attention to Polish organisations you might […]

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