BREAKING RANK: Who will be the first big maker to bypass the UK audio retailer network?

Michael Vronski … I don’t claim to be a futurologist. However sometimes it’s possible to read some signs and occasionally for a view of which way the commercial wind is blowing. And I mean the way that wind is blowing, but not necessarily the speed and strength of that wind.My belief is that with the […]

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ANYTHING BUT MUSIC: Why do some speakers sound like music while others do not?

  Michael Vronsky writes: Different isn’t automatically better I was trying to find the problem in a friend’s system. It didn’t sound as good as it should have for the money. So we did a lot of cable switching, speaker positioning, isolating this, isolating that – all to no avail. We certainly got different sounds, […]

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AUDIO NATIONALISM: Are the English really the natural leaders when it comes to sound quality?

Michael Vronsky asks editor Neil McCauley: Neil –  is it jingoistic to believe that the English really are the natural leaders when it comes to sound quality? That would be a tough one because as an editor I can think of countries all over the world who give anyone a run for their money. I […]

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BUT DID YOU? So, got what you bargained for did you?

Michael Vronsky writes: Did we in the high-end buyers arena get what we bargained for when we chose the lowest price over service and advice? Dealers have always discounted. It’s implicit in the descriptive word ‘dealers’ i.e. ‘to deal’ Perhaps ‘retailer’ might be more appropriate? Anyway – even famous dealers may be obliged to offer […]

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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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HMM: Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

A member writes … Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter and one dead bass driver. The magnet has moved in the bass driver, twisting and jamming the cone fully back and the magnet has completely broken off on the […]

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CELESTION: This man is very content with his Ditton 44 speakers and …

  Well i have had a hearing test. went VG. So no probs there.. i think i must have started to get use to demo cd sounds. The thing is i have had some near 20 grand systems. 7k speakers 1k cables 7k amps and cdp around 4k.  All i have now is celestion ditton […]

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BRITISH AUDIO CLASSICS 74 PRIVATE SALES UPDATED 03/02/21

MEMBERS PAY NOTHING TO ADVERTISE HERE. TODAY WE INCLUDE: Arcam + Ariston + ATC + Audiolab + Cambridge + EWA + Goldring + Linn + Meridian + NAIM + QED + QUAD + Radford + REGA + ROXSAN + SECA + Spendor + Trilogy —//— ARCAM ALPHA … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/arcam-alpha-8r-8p.249316/ ARCAM BLACK BOX … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71180-Arcam-Black-Box-50-dac-100-refurbished-and-upgraded ARISTON […]

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