AUDIOPHILE HALL OF FAME: Candiates?

There are many great designers out there, and especially in the lore from the golden age, but I’m not to familiar with them. I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the great designers for engineering skill and knowledge, business integrity, and ultimatley quality of their products. My short list a “hall of […]

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Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Vinyl 2LP) by Lightnin’ Hopkins

On June 23, 1977, Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins walked onto a small stage in a smoke & whisky filled club in Montreal and proceeded to lay down arguably his last great performance before his death 5 years later. “Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club” – remastered and available on vinyl for […]

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PARASOUND NOT ON EBAY via THE AUDIO MISER This list created 02/08/21

HALO JCS … https://www.annunci.net/calascio/elettronica/audio-tv-video/parasound-halo-jc-2-bp-amplificatore-2532451.html 1250 … http://www.echohifi.com/details/8222/Parasound_Zonemaster-1250 2100 … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=196104392 2100 … https://www.olx.com.eg/ad/parasound-2100-2-1-channel-preamplifier-IDbDNes.html 2100 … https://www.son-video.com/article/haute-fidelite-amplificateurs-preamplis-home-cinema/parasound/new-classic-model-2100-noir-destock-20191204007?awc=15509_1603706503_525d89161d68d83472e31e3b321ff9c2&utm_campaign=awinaffiliation&utm_medium=affiliation-536903&utm_source=awin 2125 … https://reverb.com/item/41048213-parasound-2125-2008-black 2125 … https://reverb.com/item/41048213-parasound-2125-2008-black 2250 … https://reverb.com/item/39249422-parasound-2250-new-classic-power-amp-1995-black 275 … https://reverb.com/item/37845974-parasound-275-two-channel-amplifier 275 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649744034-parasound-275/ 275 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649744034-parasound-275/ 5250.2 … https://tmraudio.com/parasound-hca-1500a-stereo-power-amplifier-hca1500a-1/ 5250.2 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa8adb-parasound-5250-v2-multi-channel-amps?refsource=hifishark A21 … https://tmraudio.com/components/power-amplifiers/parasound-a21-stereo-power-amplifier-a-21-black-1/ A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649696927-parasound-a21-looks-and-works-like-new-original-box/ A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649715435-parasound-a21/ A23 … https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/192900/fs-parasound-a23-amplifier A23 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649696472-parasound-a23-stereo-amplifier-silver/ […]

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PARASOUND NOT ON EBAY via THE AUDIO MISER This list created 02/08/21

HALO JCS … https://www.annunci.net/calascio/elettronica/audio-tv-video/parasound-halo-jc-2-bp-amplificatore-2532451.html 1250 … http://www.echohifi.com/details/8222/Parasound_Zonemaster-1250 2100 … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=196104392 2100 … https://www.olx.com.eg/ad/parasound-2100-2-1-channel-preamplifier-IDbDNes.html 2100 … https://www.son-video.com/article/haute-fidelite-amplificateurs-preamplis-home-cinema/parasound/new-classic-model-2100-noir-destock-20191204007?awc=15509_1603706503_525d89161d68d83472e31e3b321ff9c2&utm_campaign=awinaffiliation&utm_medium=affiliation-536903&utm_source=awin 2125 … https://reverb.com/item/41048213-parasound-2125-2008-black 2125 … https://reverb.com/item/41048213-parasound-2125-2008-black 2250 … https://reverb.com/item/39249422-parasound-2250-new-classic-power-amp-1995-black 275 … https://reverb.com/item/37845974-parasound-275-two-channel-amplifier 275 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649744034-parasound-275/ 275 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649744034-parasound-275/ 5250.2 … https://tmraudio.com/parasound-hca-1500a-stereo-power-amplifier-hca1500a-1/ 5250.2 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa8adb-parasound-5250-v2-multi-channel-amps?refsource=hifishark A21 … https://tmraudio.com/components/power-amplifiers/parasound-a21-stereo-power-amplifier-a-21-black-1/ A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649696927-parasound-a21-looks-and-works-like-new-original-box/ A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649715435-parasound-a21/ A23 … https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/192900/fs-parasound-a23-amplifier A23 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649696472-parasound-a23-stereo-amplifier-silver/ […]

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SUBJECTIVE AUDIO: The great sounds; Radford, Spectral, Lecson, Infinity, SoundLabs, JBL Century, Beveridge, Beard and more

