GALE: 401 & 402 speakers – Far Eastern imitations?

Howard Popeck asks: Am I correct that cheap ‘n cheerful imitations emanating from China or elsewhere are in circulation or is this just a rumour? Dave Smith replies: No there is not an ‘imitation’ so far to my knowledge. The GB-101 chrome stands are re-manufactured by me purely due to the demand I had to […]

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PS AUDIO: All of us as salespeople that work for shops and manufacturers that are charged with saving the world from bad sound, need to ……

Paul McGowan: “If your going to sell high end cars like a Corvette, you need to drive it, shift it, corner it, to appreciate it.  The thrill of whipping around in a Corvette is pretty righteous and just ignites passion inside of one when experienced.” Brad Paulson writes a terrific and insightful article about passion […]

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MERIDIAN: Their 607 in as few words as possible

Staff member Michael Vronsky writes: BitStream ADC / Optical (TOSLINK) + Coaxial inputs. Samples at 44.1 and 48kHz There are numerous applications for a stand-alone ADC such as this. Notably to facilitate the use of analogue components with Meridian digital loudspeakers. It is well above average, being sweet, open and pure in sound.£1,100 when new

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BRENNAN: Martin Brennan (engineer)

Martin Brennan is a computer engineer who developed pioneering personal computers such as the Loki (for Sinclair Research) and the Atari Jaguar video game console. A physics graduate of Cambridge University, he was a co-founder of Flare Technology,[1] a design house involved in the design of the ill-fated Konix Multisystem. Brennan initially worked for Sinclair […]

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HARBETH: Spare parts, ISO9001, ethics etc.

This thread discusses Harbeth’s policy on spares and after care. Many companies have a business model where their products are relatively less expensive than ours and their spares parts division makes a significant contribution to their overall profitability. We design and manufacture for the longest possible service life – typically 20 years but much, much […]

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BLUES: An interview with David Grazian author of Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs

Question: The blues weren’t invented in Chicago, but they were certainly shaped here: urbanized, electrified, and set to a danceable beat. Suppose I want to hear the real stuff, some authentic Chicago blues, and I go to a local blues club. What will I find there? David Grazian: Nowadays a lot of Chicago blues clubs […]

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