Their deaths were greatly exaggerated: The decrepit devices with unlikely afterlives

When news broke that Sony is set to cease production of MiniDisc stereo systems, most people’s reaction was ‘you mean they still made those?’ David Crookes looks at other gadgets that refuse to die. MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just […]

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MERIDIAN: Observations and thoughts their early years.

  I’m about to buy a pair 101/103 by Meridian (yes, the small ones)…any experience with these? They should be 30 years old or so. Continue HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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From £29 + vat per month Telephone Roy on 07803 2691 54 for details. Featured listings always appear at the very top of the page above Standard Listings to give your business maximum value and higher profile. A Featured Listing includes: Your company name Postal address Telephone number Company logo or other image Text hyperlink […]

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CROWN: PRO 800

  The only image I can find (so far) in our archives   Dozens of preowned machines available HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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PS AUDIO: Piano keys

Paul McGowan: “Great distortions annoy; lesser distortions fatigue.”  Great quote from one of our readers and it’s quite appropriate as we start looking at Listener Fatigue.  I didn’t want to just examine the nature of fatigue, however, I wanted to steer the discussion into something I actually know about: design.  How does design influence listener […]

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PIONEER PROFESSSIONAL: Speaker milestones

Birth of TAD, the speaker brand of choice for audio professionals “TAD (Technical Audio Devices)” is a professional-use speaker brand installed in many renowned studios around the world. “TAD” was first created as a project to produce high-end speakers with an eye on the future audio environment. The development of TAD started in 1975.Its philosophy […]

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KOETSU: Can a retipped Rosewood really be worth £1000?”

The thread starts: Picked up a used koetsu rosewood signature last week for £600. It was advertised as in excellent condition and had been given a clean bill of health from a dealer. The cart arrived and the bodywork and cantilever are in excellent condition but the diamond is very worn, and it sounds poor. […]

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ORIGIN LIVE: Encounter on a Linn LP12 (updated in the light of a conversation with Mark Baker)

 From the archives I received an email  from Mark Baker (Origin Live) expressing disappointment re my observations re his entry level arm’s performance on a Linn LP12 as shown below. I phoned him, out of courtesy, to discuss this with him. I envisaged a bruising encounter (don’t ask!) but it turned out be cordial. As […]

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