British Speakers vs All the Rest?

I finally made the leap towards a pair of Gemme Tanto V2s.I wanted a speaker that had all the simular attributes that my presiding Castle Avon speakers have.But with a bigger sound stage,more presence,better detail,and more oomph!! I went for a test listen yesterday at a dudes place who had them for sale.He warned me […]

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FM – tuners still make a difference?

I have always shyed away from getting a matching tuner for my ES Jap-Crap system due to most stations now compressing the life out of their music – no dynamics to speak of and I’ve sometimes been sure I can hear MP3-like compression when listening – especially if using a digibox as a tuner. I […]

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TANNOY: Vintage Tannoy 12″ monitor golds vs. Harbeth

I am thinking about assembling a secondary system in a small den (12.5ft x 13.5ft) for listening to combo jazz, female vocalists, acoustic guitar music, cello sonatas, and the like. I have come across a pair of vintage Tannoy 12″ monitor golds(from the sixties) that are mounted in custom cabinets made of baltic birch and […]

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EAR Yoshino preamps?

Hey folks. I’m debating adding a preamp into my system, which currently comprises an modified Audiolab MDAC (which needs a repair, pending), some sources and a pair of active speakers. Whilst the MDAC does a sterling job with audio, it doesn’t allow me to connect any analogue inputs and I have often wondered if a […]

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Laminations, Magic Bricks and Shakti Stones

I was minded to write this, as a result of the appalling “Thread Crapping” and piss taking on the wanted advert that Anthony K posted in Private Exhibitions. In the late 1970s an engineer working for a Matsushita electronics company in Japan was changing the transformer on a prototype amplifier, by chance he placed the […]

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This man knows that traditional A/B comparison tests are wonky and iffy, to say the least, but …..

I know that traditional A/B comparison tests are wonky and iffy, to say the least, but there’s one thing about these tests that is starting to intrigue me: It is one thing to not catch any audible difference between two components in the blindfold A/B test situation (the ‘false negative’ situation), but what’s with the […]

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Loudspeaker sensitivity

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief =========== OK let’s get to the point…! I have an Icon Audio Stereo 200PP […]

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Understanding frequency response

I have two integrated amps and was recently comparing their technical specifications and noticed the frequency response of one of them is: 10Hz – 50Khz (Marantz) while the other is 10Hz – 100Khz.(Yamaha) Could someone explain, without getting too technical what this means to me in terms of listening please? Continues HERE

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Info: BBC monitors 1960’s

Hi there I am looking for some help!! I purchsed some old BBC monitiors about 8 years ago and I am looking for some info? the units have no ID at all on them but when I open’d them inside I found a tag that had: Unit FL6/4 Serial No 232 Date 27/2/64 The speakers […]

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