BOOTHROYD STUART MERIDIAN: Designs … the very rarest of the rare

Quite a few facts here that are unknown to many. Meridian 102. A concept with possibly only one prototype of a stand-alone phono stage and/or step-up. Never put into production. Meridian 101B with hard anodized finish over the raw aluminium. An experiment to test surface-finish durability. It was indeed resistant to even a heavy set […]

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PS AUDIO: “A balance control that does not add any degradation thus becomes a necessary tool to achieving perfection.”

Paul McGowan writes: I have always considered the balance control on a preamplifier like a useless apendage – even worse, the extra componentry required for its implementation degrades the sound. Why would anyone want a balance control?  How many people actually ever use it?  Come on, be honest, isn’t your balance control set dead-center? Recently […]

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AGREEMENT: One poster suggested it is self-indulgent. I do not disagree and …..

Paul McGowan writes ….. In my mind, I am mostly right about stuff—wrong only on occasion. But then my wife, Terri, keeps better score—which she says now stands at about 50/50. Guess I was wrong about the score, too. To that point, I have always referred to the wall behind the loudspeakers as the rear […]

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STELLAVOX SP8. Ten recent images plus a few useful links!

Does anyone have one of these – in full working order – for sale? Thanks. HP     https://en.audiofanzine.com/analog-multitrack/stellavox/SP8/user_reviews/   http://www.audio-ideas.com/reviews/analog-sources/analog-recorders.html http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/ManufacturersStellavox.html https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stellavox_portable_tape_recorder_sp8.html

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