BOWERS and WILKINS: Bi-amping vs Bi-wiring?

I am looking for feedback on bi-amping these amazing speakers. I currently own a CA-2200 amp and it seems 200w per channel may not be adequate to realize full potential of 800D2. So i was thinking of bi-amping two classe ca-2200 for L/R speakers, thus feeding 400w each to Left and Right speakers. Or am […]

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NAIM: Is my love affair with Naim over?

I have owned and listened to nothing but (low to mid end) Naim amplification for the last 15 years. Whenever I have briefly listened to other amps in dealers I have pulled a face and thought no not for me. But, I recently split my second system and moved my Rega Brio R into my […]

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Tailoring the sound

Paul McGowan writes: TAS reviewer Michael Fremer has an extraordinary music system—the best vinyl setup I’ve ever heard. And it makes sense that he does. Mike’s spent a lifetime learning about vinyl audio reproduction and hand selected the best equipment in the world. His digital setup played through that same setup doesn’t quite match my […]

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KEF: Their Concerto speakers – help requested

Hi I have a pair of Kef loudspeakers, the baffle and drive unit assemblies look exactly like the Concerto’s but the cabinet dimensions are bigger 75x47x37 cm’s hwd, they are also finished in cream leather with white grills and a crome surround. The b139’s bass units have quite a wide alloy surround which i notice […]

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162 (so far) responses to the question: Amazing ”Overachieving” products…your pick?

  I have owned both expensive gear (and I do mean expensive) and ”budget” gear. Many components are mind-boggling on a price-paid versus performance ratio. Three of my favorites are: The Bedini clarifier. This gizmo just plain works. You may like – or not – the difference it makes on your cd’s. In my case, […]

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PS AUDIO: The significance of the folding transmission line in a loudspeaker?

What is the significance of the folding transmission line in a loudspeaker? My guess is that not many of you have heard of a folding transmission line in a loudspeaker, much less ever heard one working.  The late Bud Fried, from Fried Audio (pronounced “freed” as opposed to what one might do with eggs), was […]

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PROFILE: Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house

Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house today: I hadn’t quite fathomed how bloody massive they are before put them up against my resident speakers! The back just says “Profile Model 10 / 8 ohm / Made In England”… Does anyone know *anything* about […]

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What is Resolution?

I found this interesting, from a “6Moons” review… credit given to one “KG”. It opens up a lot of discussion points. What does “resolution” mean to you? “Resolution. What do you mean by it? That depends. The dictionary goes from “motion, proposal” to “intent, resolve, determination” to “solution, working-out”. The audiophile obsession is of course […]

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STREAMING: Is It Really Paying Off? By Paul Wilson |

When Napster, arguably one of the earliest streaming services and ultimately illegal one, first started, I wondered if anyone ever thought streaming would become the dominant way to listen to music? Non-audiophiles have been streaming for quite a long while. In the audiophile world, streamed music at a minimum of CD quality, as well as […]

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