TANNOY: Vintage Tannoy 12″ monitor golds vs. Harbeth

The thread starts ….. I am thinking about assembling a secondary system in a small den (12.5ft x 13.5ft) for listening to combo jazz, female vocalists, acoustic guitar music, cello sonatas, and the like. I have come across a pair of vintage Tannoy 12″ monitor golds(from the sixties) that are mounted in custom cabinets made […]

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Michell Electo amps, Pink Triangle Anniversary and more

My Stello DA100 DAC and ANT Cora 3T LTD arrived here several weeks ago and I’m very well pleased. I’ve also had exceptional help from Martin Logan in guiding me through the refurbishment of my Arius speakers, supplying new stators and condensers and constant emails back and forth.  So now to my need for further […]

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LINN: What should a buyer know BEFORE buying a preowned Ittock?

Buying such a delicate component as a tonearm SH not easy,and not without risk,they are 30 years old…What should I now,and what is MUST check,or must ask.Is there big diferense in sound betwen LVII versions,is latter a single counterweight better sounding tonearm. What will be your bid for this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-rare…item2320a480e2 ,can I mount Troika […]

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ERIC CLAPTON: JJ Cale got me through my darkest days

Martin Chilton (The Daily Telegraph) writes: Eric Clapton talks about how guitar maestro JJ Cale was his musical ‘beacon’, as he releases a tribute album called The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/10990285/Eric-Clapton-JJ-Cale-got-me-through-my-darkest-days.html

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Albert got it right

“Everything that can be counted doesn’t necessarily count.  Everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”  Albert Einstein must have had high-end audio and measuring in mind when he spoke those words oh so many years ago – but probably not since high-end audio didn’t exist.  🙂 However, it sure does apply today when we think […]

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HI-FI NEWS GLOBAL: Q Acoustics, Audio Research, Chord Electronics, Monitor Audio, Audio Analogue, Muraudio,

In the past 24 hours …. Q Acoustics Audio Research Audio Analogue MurAudio Monitor Audio Chord Electronics and more All at https://www.facebook.com/groups/358085808044652/ Previously …. Ruark Record Store Day Acoustic Energy Best high-end turntables Pro-Ject Audio Analogue Rotel iFi Blue Aura CAD Amphion low frequency extension monitoring Dynaudio Bristol Show – best turntables Steve Guttenberg IsoAcoustics […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Audio Research Corporation

Chris Martens: Reviews of products from the US-based firm Audio Research Corporation have frequently graced the pages of Hi-Fi+, so that I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the ARC factory in Plymouth, Minnesota (a suburb of the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area) to see how the firm’s components are made. What follows is […]

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PS AUDIO: The loudness button

Paul McGowan: How many of you remember back when every receiver, preamp and integrated had a loudness button?  I remember with great fondness my first Kenwood integrated amplifier in the early 1970′s and right on the front panel was a magical button labeled loudness. Funny thing was whenever I pushed it on nothing got louder.  […]

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