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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The Audiophile dying in the UK or not?

  Hi guys…this question I’m going to pose is not intended to russel up anyone’s feathers, moreover, I ask this question because I have (in recent years) noticed a significant change in the downward trend of attitude/outlook/customer service/passion/integrity/motivation/product knowledge/politeness, and so many other elements from the very people who are serving to sell companies products […]

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Harbeth’s Alan Shaw has annouced that he will …..

Originally published February 2015 160 responses to: Harbeth’s Alan Shaw has annouced that he will bring two amplifiers to the Bristol audio and video show three weeks from now: one a very well made and expensive German amplifier of impeccable pedigree, the other the dirt cheap Pulse SRA 160 receiver that I mentioned earlier. He […]

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Building a Modified Mullard 5-20 Amplifier – by Dave Kimber

Dave Kimber writes ….. The Mullard 5-20 design is about 50 years old. It uses a pair of EL34 in almost Class A push-pull ultralinear configuration to give 20 Watts with very low distortion and up to about 30-35 watts with some distortion. The phase splitter uses a cathode coupled ECC83, driven by a directly […]

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PAUL BURTON: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Burton Somervell – marginalised magnificence

Howard Popeck writes: This is, as far as I know, the final interview with the late Colin Howard, former production director of BS Meridian, founder of London HiFi Services, innovator, designer and the co-founder of Burton Somervell speakers. I conducted this interview some years ago and only discovered it yesterday. It has never previously been […]

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HARBETH: Bass response – how deep should my speakers go for a lifelike sound at home?

Mr. Alan Shaw writes ….. Ah! That old chestnut again. OK, you probably won’t believe me if I say ‘not as deep as you’ve been led to believe’ so let’s actually make some audio clips and you can hear and judge for yourself. First: I’d like you to forget all about the numbers you see […]

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ANNOUNCING THE LFD CABLE CLUB EXCLUSIVE [AND THEY DO MEAN EXCLUSIVE] TO MEMBERS OF THE GROUP.

Here’s how it works: 1. If you buy ANY LFD interconnect or speaker cable from me, new or used then if you trade up in the first 9 years of ownership, then you will receive 100% trade-in allowance against any other new of used LFD interconnect or cable pair. 2. For UK and EU buyers […]

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Revisiting Jim Rogers JR149s – is there any point?

  I started my hi-fi journey with a pair of these and have been very interested to revisit them for quite a while – I remember loving them. I’ve been holding off for either a boxed pair or a pair locally and in as close to mint condition as possible as they are just something […]

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