Sources used in product development?

Hello Colin What sources and speakers does you use in development and why please? Thanks. Mike Hi Mike, Now that is a tricky question I like my old Ruark Sabres, they are old friends made for me by my old friend. I also use Spendors, and borrow others makes depending on what I am designing. […]

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R.E.M. Stand (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrpwYhDxfsc A few viewer thoughts: Would it be Michael Stipe if he stood still? Has Stipe borrowed the suite David Byrne wore in the concert Stop Making Sense? This is the song by REM that I sing in the shower. I love Michael Stype and all his music. Thank you.  

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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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GARRARD: …. or Michell Engineering?

“Hi guy’s, I hope someone can help I am thinking about getting a garrard 301 with sme arm old type. I have at the moment a Michell gyro se spider, upgrades are orb platter hr power supply arm is rega rb300 rewired, with techno weight. I just wondered if anyone could rate both these decks […]

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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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That elusive valve sound?

Hello Colin, please be patient with me because although I am an experienced listener I’m not very conversant with the technology that is available today. By this I mean I really just plug in and just listen. However recently I started to think about some of the units I use, In particular a Musical Fidelity […]

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Clone Class D “digital” power amplifiers – can we really trust them….

Alan Shaw  writes: Clone Class D “digital” power amplifiers – can we really trust them…. as high fidelity components? I have on my test bench a very typical, inexpensive, so-called ‘digital’ amplifier. It is not positively promoted as being of audiophile or even high-fidelity grade, but I understand that it uses similar components and technology […]

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