SUBJECTIVE AUDIO: The great sounds; Radford, Spectral, Lecson, Infinity, SoundLabs, JBL Century, Beveridge, Beard and more

Neil McCauley asks Howard Popeck: What were the best reproduced sounds you ever heard in the early days? Not easy to answer. Depends on one’s definition of best. If you take just listenability i.e. the customer’s sound is so good right now that I’m not going to unpack my demo gear, then it would have […]

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PRIMALUNA: Beware of Fake AutoBias

What you are about to read  is critically important. If you own, or are considering buying a tube amplifier, you need to know the facts about tube life. Your tubes can last many many years armed with this information. Think of biasing like adjusting the engine idle speed on your car. It’s very much the same. Most cars idle […]

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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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SONAB: Are vintage examples worth considering?

As the youngest will be crawling soon, I thought I would pack away my heavy but beloved QLN standmounters before he damaged them (and himself). I was thinking of getting a cheapo omni that I could site away on the floor from main crawling zone and hopefully still have a half decent sound. I accept […]

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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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