TANNOY: Calling all Monitor Gold enthusiasts

Ok, so there I am minding my own business browsing the fresh listings on eBay as usual, then BANG! I’ve bought a radiogram for 130 of my finest UK pounds. That was five days ago, I’ve spent the time since then thinking ‘no, they can’t be can they… I mean it’s worth the asking price […]

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How To Become A Recording Engineer – Tips & Techniques

“Do you want to engineer top acts in top studios? Are you prepared to devote your entire life to music recording? In this new series, David Mellor explains how you can become a professional music recording engineer. This is the first article in a four-part series. Read Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Project studio equipment is becoming ever more […]

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British Speakers vs All the Rest?

I finally made the leap towards a pair of Gemme Tanto V2s.I wanted a speaker that had all the simular attributes that my presiding Castle Avon speakers have.But with a bigger sound stage,more presence,better detail,and more oomph!! I went for a test listen yesterday at a dudes place who had them for sale.He warned me […]

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Directionality of fuses

Directionality is a controversial topic.  For those unfamiliar with it, the basic idea is that cables and fuses sound different depending on the direction they are used.  Reverse an RCA cable’s direction or a speaker cable’s direction and the system will sound different. This is controversial because in most cases the cables or fuses are […]

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TANNOY: Westminster Royal Special Edition Loudspeakers – interesting article

  Jeff Day writes: Do you know what the oldest loudspeaker company in the world is? If you guessed Tannoy you’re exactly right, as Tannoy was founded by Guy R. Fountain in 1926 and has been making loudspeakers now for over 84 years. ‘Tannoy’ was trademarked as a name in 1928, and was located in […]

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LINKIN PARK: Mike Shinoda Talks Digital Audio Fidelity and Recording in Analog

Lauren Dragan writes:  Last week we talked about The Distortion of Sound, the new documentary concerning the gradual decline in audio quality that plagues the music current music industry. If you haven’t watched it yet (it’s free, incidentally) you really owe it to yourself to take the half an hour, and to share with a […]

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Gyrodec and spacedeck platter upgrade kits

 i have recently auditioned both decks and was considering them both and was happy that they have platter upgrade paths available. since then doubt has reared its ugly head and i am unsure whether the kits are just a halfway measure to the next level (eg hyperspace or orbe). have any wammers any experience with […]

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TANNOY: Monitor Gold LSU/HF/III.L.Z/8 question

… or, more precisely, a quite naive but humble question it is that aims to know whether is a pair of these speakers are worth investing in? To note, I followed some threads with Tannoy speakers mentioned here at TAOS but now do not remember whether these exact models were recommended to be purchased or […]

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JBL: The very rare SA600 integrated amplifier recent images + relevant links

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?605-JBL-SA600-integrated-amplifier https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/jbl/sa600.shtml http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/jbl-sa-600.182877/ https://www.manualslib.com/manual/924555/Jbl-Sa600.html JBL SA-600 https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=660963

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WOMEN: and ….. hifi?

Talking to a fellow hifi nerd last night brought up the question: why are there so few women engaged in hifi? They love music as much as us and have better hearing it seems… Female bikers, female footballers etc. show that women are well represented in former “male” pastimes.  Women have technological opinions about cars, […]

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