THE KINKS: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround – Part One (Re-mastered Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition) (2CD)

To mark their 50th anniversary, The Kinks have announced details of an extensive re-release programme covering their classic 1964-1970 catalogue.  The first album in the series will be 1970’s Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One, which will be reissued on August 18. This 2-CD reissue expanded edition comes with Mono and Stereo mixes as well as […]

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PS AUDIO: What’s wrong with the status quo?

Paul McGowan: Yesterday’s post suggested the perceived shift away from high-end audio was not what it appears. That, in fact, it is a shift away from spending family resources on isolating the audio system – not the lack of desire for high-performance. We now have entire generations of music lovers who want music throughout the […]

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Demanding more bass

Paul McGowan writes: I was in the process of posting today’s Ask Paul video on the difficulty of designing power amplifiers when I was reminded of the lengths some speaker designers were willing to go for bass. I was thinking of Arnie Nudell’s Infinity Kappa series, the terror of solid state amplifier manufacturers the world […]

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ELITE RECORDINGS: A Conversation With Freelance Recording Engineer Veteran Marc Aubort

  Marc Aubort began his career in the late 1940’s working first with wire recorders and later with tape. Aubort first came to America in 1955 to inspect the American operation of European budget label MMS (Musical Masterpiece Society). In 1956 he made his first recording (monophonic) for the Vanguard label in Vienna, returning to […]

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Damage (CD) by Sylvian & Fripp

CD reissue of the classic live recording  Music performed and composed by David Sylvian & Robert Fripp With a well-received studio album in the form of “The First Day” issued in summer 1993, Sylvian/Fripp took to the road for a lengthy tour to support the release. Trey Gunn reprised his role from the earlier tour […]

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But, guess what? That’s perfect for a moving coil which wants a low input impedance in the first place. Voila!

Paul McGowan writes: Of all the questions we are asked by customers, finding and fixing hum is perhaps number one. Ground loops would be our first suspect, but a close second is hum and noise from turntables. Ground loops occur when two pieces of interconnected equipment find themselves grounded at different levels (one slightly higher […]

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NICK CAVE: Bizarre Festival (CD)

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS FM BROADCAST RECORDING FROM 1996 We are told: By the time of their performance at the Bizarre Festival on 17th August 1996, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds were enjoying their mostsuccessful era to date.Their latest album Murder Ballads, released in February that year, was their best-selling record yet, […]

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From the archives: Ribbon drivers

Ribbon transducer manufacturing has traditionally been a specialized craft, even when part of a larger speaker manufacturing operation. The wisdom and perception for permanent installations was that the expense and temperamental aspects of ribbon diaphragm assemblies, their limited dynamic range, and the larger surface radiating area required for adequate low-end response limited their market acceptance. […]

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