NAIM: “Goodbye”

This is something new. I have had at least one Naim component in my system for the last 27 years. The result of all the swopping and changing ended with me having a LP12/Aro/Armagedden, CDX2, 52, Super, Snaxo, Hi, 250×2, SBL. Finally decided, enough is enough. Sold everything from 52 to SBL, only leaving my […]

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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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GARRARD: Tonearm Choice for Garrard System

Hi all. I am currently running a fully Origin Live modded rb250 (the OL1 I believe) on my 401/A60/LS7s) system. I was considering selling it, adding a bit more cash and ‘upgrading’ to the Origin Live Alliance arm. It would currently be with an Ortofon 2m blue which would eventually be also upgraded.As this system […]

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PIONEER: QX-949 Quad Receiver – thoughts invited

Anybody had any recent experience with this piece of kit? I’m curious because I used to own one (decades ago). No idea how it would compare to current gear. (the Quad function is, of course, virtually useless). Nice example can be seen here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24418022952616662/ Explore HERE

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YAMAHA: Do NS-1000 stack up today?

“As good pairs seem to go for £1000, my question is how would they stack up against other speakers in the same price bracket old or new? Also I seem to remember reading somewhere that due to their ruthless accuracy they exposed weakness in early Naim amplification, and were not a good partner…fair”

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A new route to market for beleaguered and/or greedy audio makers? Part #3 of 3

So now you know my views. Are they interesting views? How do you feel about them? While you are pondering this, given that I’m far from infallible it’s worth considering that although I might be right I could also be wrong: The direct marketing strategy has already worked in the case of Eastern Electric in […]

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PRE-OWNED: What’s the best hifi second hand bargain you’ve had or missed out on?

I lived in Manchester in the mid 1990s and looked in the ad paper Loot and saw a Linn Sondek with Lingo and ekos for £50 , I immediately phoned at 9.30am thinking I’d be first in but a caller had already seen it and was on his way to buy, I was gutted for […]

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LINX: The Theta FM tuner, a forgotten masterpiece?

This very rare design, incorporating Magnum Dynalab boards and probably other of their technology … is fetching high prices on the auction sites. Do these buyers know something the rest of us don’t? Some say that it’s as close to getting a Dynalab for under £250. Observations invited. The FM radio community

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OPINION: What are the decent, reliable late 1980’s/Early 90’s Made in Japan CD Changers?

What do you all think of Made in Japan Onkyo, Sony (non ES) and Yamaha CD Changers from 1987-1993 sound and build quality wise? How would they compare to a new Onkyo DX-C390? I just bought a new Onkyo DX-C3Onkyoill be delivered soon) and with the lack of CD changers available in the new and […]

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