LECSON: AP1, ProAc, Celef, Lentek Monitors, Sonab, LS3/5a and Harbeth HL1 Mk3

Hello Howard. Memory test! I remember a couple of years ago you recommended a speaker that mated particularly well with the Lecson AP1 power amplifier.  Hope all is well, John Hello John. Oh wow. At my age, trying to remember? You are kidding, right? On a more serious note though, here are the ones that […]

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“The only speaker licenced by BBC Worldwide”?

From the Harbeth archives; the thread starts …. News of the launch of a Dr Who loudspeaker by the BBC’s highly-profitable commercial arm, begs the question as to what defines a BBC speaker these days. Once the three initials B B C ensured credibility and assured performance. The plastic, and doubtless China-made, “Tardis” speaker is […]

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KEF: Are they really worth considering?

Editor’s note 25/06/2020 I looked at this currently dormant thread this morning and am pleased to report that there is content in the thread which is useful and interesting for lovers of vintage KEF in particular. A visit is recommended. Neil / editor ==================== KEF used to make speakers near to where i was born […]

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JIM ROGERS JR149: Versus their JR150 … what can you reasonably expect?

  I currently have a pair of Jim Rogers JR149’s and I love them. Very clear, and very punchy for small speakers. I’ve been on the lookout for a pair of JR150’s for a year or two though. The other day a pair came up (eagle-eyed eBay watchers may have spotted them) and I jumped […]

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GALE: 401a speaker restoration in Ireland. Those of a sensitive nature are advised to look away.

Terry wrote to us recently as follows and we are delighted to publish his text here. Thank you Terry. Hi there… Just registered. I searched for Gale on your site and found some great info. I’ve just restored a pair of 401a’s and your readers may be interested in how it worked out. Process documented […]

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KEF: Jack Oclee-Brown on Making Affordable Speakers

Back in the early summer of 2017, Jack Oclee-Brown, KEF’s Head of Acoustics, visited John Atkinson to set up the KEF Reference 5 loudspeakers in his listening room. JA’s review of the Ref 5 was published in October 2017, and during Jack’s visit JA talked to him about the design of that speaker. But they […]

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HARBETH: Spendor SP 100/R2 and Harbeth 40.1 – impressions?

Where I am, it’s difficult to audition these two flagship speakers side-by-side or at home, so opinions/impressions from anyone would be most welcome. Feedback on other forums is that the Harbeth may be marginally the “better” speaker, but I’m not convinced. Matching amps would likely be from MBL. Please click HERE to dip in and […]

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LINN: Sara speakers – a true story

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 the […]

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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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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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