KOETSU: Can a retipped Rosewood really be worth £1000?”

The thread starts: Picked up a used koetsu rosewood signature last week for £600. It was advertised as in excellent condition and had been given a clean bill of health from a dealer. The cart arrived and the bodywork and cantilever are in excellent condition but the diamond is very worn, and it sounds poor. […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Exposure 15 – a LOT of opinions

The thread starts: Just wondering apart from the differences in power, if the super sounds any better. My experience has generally been that lesser power amps tend to sound better. Anyone compare the two? Observe the conversation and/or express your view by clicking HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Vinyl edition releases. Who is thinking these things up??

The thread starts as follows: orry that this is going to be a gripe about something that should be a positive subject in terms of vinyl availability, but am I the only person that is becoming increasingly pi$$ed off at being asked to fork out inflated prices for releases that just try to stuff meaningless […]

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MICHELL: Gyrodec and spacedeck platter upgrade kits

 i have recently auditioned both decks and was considering them both and was happy that they have platter upgrade paths available. since then doubt has reared its ugly head and i am unsure whether the kits are just a halfway measure to the next level (eg hyperspace or orbe). have any wammers any experience with […]

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HARBETH: A note from a scientist and second-generation Harbeth owner

Having just bought a pair of SHL5+ speakers, I wanted to write a note to you, partly in comment on how delightful the speakers are, partly in explanation of why I chose to buy Harbeth speakers, and partly to add some data to the demographics of your customer base. To provide some demographic context, you […]

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TECHNICS: The SU 9600 – user observations

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief =========== Won this today.I put in a much lower offer yesterday and it was […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Examples of legendary audio equipment

I’m interested in getting some feedback on legendary pieces…vintage and the like. I’m not talking “good” or “in my opinion”, I’m talking widely accepted legends of the audio world. For example in my opinion, Evander Holyfield is a good boxer, but everyone knows that Muhammed Ali was the all time greatest…an undisputed legend. That’s the […]

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TANNOY: Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why?

 Tannoy Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why? Recently heard the DC10a’s and a while back had the pleasure of hearing some 15″ monitor golds in York cabs. The DC10a’s I wouldn’t give tuppence for…absolutely dreadful; the old timers were wonderful in a warm and cuddly fashion. The only one’s I haven’t heard […]

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How to separate sound engineering principles from faff?

Without being a technical wizz how can you do this. Can you trust the dealer given that faff probably means higher prices and therefore bigger margins. I would think turntables are a big contender here – there are some ludicrously expensive designs out there but how much is really necessary? Chord make some very elaborate […]

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AUDIOPHILES? Audiophiles!

Dear Colin. I’m being a bit greedy here but two questions if I may In your opinion, what makes an Audiophile a true Audiophile? In your opinion, what do fake Audiophiles do that makes them fake? I know these two questions open the door to all kinds of jokes but I’m looking for more thought […]

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HARBETH: Tube integrated for Harbeth ….. under $2500?

An old thread but still worth a few minutes of your time I suggest. I am thinking about a foray into tube amplification; never been there before. I will be driving a pair of Harbeth Compact 7es3. I listen to classical, jazz, acoustic, and rock- 80% cd, 20% vinyl. I would like to keep the […]

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