The Beach Boys – Live In The Eighties (2CD)

Brilliant performances at the Philadelphia Spectrum and The Mall, Washington DC Includes the entire WNEW-FM broadcast, with 6 bonus tracks broadcast on Q107-FM It’s presented here together with background notes and images. The Beach Boys, live at the Philadelphia Spectrum, April 18th 1980 and The Mall, Washington DC on 4th July 1981 Following the turbulent […]

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Au Revoir Dave Wilson (1944-2018)

Wilson Audio founder, Dave Wilson, 73, died of metastatic bone cancer on Saturday evening, May 26. Dave was receiving hospice care at his Utah home, and took his leave with his beloved wife and partner, Sheryl Lee Wilson, and other family members at his side. Dave’s exit came after he had overseen the 2006 expansion […]

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NEWS: F300 & F500 Speakers From Fyne / The Audiophile Man

New F300 and F500 ranges of stand-mounted and floor standing speakers launched by the Scottish outfit The F300 range offers a choice of two stand-mount models, two floorstanders, a centre channel and dipole speaker. Rigidity is provided on all F300 models through a combination of MDF panels which are cross-braced internally. Continues HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the […]

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LFD AUDIO: The Practical Reality (Unpalatable Truth) About Resale Values Of Pre-Owned Audio Equipment. Part #2 Or …. What Price Will You Actually Get For Your Surplus Lfd Equipment?

Good question, right? Right! Since 2011 I have been monitoring the AVERAGE ACHIEVED prices for pre-owned LFD Audio equipment SOLD PRIVATELY. Here are some examples. If what you are looking for isn’t listed here please send me a private message and I’ll give it some thought. Linestage LS1 £244 Linestage LS2 £490 Any other LFD […]

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Sibilence….any cures out there?

“I have recently accuired a pair of Nola Viper 1A speakers, while their performence is outstanding generally, the only problem is highlighted sibilence on vocals which is very annoying!!! Is this down to the speakers? Would a change of interconnects help? Any ideas from you guys would be appreciated greatly…” MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions […]

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The Practical Reality (Unpalatable Truth) About Resale Values Of Pre-Owned Audio Equipment. PART #1

It’s not unusual for owners wishing to dispose of surplus equipment to expect the highest possible prices. Unfortunately they are, in the main, unrealistic in their expectations. The owner’s perception of value may well (a frequently does) differ significantly from the buying public’s perspective. There are as I see it the following facets contributing to […]

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Howard Popeck interviews one of the world’s truly great audiophile retailers – The Audio Alternative

From the 2011 archives: Introduction Obviously those knowing me will expect a brief introductory rant. So here it is. Just one paragraph. Feel free to skip that bit. i won’t mind. Not even a little bit! You’ll rarely see editorial coverage of retailers in the audiophile magazines. My guess is that the publishers / editors […]

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Can a system be too resolving?

We spend so much time getting our stereo systems to have resolving power, the ability to hear tiny nuance and subtle cues. Yet, is there a point where a system can be too resolving? Is that even possible? View HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of […]

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How much interference comes from cables?

The tangle of wires and cables behind your stereo are causing sonic damage because of their emissions. Paul shows that to us and explains what we can do about it. View HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you […]

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