THE AUDIO MISER (27/10/2020) HARD TO FIND SPEAKER DRIVERS – NOT ON EBAY

MR. MISER SAYS: NO DJ AND NO PA DRIVERS HERE. AND A WORD OF CAUTION TOO: Before agreeing to buy, get clarification about if the driver is working. Don’t ever make assumptions. If you don’t get clarification and you aren’t skilled in driver rebuild techniques, then WALK AWAY without regret! Today we have drivers from […]

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HORN BASS

Meyer Lansky writes … I have been reading an interesting article regarding integrating bass with horn loaded speakers. www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/grandecastine/1.html ( i know its 6 moons – but sometimes in a pile of xxxx is a nugget!) Where for the sub 50Hz content a planar dipole system was utilised. Nothing new you may say – the […]

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LOUDSPEAKERS: What are the advantages of low-sensitivity ones?

  “Scuse my ignorance, but given the fact that Hi Fi is all about gains and losses in an endless spiral of compromises and ‘more of this means less of that’, can the Wam-gurus please explain what the benefits of low-sensitivity speakers are over high-sensitivity models? The benefits of high sensitivity over low is obvious, […]

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JAPANESE SERIOUS LOUDSPEAKERS: Apart from the Yamaha NS1000? How about the NS2000?

Gentlemen; other than the Yamaha NS1000, have the Japanese every built credible loudspeakers? I guess you are speaking historically, right? Well, yes, they did. Sony in fact. In the very early 1980s they released the SSG1 Series 2. It wasn’t cheap. Around £200 from memory, which was a small fortune then. However … This isn’t […]

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YAMAHA: Do NS-1000 stack up today?

“As good pairs seem to go for £1000, my question is how would they stack up against other speakers in the same price bracket old or new? Also I seem to remember reading somewhere that due to their ruthless accuracy they exposed weakness in early Naim amplification, and were not a good partner…fair”

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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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SONY: Which vintage turntable and speakers ?

I’m very happy with my new Sony TA-5650 Amp and now quite fancy building a vintage Sony system around it. My question to you learned folk is which Sony decks and speakers are worth considering at about £200 – £250 per item ? What have you owned and rated ? Are there any sleepers that […]

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SPEAKERS: Those worth hanging on to for LIFE

After 9 years with my Proac Response 3s, I recently decided to change speakers. As you can tell, I’m not an upgrade fever patient. I want something I can live with for years & I think the best advice I’m gonna get will be from those who have & are still living with their speakers […]

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