Thoughts invited re a curious phenomenon re pre-owned BS Meridian gear

 Howard Popeck writes: There has been for some while a curious trend re the sale prices achieved for BS Meridian pre-owned equipment. The 500 series and 600 series do attract rather high prices whereas the G-series rarely do. Even the comparatively modest 200 series, now circa 28 years olds, achieves surprisingly high prices. The 101/105 […]

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PS AUDIO: The worst

Paul McGowan writes: I am visiting the high-end show in Tokyo at the moment and last night, between demonstrations of the system, I was wandering the halls of the show when the strains of one of my all time favorite operas came drifting down the hall.  La Boheme, as performed by Renata Tebaldi in 1951 […]

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Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House

Amazing performance at the Jazz Workshop, Boston Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners Amazingly, Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House were somewhat overshadowed at the time by fusion counterparts such as Weather Report, Return To Forever and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, the dynamics and interaction on display here feature not […]

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PS AUDIO: “So the loudspeakers are at fault? No, not entirely. Here’s what I suspect. The ear/brain is just sensitive enough to ……. “

Paul McGowan writes: In my post “Through and open window” I mentioned that if I am walking down the street and hear a piano through an open window I know immediately if that’s the sound of a real piano or a recorded one.  Odd that we can do this even from affar and through a […]

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PS AUDIO: “I am not a speaker designer. But if I were, I would start to figure out how to make this the new standard for all loudspeakers I produced at my company”

Paul McGowan writes: In an earlier post we talked about how most of us aspire to have a dedicated listening room but don’t have the real estate to build one.  Instead, we have the shared living room to work with. Problem with this is the need for the loudspeakers to be placed 1/3 the way […]

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NAIM: Any experience with their NAP 135 to drive SHL5?

I recently bought a great pair of SHL5’s (and started to become a member of this forum:-)). Currently I use them in combination with a Naim 140/62/hicap set. I am happy with the result however I have read that a bit more power would do the Harbeth’s good, also because they are located in quite […]

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From the archives: CD player group test: Audiolab 8200CD, Cyrus CD 6 SE2, Denon DCD-151OAE, Pioneer PD-50, Roksan Kandy K2, Yamaha CD-S700.

HiFi Choice writes: “April 2013 issue on sale now! The April 2013 issue of Hi-Fi Choice magazine has the usual wide range of features and equipment reviews, including the highly respected group test. It’s packed with products for getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you’re buying or tuning and tweaking…” MORE EDITORIAL […]

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JVC AX-Z1010TN – “… may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers!”

JVC AX-Z1010TN Digital Reference Integrated Amplifier SuperDIGIFINE – A Review Let me state that for those who think long reviews are just self-gratification, you better stop now. Also it may make uncomfortable reading for those wedded to their NAIM amplifiers! A bit of history:- I have been a lover of NAIM amplification for as long […]

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NAIM: NAT 02 tuner – pricing query & responses

Hi, I am looking to sell my Naim Nat 02 tuner (boxed, mint, s/n 139***) and have been offered £500 for it with small Magnum Dynaudio compact whip aerial (circa £100 new). Is this a fair price? I have no idea!? MORE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect […]

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ROB BUCKLAND: Howard Popeck interviews this Musician | Composer | Arranger | Educator

ROB BUCKLAND is internationally acclaimed as one of the most distinctive and versatile Saxophonists of his generation. Appearing as concerto and recital soloist, with his Equivox Trio (with pianist Peter Lawson and percussionist Simone Rebello), and with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Rob performs throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Recent highlights include the British Premiere […]

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Early pressings – are they worth it?

The thread starts: I am sitting here listening to a Doris Day LP from the ’50s. The original copy I had was from my Dad’s collection and I thought that it was pretty astounding. It is mono, but has the greatest sense of presence and weight. LPs from today all sound anemic in comparison. My […]

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