HARBETH: Are they really ‘pipe and slippers’?

Just to pick up on the “pipe and slippers” comment earlier.  Whilst I agree with this on some of the bigger models, the P3’s are def not imho lazy or pipe and slippers! I have also owned Proac 1SC’s, AE1’2, LS3’s Eden’s, Kan’s plus loads more. As far as I am concerned the most incisive […]

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HEADPHONES: Will your expensive new ones soon be obsolete?

The jack plug was designed centuries ago to route telephone calls at switchboards, so it should be no surprise that mobile phones will soon drop it. But many will be left holding expensive and obsolete headphones, says Matthew Sparkes Please click HERE to continue reading. Thank you Neil McCauley / editor in chief EDITORIAL NOTE: […]

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HORNS: Why not?

The thread starts: I’ve owned a lot of speakers over the years but I have never experienced anything like the midrange reproduction from my horns. With a frequency response of 300 Hz. up to 14 Khz. from a single distortionless driver, it seems like a no-brainer that everyone would want this performance. Why don’t you […]

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Modern day female jazz recommendations?

We all know the classics from decades ago. What are your favorite your more contemporary female jazz singers of today?  Living close to Nashville I have the opportunity to see and hear a lot of up and coming artists. Nashville is NOT just country music by a long shot. I’ll start with Diana Krall…. MORE […]

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HARBETH: DACs and Phono Preamps for Croft 25 RLS/7RS combo and Harbeth P3ESR

The thread starts: After years of searching, I have finally found what I’m after. Harbeth P3esr powered by a Croft Micro 25 RLS and a Croft 7 RS. WOW! So effortless, so sweet. I’m not going to miss my Naim setups. Besides Naim, I’ve tried a Brio-R, Exposure 2010s, LFD, TACT, Arcam….so many (not all […]

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HARBETH: Is the Harbeth sound possible with high wife acceptance factor?

Originating in 2014, the points made (well, some of them) are still relevant today, which I why I have included it here. Neil / editor I fell in love today with the Harbeth C7s. Unfortunately, my wife did not. She doesn’t like speakers on stands, she doesn’t like big speakers. But she did like the […]

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TANNOY: Conversations about Tannoy Lancasters

 I’ve just collected my pair of Tannoy Lancasters, which are in good cosmetic order but I’d like to take the grille off to examine the drivers’ cones. There does not seem to be an obvious way of removing the grilles, so maybe they are not removable as such? Can anyone enlighten me on this and […]

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ONKYO: Their T9 tuner – calling all enthusiasts

So, I’m in the very early stages of putting together a turntable-focused system. I’m running an entry-level Technics SL-BD10 turntable that a friend from work gave me (soon to have a donated Grado green cartridge) and an 80s Technics receiver that another buddy lent me because my 4-yr old Onkyo doesn’t have a phono input, […]

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LINN: The LP12 and eBay?

Hi Howard. I know you won’t represent Linn, even though you did. However … I am thinking of buying a used Linn LP12. There are loads on eBay and quite a few of hififorsale.com, but none of the Linn dealers I contacted have any for sale. What’s going on? Linn dealers in the main are […]

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SANSUI: TU-X1 tuner vs. Magnum Dynalab 109

I currently own a Sansui TU-X1 tuner. It sounds really good. However, it is the only audiophile grade tuner that I’ve ever owned or heard. Also, it is about 30 years old but in great condition. Ive read about the the new flagship Magnum Dynalab 108 and 109 tuners and how great they are and […]

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