Best Vintage Speaker Kickoff!

This is for who thinks what vintage speaker is best for sound from their experience. Smooth mids and highs with solid bass. Mainly would be for rock music. I know tubes and ss affects speakers individually. I am mainly looking at klipsch or ADS l810 right now. I know a lot about klipsch like chorus […]

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4ohm, 8ohm and 16 ohm amp taps

The thread starts:  Is there any expected character change depending on what tap you use. ie will using the 4 ohm tap always give a tighter but harder sound and as you go up to the 8ohm tap, the sound gets softer? or is it different from amp to amp and speaker to speaker and […]

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QUAD: 303 treble anomalies?

Wonder if the brains trust has any advice for me. Just taken delivery of a lovely Quad 303, restored by Rob at AmpLabs (who’s been a perfect gent throughout) to match the original design but with old components swapped for new. I’m almost completely delighted with the results – warmth, intimacy, believability, it really draws […]

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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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World’s best Pre-amp for $10K and above?

“Looking for the HOLY GRAIL in Audio? Here it is. I’m in my early sixties and retiring to my final system, which I was going to purchase during the past twelve months and decided to put on the brakes, and investigate whats out there as the most advanced engineered high end audio products for the […]

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QUAD: The 99 revisited

I seem to remember the 99pre was criticised for being a mediocre product when compared to the 909. I’ve just resurrected mine after five years and have made up a balanced cable to run from the D type ampbus output to my power amp’s xlr inputs (a fiddly job). I’ve recently been using a Benchmark […]

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McINTOSH: MT10 turntable good or not?

The thread starts …. “Has anyone got any experience with this table yet? I had problems with my other table and want to upgrade from the 2xperience from project. My dealer has made me what I think is a great deal to goto that table. I just don’t know anything about the table and how […]

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Do hifi systems have souls?

Paul McGowan writes: I’ve heard it said more than once. “Vinyl has soul. Digital does not.” I can relate to what’s being expressed in that statement and I don’t disagree. If we think of soul not as an immortal entity but rather as the essence or embodiment of a certain quality—as in the soul of […]

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