MUSICAL FIDELITY: AMS 35i – test review

David Price writes:  Talk to Antony Michaelson about his prodigious product portfolio and there are a few select designs about which he speaks with particular affection, the A1000 being one of them. This was one of the first British battleship integrateds. Of course, Japanese marques like Sansui once specialised in the breed – producing massive, […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Santana – Live At The Cow Palace, Daly City, December 31, 1977 (CD)

  For several years straight in the 1970s, Santana had a tradition of playing their hometown of San Francisco every New Year’s Eve. at the legendary Cow Palace venue. This 1977 show is one of their most historic, a ripping set the blends the Latin-rock of Santana’s early years with the spiritually tinged jazz-fusion Carlos […]

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Sonic Wonderland by Trevor Cox – review

CASPER HENDERSON: Sand dunes hum and oceans rumble in this infectiously enthusiastic study of sound and hearing “I am hearing all the secret whisperings of the world!” says the Big Friendly Giant, whose ears are as large as those of an elephant, to the young heroine Sophie in Roald Dahl’s story. “I is hearing the […]

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BASIS AUDIO: Ovation turntable test review

Stereophile wrote in 1993 …. As audio enters its second digital decade, it gives me great pleasure to proclaim a great audio truth: to groove is divine, to error-correct ain’t so benign. To my mind, analog is audio. I’m tired of the digital-processor-of-the-month parade, in which each new contender pretends to massage the same old […]

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AUDIOLAB: Upgrades

They tell us ….. Greatly improved power-supply & signal path components bring a smoother and much more open sound with better detail, transparency, bass grip & definition. Due to the age of these amplifiers, it is highly recommended that you get them serviced. Of course, we can do this for you; alternatively why not have […]

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AIRTANGENT: Their tonearm – test review

Stereophile writes ….. Tonearms, like Rodney Dangerfield, never get no respect. When was the last time you heard someone actually argue the merits of a tonearm? Right, not recently. “Hey, I just got that new Gizmo tonearm!” “Oh yeah? What cartridge are you using?” People pick out the cartridge for praise and consideration time after […]

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