Neil McCauley (editor in chief) talks to Howard Popeck (features editor) about his respect for some vintage analogue receivers.

Q: So Howard, you’ve from time to time mentioned, in the context of receivers, the “good old days”. What does that mean? In the “good old days” the electronics for a hi fi system was all in one box that usually included a power amp, preamp and radio tuner. They were very convenient. Q: Convenient, […]

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From our 2010 archives: Bryston BCD-1, Hi-fi News, Andrew Harrison, Jason Kennedy – and a Marantz SA11-S1

Dear Mr. Popeck Although I had been a regular subscriber to HiFi News for several years, I gave it up in January 2007 out of exasperation (what with all the changes and the, at the time, rather evident lack of leadership, etc.). On a recent trip to the UK I did pick up an issue, […]

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131 PIECES OF CLASSIC JAPANESE GEAR FS @ 12/02/21 VIA THE AUDIO MISER

PLEASE NOTE: These are trade sales, not private sales. The publishers of this site do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be a scam. SO … please be careful. —//— Aiwa x 4 / Akai x 4 / Denon x 1 / JVC x 3 / Luxman […]

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THE AUDIO MISER: Pre-owned cheap CD players shoot out – Akai / Hitachi / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / NAD / Philips / Sony / Yamaha (Part 1 of 2)

In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction site. Part #1: I wanted to determine if via my reference £100 system, I could (a) here and worthwhile improvement and (b0 […]

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BRANDS: As … commodities

Paul McGowan … It is truly rare that a brand name can survive an ownership change: Marantz, JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Wharfdale, Klipsch, Krell were all iconic brands when owned by their founders. Today they are but commodities. The wholesale name transfer doesn’t automatically pound a nail in the brand’s coffin. Mark Levinson’s brand got […]

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