BOWERS and WILKINS: Bi-amping vs Bi-wiring?

I am looking for feedback on bi-amping these amazing speakers. I currently own a CA-2200 amp and it seems 200w per channel may not be adequate to realize full potential of 800D2. So i was thinking of bi-amping two classe ca-2200 for L/R speakers, thus feeding 400w each to Left and Right speakers. Or am […]

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ISOL-8: MiniSub 2 test review

Power delivery inevitably is a polarizing subject, the topic of filtration perhaps even more so. Should you wish to explore it for yourself with a system you find could stand somewhat more relaxed accuracy, subtlety, maturity and long-term pleasantness, the ISOL-8 MiniSub 2 would make a good subject. Without any dynamic losses but six sockets […]

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NAIM: Is my love affair with Naim over?

I have owned and listened to nothing but (low to mid end) Naim amplification for the last 15 years. Whenever I have briefly listened to other amps in dealers I have pulled a face and thought no not for me. But, I recently split my second system and moved my Rega Brio R into my […]

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Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Mr. Dominique Mafrand, the driving force behind French audio maker l’enceintebleue

Hello Dominique. How did your interest in music reproduction start? It began when I was very young. One of my four brothers studied electronics at school and found a job in a French company called Ferisol manufacturing professional electronics equipment for the industry. It was back in 1960/1965. It was the beginning of pop music […]

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Terry Riley – The 3 Generations Trio (CD)

… I like to work with these more open forms in order to bring out the best in my own playing as well as that of my collaborators, freeing up our abilities to improvise in diverse ways and for the music to exist in the moment. The music might encompass Asian, African, Western Classical, Jazz or other aesthetics as Tracy and Gyan have the ability and awareness to […]

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