STAX: 5 and 6-pin interface issues via the SRA-14S preamp

Dear Howard. Grateful for your views as to whether the captioned extension cable (6-pin in/female & 5-pin out/male) will work with a pair of SR-3 earspeaker into the normal socket of a SRA-14s.Many thanks in advance. I am finding this a very difficult question to answer with any confidence. First, despite many years of intimate […]

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Two Classic Albums from Jazz’s Elder Statesmen, and a Zappa High-Res Remaster

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels – Tone Poem 83-year-old saxophonist Charles Lloyd has actually had several careers as a musician. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up surrounded by blues, jazz, and gospel musicians, but left Memphis in 1956 to study classical music in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California with noted […]

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MANA ACOUSTICS / JOHN WATSON: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mana Acoustics’ John Watson – the complete interview

How did your interest in music reproduction start John? I guess I was always into music from a very early age. My Father was an electrical and mechanical engineer and used to build his own Hi-Fi back in the Fifties, so music played a big part in my formative years. You’re probably best known, even […]

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YUSUF ISLAM: Q&A

Born in London, Yusuf Islam, 66, began his career as Cat Stevens and became a star in the 1970s with songs such as Morning Has Broken and Moonshadow. In 1977, he converted to Islam and left the music business to concentrate on his family and charity work. He began recording again in 2006; his latest […]

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Arnie Nudell – From Here to Infinity

Imagine a speaker firm with an introductory product that pushes the outside of the performance envelope while tearing the pricing envelope to shreds. A reviewer in an audio journal that tilts toward the high end deems this speaker “appallingly expensive,” notes he would have bought the test sample if he’d had the money, and confesses […]

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A music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults

Nordoff Robbins music therapists are skilled practitioners. They are trained to help people in need to build communication and other core skills. We work with people of all ages – babies, children, adults, those nearing the end of their lives; everyone can be reached through music. No one course of music therapy is the same, […]

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From our archives: The amplifier designer hall of fame / “… gifted at self promotion and bullshit and …”

Editor McCauley in conversation with Howard Popeck: Hi Howard. I’ll start if I may with I hope an inoffensive comment that you’ve been around the audiophile ‘block’ a few times. You are I guess a survivor from the old school. Would you care to comment? Okay, that’s true. I started in the business in October […]

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SPOTIFY: The 101 strangest records there. Per Henderak Haetta – Pieras Mikkal

An extraordinary recording of nomadic herders, which uses just a single voice and drum to redefine our concept of melody. Taken from Folkways’ proudly chart-shunning Lappish Joik Songs from northern Norway, Pieras Mikkal is an extraordinary recording made by the folksong collector (and now professor emeritus of ethnomusicology at Columbia University) Dieter Christensen in the […]

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Verklärte Nacht review – poetic journeys between dark and light

More than one piece of headily romantic music was inspired by Richard Dehmel’s 1896 poem Verklärte Nacht, or Transfigured Night. The most familiar remains Schoenberg’s string masterpiece, first conceived as a sextet in 1899, reworked for string orchestra nearly two decades later and rarely very far from its composer’s mind for the rest of his […]

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IMF: TLS 50.3 / ALS 40.2 / COMPACT 2 / RSPM 4 / ALS 40 / TL2 50.3 / TLS 80 SUPER COMPACT / PARTS for sale – updated January 26th

Please note [17/12/21] that we no longer present ANY ebay IMF adverts here. Our editors feel that the ebay seller transaction fees are outrageous – which means that the price the buyer pays is around 10% higher than it need be. Thank you. CM3 … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekerboxen/m1785524789-speakerset-imf-electronics-model-cm3 TLS 50.3 … https://www.2ememain.be/v/tv-hi-fi-video/enceintes/m1785856368-imf-tls-50-mk-ii ALS 40.2 … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekerboxen/m1785521449-imf-model-als40-ii-speakers TLS […]

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HI-FI CLASSIFIED SALES: Added Jan 26th – Garrard / Naim / Nakamichi / Rega / Proac / Meridian / London Decca / Exposure / Nordost / Musical Fidelity / Nottingham Analogue.

GARRARD C2 CARTRIDGE CARRIER £30.00 Tel: 01708 457 691 NAIM NAIT XS £625 Tel: 07864 034 087 NAKAMICHI CR-2 [pair] £2,600 or £1300 each. Tel: 07983 864 126 REGA PLANAR 6 + ROKSAN + FOCAL. Phone Dan for details 07702 598 322 PROAC TABLETTE REFERENCE 8 £595 Tel: 01704 628 968 £595 MUSICAL FIDELITY M6DAC […]

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TONEARMS: Brinkmann / Decca / Dynavector / Grace / Ikeda / SAEC / Stax and more for sale

First, please read: This page is in effect a bulletin board which means that members can post their for sale gear here. It doesn’t mean that we know the equipment nor the sellers nor have these items for sale ourselves. If you want to post – here without ANY listing fees – then please contact […]

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