AUDIO EQUIPMENT SERVICING: How do you tell if your 12 year old amp needs servicing?

  Lurking around PFM leaves me believing that Naim needs to be serviced like cars. Japanese amps seem to go on for decades. How do I know that my MF integrated isn’t about to blow-up and take my speakers with it? MORE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click […]

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HARBETH: Monitor 40.2 Loudspeaker test review

Paul Seydor (TAS) wrote… A few days after I took delivery of the Monitor 40.2, the third version of Harbeth’s flagship loudspeaker, a close friend fell by for a listen. He’s a Los Angeles studio musician (a violinist who’s played many high-profile film scores, often serving as concert master), who is also a long-time audiophile, […]

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“Bought a Naim Nait 3. Loved it in the store. Returned it within a week”

The thread starts:  Brought home some CJ preamp to audition perhaps 22 years ago. Noisy as anything and a turn off transient destroyed a tweeter (though years later i bought a CJ 17LS2 which I thought was the finest preamp I ever heard in my home) Auditioned a VPI table (HW19) in a store- the […]

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COLIN WONFOR: Audiophile fuses

Hello experts. I have used audiophile fuses for years in various equipment without problem, generally appreciative of sound quality improvement. Recently, I’ve encountered problems with audiophile fuses blowing in my Coincident Turbo 845SE amplifier. At this point I’ve had two failures of Synergistic Red Quantum 6.3a 250v sloblo fuses in this amp. Recently I discovered […]

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BLACK RHODIUM: Friday Sale (From The 24th Of November 2017)

      They tell us: We are a British Cabling company who specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality Audio and visual cables Formed in 2002 by Graham Nalty as a continuation of his many years of experience in the Hi-Fi industry. Black Rhodium has become synonymous with high quality reproduction […]

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STEREO SWAP SHOP: #009: Linn Espek spks for your LFD or Cyrus preamp

How this free system works can be found at http://www.hifianswers.com/2017/04/welcome-to-our-new-free-service-the-stereo-swap-shop/ If you are interested then please contact us HERE and we will pass you contact details to the swapper. Thanks. Neil. Enter the entire SSS vault HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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FUNK FIRM: The Flamenca

“But it only takes a few minutes of hearing it to know that the Flamenca is blessed with what makes the Funk brand so unique…you’ll be rewarded with an open window into the music.” 5 stars Andrew Simpson HiFi Choice More HERE   ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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REGA: Integrated amplifiers; just how good are they?

The thread starts …… Strengths? Weaknesses? Older amps’ values? Just random discussion. I’m particularily interested in Luna, Brio 3, Mira 3 etc..lower end models. Had Brio-R, and it is the only one I’ve some experience with. Is there any database or history of these amplifiers in interweb? Continue reading HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to […]

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SUGDEN: A21ai Series 2 integrated amplifier test review

Art Dudley (Stereophile magazine) Winter has returned to Cherry Valley, New York, and I’m reminded of a bad habit that I used to conceal: On cold mornings I started my car well before driving off, then actually weighted down the accelerator pedal—with the heavy socket tray from my toolbox—in an effort to keep the idle […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Calling all Orbe and Gyrodec owners

The thread starts:  Anyone ever tried putting something like an Inspire Acri-Mat (or similar?) on their Orbe / Gyro and leaving the clamp off? What does it do to the sound? I ask out of laziness and because I’ve now got quite a few 180g re-released LP’s that have double the amount of vinyl and […]

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STEREO SWAP SHOP: #010: My Spendor S3/5r2 for any sensible Tannoy speakers

How this free system works can be found at http://www.hifianswers.com/2017/04/welcome-to-our-new-free-service-the-stereo-swap-shop/ If you are interested then please contact us HERE and we will pass you contact details to the swapper. Thanks. Neil. Enter the entire SSS vault HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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MISSION: Calling all Mission vintage CD player enthusiasts

Didn’t know this company made cd players back in the day… I though Mission was known for their speakers. In doing some research, I noticed they also made some integrated amps.  Anyone have any experience with older Mission cd players?  The guy I’m going to see on Monday who has one says he paid over […]

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STEREO SWAP SHOP: #011: My Revox B710 Mk2 cassette deck for Nakamichi ZX-7

How this free system works can be found at http://www.hifianswers.com/2017/04/welcome-to-our-new-free-service-the-stereo-swap-shop/ If you are interested then please contact us HERE and we will pass you contact details to the swapper. Thanks. Neil. Enter the entire SSS vault HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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