The great myth of the XLR

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ Is it just us here in the editorial that likes the sound of RCA terminated cables better? Please […]

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Balanced or Unbalanced?

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ We spotted this on a US forum and it got us thinking about asking our readers about this. […]

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JADIS: DPMC preamp

  The DPMC is a phono MM MC preamplifier with a level control. It uses 4 ECC83 in the preamplifier and to correct the RIAA stage. A tube regulated power supply ensures stability. This unit is ideal for connecting an integrated amplifier of a phono stage. More information HERE

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Top 10 Jewish Reggae CDs

“With the popularity of Matisyahu, a Hasidic reggae rapper, interest is growing in other Jewish Reggae music. Many of these Jewish Reggae albums are hard to find, but I predict that it will become easier soon, as record labels begin to realize the value of these fine musicians and make their albums widely available. So […]

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RBH SOUND: Their HP-2 Headphones

SoundStage! Hi-Fi has posted a review of the RBH Sound HP-2 headphones ($249). His conclusions: “There’s no doubt that the RBH Sound HP-2s deserve to be added to our list of Recommended Reference Components, and it’s no wonder Brent ended his review with this: “f you want closed-back, audiophile headphones, the HP-2s are the best […]

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ATC: Their SCM19AT Active Loudspeaker System

  ATC Loudspeakers is pleased to announce its new SCM19AT active loudspeakers for the home are now shipping in the U.S. consumer Hi-Fi and CI (custom integration) markets. ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company, formed in 1974 is the renowned manufacturer of handcrafted precision loudspeakers that can be found in the most prominent music and film mastering […]

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BLUE LOLA: Headphones

They say ….. A set of headphones with a sealed over-ear design and custom 50mm drivers, the same as the company’s own Mo-Fi headphone. Blue’s default headband design features a four-point multi-jointed linkage system and pivoting arms that allow the headphones to stay parallel at all times. Lola furthers this design with a new slimmer […]

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ROTEL: Their RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

From the desk of Frank Berryman Rotel Electronics, widely acknowledged for 50 years as a leader in affordable high-end electronics designed for serious audiophiles and home-theater fans, has introduced the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier built upon the award-winning Rotel RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 power amplifier in a sleek, single chassis design. While home theater is […]

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TEAC: TN-570 flagship turntable

  Max Langridge writes ….. he S-shaped tonearm sports a light alloy headshell to make swapping cartridges quick and easy and is height adjustable to compensate for different cartridge sizes. TEAC supplies the deck with an AT100E MM cartridge. It features an electronic speed change too, saving you the hassle of removing the platter to […]

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Remote recording tech helps artists make sweet music writes Matthew Wall

The latest digital audio recording technology has helped an unsigned London-based band hook up with one of the world’s most famous producers in California – even though they were 5,500 miles apart. And it is helping recording artists and session musicians around the world collaborate remotely, saving time and money. Electric Litany weren’t expecting any […]

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PRO-JECT AUDIO SYSTEMS: VT-E

Paul Rigby writes ….. A bit of a surprise, this one. The VT-E is Pro-Ject’s first ever vertical turntable and can be installed on a desktop or a wall.  Based on the dual speed Elemental turntable, the belt-driven VT-E has a pre-set 8.6” tonearm and Ortofon OM5e cartridge. The VT-E plinth and platter are made from […]

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Pasadena nostalgia: Mr. van Halen, the Leslie speaker cabinet, Jackie Robinson, JBL, General Patton and … John Mayberry

Editor’s note: Earlier this week we asked Howard to invite John Mayberry to be a guest contributor here. He’s agreed. Unusually for us we didn’t set John a series of topics. Having read some of his material, all of which we found engaging; his writing being somewhat iconoclastic, we decided to let him write on […]

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