MARL LEVINSON. “Early Levinson was wonderful – the 28 and 25/26 pre’s with the 29, 27.5 and 23 power-amps had all the tube attributes without the foibles.”

      Editor’s note: Really? Not in my experience! I sold my ML-28 Mark Levinson preamp within days of buying it second hand. I was hoping for the sheer magic of the ML-6a and ML-7. Sadly by that time, that magic was nowhere to be seen, felt or heard. Yes the built quality was […]

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MAKERS’ DISINFORMATION: When it comes to Mk3 compared to Mk2, or Mk1, what are they playing at?

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 +++++++++ Contributing editor (and latterly talent scout) and founder of Stereonow Ltd is a bit of a vintage gear […]

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PS AUDIO: Offended? Offended!

Paul McGowan … I have always smiled when I witnessed fellow designers getting offended by some engineering claim they either disagree with or can’t understand – that is until it happened to me. Recently our engineering team has been scratching our collective heads over how software can affect sonic performance when everything we know says […]

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PS Audio: Instant feedback

Paul McGowan writes: Back in “the day” a manufacturer would launch a new product to waiting Audiophiles and the first reviews of it would generally start to emerge perhaps 6 months later.  In the meantime, many units were sold without benefit of other people’s opinions save those of the dealer.  Now that dynamic is changed. […]

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INFINITY: The IRS – they don’t make ’em like this any more

  Paul McGowan writes: I remember well my first encounter with the Infinity IRS speaker system – it was an experience filled with awe both at the size and presence of this massive system as well as the magnificence of the performance.  That first event took place at Harry Pearson’s home in Sea Cliff New […]

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Hi Fi VCR In Stereo System?

Does anybody still use a hi fi vcr in there strictly audio system? Back in the 80’s when hi fi vcr’s became readily available to consumers I recall all the talk was how they would replace the reel to reel tape deck in your audio system. I used to use one in my system long […]

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DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY: What they said ….. at the time

America’s ‘top-selling premium loudspeaker brand’ is coming to European shores armed with several £499 – £3399 speakers. Definitive Technology, founded in 1990 and now owned by Sound United (whose brand catalogue also includes the likes of Denon, Marantz, Classe Audio and Polk Audio), is bringing various home cinema and hi-fi speakers to UK and European markets. […]

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