QUAD: Vintage amps from Quad -70’s/80’s

I am looking to acquire a vintage/classic set up. I have read a lot on here regarding amps and speakers from the various ‘classic’ British hi-fi manufacturers such as Quad, Leak, Naim, Linn, Celestion,Tannoys etc…..Wow there is so much to learn about the pros and cons of older equiment. Here is the first of many […]

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HILL PLASMATRONIC: Dedicated to the World’s Finest Speaker, the 1A

The Flame Still Burns Imagine a speaker with no moving parts.  No mass, no cones, no ribbons, no diaphragms, no enclosure, no Doppler shift, no resonances- just the ability to modulate the air directly. Now imagine a perfect audio point source (the ideal pulsating sphere) radiating uniformly with constant phase.  This has been the dream of physicists for […]

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SPENDOR: Big Spendors for a not so big spender

“I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this: My perfect hi-fi would probably be Spendor SP100Rs driven by suitable Naim stuff, but I could never possibly afford that. http://s560.photobucket.com/albums/s…lies/17433.gif So what about the older 100 series Spendors? The S100 or SP100? And what to drive them with? My past experiences with smaller Naim (Nait […]

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SANSUI: G-9000 test review

Ahhh…the beautiful look of the late 70’s Sansui receivers.  The warm golden glow from the dial and meter lights and the smorgasbord of buttons, knobs, and switches below. It’s a stereo lovers delight. The best Sansui I ever had was the G-8000.  Here we have the Sansui G-9000. There was also a G-9000DB with only […]

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Restoring HiFi

A have a question i need a pretty proffesional answer to. The only person i think could possibly head me to right direction is Anthony TD. It’s regarding the restoration of two Open Reel machines..I have some scratched paint that i will refinish as original but i will lose some transfers. The transfers in question […]

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Analog cassettes: The hiss shall rise again

Steve Guttenberg  writes: The lowly analog cassette is making a comeback. In 2012, sales were up 13 percent, and the surge continued in 2013! Sony has been in the news of late for its radical new tech that crams 185TB of data onto a single analog-style cassette tape. That’s a very different story — I’m […]

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GRACE: A viable F9E replacement?

I have just fitted my F9E to my Akito mounted on my 401 and it sounds very good. So good in fact (apart from some sibilance) that it will stay there till I can find a MM that has the same sort of character. Anyone who has used a F9E will know what I mean, […]

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