VINTAGE: Examples of legendary audio equipment

I’m interested in getting some feedback on legendary pieces…vintage and the like. I’m not talking “good” or “in my opinion”, I’m talking widely accepted legends of the audio world. For example in my opinion, Evander Holyfield is a good boxer, but everyone knows that Muhammed Ali was the all time greatest…an undisputed legend. That’s the […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: How they got it both right, and wrong

Paul McGowan writes: Starting in the late 1960s and gaining popularity in HIFI circles in the 1970s, the ubiquitous IEC 320 (shortened from 60320) was immediately embraced by manufacturers; not because it is better (it isn’t), but because it permits the use of multiple cable types without change to the hardware. Once manufacturers began shipping […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Meet Your Maker: Hi-Fi+ Visits Audio Research Corporation

Chris Martens: Reviews of products from the US-based firm Audio Research Corporation have frequently graced the pages of Hi-Fi+, so that I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the ARC factory in Plymouth, Minnesota (a suburb of the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area) to see how the firm’s components are made. What follows is […]

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STAX DA 100, CA-X, SRA 12s, servicing, attitude towards end-users, Audio Research REF75 and 5SE as possible alternatives

Originally published in 2009 Question: Hi. I have à pair of Stax da 100  with ca-x after  having the da80 vwith sra12s I had some problems with the ça-x but none up to now with the  da100 and i had them  for almost  30 years  I like them how ever vu the age and the […]

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AUDIO RESEARCH: Versus EAR Yoshino?

I have owned Esoteric Audio Research equipment in the past and may do again in the future. I like they way EAR Yoshino presents music, the sound-stage is wide and textures are not overly warm. I also like the fact that it’s made in England. Has anybody compared Audio Research equipment to EAR? They both […]

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