ABRAHAMSSON AUDIO: Are they still in business?

Abrahamsson Audio – are they still in business? We don’t think so. Here’s what we’ve been able to find so far: “Norwegian manufacturer of high end amplifiers based in Oslo and run by Ola Abrahamsson who some of you might remember from Internet amplifier DIY discussions in the 90’s. Started manufacturing amplifiers using a slightly […]

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DSD: Jared Sacks interview

Jason Victor Serinus writes: Some months back, SACD and DSD champion Jared Sacks, founder of Channel Classics, stopped by Casa Bellecci-Serinus in Oakland for an extended chat about the history of his label, recording in DSD, and his new NativeDSD.com download site. I started our conversation by asking Jared to share his history with music […]

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MERIDIAN: Thoughts invited re a curious phenomenon re pre-owned gear

 Howard Popeck … There has been for some while a curious trend re the sale prices achieved for BS Meridian pre-owned equipment. The 500 series and 600 series do attract rather high prices whereas the G-series rarely do. Even the comparatively modest 200 series, now circa 28 years olds, achieves surprisingly high prices. The 101/105 […]

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Synergy? Synergy!

Hi Neil. I’ve heard the word; quite often in fact. I think I know what it means but I’m not entirely sure. This proved embarrassing when I was asked this recently by my wife. I found I couldn’t really explain it. I couldn’t properly articulate it. It started me thinking. If I can’t explain it […]

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YBA: Yves-Bernard Andre interview

Questions by Matej Isak How did it all started for YBA Audio? It started in 1981 in Paris and the name is coming from my initials: Yves-Bernard André Why the name? In fact, I was working for some very well know hifi companies like Goldmund and Audax and I decided to create my own company […]

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The Essence of sound: an interview with an audiophile

HONG KONG – Audiophiles are a fastidious bunch.  They’re audio perfectionists who are constantly on the prowl for the latest gear to appease their ears.  What sounds “fine” to one person, sounds like fingernails down chalkboards to an audiophile. But there are few audiophiles who could claim they have a way to enjoy high quality […]

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UPGRADING: Thoughts about the process

Paul McGowan … One of the most exciting things a hifi buff can do is upgrade. The process of researching, noodling on choices, making the decision, pulling the trigger, receiving the new boxes, then upgrading the system is a real hoot. Few things I can think of get me more excited. My son Scott McGowan has […]

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The Search for Roy DuNann

Thomas Conrad (Stereophile) writes ….. I don’t remember the year, but I remember the moment when I first became intensely curious about Roy DuNann. It must have been about 1975, right after I moved to Seattle. I bought a Sonny Rollins LP called Way Out West, took it home, cued it up on my Thorens […]

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