Is Audio a true addiction?

The thread starts:  Reading articles about addictions and the diagnostic criteria for defining what an addiction is, I am struck by how many points of a diagnostic chart can be used to evaluate our behavior regarding audio matters. For sure, my long attendance of Naim world and forum has suggested a state of addiction in […]

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What is Your Oldest Bit?

This much viewed thread starts as follows: “Hi All, I have been thinking about the advanced age of my HiFi gear and this has me wondering what the age is of the oldest item you have that is still in regular use? Rgds. Please click here to continue reading ===//=== Please click HERE to access […]

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729 responses to a question re Reference DACs – an overall perspective

There has been many threads the last few months regarding the sonic signature of some of the highest regarded reference DACS (Dcs,Meitner,Ensemble,Audio Note,Zanden,Reimyo,Accustic Arts) here on the GON. I have been very fortunate to audtion many of these wonderful pieces in my home or friend’s systems. I wanted to share, in a systematic way, my […]

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Bach Sonatas and Partitas

The thread starts: There is something about Bach that can simultaneously soothe my often aching brain while also stirring my flagging soul and nothing more so than the sonatas and partitas for solo violin (though I don’t mind a bit of flute or oboe now and again either. I’ve been listening to quite a few […]

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Benz Micro or Ortofon Cadenza?

The thread starts ….. I have listened to a number of carts in two different systems, and the two that stood out were the Benz Micro L2 wood and the Ortofon Cadenza Black. It is unfortunately not possible for me to compare them directly in the same system. My impressions were that the Benz Micro […]

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