Linaeum Corporation: What happened?

Lloyd ‘Ace’ Grover writes … Company based in Portland, Oregon, USA that manufactured mid end loudspeaker systems that featured a unique patented line source/wave bending tweeter that is also referred to by the Linaeum name, note that their trademark used a ligature, i.e. it was written Linæum rather than Linaeum like the company name. Run […]

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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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PIONEER: Andrew Jones interview

Stephen Mejias writes: In our September issue, I wrote about Pioneer’s excellent SP-BS22-LR loudspeaker. At just $129.99/pair (and often discounted), the SP-BS22-LR represents extraordinary value and may very well attract a wider and younger audience to true high-fidelity sound. The only thing I don’t really like about the speaker is its tongue-twister of a name. […]

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STUDIO: How To Become A Recording Engineer – Tips & Techniques

“Do you want to engineer top acts in top studios? Are you prepared to devote your entire life to music recording? In this new series, David Mellor explains how you can become a professional music recording engineer. This is the first article in a four-part series. Read Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Project studio equipment is becoming ever more […]

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UNCIVILISED: Listening to music is NOT a validation of civilised behaviour!

Howard Popeck: I exist partly because of Tchaikovsky’s 4th, 5th and 6th Symphonies (Vladimir Ashkenazy), and The Who playing 5.15 (from Quadrophenia) and Christine Collister sing ‘Two Time Tango’ of the Live 94 CD, and, and…… The point being for me at least that while listening to music is NOT a validation of civilised behaviour […]

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Battle of the big Japanese integrated amps

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. I see the price of big 1990s Japanese integrated amps are steadily rising on the bay….are they really worth it  Apart from the Sony ES line which I know are good, […]

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Is this why Your Dad’s $300 1980 Receiver Still Sucks?

Steven Stone: Back in the “golden age” of high-end audio hardly a month went by that you couldn’t find and read a negative review in The Absolute Sound or Stereophile which excoriated a particular manufacturer’s newest offering. Nowadays it’s hard to find an equipment review that doesn’t describe its subject in glowing terms. What’s changed? […]

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JBL: The very rare SA600 integrated amplifier recent images + relevant links

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?605-JBL-SA600-integrated-amplifier https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/jbl/sa600.shtml http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/jbl-sa-600.182877/ https://www.manualslib.com/manual/924555/Jbl-Sa600.html JBL SA-600 https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=660963

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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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