PS Audio: AC line noise

Paul McGowan writes: Our options have pretty much always involved creating safe havens for the equipment that will benefit from it. Safe havens are isolated areas of power that we build using either a filter or a regenerator like a Power Plant.  But what about the whole house?  Would it be possible to create a […]

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Aiwa DX-1200 CD test review

Table of contents: Overview As an aside … Comparative pricing Okay, it’s subjective but … Buying advice Headphone jack? Unusual features Technical So … what did it sound like? Suitable partners? For and against Should YOU buy? Where to buy EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of […]

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Paul McGowan: Standing naked

Recently we started our series on Harvesters and how they came into existence: first as an idea and a challenge, second as a solution.  I’ve put together a short little video that explains the Harvesters and if you have a chance to view it, I’d love to know what you think.  Cecil B. Demille I […]

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Anti-vibration platform Monolith Audio Zaii

They say ….. The anti-vibration platform was designed chiefly for turntables. However, owing to its unusual properties, it is also readily used with CD/SACD players, amplifiers, digital to analogue converters, speakers and other audio devices. It allows one to isolate the audio device from vibrations coming from the base, which brings about significant changes to […]

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Listening To Storage

                HiFi Critic write ….. Listening tests reveal significant sound quality differences between various digital music storage technologies. Article By Andrew Harrison and Stephen N. Harris. Press ‘play’ on the remote control, and the chosen music selection sounds out into the room, sweet and clear. However, instead of […]

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Anti-Mode 8033 – automatic Sub-woofer Equalizer

They say ….. Automatic Room Correction is Finally Reality! Audio professionals and home theatre enthusiasts have know it for a good while: poor room acoustics can spoil otherwise perfect sound reproduction. Perhaps the most significant challenge is how to deal with standing waves (also known as room ‘modes’) which appear at low frequencies in every […]

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PS Audio: The bass myth

Paul McGowan writes:  One of the biggest myths I routinely encounter in high end audio is what I call the Bass Myth; “my speakers go to 30Hz and below and I don’t need a subwoofer”.  I have travelled the world over and rarely ever do I hear proper bass. The number of speakers that can […]

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Noise Harvesters: ‘Launched some years ago and were very popular amongst the high-end crowd’

Paul McGowan: Noise Harvesters were launched some years ago and were very popular amongst the high-end crowd.  Many are still used today and we get continual requests to bring the product back – which we have. I thought it might be interesting to do a short little series on how the product developed – describing […]

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Howard Popeck get interviewed by Neil McCauley. Part 2 of 3

Music. What about that? I love the music of J S Bach and that of The Who – and much else besides. Equipment? I think vintage Meridian equipment cannot be over praised and that their modern stuff is technically brilliant but musically soulless for me. It’s just an opinion. I guess I’m as likely to […]

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What should its cost be?

Paul McGowan writes: Reviewer Eric Neff wrote a bold comment in his recent review of the BHK 250 in HiFi Plus Magazine. As audiophiles, we sometimes fall into the ‘price equals performance’ trap. We fear being the emperor with no clothes when our friends ask how much we paid and it was, gasp! LESS than […]

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MELCO: N1A Music Library test review

HiFi World writes ….. An increasing number of people are using network attached storage devices to handle their collection of digital music files. After all. what’s not to like? One small box can contain a veritable living room’s worth of CDs, ripped LPs or high-resolution down- loads – and when connected to your chosen streamer […]

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BALANCED CABLES

Paul McGowan writes: I never connect my stereo equipment with single ended cables if I can avoid their use. Balanced cables always sound better. I am surprised this is still new information for many people, and not just newbies entering the field. Perhaps part of the reason is slow acceptance by manufacturers of audio equipment […]

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