SPENDOR: BC1s – ‘It is great to have these ‘old friends’ back… ‘

Editor’s note 24/04/19: Hello colleague members ….. Although the link nudges towards an ‘old’ thread, I did find it interesting and hopefully some of you will find it useful too having just checked it for relevance. ===================== OK, we all know about these…Thing is, I owned a pair for 32 years ( from new ) […]

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SPEAKERS: Those worth hanging on to for LIFE

After 9 years with my Proac Response 3s, I recently decided to change speakers. As you can tell, I’m not an upgrade fever patient. I want something I can live with for years & I think the best advice I’m gonna get will be from those who have & are still living with their speakers […]

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HARBETH: Please recommend an integrated amp for my Harbeth 40.1’s

I’m considering simplifying my system (and banking some cash) by selling off my separates (Aesthetix Calypso pre & McIntosh MC 275 MK V) and replacing them with a solid state or hybrid integrated amp. I don’t want to spend over $2,500 and would love to find something for less if it performs well… maybe vintage? […]

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HARBETH: Buying customized Harbeths – Is a warning in place?

The thread starts ….. A few days ago I stumbled upon a website from a company in Norway called Maxwell Sound System that states on their website that they have permission to custom produce Harbeth speakers. The page says that these speakers – and I quote- ‘are exclusively made for ‘Maxwell Sound System’ in Norway’. […]

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ROOM ACOUSTICS: Diy or get an expert in?

I’m finally getting around to my new listening room, which is not intended to be a man cave but a room for the whole family. The recording studio look is not what I’m after, any acoustic treatments will have to be reasonably subtle and not too ugly. So, can I do this myself or should […]

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CELESTION: 57 used pairs for sale. This list updated January 7th

SL 7000 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/diffusori-acustici/255702/ 682 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194689138045?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338381867&toolid=10001&customid=faf12c80-6d88-11ec-a6b7-653066376562 SL 700 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/diffusori-acustici/267685/ DITTON 15 … https://www.audioscope.net/celestion-ditton-15-p-2170.html?ref=3 A2 … https://www.hifi.pl/ogloszenie/audio/01/432962.php SL6S … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wattle-park/speakers/legendary-celestion-sl6s-speakers-with-matching-stands/1286811137 DITTON 442 … https://reverb.com/item/41530870-pair-vintage-celestion-ditton-442-loudspeakers-excellent-serviced?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy 15XR … https://reverb.com/item/37063013-celestion-15-xr-natural-superb-refurbished-condition?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy A2 … http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/2214/66/floor-standing-speakers/celestion-a2-speakers-rosewood.aspx SEVEN … https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/121112826/celestion-seven-hi-fi-speakers.html?affil=awin&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifishark.com&utm_term=Comparison+Engine&utm_source=AWin-536903&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin&awc=5834_1634556033_91ddf61011f1f1e402d8336beb9549ce DITTON 44 … https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/120889589/celestion-ditton-44-vintage-speakers.html?affil=awin&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifishark.com&utm_term=Comparison+Engine&utm_source=AWin-536903&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin&awc=5834_1627394336_21b8b2be8aec25b431e0377fa4578e9e 5000 … https://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/celestion-5000-ribbon-loudspeakers/ A2 … https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/celestion-a2-kolumny-glosniki A2 [ROSEWOOD] http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/2214/66/floor-standing-speakers/celestion-a2-speakers-rosewood.aspx A2 … https://www.hifi.pl/ogloszenie/audio/02/395569.php 5000 [RIBBON] … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/celestion-5000-ribbon-loudspeakers/ A2 […]

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ROYD AUDIO

My name is Adam and I am now the director of Royd Audio. For those of you who do not already know me I am an industrial designer with a history of involvement in Hi Fi. I do not for one moment compare myself to the genius of Joe Ackroyd, however I am fortunate to […]

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SPENDOR: Big Spendors for a not so big spender

“I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this: My perfect hi-fi would probably be Spendor SP100Rs driven by suitable Naim stuff, but I could never possibly afford that. http://s560.photobucket.com/albums/s…lies/17433.gif So what about the older 100 series Spendors? The S100 or SP100? And what to drive them with? My past experiences with smaller Naim (Nait […]

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BRITISH LOUDSPEAKERS: From the tube-era?

I couldn’t find one, so I thought I would put one up myself. Just a simple place for British speaker porn from the days when hot glass bottles ruled the hi-fi industry. I’ll start. Here are some old Goodmans Audioms in console enclosures. From the ’50’s, I believe. Dip in and out HERE

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PRINCIPAL DESIGN: PD150 speakers in the mid to late 80s

Hello Howard. I came across your very ezine whilst looking for Linn Sara information. I wonder if you have any knowledge of another Speaker Manufacture? I purchased a set of Principal Design PD150 speakers in the mid to late 80s. One drive unit has developed a fault so I have been looking for information about […]

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LS3/5a: Is there any other design that is comparable?

Suppose you love the sound of LS3/5as, but missed the boat on getting a pair while they were still reasonable or, like me, sold your pair when they were going for $500. I’ve heard lots of folks talking about speakers they thought superceded the LS3/5as (Audio Physic Step, Harbeths, etc.) but what if you wanted […]

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TANGENT: RS4 loudspeakers

Previously published on June 11, 2013 This image comes from a VERY interesting site devoted to Tangent. ========= Howard Popeck writes: This brief review and non-technical focuses on what I truly believe was, and possibly remains (by today’s standards and the low used prices for these speakers, if you can find them in working condition) […]

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GALE: GS401A – appropriate amplification?

Poking around in the loft a while back I came across along forgotten pair of Gale GS401As in very sad condition and, if memory serves, they’d been there for 22 years! Unfortunately they were a little too near a small long term leak that developed in the roof (fixed long ago) which did little to improve […]

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BURTON SOMERVELL: Their remarkable and short-lived hybrid cone & ribbon speakers

I have just read the article ” Interview with the Gods”, and loudspeakers “Burton Somervell” were mentioned.  I can not find any info on them.  Can you help ! Thank you so much for your enquiry. Usually I’m able to answer incoming queries to everyone’s complete satisfaction first time. But sometimes I don’t. And sometimes […]

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LOGO MERIDIAN

MERIDIAN: Thoughts invited re a curious phenomenon re pre-owned gear

 Howard Popeck … There has been for some while a curious trend re the sale prices achieved for BS Meridian pre-owned equipment. The 500 series and 600 series do attract rather high prices whereas the G-series rarely do. Even the comparatively modest 200 series, now circa 28 years olds, achieves surprisingly high prices. The 101/105 […]

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TEN enjoyable speakers you’ve owned

A mixed bag i know but i enjoyed owning the below, in no particular order of enjoyability (don’t think there’s such a wurd) :JR’149′ Heybrook ‘HB1’ Castle Acoustics ‘Howard Mk.1’ Diesis ‘Solitaire’ Mission ‘737’ (Audax) B&W ‘DM4’ Ferrograph ‘S1’ Mordaunt Short ‘Signifer’ Monitor Audio ‘R352’ Spendor ‘SP1’ ps:Never owned the Ferro’s just borrowed em couple […]

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