For me it solves a long-time dilemma and I am enjoying it more – says Howard Popeck

My topic today (and I apologise if it might seem like a sermon; not my intention I assure you) is the problem of extremes. By this I mean the high-end system which extends the extremes with, as a consequence, better sounding better AND, worse sounds worse. You must have experienced this surely? In a nutshell, […]

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STELLAVOX SP8. Ten recent images plus a few useful links!

Does anyone have one of these – in full working order – for sale? Thanks. HP     https://en.audiofanzine.com/analog-multitrack/stellavox/SP8/user_reviews/   http://www.audio-ideas.com/reviews/analog-sources/analog-recorders.html http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/ManufacturersStellavox.html https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stellavox_portable_tape_recorder_sp8.html Dozens of preowned machines available HERE

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Guest writer and contributing editor Howard Popeck get interviewed by Neil McCauley. Part 1 of 3

Editor’s introduction Mr. P has been around the block in this industry since 1976. Behind his occasionally abrasive stance he’s got a treasure trove of memories, anecdotes and opinions. I managed to prise a few of these out of him in this 3-part series. I hope you enjoy the ride. Thank you / Neil McCauley […]

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VINYL REPLAY: How do you determine when an LP is worn ?

As per title,played a Steve Hacket LP the other night,this would have been played to death back in the 70’s with many different cartridges including Decca’s.First track has a couple of Acoustic guitars playing,I could usually locate where they were in the mix,but it sounded all jumbled up with little separation.Another track had a guitar […]

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Verdi or Wagner?

Ivan Hewitt writes:  It’s apt that Wagner and Verdi were born in the same year. They are romantic opera’s two great antipodes, united in stature, but divided in almost everything else. They embody two completely different outlooks on life and art, which are rooted in the cultures of their respective nations. That’s why every German […]

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Howard Popeck get interviewed by Neil McCauley. Part 2 of 3

Music. What about that? I love the music of J S Bach and that of The Who – and much else besides. Equipment? I think vintage Meridian equipment cannot be over praised and that their modern stuff is technically brilliant but musically soulless for me. It’s just an opinion. I guess I’m as likely to […]

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STAX: SRM-1/MkII driver (normal bias) & Lambda Nova earspeakers?

I have an SRM-1/MkII driver (normal bias) and a pair of Lambda Nova Signature earspeakers (pro bias), all in good working order. The connector on the cord of the earspeakers fits the receptacles on the SRM-1 fine, and when the earspeakers are plugged into the SRM-1 they produce sound ok (though not as good sound […]

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VINYL REPLAY: Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?

Dear friends: who really needs an MM type phono cartridge?, well I will try to share/explain with you what are my experiences about and I hope too that many of you could enrich the topic/subject with your own experiences. For some years ( in this forum ) and time to time I posted that the […]

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