PIONEER: QX-949 Quad Receiver – thoughts invited

Anybody had any recent experience with this piece of kit? I’m curious because I used to own one (decades ago). No idea how it would compare to current gear. (the Quad function is, of course, virtually useless). Nice example can be seen here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24418022952616662/ Explore HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post […]

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HARBETH: P3ESR vs Proac Tablette Anniversary?

I thought I’d post this mini review I was asked to do on another forum about a comparison of these two competing mini monitors, I know some members here will be interested. I own both so I have no axe to grind when making these comparisons, each has its own virtues and problems. The Proac’s […]

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What vintage gear are you currently lusting for?

Hey guys just wondering what’s on your vintage lust list? For me it’s a Nikko NR-1415 a Rotel RX-1603 and some AR-9’s. Those are the main ones along with about 50 others. Try to keep it under 30 or 40 items Please click HERE to dip in and out EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in […]

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TANNOY: Ebay lunacy – or am I just behind the times?

Editor’s note: A ‘old’ thread but having checked the thread this morning, I feel there are observations there still worthy of attention. Neil. ================ A mate rang me last night for advice, his wife has a workmate selling some Tannoy Corner Lancasters. Ooh, thought I, perhaps they want to sell them to me. No, they […]

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HARBETH: Bass response – how deep should my speakers go for a lifelike sound at home?

Mr. Alan Shaw writes ….. Ah! That old chestnut again. OK, you probably won’t believe me if I say ‘not as deep as you’ve been led to believe’ so let’s actually make some audio clips and you can hear and judge for yourself. First: I’d like you to forget all about the numbers you see […]

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Offended? Offended!

Paul McGowan writes: A while back I mentioned John Atkinson’s name and several of my readers were horrified–said they could not trust him–because he had heard a difference on a process that intellectually offended them. Rubbish. Let’s examine this notion. The offending item is the demagnetizing of CDs. I may be thrown out of the […]

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YAMAHA: CR-1000 vintage receiver; opinions differ – a lot!

Why I have have done this I really can’t answer with much conviction – it’s so far from what I like to listen to day-to-day, but after much deliberation and research into what’s hot and what’s not, I’ve bought a 1975 Yamaha CR-1000 receiver. My only excuse is that despite loathing the sound of sand […]

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Harmonics and super tweeters etc. Rubbish or what?

An argument for super tweeters, or any reproduction of frequencies beyond human hearing, is that they create harmonics at lower frequencies that you can hear. But can’t you just reproduce the harmonics only, using source/tweeters with less extended range? Tim MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those […]

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