TANNOY: Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why?

 Tannoy Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why? Recently heard the DC10a’s and a while back had the pleasure of hearing some 15″ monitor golds in York cabs. The DC10a’s I wouldn’t give tuppence for…absolutely dreadful; the old timers were wonderful in a warm and cuddly fashion. The only one’s I haven’t heard […]

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TECHNICS: SL 1200 mk2; are you interested in ‘the truth’?

I have been a very active participant in this hobby for many years (going on 30). I have owned amplifiers by B&K, Marantz, Forte, VanAlstine, Accuphase, GAS, Onkyo Grand Integra, Musical Fidelity…..Speakers by Thiel, Energy, Genesis, Vandersteen, PSB, Definitive Tech, KEF, Mission, B&W….Turntables by Sota, Rega, Linn, AR, Thorens, Dual, and yes; Technics. I have […]

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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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Sharing one’s passion

Paul McGowan: We’ve probably beat this topic of being an Audiophile to death. The discussion sparked a few ideas about how we might get together in service of ourselves. There’s advantage and power in a group, certainly a self serving one. More to follow someday. But today is Thanksgiving. That time of year when we […]

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HARBETH: Moving on from them; is Wilson Benesch the intelligent answer?

I gather that these are polar opposites in principles, with WB taking carbon fibre to reduce/damp vibration and Harbeth based on thin walls to embrace the vibration. I have listened to number of speakers over the years and am considering small standmounts, including WB Arc and Vertex but haven’t heard any Harbeth. Just wondering if […]

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HARBETH: Tube Integrated Pairing For Harbeth Monitor 30.1

The thread starts:  Looking for advice to help a friend who is building a system around a pair of Harbeth Monitor 30.1’s. His room is medium/small (14 X 16 X 8)and his listening habits mostly chamber music, jazz and acoustic singer-songwriter with some occasional rock and big band. He wants an integrated tube amp under […]

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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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HARBETH: Speakers to replace their P3ESRs

  The thread starts: Of course, nothing will ever really replace my beautiful baby Harbs, but they are now sold for the greater good and it is time to move on. I’m really enjoying the Elac BS203As I bought from Myrman a while back. Fabulous little things with great tuneful bass and, contrary to what […]

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