MERIDIAN: Their gimmick-free golden years of 2-channel music

Howard Popeck: Emerging phoenix-like or perhaps Cinderella-like out of the turmoil of Lecson via the short-lived Orpheus designs, Bob Stuart and Allen Boothroyd announced the arrival of BS Meridian in Hi-fi News 35 years ago. The series 1 system comprised initially the 101 preamp, the 103 power amp and the astonishing M1 active speakers with […]

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STUDIO: Classic UK Recording Studios in the 60s, 70s, and 80s Abbey Road studios

philsbook.com write: Studios become famous because of their clientele. Abbey Road will always be inseparable from The Beatles in history but Abbey Road Studios and the whole EMI support structure deserves its own credit not just as a place that produced great sounding records over many decades, but as an infrastructure that nurtured engineers, technicians, […]

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OLGA PERETYATKO: Arabesque review – from po-faced to jaw-dropping

Tim Ashley writes: Olga Peretyatko’s latest album is essentially an old-fashioned recital of coloratura show-stoppers, some drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire, though others, like Alyabyev’s The Nightingale and Tosti’s Il Bacio, are party pieces associated with the great divas of yesteryear. As a technician, the Russian soprano is ……….. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/08/olga-peretyatko-arabesque-review

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HMM: Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

A member writes … Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter and one dead bass driver. The magnet has moved in the bass driver, twisting and jamming the cone fully back and the magnet has completely broken off on the […]

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CELESTION: This man is very content with his Ditton 44 speakers and …

  Well i have had a hearing test. went VG. So no probs there.. i think i must have started to get use to demo cd sounds. The thing is i have had some near 20 grand systems. 7k speakers 1k cables 7k amps and cdp around 4k.  All i have now is celestion ditton […]

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RORY GALLAGHER: Album buying guide

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated February 12, 2017 Irish-born guitarist Rory Gallagher first came to our attention as the frontman of the power trio Taste, a well-regarded band that rode the second wave of the 1960s-era British blues-rock boom to a modicum of success and fame. Gallagher launched his solo career with a self-titled […]

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ASK ALEX: LINKIN PARK

Linkin park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California . the bands current lineup comprises vocalist/ rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington. The band used to be called Xero (1996-1999). Their rise to international fame was their debut studio Hybrid Theory (2000) which became certified Diamond . The […]

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