A POINT OF VIEW: True underdog hi-fi

The thread starts:  I’m interested to see what shouts you would make for some underdog hi-fi components. Regardless of name, perceived provenance or price point, what items have you heard that have put a smile on your face as because they had no business being so musical in the first place?” MORE Please click HERE […]

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STAX SRS-4170 Earspeaker System test review

Stax has been making electrostatic earspeakers (please don’t call them headphones) since 1960, when the company introduced the SR-1. Stax still makes a range of earspeaker systems beginning with the $565 SRS-002 on up to the $1,775 SRS-4170. Stax also has several more expensive “separates,” including the flagship $4,450 SR-009 (earspeakers and $2,150 SRM-007tII amplifier. This review will concentrate […]

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My Hot Rodded Marantz 1060

I’ve always felt like the diminutive Marantz 1060 was a special amp in the lineup. The 30wpc is enough to power a good variety of speakers, and there is just something really “right” with the way is sounds. The very first piece of gear I bought when I got into this hobby was a Marantz […]

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