Neil McCauley asks Howard Popeck: What were the best reproduced sounds you ever heard in the early days? Not easy to answer. Depends on one’s definition of best. If you take just listenability i.e. the customer’s sound is so good right now that I’m not going to unpack my demo gear, then it would have […]

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MARK LEVINSON VINTAGE via THE AUDIO MISER. This list created 26/07/21

26 [US SPEC] … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649759624-mark-levinson-no-26/ 27.5 … https://skyfiaudio.com/collections/all-collections/products/mark-levinson-27-5-dual-mono-amplifier-american-vintage-at-its-best-absolutely-mint 27.5 [US SPEC] … https://tmraudio.com/components/power-amplifiers/mark-levinson-no-27-5-stereo-power-amplifier-black/ 320S … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=220991641 326S … https://skyfiaudio.com/collections/all-collections/products/mark-levinson-no-326s-line-stage-preamplifier-with-remote 326S … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649664796-mark-levinson-ml-no-326s-pre-amplifier/ 332 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649664714-mark-levinson-332-power-amp/ 33H x 2 ,,, https://www.hifionline.cz/hifibazar/prodam/zesilovace/mark-levinson/111877-monobloky-no-33h-reference/ 35 DAC … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5j8h-mark-levinson-no-35-dac-da-converters?refsource=hifishark 360 DAC … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5j94-mark-levinson-no-360-dac-da-converters?refsource=hifishark 37 TRANSPORT [US SPEC] … https://tmraudio.com/components/cd-sacd-players/mark-levinson-no-37-cd-transport-remote-black/ 380 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649660413-mark-levinson-380/ 383 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649663501-mark-levinson-383-integrated/ 38L … https://www.hifido.co.jp/21-32243-14784-00.html?LNG=E 390S … […]

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PRIMALUNA: Beware of Fake AutoBias

What you are about to read  is critically important. If you own, or are considering buying a tube amplifier, you need to know the facts about tube life. Your tubes can last many many years armed with this information. Think of biasing like adjusting the engine idle speed on your car. It’s very much the same. Most cars idle […]

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VINTAGE: Will very high quality 30 year old gear outlast the stuff made today?

Will very high quality 30 year old gear outlast the stuff made today? Maybe this should have gone into the DIY or classic sections, but here it is. I personaly own and listen to on a daily basis some great vintage gear that continues to work flawlessly, on the other hand I have had less […]

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GEAR APATHY: Anyone else find themselves there?

Greetings from the UK. Here’s a thread – from a while back – that some members here might find contains interesting observations, advice and, perhaps, more. In my view, certainly worth dipping in and out of if even if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor ===================== I think once I […]

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US-SPEC POWER CORDS NOT ON EBAY via THE AUDIO MISER. This list purged and updated 20/07/21

Today we have Atlas / Audioquest / Audience / Belden /Cardas / Chord / Kimber / Krell / Nordost …and many more … ATLAS … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649667770-atlas-interconnects-and-power-cord/ AUDIENCE … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/cables/listing-2879211438.htm AUDIENCE SX … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649711243-audience-sx-interconnects-selling-two-pairs-1m-and-75m/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649679852-audioquest-audiotruth-rare-diamond-extreme-pair-1-meter-wxlr-interconnects/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714154-audioquest-water-rca-2m-interconnects-excellent/ AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649714249-audioquest-golden-gate-rca-interconnects-one-06mt-pair-amp-one-2mt-pair/ AUDIOQUEST DRAGON … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649757443-audioquest-dragon-source-2m-15a-power-cord/ AUDIOQUEST NRG … https://tmraudio.com/accessories/power-cables/audioquest-nrg-2-power-cable-10ft-ac-cord-nrg-2/ AUDIOQUEST NRG …https://tmraudio.com/accessories/power-cables/audioquest-nrg-100-power-cable-6ft-ac-cord-nrg-100-72v-dbs-c19/ AUDIOQUEST NRG-4 […]

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PRIMALUNA: When It Comes To Bass, Power Means Nothing

It seems everybody is looking for better bass. Especially if they are replacing a tube amp that has no slam, or bass that has poor definition. So they make the mistake of buying more power. Unfortunately, power means nothing when it comes to sound quality, dynamics, and bass slam. That’s true with solid state, and it’s even MORE so […]

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