STAX: ELS-F83X full-range electrostatic speakers; a user’s thoughts

I own a pair of ELS-F83X Stax speakers that I bought through the advice of a close friend whose opinions I value very highly. He rang me one night knowing I wanted to buy a good pair of speakers and told me that these were available. However only one was working which was a fact […]

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YAMAHA: Do Yamaha NS-1000 stack up today?

“As good pairs seem to go for £1000, my question is how would they stack up against other speakers in the same price bracket old or new? Also I seem to remember reading somewhere that due to their ruthless accuracy they exposed weakness in early Naim amplification, and were not a good partner…fair” Read more

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LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS: Axiom, B&W, Dahlquist, Focal, JBL, Magico, Morel, PSB and many more

Written in 2009 With the cooperation of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), in the year 2000 the SoundStage! Network began measuring and publishing objective measurements of loudspeaker products — a first for online publications. The NRC’s legacy of producing accurate loudspeaker measurements goes back decades. Literally thousands of speakers have been measured in their facilities […]

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JAPANESE SERIOUS LOUDSPEAKERS: Apart from the Yamaha NS1000? How about the NS2000?

Gentlemen; other than the Yamaha NS1000, have the Japanese every built credible loudspeakers? I guess you are speaking historically, right? Well, yes, they did. Sony in fact. In the very early 1980s they released the SSG1 Series 2. It wasn’t cheap. Around £200 from memory, which was a small fortune then. However … This isn’t […]

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