LINAEUM CORP: What happened?

Lloyd ‘Ace’ Grover writes … Company based in Portland, Oregon, USA that manufactured mid end loudspeaker systems that featured a unique patented line source/wave bending tweeter that is also referred to by the Linaeum name, note that their trademark used a ligature, i.e. it was written Linæum rather than Linaeum like the company name. Run […]

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BEVERIDGE SPEAKERS: An owner writes …..

“Isn’t it interesting that these vintage speakers can still be so amazing many years after they were manufactured. I found your comment interesting about a number of industry insiders also consider these speakers among the finest ever. Most audiophiles have not had the pleasure of hearing these speakers. I was an vintage audio collector for […]

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CLASSIC KIT: What is the attraction?

Whilst my recent additions are for a secondary system, they certainly are competitive with today’s offerings at a corresponding price point (well, I believe so) albeit not likely to replace my main system. I could so easily have popped into Sevenoaks or the Classifieds and put together a middle of the range system but just […]

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MAGNEPAN: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Magnepan

Chris Martens from 2013 but still well worth reading. Here in the United States (my home country) the White Bear Lake, Minnesota-based loudspeaker manufacturer Magnepan enjoys a singular distinction; many members of the high-end audio press consider all three of the firm’s top models—comprising the 20.7, 3.7, and 1.7—as “best buys.” But here’s the interesting […]

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APOGEE: Amplifiers suitable for 1 ohm Scintilla loudspeakers

Howard – help please! WHICH vintage Krell? Certainly. I sold many pairs of these magnificent but tricky-to-drive speakers when I ran Subjective Audio. I was, so I’m told Apogee’s most successful UK retailer. i mention this because I have a lot of direct, personal hands-on experience. The simple part of my 2-part answer is re […]

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ACOUSTIC RESEARCH (AR) – What happened?

Michael Vronsky …. From time to time we wondered this too. This time though, we did a bit of searching and this is what we found: USA based producer of loudspeakers, founded in 1954 by Edgar Villchur, Henry Kloss, Malcolm Lowe and J. Anton Hoffman, and started out by producing acoustically suspended loudspeaker called the […]

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