CELESTION: HF2000 and the wanton destruction of literally thousands of pairs of Celestion Ditton 66/44/25

Dave Smith writes: Much of this problem comes from all the so called ebay vintage HiFi ‘experts’ who are asking ridiculous amounts for things like the Celestion HF2000 tweeter. I purchased one last week for £30 outside of ebay yet when listed on ebay they’re  asking stupid amounts for them. The HF2000 tweeter is a […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: TecnoDec (RB250 Tonearm / Denon DL103 Cartridge) test review

“Its neutral balance is good for keeping the various elements consistent with one another and it makes a clear case for itself next to a more affordable deck like the Rega P3-24, thanks to a decent grasp of timing. Some will prefer a warmer sound, perhaps, but that’s a matter of cartridge choice and while […]

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SME: ‘When it came back, the sound was transformed…I’m not exaggerating ….’

After all these years, I got a bit of a surprise with my system this week. I took my arm (series Five, 12inch version) back to SME in Steyning for some minor changes to the wiring. The arm is five years old, so I asked them to check and clean the bearings, as they had […]

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REGA: Turntables – wow. flutter and rumble ?

Are the figures so bad that they are kept secret. My far better turntable the Thorens TD321 W& F 0.035% Rumble – 72 dB does anyone know how Rega compares ? Continue reading Also https://www.facebook.com/groups/581515375550854/ Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Also ….. Please click HERE to access the […]

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CELESTION: Ditton 15 – any good, or what?

I imagine there are a few people here who will remember celestions as being pretty common a couple of decades ago. It seems their popularity has waned throughout the years, though based on the quality of these examples I cannot think why. When you take into account the age of these speakers, it may be […]

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Celestion vintage hi-fi: 11 new pages added in the previous 7 days

11 new pages added in the previous 7 days @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/216919988891344/ Also https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=celestion%20vintage%20hifi Also ….. Please click HERE for the UK’s most comprehensive directory of vintage record stores Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive

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CASTLE: Clyde speakers test review

Howard Popeck ….. In the early 1980s at Subjective Audio Ltd I took a pair of these in part exchange against a pair of Lentek Monitors, transmission line; a Bert Webb design. Those Lenteks, an overlooked ‘classic’ were exceptional and a substantial upgrade in both performance and cost (and size) to the Clyde’s. Those Clyde […]

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SUGDEN: A21SE Signature Integrated Amplfier

  They say ….. The special edition A21SE integrated amplifier builds on the strengths of the classic A21. Offering pure class A single ended operation, the sound remains distinctively ‘Sugden’. Upgraded with a fifty percent larger power supply and increased power output, dynamics are even more impressive. A sophisticated pre-amplifier stage is another improvement on […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro turntable test review

Howard Popeck writes: The Synchro was mid-priced turntable inspired by the original GyroDec, but with an inverted-pendulum suspension and a glass platter. It looked dazzling 20 years ago, and it still does today. In the John Michell tradition, all the working parts are exposed, superbly engineered and impeccably cosmetically finished. It has a cast-ring sub […]

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AUDIO NOTE: Their tonearms. Opinions differ, but not by much. 71 replies + 3,887 views

Does anyone know how much the new AN arms cost? I am thinking of getting one to go on my new TT and am trying to calculate costs…. Please click HERE to continue reading.   Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Also ….. Please click HERE to access the […]

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Michell Engineering Orbe SE test review

  HiFi Choice writes:  We are delighted to announce that the Orbe SE has won the recent group test in the January edition of the UK’s HiFi Choice Magazine.  Although the competition was fierce, the Orbe SE (fitted with Techno Arm “A“) beat off the competition to take the coveted Grouptest Winner badge. MORE   Also […]

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