PIONEER: Andrew Jones interview

Stephen Mejias writes: In our September issue, I wrote about Pioneer’s excellent SP-BS22-LR loudspeaker. At just $129.99/pair (and often discounted), the SP-BS22-LR represents extraordinary value and may very well attract a wider and younger audience to true high-fidelity sound. The only thing I don’t really like about the speaker is its tongue-twister of a name. […]

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Battle of the big Japanese integrated amps

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. I see the price of big 1990s Japanese integrated amps are steadily rising on the bay….are they really worth it  Apart from the Sony ES line which I know are good, […]

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RECEIVERS: What is it about the monster 1970’s ones?

When I got into this game over ten years ago the 70s monster receivers are what I was aiming for.Now the last one has left the building.Gone are a Marantz 2330b w/wood,Kenwood KR9400,Yamaha 2020 and a Sansui 9090db.I enjoyed each for a bit but my musical preferences have changed.Experiencing a tube pre gave me a […]

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