AUDIOPHILE DEBATE: What is still truly British today? 134 comments + 8,128 page views

The thread starts: Hi Guys,  Been lurking here for a while and wondering what names are still truely British today (ie Owned by British, Designed in Britian, Manufactured in Britian).  This is not intended to be a discussion of whether this is a good or bad thing. Some names I can get off my mind […]

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NOEL GALLAGHER: He admits rift with Liam was ‘Achilles heel’ of Oasis on Desert Island Discs

Jess Denham writes: Noel Gallagher has admitted that forming Oasis with his “irritant” singer brother Liam led to the Britpop band’s downfall. The 48-year-old guitarist spoke to Radio 4’s Kirsty Young about the famous family feud while taking part in Desert Island Discs on Sunday morning.“You gain some kind of strength from being in a […]

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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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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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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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