REGA: Roy Gandy – 40 Years of Reganomics

Steve Harris / Stereophile writes: It’s not easy to get Roy Gandy to look back. “I’m not a past person, I don’t reminisce,” he says. “But right at this moment I’m feeling very happy. We’ve not quite completed the launch of a whole new range of turntables and a new range of electronics, and I’m […]

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SUGDEN: Masterclass LA-4 Pre-amplifier

They say ….. A high quality active pre-amplifier featuring a host of inputs and outputs. The LA-4 makes a perfect combo with either the Masterclass or Sapphire power amplifiers. High-end touches include gold plated circuit boards, relay switching of all inputs and output and a sophisticated class A output stage. The LA-4 is a high […]

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HARBETH: Kef LS50 vs Harbeth Monitor 30.1 – an American perspective

The thread starts: Ive heard kef ls 50 and will audition monitor 30.1. Ive just sold my amphion one18. they are truly the most accurate, detailed and fast speakers Ive heard. I may want a more smooth, slow and musical presentation. My interest is likely getting a high end REL g2 combined with the 30.1 […]

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Michell Engineering Orbe SE test review

  HiFi Choice writes as follows:  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 […]

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HARBETH: Super SHL5 Loudspeakers test review

HiFi Pig write ….. They just get on with delivering a well controlled, revealing insight into the recorded music.  Whilst part of this is no doubt down to the driver and cabinet design, a lot is also down to the excellence of the crossover design.  It’s as seamless as I’ve heard.  There was a slight […]

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WHARFEDALE: Denton 80th Anniversary Edition loudspeaker test review

HiFi World: The Wharfedale Dentons’ 1960s retro look will inevitably be a matter of taste. Personally, I love it. But taken on sound quality alone there’s no argument: Wharfedale have produced a very impressive, sophisticated, detailed and musical speaker here at an almost bargain price of £500. They combine class-leading levels of detail, coherence and […]

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TEN enjoyable speakers you’ve owned

The thread starts as follows: A mixed bag i know but i enjoyed owning the below, in no particular order of enjoyability (don’t think there’s such a wurd) :JR’149′ Heybrook ‘HB1’ Castle Acoustics ‘Howard Mk.1’ Diesis ‘Solitaire’ Mission ‘737’ (Audax) B&W ‘DM4’ Ferrograph ‘S1’ Mordaunt Short ‘Signifer’ Monitor Audio ‘R352’ Spendor ‘SP1’ ps:Never owned the […]

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HARBETH: 7ES-3 (A Whack on the Side of the Head)

Jeff Dorgay writes ….. Sometime back in the early 80’s Roger Van Oech wrote a book titled A Whack on the Side of the Head focusing on creative solutions to problems that one might not have considered without being taken outside of their comfort zone.  The new Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 is the perfect example of […]

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GARRARD: How to upgrade a turntable

Jason Kennedy (The Ear) writes ….. Contrary to the view that some people get, reviewing audio equipment is a ‘pastime’ that is fraught with dangers. For a start, the primary measuring ‘implement’ is a very personal, and individually flawed pair of ears. Secondly the environment varies not only with every reviewer on the planet, but […]

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ACOUSTIC ENERGY: The AE1 ACTIVE

  Paul Rigby writes ….. Ideal for direct connection to audiophile DAC/Preamps and Hi-Res streamers Fully bi-amped with two 50W class A/B amplifiers per speaker, the design offers a piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, this 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone looks to negate the cone flex and break-up nodes […]

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MISSION: The new LX speaker series

  Paul Rigby writes ….. Mission has announced its latest, LX speaker range – a six-strong series including bookshelf, floorstanding, surround and centre-channel options New tweeter and driver designs are included plus a new internal cabinet bracing design. A Linkwitz-Riley crossover network is also featured. The LX-1, LX-2, LX-3 and LX-4 are two-way designs, combining […]

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