How these digital wizards manage to pull this off is beyond me.

Paul McGowan writes ….. Just about everything Google does is free. Google search, Docs, Gmail, maps, Earth, and so on. In fact, one of the coolest apps I have ever used is Google Translate. And it’s free. Dining at an Italian, French, or Chinese restaurant and can’t read the menu? Open the app, click on […]

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LINTON WEEKS: Whatever Happened To The Audiophile?

You may remember the type: Laid-back in an easy chair, soaking in Rachmaninoff, Reinhardt or the Rolling Stones, enveloped by the very best, primo, top-of-the-line stereo equipment an aficionado could afford. In robot-like, 1980s cadence, the audiophile could rattle off favorite components, which might include an all-tube Premier One power amp by conrad-johnson, a Sota […]

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THD less than audibility. Now there’s a spec I can live with

Zero calories? Went to cook some scrambled eggs this morning and first sprayed the pan with one of those spray oils. Always conscious of my weight I checked the calorie content: zero.  Zero?  Really?  It is, after all, oil and oil is NOT zero calories. Turns out the agency that regulates the measurement standards has […]

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FUNK FIRM: Mr Arthur Khoubesserian

Hello Howard. I have been meaning to ask you for some time what has happened with your association with the Funk firm products. I was also particularly looking forward to your proposed interview with Arthur. In my opinion Funk remain one of the most musically credible and musically convincing turntable designs of all time. However […]

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Which would you choose?

Raul Montilla from Puerto Rico sent me a kind note about an interesting experiment from years past. In it, Jack Renner and the engineers from Telarc are said to have recorded the Cleveland Orchestra on both an analog tape recorder and a Soundstream Digital recorder. They then compared the output of the two and all selected the […]

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Do long cables matter?

Paul McGowan writes: Now you’ve gotten your main speaker system in order and imaging properly, according to yesterday’s post, it’s time to think about adding our subwoofer.  Let’s start with a fairly broad overview and then later we can dig down deep. Your subwoofers are going to be placed behind and to the outside of […]

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CHEAP SYSTEMS THAT WORK: The most enjoyable preowned system under £100 in total. EPISODE #01 – the basics

THE OBJECTIVE: The objective here is to, on a continual basis, refine the best system, under £100, that can be achieved today, pre-owned. A FEW GROUND RULES: Interconnects, power cords and speaker cables … in this context are … in audiophile terms “rubbish”. They aren’t of course, but that’s not really the point. The point […]

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REGA: Harbeth question

So, I have just finished reading the whole Rega Brio-R thread and I had a few questions. Instead of crapping on someone else’s thread though, I thought I would ask in a separate thread since it is not about the Brio specifically. I currently have a Leben CS300X and a pair of Reynaud Bliss loudspeakers. […]

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