PROFILE: Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house

Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house today: I hadn’t quite fathomed how bloody massive they are before put them up against my resident speakers! The back just says “Profile Model 10 / 8 ohm / Made In England”… Does anyone know *anything* about […]

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KEVLAR: Bowers and Wilkins’ cone material of choice since 1974 and with good reason

We say .. a fascinating, informative and interesting hype-free short video by Dr. Peter Fryer: Director of Research. They say: The midrange is where the real musical action is invariably found, and a smooth midband is an invaluable loudspeaker quality. Enter Kevlar®. It’s been Bowers & Wilkins’s cone material of choice since 1974, and with […]

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SUGDEN: Their LS21 loudspeaker but …… discontinued!

They say ….. The LS21 is a tuned quarter wave design and uses a treble and mid/base driver ported through the plinth. The cabinet is compact but not compromised, being domestically acceptable at less than 1m tall and less than 23cm wide. The cabinets are manufactured in-house by our highly skilled cabinet maker. This includes […]

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CROSSOVERS: Types of resistors for crossovers?

Dear Colin, I have just fitted stock 2R7 Panasonic 0.1% metal film resistors to replace the “green” 2R2 wirewounds in series with the Millennium tweeters in my WD25Tex speakers. I expected a change ( a bit warmer) but was not prepared for such a drastic change – is this due to the 0,5R increase or […]

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MISSION: 770s – good, or just misplaced sentimentality?

I have managed to find a nice Sony Ta-F770ES amp and it came with a pair of Mission 770’s. I remember them being the must have speakers at one point but have never heard them. I am picking them up tomorrow but wanted to know if anyone still uses them and can give me some […]

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HARBETH: Spendors comparable to Harbeth C7ES3?

Hi all. It seems like Spendors and Harbeths share a lot of qualities, while the Spendors seem to be less expensive. Are any Spendor models comparable to C7ES3s? I really like what I’ve read about the Harbeths, but they aren’t available in my area while Spendors are. Any other similar speakers to consider? Please click […]

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KEF: Their Concerto speakers – help requested

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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LINN: Sara speakers – a warning from history

I never really cared for or about Linn Sara speakers, but some reviewers did and that drove prospects through our doors at Subjective Audio, most of whom had already decided to buy them – so sales were pretty much a foregone conclusion. I carried out a number of Sara installations, never thinking to peel back […]

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VINTAGE: Equipment repair specialists

This is a growing free directory. It’s only a directory and not a list of personal recommendations by me. Entry to this directory is entirely free. Any enginner specialising in the repair, rebuild or upgrade of vintage audiophile equipment can email me: hp@no-alibi.demon.co.uk with their link for inclusion here. Currently this site has in excess […]

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