JAZZ: 153 suggestion (so far) re modern day female jazz recommendations

We all know the classics from decades ago. What are your favorite your more contemporary female jazz singers of today? Living close to Nashville I have the opportunity to see and hear a lot of up and coming artists. Nashville is NOT just country music by a long shot. I’ll start with Diana Krall….” MORE

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BENCHMARK MEDIA: Some observations about the Benchmark DAC1

IMO the DAC1’s true potential can only be realised when the extra bells and whistles (XLR output attenuators, physical volume pot) are switched off, and it is fed a digital signal that is attenuated, with dither at 24 bits, and upsampled well (e.g. SoX with -v) to 110.6kHz. If used via XLR, also the XLR […]

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SPENDOR: How to value their older speakers?

  Time has come for me to clear things out a bit while I can. I have a pair of Spendor SP1 and a pair of SA2 speakers, both in excellent condition. Where can I find any information which would give me a rough valuation guide on these speakers? I have never seen anybody selling […]

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HARBETH: Spendor SP 100/R2 and Harbeth 40.1 – impressions?

Where I am, it’s difficult to audition these two flagship speakers side-by-side or at home, so opinions/impressions from anyone would be most welcome. Feedback on other forums is that the Harbeth may be marginally the “better” speaker, but I’m not convinced. Matching amps would likely be from MBL. Please click HERE to dip in and […]

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NAIM: 62/150x + Wharfedale Evo 40 floorstanders; why does this owner think he might be going deaf?

I bought a set of Wharfedale Evo 40 floorstanders from a mate to experiment with. 2 months later and they are still connected, with my Dynaudio Excite X12 nicely packed away. All logic says that this cannot make sense. My Naim 62/150x pre/pwr pair should make the Dynaudios sing and the Wharfedales look like impostors […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Bi-amping vs Bi-wiring?

I am looking for feedback on bi-amping these amazing speakers. I currently own a CA-2200 amp and it seems 200w per channel may not be adequate to realize full potential of 800D2. So i was thinking of bi-amping two classe ca-2200 for L/R speakers, thus feeding 400w each to Left and Right speakers. Or am […]

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SPENDOR: So ….. which offers the ‘better’ midrange; Spendor or Harbeth?

Editorial Note: This thread started in 2007 and then, as these things do, petered out. However, I took a look this morning (01/03/19) and there are some observations which are still relevant today and so in my humble opinion, this thread is worth exploring. Neil / editor. =================== I recently auditioned a pair of Harbeth […]

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JVC AX-Z1010TN – “… may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers!”

JVC AX-Z1010TN Digital Reference Integrated Amplifier SuperDIGIFINE – A Review Let me state that for those who think long reviews are just self-gratification, you better stop now. Also it may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers! A bit of history:- I have been a lover of NAIM amplification for as long […]

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HARBETH: Spendors comparable to Harbeth C7ES3?

Hi all. It seems like Spendors and Harbeths share a lot of qualities, while the Spendors seem to be less expensive. Are any Spendor models comparable to C7ES3s? I really like what I’ve read about the Harbeths, but they aren’t available in my area while Spendors are. Any other similar speakers to consider? Please click […]

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CELESTION: This man is very content with his Ditton 44 speakers and …..

  Well i have had a hearing test. went VG. So no probs there.. i think i must have started to get use to demo cd sounds. The thing is i have had some near 20 grand systems. 7k speakers 1k cables 7k amps and cdp around 4k.  All i have now is celestion ditton […]

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MICHELL ENGINNERING: Mycro – help required

Please could anyone advise me how to tune the subchassis balance on the Michell Mycro?? I have tried for hours to get the thing to bounce without appearing drunk, but it just eludes me every time. I have owned a beautiful Mycro for a few years now that I won on e-bay, it is fitted […]

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