HARBETH: Bass response – how deep should my speakers go for a lifelike sound at home?

Mr. Alan Shaw writes ….. Ah! That old chestnut again. OK, you probably won’t believe me if I say ‘not as deep as you’ve been led to believe’ so let’s actually make some audio clips and you can hear and judge for yourself. First: I’d like you to forget all about the numbers you see […]

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A new route to market for beleaguered and/or greedy audio makers? Part #3 of 3

So now you know my views. Are they interesting views? How do you feel about them? While you are pondering this, given that I’m far from infallible it’s worth considering that although I might be right I could also be wrong: The direct marketing strategy has already worked in the case of Eastern Electric in […]

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Revisiting Jim Rogers JR149s – is there any point?

  I started my hi-fi journey with a pair of these and have been very interested to revisit them for quite a while – I remember loving them. I’ve been holding off for either a boxed pair or a pair locally and in as close to mint condition as possible as they are just something […]

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MARANTZ: Model 2325 vs. Sansui 9090?

bb3blog writes ….. Much like the beginnings of early high end audio when Audio Research and Conrad Johnson were the common catch words, Marantz and Sansui are two names that most likely crop up when talk goes vintage solid state receivers. Of course there was Pioneer, Sony, Technics and others that carved their respective mark […]

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GRAHAM AUDIO: Reader identifies a viable Harbeth M30 substitute; the Graham Audio LS5/9

We received the following email and we thank the writer Hello Howard, I hope you are well.   I just wanted to pass on a recommendation about a speaker I heard at Bristol last weekend: the Graham Audio LS5/9. It is based on the original LS5/9 design, rather than the BBC production models.  Derek Hughes worked […]

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ONKYO: Their T9 tuner – calling all enthusiasts

So, I’m in the very early stages of putting together a turntable-focused system. I’m running an entry-level Technics SL-BD10 turntable that a friend from work gave me (soon to have a donated Grado green cartridge) and an 80s Technics receiver that another buddy lent me because my 4-yr old Onkyo doesn’t have a phono input, […]

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Ignorance and confidence

When we set our sights far in the future the world looks nice and rosy. Imagine that new pair of speakers gracing your living room, the new amplifier, the rebuilt room. According to Mark Twain imagining the future takes a combination of things. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind […]

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SPENDOR: Big Spendors for a not so big spender

“I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this: My perfect hi-fi would probably be Spendor SP100Rs driven by suitable Naim stuff, but I could never possibly afford that. http://s560.photobucket.com/albums/s…lies/17433.gif So what about the older 100 series Spendors? The S100 or SP100? And what to drive them with? My past experiences with smaller Naim (Nait […]

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Old 70’s vinyl – any point?

Just spend an evening trawling through some of my old vinyl I rescued from the loft. A lot of 70’s stuff that I found absolutely incredible to listen to; crackles and all. All analogue from master tape through to my speakers…wonderful. I think my ears have been ‘detuned’ by digital over the last 30 years […]

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GARRARD: 301 questions – and a few thoughtful answers

Right, this is a really premature thread being as I’m skint I can’t really see me having an awful lot of spare cash for a while, but… Basically whilst mooching around on the net for a turntable I found a picture of a Garrard 301 in a teak and black plinth… Not so long ago, […]

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