CABLES: Loudspeaker cable directionality and the golden days of TRIO LO7C & LO7M amplification

At the time that the Trio LO7D arrived (I was their most successful retailer at that time) TRIO released the LO7C preamp and the LO7 and LO5 mono power amps. These were a very fine combination and as is typically of those times with so many of the great and legendary Japanese makers, it seemed […]

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STEPHEN STILLS: Central Park 1979 (2CD)

We are told: In 1979 the Dr Pepper festival line-up included sets by Todd Rundgren, Blondie, Eddie Money, Southside Johnny and a number of other acts popular at the time. In amongst these performers, a set by Stephen Stills and The Californian Blues Band – the backing group Stills was playing with at the time […]

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DNM Cables

“I used to have $4,000 Kimber Select speaker cable, $1,800 Kimber Select and $2,000 Nordost Tyr balanced interconnects. Why does this $15 a foot (yes, that’s fifteen dollars a foot) cable sound more neutral and like live music than other “high end” cables that I’ve tried? I listen to live classical/jazz about 5 times a […]

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ART PEPPER: The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′ (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet)

The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′  (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet) (Including seventeen performances previously unavailable along with all the tracks on the two Mole Jazz albums Blues For The Fisherman and True Blues) “Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott’s during the last two weeks of June 1980  […]

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FACT, OR FICTION: Directional speaker wires

I’ve been aware for a long time that some speaker cables are designated as “directional”. To a limited extent I can understand the rational behind choices based on wire size and construction, biwiring, etc. but don’t understand how any conductor can have directional characteristics even in a DC circuit. I’m not denying the possibility but […]

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WALTER TROUT: The Craig Hunter Ross interview

  To many, Walter Trout is a contemporary guitar legend and his guitar prowess, prolific recordings and non-stop tour schedule provide more than ample evidence to support the claim. As member of Canned Heat and having spent several years with John Mayall’s BluesBreakers, Trout has also supported numerous masterful musicians throughout his several decades on […]

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VERTERE ACOUSTICS: The new Sabre high-end MM cartridge

“Touraj Moghaddam Vertere’s founder and chief designer announced a new high-end Moving Magnet cartridge Sabre at today’s launch. Vertere’s new high-end Sabre Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge delivers an uncompromising musical experience. Sabre is designed and manufactured to exacting standards.    Sabre sits between the budget, but surprisingly musical, Magneto MM cartridge and the beautiful and […]

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DIRECTION MATTERS!

“Direction matters in at least diodes, capacitors, one-way streets, and game plans, but it is to the last on this list we write about today.Being the impatient type I fully understand the temptation to jump into the deep end of a problem without a plan, but, as someone that’s been on the planet for more […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: Woodstock 1994 (CD)

The classic Allmans Woodstock 2 appearance in its entirety In August 1969 at the time of the original Woodstock Festival in upstate New York, the Allman Brothers were barely out of nappies. They had however travelled to New York from their hometown of Macon, Georgia. ABB were in town to record their eponymous debut album, […]

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