GALE: GS401 Re-foam Project?

I am now the very pleased owner of a pair of classic Gale GS401 speakers in wood finish. I bought them on eBay as ‘for parts or not working’ for the princely sum of £38.69. I intend to fully refurbish them by re-foaming the four woofers, checking/testing the other drivers (the tweeters have the correct […]

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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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SONY PS1 best cd player in the world?

Sorry for the attention grabbing headline. Of course it is not likely to be the best in the world. You all know the audiophile version? model number scph1002. However, at 20 quid and using its straight analogue output phono (no Mods whatsoever- as yet?) and warmed up over 48 hrs in my second system next […]

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TANNOY: Calling all Monitor Gold enthusiasts

Ok, so there I am minding my own business browsing the fresh listings on eBay as usual, then BANG! I’ve bought a radiogram for 130 of my finest UK pounds. That was five days ago, I’ve spent the time since then thinking ‘no, they can’t be can they… I mean it’s worth the asking price […]

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Calling all Revox B215 enthusiasts

I’m considering purchasing one of these to give my BX300 a bit of a break.  Question how many of you owners have replaced the caps? I have read on tapehead forums how many have replaced them due to their failing nature.  Didn’t know how necessary this is. I have also read how well built this […]

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GALE: 401s – failed project resurrected…

 Way, way back in 1977 I scrimped and saved until I had the necessary £400 to buy a pair of these. They served me well for about 15 years until a pair of ES14s replaced them. It was either that or buy (at least) a NAP250 to replace my trusty but somewhat overworked NAP110. I […]

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Why is it so many British sellers have problems with shipping overseas?

It is enough to take a look at eBay, even many Americans ship worldwide, but the greatest part of sellers within the UK prefer collection or write >UK only<. Only today I couldn’t bid properly on an auction for a certain item because the seller, to whom I had sent a link to a cheap […]

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LUXMAN: Vintage Luxman amplifiers inc L-210, L-530 – and more

I really like Luxman’s from the 80’s, they were there when the “audio-bug” bit me as a teenager. I bought my first Luxman gear with earned money in ’84! This was a kit with some swedish made speakers, branded with the Luxman logo but they actually looked very much like Snell E/III, only a little […]

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HARBETH: Compact7s annoying freq spike?

I’ve had these speakers for a few years now. Currently I am powering them with a vintage Mcintosh 2155 150 watt solid state amp. I’ve always wished they were a little quitter and like I said there’s a quality that hurts my ears. Besides that they sound very good. Articulate and smooth otherwise. Has anyone […]

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TANNOY: Monitor Gold LSU/HF/III.L.Z/8 question

… or, more precisely, a quite naive but humble question it is that aims to know whether is a pair of these speakers are worth investing in? To note, I followed some threads with Tannoy speakers mentioned here at TAOS but now do not remember whether these exact models were recommended to be purchased or […]

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We asked our readers, ‘what classical recording are you most proud to own?’ These are the fascinating results…

We know that we have a passionate and knowledgeable community of readers and followers on Facebook and Twitter, but even so we were delighted with the response we received last week when we asked the question ‘what classical recording are you most proud to own?’ Listed below are the most popular responses we received. Would […]

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