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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JOHN MAYALL: Crusade

Terrific. A very strong album. Needs no further comment from us. However AMG said: “Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre- Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Taylor’s performance is indeed the highlight, just as Eric Clapton, Peter Green’s playing was on the previous album. The centerpiece of the […]

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Genesis interview: ‘We were hated’

Craig McLean (Daily Telegraph) writes: In the mid-Seventies, when Genesis were ­reaching the heights of their theatrical pomp, singer Peter Gabriel’s outfits often threatened to steal the show. “I was always afraid that these guys would start arguing about any of the visual costumes bits that I was trying to do,” says the man famous […]

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Iggy Pop’s John Peel Lecture review

Iggy Pop tackled the thorny question of free music in a capitalist society, says Pete Naughton Four years ago, the BBC began a yearly lecture series in commemoration of John Peel, their late – and sorely missed – musical discoverer-in-chief. Its remit, according to the official blurb, was to “shape a debate and create insight […]

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PIERRE LURNE: Design Philosophy For Turntables – a paper from Pierre Lurne Of Audiomeca

Enjoy The Music write ….. For those who are unfamiliar with his name, Pierre Lurne has been an integral part of cutting edge turntable design since the late 1960’s. Pierre designed his first arm design in 1968. He later was commissioned to do design work for a then major player in the audiophile turntable market. […]

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Nelson Pass – The Patents Of Pass

Brian Damkoroger: If high-end audio were to carve its own Mt. Rushmore, whose faces would appear there—besides that of Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt, of course? It’s likely that no two audiophiles would ever come up with identical lists of subjects, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they could agree on at least one name: […]

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GRAM PARSONS: A Song For You (Limited 7CD Box Set)

We are told ….. Limited edition 7CD Box Set featuring influences, rare live performances with the Flying Burrito Brothers, interviews and cover versions by Emmylou Harris, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark, Linda Ronstadt Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. With the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the songwriter […]

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The Search for Roy DuNann

Thomas Conrad (Stereophile) writes ….. I don’t remember the year, but I remember the moment when I first became intensely curious about Roy DuNann. It must have been about 1975, right after I moved to Seattle. I bought a Sonny Rollins LP called Way Out West, took it home, cued it up on my Thorens […]

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