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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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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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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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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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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LUXMAN: PD-284 Turntable – owner observations

It’s true that, in general, belt drive yields better sound quality than direct drive. But it’s equally true that not all direct drive turntables are bad. Direct drive got a bad rap thanks in large part to all the cheap plastic junk foisted upon unsuspecting audio buyers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Not […]

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