“I remember a friend having a pair of these and I was thinking I might see if I could find a pair. Then I saw the prices.”

The thread starts as follows: I remember a friend having a pair of these and I was thinking I might see if I could find a pair. Then I saw the prices.  Doesn’t anyone do a clone of these? MORE Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire Point Of View archive

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Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

  Editor’s note: This is an ‘old’ thread but I read it this morning and it does contains some useful (especially for the inexperienced) observations and so, worth dipping into I feel. Neil Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter […]

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Cable directionality?

I’ve always heard that single-ended, directional interconnects (e.g., AudioQuests) should be installed with the arrows pointing away from the source. Is that really true, though? It seems like it actually doesn’t have much to do with signal travel, but with grounding: normally, the shield is connected to ground at the end the arrow points toward. […]

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SME: The SME Model 15 deck – how will their target market react?

  The standard Model 10 has been ‘saved’ and will still be available, at a price rise of 4%. The new three-point suspended deck will be known as the ‘Model 15’ and will be about £5,400 without arm. Due next April. the original plan had been to scrap the current Model 10, but I think […]

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How do you determine when an LP is worn ?

As per title,played a Steve Hacket LP the other night,this would have been played to death back in the 70’s with many different cartridges including Decca’s.First track has a couple of Acoustic guitars playing,I could usually locate where they were in the mix,but it sounded all jumbled up with little separation.Another track had a guitar […]

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Why power cords make a difference

Every audiophile who has experimented with better power cables has heard the performance advantage they offer. Indeed, the amount of improvement can be astounding, often transforming a system from good to amazing. As audiophiles, we trust our ears but it’s hard to understand how replacing just one short link in a long chain of the […]

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