Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

  Editor’s note: This is an ‘old’ thread but I read it this morning and it does contains some useful (especially for the inexperienced) observations and so, worth dipping into I feel. Neil Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter […]

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ACCIDENTAL MAGIC: What does it mean in practice?

Neil McCauley asks Howard Popeck Howard, Historically, what did you mean by ‘accidental magic’? Well …….. a combination of equipment that previously you’d not encountered and which sounds right immediately. Unusual combinations. Amps and speakers that just by chance sound magical together – even though the makers probably hadn’t used each other’s equipment. That kinda […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Heroines of Acoustics

Professor Trevor Cox writes … In March, the Royal Society ran an “edit-a-thon”, to create and improve Wikipedia entries for female scientists and engineers. It got me thinking about who the past heroines of acoustics might be. But as I went through a list of historical figures, Fourier, Helmholtz, Lord Rayleigh, I found it difficult to think of a female example. Do […]

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MICHELL ENGINNERING: Mycro – help required

Please could anyone advise me how to tune the subchassis balance on the Michell Mycro?? I have tried for hours to get the thing to bounce without appearing drunk, but it just eludes me every time. I have owned a beautiful Mycro for a few years now that I won on e-bay, it is fitted […]

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TANNOY: Ebay lunacy – or am I just behind the times?

Editor’s note: A ‘old’ thread but having checked the thread this morning, I feel there are observations there still worthy of attention. Neil. ================ A mate rang me last night for advice, his wife has a workmate selling some Tannoy Corner Lancasters. Ooh, thought I, perhaps they want to sell them to me. No, they […]

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TANNOY: Value of SGM 10B Super Gold Monitors?

I have a nice pair of Tannoy SGM 10B Super Gold monitors that I’m thinking about selling, but not sure how much to ask. Couldn’t find them in the Audiogon Bluebook and thought maybe you Tannoy fans would know. . These were originally used in an LA recording studio and are 100% stock and in […]

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How good is ….. The Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference?

How good are these turntables? There is one for sale locally that is badged as a Grace Custom, but both arm and deck look identical to the Michell. I think it is an early one. Anyone tried the TT and arm combo – how are they? I love the looks, but am unsure of the […]

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