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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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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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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BS – MAYBE: Power cord optimum length … a scientific basis or merely hype?

Here’s one for you electric wizards to kick around. Whilst attending a recent hifi exhibition I was doing some power cord shopping. At one particular display I was being told by a very well known cable company representative, I’ll not mention the name so it doesn’t influence any responses, that the rule of thumb is […]

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CROSSOVERS: Types of resistors for crossovers?

Dear Colin, I have just fitted stock 2R7 Panasonic 0.1% metal film resistors to replace the “green” 2R2 wirewounds in series with the Millennium tweeters in my WD25Tex speakers. I expected a change ( a bit warmer) but was not prepared for such a drastic change – is this due to the 0,5R increase or […]

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JOHN MICHELL EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FIRST … Please read the important statement at the foot of this page. Thank you. —//— PRISMA … https://www.springair.de/de/michell-prisma/transrotor-ac-mit-sme-3009/iii/h75777 MYCRO … https://elektro.bazos.cz/inzerat/163755010/gramofon-michell-model-mycro.php GYRODEC … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649943686-michell-gyrodec-turntable-nos/ FOCUS 1 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649942867-ja-michell-focus-one-turntable-with-grace-rubin-cartridge/ GYRODEC … https://audio-video-tv.hyperinzerce.cz/zesilovace/inzerat/98446812344993588681-michell-gyrodec-two-rega-arms-nabidka-barcelona GYRO SE … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=Michell_Gyro_SE&p=turntable&prod_id=109210&offset= TECHNOARM https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/michell-technoarm.276036/ ORBE SE … https://www.hansaudio.nl/product/michell-orbe-se/ ALECTO … http://www.heathcoteaudio.co.uk/product.php?type=solid%20state&head=Solid%20State ALECTO … https://www.2dehands.be/v/audio-tv-en-foto/versterkers-en-ontvangers/m1883857723-michell-alecto ALECTO … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=MICHELL_ALECTO&p=integrated_amplifier&prod_id=102759&offset= ALECTO PAIR … https://www.heathcoteaudio.co.uk/product.php?type=solid%20state&head=Solid%20State […]

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READERS’ LETTERS: Long interconnects or speaker cables?

A member writes: My speaker cables are 2.5m and XLR interconnects are 1m. With a minimal stacked “two component” floor height of 12″ (set between the speakers-CD source variable outputs driving power amp inputs) and wide dispersion stand monitor baffles centered at 40″ listening height, there is no sonic deterioration of imaging or soundstage holographics […]

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FUNK FIRM: News

The Funk Firm’s revolutionary phonostage for Moving Magnet cartridges! Having installed the Isolation Bubble, there is more work that needs to be done. Improve problems from the Cartridge.  Our ultimate goal is to reproduce all the sounds of the recording at the same level, no one being louder or softer than in the recording. A […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Are they owned by Harman?

HARMAN’s leading brands and cutting-edge audio systems include JBL®, Harman Kardon®, Mark Levinson®, AKG®, Lexicon®, Infinity®, and Revel®. The company also licenses Bowers & Wilkins® and Bang & Olufsen® brands for automotive. SEE ALL OUR B&W posts at https://www.hifianswers.com/tag/bw/  

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YAMAMURA CHURCHILL: What happened?

Neil – what’s the story re Yamamura Churchill Limited please? First things first – the following is not to be confused with (a) Yamamura Systems S.R.L. nor (b) Yamamura Systems (US) Inc. So, this is what I have discovered online: British company founded in 1994 by Robert William Charles Spencer Churchill and was based in […]

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READERS’ LETTERS: Switch mode versus traditional power supplies

A member writes: My new Class D GaNFET amp (Starkrimson Ultra) has dual mono SMPS that are deadly quiet (very black backgrounds), provide tremendous headroom (1000wpc clean peak power-4 ohms), and produce sonic realism and presentations that are jaw-dropping Live…all with a Total package weight of just 18#! 😉 —//— A member writes: Almost every […]

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READERS’ LETTERS: Does the CD layer of an SACD sound better?

A member writes: I think in order to store a DSD recording onto a disk it has to be stored on a SACD disk and played back on an SACD capable player otherwise if played on a standard CD player you would only hear the standard pressing and not DSD. —//— A member writes: SACD […]

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SEVENOAKS SOUND and VISION / ROTEL: News

Rotel is a 50 year old family owned organisation dedicated to the design and manufacture of the finest in affordable, high performance home theatre and high fidelity components. Rotel makes everything from core components to complete products themselves, in their own factories, under their own control. MORE

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Px8 news

What’s happened? When B&W launched the new Px7 S2 noise-cancelling headphones back in June, it teased that there would be something even better coming later in the year – its flagship headphones, and most advanced headphones yet, the Px8. Now, the Px8s are here – and they’re predictably gorgeous. But do they make the £220 uplift in […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Used examples for sale and NONE on ebay!

FIRST … Please read the important statement at the foot of this page. Thank you. —//— 606 … https://bazar.bg/obiava-38324616/tonkoloni-bowers-and-wilkins-606 606 … https://www.olx.bg/d/ad/tonkoloni-bowers-and-wilkins-606-CID632-ID8YThg.html 606 S2 … https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/bowerswilkins-606-s2-standy-bw-stav24-s2-gwaran-teh 684 S2 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1896884216-bowers-wilkins-684-s2-in-zeer-goede-staat 684 S2 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1897223742-bowers-en-wilkins-684-s2 686 S2 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1897032998-6x-speaker-bowers-wilkins-686-s2-wit 702 S4 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1896683416-apollo-almere-bowers-wilkins-b-w-702-s2-wit-demo-set 702 SIGNATURE … https://www.blocket.se/annons/skane/bowers___wilkins_702_signature/104393211 704 S2 … https://www.hifiklubben.dk/stockitem_429_bw704s2ro_20221012115925/ 707 S2 … https://www.hifiklubben.dk/stockitem_429_bw707s2ro_20221012115510/ 707 […]

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