Never let it be said that British hi-fi is boring, or British hi-fi manufacturers for that matter.

David Julian price writes ….. Never let it be said that British hi-fi is boring, or British hi-fi manufacturers for that matter. UK audio products are always interesting, but some of the characters behind them never cease to amaze me. Take Timothy Jung of My Audio Design for example, whose company name forms an acronym […]

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Ask Mr. H: STAX 2020 + NAIM CD5-X

I have a Stax 20/20 basic system which I have acquired from a friend recently. My problem is when directly connected from my Naim CD5X CD player (RCA output) I get some distortion in sound as I crank up the volume to higher level on the energiser. My interconnects are QED approx £20 according to […]

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NAIM: Is your 10 years old Naim kit now worthless?

That’s more or less what local Naim dealer and service center told perspective buyer of my approx -9-10 years old cheapest Naim integrated amp. They said it would at very least need $300 re-cap and preferably $600-900 board replacement since the one which is in the amp is totally obsolete. Was it always like that […]

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Peter Qvortrup talks three-motor turntables: Audio Note UK 2016, factory photos & new speakers

Still a good read despite being published in 2016 I had the rare opportunity recently to catch up with Audio Note UK head honcho, globetrotter, music lover, and hi fi-industry legend Peter Qvortrup, who graciously agreed to be assailed with questions by me regarding what his company has up its sleeve for 2016. Qvortrup is […]

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HARBETH: After Harbeth – then what?

Editor’s note. This one is from the 2012 archive. However, a number of the observations are both interesting and still valid. Neil. The thread starts ……. Hi everyone, The question above says it all. Where did you go after Harbeth? I’d like to know what you were looking to improve in the sound you had […]

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That Was Then… Mission Cyrus Two

What Hi-Fi report: They were essentially two versions of the same amplifier, sharing the same plastic casework/ steel chassis and main circuit board. The Two had a more generous power supply that raised power output to 50W per channel (double that of the cheaper amp) and a more sophisticated moving coil section in the switchable […]

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EAR – 88PB

Full featured dedicated phonostage with two inputs catering for the vinyl enthusiast with multiple turntables or arms. With both Moving coil and moving magnet capability as standard, its designed to handle a wide range of cartridges. Four PCC88 Valves · Moving Magnet/Moving Coil · Volume/Gain control · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs EDITORIAL […]

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Naim Audio rides wave of hi-fi fans searching for better sound

From our archives: Karl West writes: “Do you know AltJ?” Before I can even muster a reply, the listening room at Naim Audio’s headquarters in Salisbury is flooded with the rhythmic clatter of drums and soaring strings. The lime green leather sofa starts to feel even more comfortable as the warm melody of the Mercury […]

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NAIM: Their four Uniti models

  First published in early 2017 What is new Uniti? New Uniti is the next incarnation of the Uniti family all-in-one players. Inspired by Naim’s passion for music, new Uniti is a highly advanced all-in-one streaming platform with five times the power of the previous generation. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul […]

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From the 2006 archives / Bertrand Russell and the Linn – NAIM mujahedeen

Howard Popeck: During a very convivial lunch with my wonderful friend Derek Laval last Friday we got around to the subject of philosophy. It’s something I’m interested in but know very little about. Anyway, Derek mentioned a quotation from Bertrand Russell that seemed to me to sum up the lunacy thriving at the margins of […]

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EAR – 834P

Ultra-compact high performing valve phonostage. Its simple and versatile design allows for easy setup with stunning performance. Moving Magnet capable as standard with Moving coil step-up optional. Available in black or chrome facia. Three ECC83 Valves (13D16) · Moving Magnet Standard · Moving Coil Optional · Volume/Gain control option · Standard Black or Deluxe Chrome […]

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HARBETH: Their P3ESR v Linn Kan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. ================= I have, what some may consider, an unhealthy obsession with small speakers. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Kans to IBL’s, and that’s about it. I have tried […]

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