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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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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ARCAM: Vintage pre-owned Arcam tuners – just how good are they these days?

The thread starts ….. Saw some cheap old Arcam alpha tuners on eBay etc are they a good make ? I seem to remember at the time early 80s they were quite expensive and British made ? Any advice most welcome thank you Please click HERE to continue reading ===//=== Please click HERE to access […]

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SONY: Professional Walkman WM D6C. ‘…. is WAY better (in terms of sound quality) than any bloody iPod!!

One thing that I’ve wanted for a long time is a Sony Pro-Walkman. In fact I’ve wanted one since about 1984 when my dad bought a Sony catalogue home, around the time he bought a Beta Hi-Fi VCR (which I now have ) The price at the time way way out of my reach (£200 […]

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The tyranny of hi-fi

This may invoke some negative criticism though i am willing to take it on the chin. I write of a personal experience that may or may not have been experienced in the past by others. About six years ago i was given the cold shoulder by friends of many years standing. At the time i […]

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GARRARD: Buy a Technics SL-1200 or Renovate Garrard 401/SME 3009

Well, my Pro-ject RPM 4 Turntable hardly gets used, because it just doesn’t sound good enough compared to my digital sources, so I’m thinking of flogging it and putting the money into another project. I have an old Garrad 401, with an SME 3009, fitted in an old wooden plinth (painted white) – this hasn’t […]

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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 Please click HERE […]

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‘I found out something about myself’

I recently found out something about myself, and I think it informs some of the questions and debates that audiophiles have. When I started down this path some years ago, I thought I was a “they are here” music lover; that is, I was seeking to bring, say, the Berlin Philharmonic into my listening room. […]

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Goodmans Magisters

I thought it might be an idea to start a thread about the Magisters after one or two posts in Private Exhibitions. It would be good to hear from current and past owners about their experiences with them. They must be one of the more awkward speakers to accommodate these days( if you have a […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: KEF – their Concerto speakers

Hi I have a pair of Kef loudspeakers, the baffle and drive unit assemblies look exactly like the Concerto’s but the cabinet dimensions are bigger 75x47x37 cm’s hwd, they are also finished in cream leather with white grills and a crome surround. The b139’s bass units have quite a wide alloy surround which i notice […]

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