CASTLE: Clyde speakers test review

    Howard Popeck ….. In the early 1980s at Subjective Audio Ltd I took a pair of these in part exchange against a pair of Lentek Monitors, transmission line; a Bert Webb design. Those Lenteks, an overlooked ‘classic’ were exceptional and a substantial upgrade in both performance and cost (and size) to the Clyde’s. […]

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HARBETH: HARBETH: HARBETH: An integrated amp for 40.1’s

I’m considering simplifying my system (and banking some cash) by selling off my separates (Aesthetix Calypso pre & McIntosh MC 275 MK V) and replacing them with a solid state or hybrid integrated amp. I don’t want to spend over $2,500 and would love to find something for less if it performs well… maybe vintage? […]

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EAR – 88PB

Full featured dedicated phonostage with two inputs catering for the vinyl enthusiast with multiple turntables or arms. With both Moving coil and moving magnet capability as standard, its designed to handle a wide range of cartridges. Four PCC88 Valves · Moving Magnet/Moving Coil · Volume/Gain control · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs EDITORIAL […]

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HARBETH: ” …. mind you we would be remiss to remember the true designer Dudley Harwood.”

A true and little known fact regarding all of DH’s designs was that his strong religious conviction (Plymouth Brethren) precluded him from listening to any music of any form through his designs. Apparently all his designs were quite literally “voiced” using playback of very high quality analogue tape recordings of his beloved wife. Once the […]

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HARBETH: ” ….. not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these “

Professional Speaker testing ? Hi. I have a pair of Harbeth HL1 MK4 speakers . Harbeth are not interested due to age and say they no longer have any parts for these. Can they be tested other that If they sound OK they are OK.  Also how would you test the cross over units ? […]

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HARBETH: “Which Harbeth is best for me?” New users ask …

I just joined this group today and would like to give some background, which hopefully will also generate some discussion. About 18 months ago I sold my 12 year old Mirage 260 monitors and replaced them with Magnepan MMGs. While the Maggies are very transparent in some ways, I sadly miss the imaging of the […]

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COLIN WONFOR: Passive preamps, the downside.

Hello Colin. I’m sure you’re aware of passive preamps such as Music First. I don’t think you’ll sort person to comment negatively on a particular brand but I do wonder what your views are on such devices? Not wishing to anticipate your answer, I’ve listened to the MF device and been very impressed by the […]

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“How about Meridian, or SimAudio? Or Wadia? Of course, EMM or dCS,as well as Esoteric (Teac) but they play SACD as well.”

“I onws a CDSE se and DC2 se, but I as I don´t have not one SACD disc, I want to buy one only CD player, I has heard Naim 555, very very good, also the same for MBL, but not heard new Nagra, and it seems that the Reimyo is not made more. I […]

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