HORN BASS

Meyer Lansky writes … I have been reading an interesting article regarding integrating bass with horn loaded speakers. www.6moons.com/industryfeatures/grandecastine/1.html ( i know its 6 moons – but sometimes in a pile of xxxx is a nugget!) Where for the sub 50Hz content a planar dipole system was utilised. Nothing new you may say – the […]

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THE AUDIO MISER: True underdog hi-fi

“I’m interested to see what shouts you would make for some underdog hi-fi components. Regardless of name, perceived provenance or price point, what items have you heard that have put a smile on your face as because they had no business being so musical in the first place?” IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes: Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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LOUDSPEAKERS: What are the advantages of low-sensitivity ones?

  “Scuse my ignorance, but given the fact that Hi Fi is all about gains and losses in an endless spiral of compromises and ‘more of this means less of that’, can the Wam-gurus please explain what the benefits of low-sensitivity speakers are over high-sensitivity models? The benefits of high sensitivity over low is obvious, […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (19/10/2020) HEYBROOK NOT ON EBAY:

THE VAST MAJORITY HERE ARE VERY UNLIKELY TO APPEAR ON THE MAJOR AUCTION SITES! DUET … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/heybrook-duet-perugia-333875483.htm HB 1 … https://www.njuskalo.hr/zvucnici/heybrook-hb1-zvucnici-engleska-najbolja-skola-vrhunskom-stanju-oglas-27717600 HB 100 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/diffusori-inglesi-heybrook-hb-100-lecce-339846900.htm HB 100 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/heybrook-hb100-408085279/ HB 2 … https://comoficho.com/for-sale/speakers/heybrook-hb2_11908 HB 2 … https://sprzedajemy.pl/monitory-heybrook-hb-2-krakow-2-0010c9-nr61955256 HB 3 https://www.subito.it/audio-video/casse-heybrook-hb-3-campobasso-344015389.htm HB 4 … https://hifitorget.se/visa_annons.php/heybrook_hb4_mycket_valljudande_golvhogtalare_109231.htm HB 4 … https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/heybrook-hb4-lautsprecher-np-2600.-1134044508/ HB.8 … https://bazar.bg/obiava-29683204/heybrook-hb-8-by-audio-arts OFFERS INVITED … https://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/119643164/heybrook-speakers.html?affil=awin&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hifishark.com&utm_term=Comparison+Engine&utm_source=AWin-536903&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin&awc=5834_1602931363_d05ff22fe0b7016782977c99e38f6159 […]

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MISSION: Henry Azima interviewed

John Atkinson writes ….. In its first three years, UK hi-fi manufacturer Mission Electronics employed a number of engineers to reinforce the creative talents of founder and hi-fi enthusiast Farad Azima. The lineup included John Bicht, now with Versa Dynamics, and Stan Curtis, now heading up Cambridge Audio. But when Farad’s brother Henry—”Henry” is actually […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (16/10/2020) VINTAGE TANNOY NOT ON EBAY:

ARDEN … https://www.quoka.de/hifi-audio-tv-video-foto/boxen-lautsprecher-kopfhoerer/c7265a297847691/tannoy-legacy-arden-lautsprecher.html ARDEN … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/altoparlanti-tannoy-legacy-arden-monza-355623300.htm BUCKINGHAM … https://www.idealaudio.co.uk/loudspeakers/p/tannoy-buckingham-dual-concentric-stereo-speakers CANTERBURY … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/116319146/prodam-tannoy-canterbury-se.php LRM … https://www.ricardo.ch/de/a/tannoy-little-red-monitor-lrm-1129013762/ ST 100 … https://hifiwigwam.com/megastore/product/tannoy-st100-supertweeter/?refsource=hifishark TURNBERRY GR … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1608679941-tannoy-turnberry-gr.html TURNBERRY GR … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/tannoy-turnberry-gr-milano-355668248.htm IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be a scam. SO … please be […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (16/10/2020) VINTAGE MERIDIAN NOT ON EBAY:

