VINTAGE: How does 70/80’s Hi-Fi compare to modern sound wise?

Hi all Not wishing to start any sort of war here but was wondering, as I have not seen or read anything Hi-Fi related for more than 30 years, how does modern equipment compare to the better equipment from the 80’s. Has sound reproduction improved or does the older gear still hold its own. Been […]

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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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ONIX: DNA-50: Vinyl/Media, with direct signal perfection and sound

They tell us: Solid aluminium case with no air vents World’s thinnest amplifier Traditional power supply 100% made in the UK 100W RMS, both channels driven Beautiful design UK RRP (inc. VAT): 1980.00 GBP Two outputs: one active with the power state of the unit and one active at all times, enabling multi-room use while […]

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PS AUDIO: The fundamental differences between tubes and transistors

Paul McGowan writes: In yesterday’s post we covered how the mysterious crystals used to make radio receivers first were spun off to the vacuum tube and later rediscovered to become transistors.  Today let’s cover some of the fundamental differences between tubes and transistors. Let’s start with what the two have in common: they both are […]

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CLASS D:

Paul McGowan:  Recently I promised we’d jump into Class D amps and how they work – but before going there I wanted to take a short detour – one that a few of you have been on my case to get out in the open for a while: direct coupling. I really hesitate to write […]

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