BRITISH GEAR / PRIVATE SALES 23/11/20 NOT ON EBAY via THE AUDIO MISER

ATC / Celestion / Cord / CROFT / DECCA / FUNK FIRM / Garrard / Graham Slee / KEF / LINN / Musical Fidelity / NAIM / NVA / Partington / QUAD / REGA / Royd/ SME / Stirling Broadcast ATC … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/atc-scm7-black-ash-current-model.244617/#post-4175124 CELESTION 332 … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71475-FS-Celestion-Ditton-332 CELESTION A1 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/naim-nac-272.248555/ CELESTION UL10 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/celestion-ul10.241365/page-3#post-4158156 […]

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COLIN WONFOR: M50 power amplifier test review

Alan Brown writes: Since when will an amplifier sound better the louder it plays? Sure, louder can be more exciting, more visceral, but usually there’s a point where things get ‘ragged’. This can manifest as harshness, sibilance, collapse of soundstage or loudness. Yes, I said loudness, which seems to me to be an artifact of […]

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LINN: The LP12 and eBay?

Hi Howard. I know you won’t represent Linn, even though you did. However … I am thinking of buying a used Linn LP12. There are loads on eBay and quite a few of hififorsale.com, but none of the Linn dealers I contacted have any for sale. What’s going on? Linn dealers in the main are […]

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WHARFEDALE: Yes folks, it happened just like this: Wharfedale Option-One speakers and an unexpected customer reaction – by Howard Popeck.

  One afternoon in the early 1980s I demonstrated a system to a distinguished, immaculately suited American who was a high-flyer. His employers had phoned me to tell me that on his behalf they would pay for his chosen system – and there was no budget limitation. His chauffer waited outside while I went through […]

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Stylus Drag: Fact or Fiction? (….. somebody mentioned a rega running 5% fast wouldn’t …..)

Just reading tinternet instead of working and the topic of this thread as just occurred to me . I set my turntable speed with a laser tachometer to two decimal places .However to set it you don’t play a record. I was happy until today. When somebody mentioned a rega running 5% fast wouldn’t matter […]

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COLIN WONFOR: LS-XXV speaker cables test review

Colin wonfor has just sent us this review. Mike Tierny (Proclaim Audio) writes: Colin and Alan, thank you for the opportunity to audition Elsdon Wonfor Audio’s LS-XXV speaker cables for review. I must tell you, as a “certified cable nut”, I am mightily impressed. I have run the gamut of speaker cables over the past […]

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SYRINX: PU2 / Mass Ring and Mr. Scott Strachan

Scott Strachan, the inventor and constructor of the Syrinx arm was a very likeable chap. His enthusiasm was infectious. His tonearms looked, frankly, terrible. Not quite as bad as the original Hadcock, but not far off. They were, until the Ittock, the only intelligent and sonically acceptable alternative to the Grace G707 arm on a […]

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COLIN WONFOR: HB100 mono power amps test review

Neil McCauley / editor in chief Why no images? Because the test review that follows here are of a pre-production pair in casework that doesn’t properly represent the finished product which, so we are told, should be available in early March 2017. Priced, including VAT @ £4.6k per pair. A bit of history Please note […]

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