THORENS: 23 (so far) opinions regarding the Thorens TD135

“A new thread about a recently acquired TD135 which I hope will be of interest. There seemed to me to be lots of good reasons to buy one of these turntables: they share many of the components of the better know TD124 and although lacking some of its refinements, have some extra features which make […]

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Red Rose Anyone?

Has anyone tried out any of the ultra-premium priced Red Rose line of audio equipment marketed by Mr. Mark Levinson? Are they any different from other high-end brands like Mark Levinson? I guess his non-compete period with Harmon International is over and that is why he is starting a new gig. I am intrigued by […]

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Getting back into HIFI?

I’m thinking of getting some new kit after a two year break. I have been using my laptop with all my CD’s ripped and quite a few FLAC albums. This has been fed into a pair of Monitor Audio WS100 speakers and I am more than happy with this set up. I think no doubt […]

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Hall of Fame: BIGGEST BADDEST Monster Amps

The thread starts: There have been a lot of posts on: “tube amps with balls” “amps to drive my 1 ohm, inefficient speakers” “amps for rock and roll” “Levinson, Krell, Bryston, Pass Labs etc” “sounds more powerful than its rating suggests” “despite low rating, puts out huge current” etc. But I somehow find these threads […]

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LINN: A debate about their sounds

Have just been listening to a Linn-amped system in someone’s house and it reinforces my thoughts about the Linn sound. It was digitally based system and not cheap. The sound is all there from top to bottom, and everything was very neat and tidy – nothing untoward, but somehow lacking realism and life. To my […]

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