QUAD: Vintage amps from Quad -70’s/80’s

I am looking to acquire a vintage/classic set up. I have read a lot on here regarding amps and speakers from the various ‘classic’ British hi-fi manufacturers such as Quad, Leak, Naim, Linn, Celestion,Tannoys etc…..Wow there is so much to learn about the pros and cons of older equiment. Here is the first of many […]

Read More

PINK TRIANGLE: Happy Anniversary – taking a Pink Triangle for a spin

The thread starts ….. This is a thread about my interest in modifying a Pink Triangle – my own early Mk1 PT from when I worked at the company. In part it is to investigate the “belt drive” prejudice, in part to revisit with Arthur the original thoughts behind the Anniversary turntable as the company’s […]

Read More

SPENDOR: Big Spendors for a not so big spender

“I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this: My perfect hi-fi would probably be Spendor SP100Rs driven by suitable Naim stuff, but I could never possibly afford that. http://s560.photobucket.com/albums/s…lies/17433.gif So what about the older 100 series Spendors? The S100 or SP100? And what to drive them with? My past experiences with smaller Naim (Nait […]

Read More

HARBETH: Cheap new ones from the Netherlands – too good to be true?

Can potential Harbeth owners buy cheaper from Europe and import into their own country – inc the UK? It’s an interesting question. We did a bit of sniffing around and checked a few European retailers and eventually discovered this Netherlands organisation. Against UK official retail prices the prices are low and yes, on the face […]

Read More

HARBETH: Moving on from them; is Wilson Benesch the intelligent answer?

The thread starts: I gather that these are polar opposites in principles, with WB taking carbon fibre to reduce/damp vibration and Harbeth based on thin walls to embrace the vibration. I have listened to number of speakers over the years and am considering small standmounts, including WB Arc and Vertex but haven’t heard any Harbeth. […]

Read More

CAD DAC 1543 test review

Is it time to finally dump that CD player of yours and go wholly digital? Paul Rigby reviews the CAD 1543 DAC, undertakes a thorough head-to-head challenge with a top-of-the-line CD player and presents the most in depth interview with Computer Audio Design’s boss, Scott Berry. Currently, the hi-fi market is going through an analogue […]

Read More

ATC: EL150a (very, very rare) full range floorstanders – five new images

  Drivers: HF 25mm, Mid 75mm ATC Soft Dome, LF 375mm SL Frequency Response (±2dB): 60Hz-17kHz Frequency Response (±6dB): 25Hz-22kHz Matched Response: ±0.5dB Dispersion: ±80° Coherent Horizontal, ±10° Coherent Vertical Crossover Frequencies: 380Hz and 3.5KHz Sensitivity: 91dB@1w@1 metre Suitable for use with amplifiers of: 100-1500w Connectors: Tri wired terminal posts Cabinet Dimensions (HxWxD): 1315x650x290mm Weight: 82 kg kg

Read More

HARBETH: Tube Integrated Pairing For Harbeth Monitor 30.1

The thread starts:  Looking for advice to help a friend who is building a system around a pair of Harbeth Monitor 30.1’s. His room is medium/small (14 X 16 X 8)and his listening habits mostly chamber music, jazz and acoustic singer-songwriter with some occasional rock and big band. He wants an integrated tube amp under […]

Read More