RADFORD: Quad II vs Leak 20 vs Radford STA 25 vintage equipment

Good afternoon folks. Just discovered this thread which started in 2010 and then drifted way. The points raised are, in my view, valid and relevant – and that’s why it’s here now. So all you UK valve lovers, you might enjoy dipping in and out there. It starts ….  I have now had several months […]

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“The only speaker licenced by BBC Worldwide”?

From the Harbeth archives; the thread starts …. News of the launch of a Dr Who loudspeaker by the BBC’s highly-profitable commercial arm, begs the question as to what defines a BBC speaker these days. Once the three initials B B C ensured credibility and assured performance. The plastic, and doubtless China-made, “Tardis” speaker is […]

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KEF: Are they really worth considering?

Editor’s note 25/06/2020 I looked at this currently dormant thread this morning and am pleased to report that there is content in the thread which is useful and interesting for lovers of vintage KEF in particular. A visit is recommended. Neil / editor ==================== KEF used to make speakers near to where i was born […]

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“Why Compact Discs Sound Great” – Ken Rockwell

“30 Years of Perfect Sound Forever Eagerly anticipated since the digital audio revolution in recording studios in the late 1970s, Sony announced the CDP-101, the world’s first Compact Disc player, on October 1st, 1982. The Compact Disc was developed in concert by Sony, who handled the DSP, and by Philips, who had experience with optical […]

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JIM ROGERS JR149: Versus their JR150 … what can you reasonably expect?

  I currently have a pair of Jim Rogers JR149’s and I love them. Very clear, and very punchy for small speakers. I’ve been on the lookout for a pair of JR150’s for a year or two though. The other day a pair came up (eagle-eyed eBay watchers may have spotted them) and I jumped […]

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SANSUI: Really good performance or just nostalgia and self-delusion?

Hi, I joined a few weeks ago and am initially looking for a second system for use in 2 small rooms (i.e either an amp with 2 speaker outputs or a speaker switch box). I’ve been underwhelmed with the modern equipment I’ve demo’d and reading this section of the forum has roused my interest in […]

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TECHNICS: SE-9060 – uncomplicated ways of solving common issues

I inherited this Technics Pro System last week. The Equalizer was not working. I am getting that fixed (power supply) for $220. Now I noticed the left channel has static coming from it. I tried changing all the wires, still there. I then took the speaker wires out of the main terminal (channel A) out […]

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GARRARD: Buy a Technics SL-1200 or Renovate Garrard 401/SME 3009

Well, my Pro-ject RPM 4 Turntable hardly gets used, because it just doesn’t sound good enough compared to my digital sources, so I’m thinking of flogging it and putting the money into another project. I have an old Garrad 401, with an SME 3009, fitted in an old wooden plinth (painted white) – this hasn’t […]

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HARBETH: Spendor SP 100/R2 and Harbeth 40.1 – impressions?

Where I am, it’s difficult to audition these two flagship speakers side-by-side or at home, so opinions/impressions from anyone would be most welcome. Feedback on other forums is that the Harbeth may be marginally the “better” speaker, but I’m not convinced. Matching amps would likely be from MBL. Please click HERE to dip in and […]

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