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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KRELL VINTAGE NOT ON EBAY via THE AUDIO MISER. This list purged and updated 12/07/21

222 PRE AMP … https://www.oxfordaudio.co.uk/product/krell-222-pre-amplifier-original-packaging-great-condition-with-remote/ 300I … https://www.hembiobutiken.se/produkter/forstarkare/stereoforstarkare/299320-krell-k-300i-digital-demo/ 402E … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/amplifiers-tuners/listing-2860047677.htm 403E … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa7428-krell-evolution-403e-multi-channel-amps?refsource=hifishark CAST … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649696783-krell-cast-cables-made-by-transparent/ CAST INTERCONNECTS … https://www.oxfordaudio.co.uk/product/krell-cast-interconnects/ Chorus-5200 … https://www.quoka.de/hifi-audio-tv-video-foto/verstaerker-equalizer-receiver/c7260a300799286/krell-chorus-5200-verstaerker-sehr.html EVO202 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649674031-krell-evo-evolution-202-preamplifier-liquidation/ EVOLUTION … https://www.audioforeignoffice.com/en/products/products_detail.aspx?id=72930301-f6f9-4c02-9f3e-10800be16a02 EVOLUTION 1 … https://www.annunci.net/acate/elettronica/audio-tv-video/krell-evolution-one-2537082.html Evolution 403 … https://comoficho.com/for-sale/amplifiers/etapa-krell-evolution-403_20811 EVOLUTION 600E … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/versterkers-en-receivers/m1725436094-krell-evolution-600e-600w-1200w-2400w.html?previousPage=lr EVOLUTION ONE … https://www.audiog.com/en/item.aspx?item=769&refsource=hifishark Foundation1 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa6ai9-krell-foundation-1-processors?refsource=hifishark FPB 300 … https://www.markt.de/berlin/roehrenverstaerker/krell+fpb+300+high+end+endstufe/a/b2aeb320/ FPB 300 […]

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N. AMERICAN AUDIO via THE AUDIO MISER UPDATED 07/07/21

ADCOM GFA … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa2f84-adcom-gfa-555-stereo-power-amplifier-200w-per-channel-solid-state ANTHEM M1 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5h53-anthem-m1-1000-watt-monoblock-amplifier-solid-state AUDIO RESEARCH F150 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa82ci-audio-research-ref-150-stereo-tube-amplifier-tube AUDIO RESEARCH LP1 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa8gg5-audio-research-lp1-phono AUDIO RESEARCH SP17 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa769i-audio-research-sp17-preamplifier-tube AUDIOQUEST HEADPHONES … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71680-FS-Audioquest-Nighthawk-Carbon-headphones BRYSTON DAC … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71147-FS-Bryston-BDA-1-DAC BRYSTON ST1 +++ … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?69509-FS-Bryston-ST1-and-Bryston-9BST CARDAS … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?71017-F-S-CARDAS-NEUTRAL-REF-INTERCONNECT-1-Meter CARVER 350 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9bbb7-bob-carver-350-mono-amps-0-financing-3-years-tube CARVER CRIMSON 275 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis96j28-bob-carver-275-tube-amp-75-75-watts-rms-tube CONRAD JOHNSON DR1 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5e7a-conrad-johnson-dr-1-cd-sacd-players CONRAD JOHNSON […]

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APOGEE / KRELL: Their golden era. The KSA 80 and the pursuit of RMS quantity over RMS quality. And in passing, the Boothroyd Stuart Meridian 107

  Dear Howard, I purchased a Benchmark DAC Pre from you some time ago – it is the best purchased I have ever made. My question relates to power amplifiers. Can you suggest power amplifiers which will be suitable for Apogee Scintilla loudspeakers which present a 1 ohm load. I should be grateful for any […]

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BIGGEST BADDEST Monster Amps

There have been a lot of posts on: “tube amps with balls” “amps to drive my 1 ohm, inefficient speakers” “amps for rock and roll” “Levinson, Krell, Bryston, Pass Labs etc” “sounds more powerful than its rating suggests” “despite low rating, puts out huge current” etc. But I somehow find these threads divergent and confusing […]

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APOGEE: Amplifiers suitable for 1 ohm Scintilla loudspeakers

Howard – help please! WHICH vintage Krell? Certainly. I sold many pairs of these magnificent but tricky-to-drive speakers when I ran Subjective Audio. I was, so I’m told Apogee’s most successful UK retailer. i mention this because I have a lot of direct, personal hands-on experience. The simple part of my 2-part answer is re […]

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DEAR DIARY 2008: Benchmark, Harbeth, LFD, LAT, Julia Fordham – and a broken Krell

  First published in June 2008 Interesting day, yesterday. Got my first (of many I hope) Benchmark DAC-1 preamp. Looked good straight out of the box., Can it be as good as Ken Kessler said in Hi-Fi News recently? Err, yes, and then some! Hooked it up to my North Star 192 Transport (Philips PRO2 […]

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