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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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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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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PRE-AMPS: Worlds best engineered?

Okay, so I have not found the worlds best engineered preamp, but does it exist? I want a preamp that has two main outs, just regular outs not reversed or anything special, it must have a external processor loop and at least bass, midrange and treble tone controls. Well, there is one company, Mcintosh that […]

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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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Elcaset versus Minidisc?

I use a reel to real tape deck and also a DAT Walkman. I am considering adding both an Elcaset and Minidisc. What are the most desirable home and also Walkman sized machines? I’m not averse to a bit of bling, direct drive motors, anything Sony/Technics and solenoids. Thanks. Thank you. Now then, a bit […]

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