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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SEQUERRA: Richard Sequerra – interviewed by David Lander

David Lander writes ….. Richard Sequerra was born in 1929 and raised in various parts of the US by his mother, who worked for the Department of State. By the time he was 20, he had launched a freelance career that has since spanned a wide range of technologies. During a stint at Marantz in […]

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Sensibly defining the term World Class?

Is it a meaningless pile of ambiguous rubbish, or can something meaningful actually be derived from the audio journalist’s term “world class’? Well, masses? Please click HERE to continue Blank recording tapes buy / sell / info and reassurance   The FM radio community British / European loudspeaker members’ group

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UNRESTORED VINTAGE GEAR: Anybody using gear 30+ years old that hasn’t been restored?

Ok this thread isn’t necessarily for debate or argument, and certainly no nastiness. We know that the prevailing(and mostly right) opinion is that old gear should be restored. That said, I know that some of us haven’t heeded the call for various reasons and I’m one of them. So I’d like to know what you’re […]

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FM RADIO: Is there any point in buying a vintage FM tuner, especially ones offered at silly prices?

As mentioned at the tale end of my write up on the history of the Leak Trough-Line FM tuner, I felt I should do a companion piece on the sound quality of Leak Trough-Line tuners, well here it is. This was an interesting and challenging project to embark on as it is the first time […]

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CLASSIC: What is so called ‘Classic’ Hi-Fi and does any deserve the title?

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief =========== So, we are now in an age where many Hi-Fi components are described […]

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CLASSIC KIT: What is the attraction?

Whilst my recent additions are for a secondary system, they certainly are competitive with today’s offerings at a corresponding price point (well, I believe so) albeit not likely to replace my main system. I could so easily have popped into Sevenoaks or the Classifieds and put together a middle of the range system but just […]

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FM RADIO: Roberts R100 The radio star isn’t dead yet, and the R100 is a sensible choice of radio

What Hi-Fi report: At first glance, the Roberts R100 doesn’t look like your average radio. There are no dials for tuning or adjusting the volume for starters – it has been designed to look more like a wireless speaker that’s been augmented with a screen and aerial. There are navigation buttons on the right hand side […]

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