“The only speaker licenced by BBC Worldwide”?

From the Harbeth archives; the thread starts …. News of the launch of a Dr Who loudspeaker by the BBC’s highly-profitable commercial arm, begs the question as to what defines a BBC speaker these days. Once the three initials B B C ensured credibility and assured performance. The plastic, and doubtless China-made, “Tardis” speaker is […]

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Surprisingly good Tandberg amplification

Some time ago I bought a matching set of Tandberg gear in their original boxes from a good home (seller was apparently trading up to naim): TPA- 3002A control pre-amplifier TPA- 3003 (150W) power amplifier (they also did a more powerful 3006) 3001A Tuner because I wanted to get my hands on the fantastic tuner […]

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SONY VINTAGE: The ‘compact lifestyle’ system, Sony vintage and the Rega RB300

I read a feature on the Sony vintage amp and tuner combo and it has rekindled my interest in a vintage receiver for a non-serious system. I’m talking a silver fronted, wood panelled, yellow backlit hernia-inducing beast I’ve realised how good some of these are and how much some manufacturers put into them which now […]

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HAFLER: DH-101 Owners Thread

I thought I would start a thread on peoples experiences and tweeks for the Hafler DH-101. In my experience, you plug it in, switch it on, select the right input and then rotate the volume control to the right volume and relax and listen. I find this experience stressful enough. Has anybody converted one to […]

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WHARFEDALE: Yes folks, it happened just like this: Wharfedale Option-One speakers and an unexpected customer reaction – by Howard Popeck.

  One afternoon in the early 1980s I demonstrated a system to a distinguished, immaculately suited American who was a high-flyer. His employers had phoned me to tell me that on his behalf they would pay for his chosen system – and there was no budget limitation. His chauffer waited outside while I went through […]

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