HARBETH: “Which Harbeth is best for me?” New users ask …

I just joined this group today and would like to give some background, which hopefully will also generate some discussion. About 18 months ago I sold my 12 year old Mirage 260 monitors and replaced them with Magnepan MMGs. While the Maggies are very transparent in some ways, I sadly miss the imaging of the […]

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“How about Meridian, or SimAudio? Or Wadia? Of course, EMM or dCS,as well as Esoteric (Teac) but they play SACD as well.”

“I onws a CDSE se and DC2 se, but I as I don´t have not one SACD disc, I want to buy one only CD player, I has heard Naim 555, very very good, also the same for MBL, but not heard new Nagra, and it seems that the Reimyo is not made more. I […]

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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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IMF: Their Professional Monitor IV – any credibility these days?

i have heard/seen no mention of these speakers for years. does anyone else remember them? in the days when only my schoolfriends who were smart enough to leave asap and set up businesses like importing grado cartridges could afford to buy them, they were reckoned by many to be THE ultimate british loudspeaker; and as […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary?

From the AudioKarma forum: I thought I’d post this mini review I was asked to do on another forum about a comparison of these two competing mini monitors, I know some members here will be interested. I own both so I have no axe to grind when making these comparisons, each has its own virtues […]

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TECHNICS: SE-9060 – uncomplicated ways of solving common issues

I inherited this Technics Pro System last week. The Equalizer was not working. I am getting that fixed (power supply) for $220. Now I noticed the left channel has static coming from it. I tried changing all the wires, still there. I then took the speaker wires out of the main terminal (channel A) out […]

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Turntables and power conditioners?

I’ve always used my turntables without power conditioners. I have two 20 amp dedicated AC wall units I’m using. Any comments on this please. Continue HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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Best Beethoven Symphony Cycle? – and why this thread title is so problematic.

Editor’s preliminary note. Before linking you to this forum debate I’d like if I may to draw attention to what I believe are failings, or at the very least perceived failings in the altogether harmless yet irritating thread title. I’ve looked through the responses and some excellent suggestions have been made. I’m grateful for that. […]

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HARBETH: M30.1 – some ‘boxy’, boomy sound?

I seem to be getting some ‘boxy’, boomy effects from a pair of M30.1s I have at home at the moment. I assume this is a question of speaker placement and room size, as Harbeth are famed for their neutral sound and flat frequency response. The effect is most noticeable with cello and piano and […]

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Electrostatic speakers and music

Electrostats are great speakers but unforgiving at the same time. Any little misstep in recordings can sound awful on these razor sharp speakers. The good news is when they’re playing well-recorded music they are hard to beat. But badly recorded music, even a little bad… Watch Now Paul McGowan EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in […]

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