HOW ARE WE DOING?

Audited data via GoDaddy Well, January 2023 isn’t over yet but, we could not resist seeing how we have done so far. Here are the three crucial stats: PAGE VIEWS: 212,868 AVERAGE PAGE VIEWS PER VISIT: 10.22 AVERAGE DURATION PER VISIT: 163 SECONDS Google Analytics vs AWStats You might expect that both web analytics programs […]

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GRAMOPHONE: The best new classical albums this week (January 20, 2023)

GRAMOPHONE: New recordings of Bruckner’s Symphony No 7, Mozart’s Violin Concertos Nos 3-5 and more Paavo Järvi has already recorded Bruckner’s Symphony No 7 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra for Sony/RCA, an album reviewed by Rob Cowan in September 2009, who wrote: ‘Järvi offers an extremely beautiful performance, responsively played and, most crucially, sensitive […]

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MUSIC: The 12-note wonder

PS AUDIO / Paul McGowan I have always found it intriguing that the 12 musical notes in Western music, also known as the chromatic scale, can be combined and arranged in various ways to create infinite melodies and chord progressions. The notes can be played at different pitches, rhythms, and durations and can be used […]

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PRO-JECT: Interesting 27/08/2022

“Only 300 HMV Anniversary Pro-Ject turntables will be made, so be quick” HMV has partnered with Henley Audio for a collector’s edition turntable that is unlikely to be around long. That’s because the £399.99 HMV 100th Anniversary Turntable will be available in a limited run of just 300 units. Based on the Pro-Ject T1 Phono […]

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NAIM: News

Excellence remastered: Your journey into the Naim family starts with the Mu-so range of wireless music systems. We’ve just released the 2nd Generation of our multi award-winning Mu-so range. They evolve the iconic styling of their predecessors, but under their luxury aluminium casing are game-changing performance, feature and functionality upgrades. You’ve never heard it so […]

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JOHN MICHELL EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FIRST … Please read the important statement at the foot of this page. Thank you. —//— PRISMA … https://www.springair.de/de/michell-prisma/transrotor-ac-mit-sme-3009/iii/h75777 MYCRO … https://elektro.bazos.cz/inzerat/163755010/gramofon-michell-model-mycro.php GYRODEC … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649943686-michell-gyrodec-turntable-nos/ FOCUS 1 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649942867-ja-michell-focus-one-turntable-with-grace-rubin-cartridge/ GYRODEC … https://audio-video-tv.hyperinzerce.cz/zesilovace/inzerat/98446812344993588681-michell-gyrodec-two-rega-arms-nabidka-barcelona GYRO SE … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=Michell_Gyro_SE&p=turntable&prod_id=109210&offset= TECHNOARM https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/michell-technoarm.276036/ ORBE SE … https://www.hansaudio.nl/product/michell-orbe-se/ ALECTO … http://www.heathcoteaudio.co.uk/product.php?type=solid%20state&head=Solid%20State ALECTO … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/versterkers-en-ontvangers/m1883857723-michell-alecto ALECTO … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=MICHELL_ALECTO&p=integrated_amplifier&prod_id=102759&offset= ALECTO PAIR … https://www.heathcoteaudio.co.uk/product.php?type=solid%20state&head=Solid%20State […]

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BIAMPING: I remember my delight the first time biamping speakers was explained to me

Paul McGowan The notion of using one amplifier perfectly matched to the tweeter and another to the woofer made such elegant sense. Tubes for the top end, solid state grunt for the bottom. Brilliant. That was at a time when the choices in amplifiers were limited. Big, powerful solid state amps sounded pretty poor reproducing […]

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AUDIOPHILE FUSES: Nonsense or what?

Hello experts. I have used audiophile fuses for years in various equipment without problem, generally appreciative of sound quality improvement. Recently, I’ve encountered problems with audiophile fuses blowing in my Coincident Turbo 845SE amplifier. At this point I’ve had two failures of Synergistic Red Quantum 6.3a 250v sloblo fuses in this amp. Recently I discovered […]

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ARGENTUM: Wiring of audio and video systems

THEY SAY: Argentum company produces and distributes audiovisual cabling systems. Argentum’s wiring is a spectrum of knowledge in the field of empirical and universal principles of physics, chemistry and engineering, and technology of their own. Developed and implemented innovative technologies and maintaining technological regimes are a guarantee for the products Argentum high quality standards of […]

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BRAHMS: The Symphonies (3 cd)

  We are told: The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to release their latest recordings on BSO Classics–a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall in November 2016, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO’s Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons […]

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LENNON / “YESTERDAY”

Q What was John Lennon’s role in “Yesterday”?: A reader writes: John said nothing – it was entirely Paul’s work; it made him cringe when a pianist would strike up Yesterday when he walked into a restaurant. There is a tiny story though; Paul recalled that he dreamt the tune and when he woke up, […]

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SEVENOAKS SOUND and VISION: Trade in / trade up

Please click the image below Simply take the product you want to trade in to your nearest Sevenoaks store and purchase a qualifying product from Bluesound, Focal, NAD or PSB. See the full range of qualifying products and how much you can save below! SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR THE LATEST PRODUCTS, SPECIAL OFFERS […]

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GRANT AMPLIFIERS Ltd: What happened?

We are told … Founded in 1983, in Hampshire, UK by Roy N. Grant following the acrimonious breakup of Grant Lumley. The company made updated versions of the amplifiers Grant had designed for Grant Lumley but unlike the earlier Grant Lumley designs that were usually point to point wired they partly utilised PCB’s and were […]

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SPOTIFY: How does it calculate loudness?

” We currently use ReplayGain, which was the most recognized standard for calculating loudness when Spotify first started. In the future, we plan to use a new standard for calculating loudness, called ITU 1770 (from the International Telecommunication Union). This defines the integrated LUFS (Loudness Units Full Scale) measure, and it’s what we recommend you […]

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TASTE: The Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals:I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

  We are told: I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 […]

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ALBERT LEE: Highway Man (CD)

We are told ….. Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers. Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man […]

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