500/566 …https://hifisentralen.no/forumet/classifieds/meridian-500-meridian-566.230460/ 203 … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/116401869/meridian-digital-converter-203-bitstream.php 502/504 AND MORE … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/115904621/high-end-audio-sestava-meridian-502504505506.php 504 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/tuners/m1609853701-meridian-504.html 104 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/tuners/m1609767242-fm-tuner-104-boothroyd-stuart-meridian.html 218 … https://tapeconnection.dk/shop/101-demo-tilbud/11146-meridian-218—b-stock/ 506 … http://www.hifi4all.dk/ksb/Annonce.asp?id=359097 551 … https://www.kupujemprodajem.com//audio/pojacala/meridian-551/oglas/102745741 565 … https://www.kupujemprodajem.com//audio/pretpojacala/meridian-565-preamp-i-konverter-bez-daljinskog-hitno/oglas/102620975 556 … https://www.audioweb.ro/amplificator-final-meridian-556/?refsource=hifishark IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be a scam. […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (14/10/2020) VINTAGE SPEAKER CABLES NOT ON EBAY:

AUDIOQUEST … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649663982-audioquest-rocket-88-8ft-speaker-cables-banana-ends/ BLACK CAT … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649664189-black-cat-coppertone-2m-pair-speaker-cables/ CHORD / OFFERS INVITED … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/kent-branch/chord-reference-5-metre-speaker-cables-with-bi-wire-links/ CHORD / EPIC … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5a5e-the-chord-company-epic-speaker-cables-2-5m-pair-speaker?refsource=hifishark CHORD / REFERENCE … https://www.audiog.com/en/item.aspx?item=1709&refsource=hifishark CHORD / SARUM … http://www.lotushifi.co.uk/preloved/ CHORD / SIGNATURE REFERENCE … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5a5e-the-chord-company-epic-speaker-cables-2-5m-pair-speaker?refsource=hifishark KIMBER … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649664079-kimber-8vs-speaker-cables/ KIMBER / OFFERS INVITED … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/kimber-monacle-xl-speaker-cables-8-ft-pair/ MIT … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649664197-mit-speaker-cables-bi-wire/ MOGAMI / OFFERS INVITED … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/mogami-ofc-copper-5m-pair-speaker-cables-with-spade-terminations/ MONSTER … https://www.audiog.com/en/item.aspx?item=1980&refsource=hifishark […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (14/10/2020) HARBETH NOT ON EBAY:

30.2 $3,995 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649655342-harbeth-m302/ 40.1 OFFERS INVITED …https://hifisentralen.no/forumet/classifieds/harbeth-40-1.230361/ SUPER HL5 $2,000 … https://reverb.com/item/36144962-harbeth-super-hl5-2000-2002-eucalyptus P3ESR CAD $1,650 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649662040-harbeth-p3esr/ 30 CAD $4,200 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649661201-harbeth-30/ 301. OFFERS INVITED … https://www.distrettoaudio.com/PrelovedEquipment/Harbeth-Monitor-30.1/832b842e-44b1-4ed4-ab36-17ec9e2679ab 30.1 OFFERS INVITED … https://www.tedpublications.com/occasions/annonces/harbeth-30-1-rosewood-et-stand-skyland/ IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be […]

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CELEF: Their PE1

I have NEVER heard a pair of Celef speakers which i did not –  right away, fall in love with. I’m not sure of spares availability. All working Celef products offer excellent value for money. This thread, although old, does contain interesting, relevant and useful observations. Thank you. Neil / Editor. ================ Does anyone have […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (12/10/2020) VINTAGE SPENDOR NOT ON EBAY:

£690 … https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/spendor-sp22-loudspeakers-24206-p.asp OFFERS INVITED … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/spendor-d7-boxed-vgc-in-glossy-spendor-dark-finish.246584/ £450 … https://www.ukaudiomart.com/details/649661438-spendor-sp1-stands-spare-coles-hf-unit-collection-only/ OFFERS INVITED … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/spendor-s3-5r2-in-walnut.246262/ £10,000 … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/head-office-norfolk-suffolk/spendor-classic-200-loudspeakers/ £2,270 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1607027737-aanbieding-spendor-a9-wenge-vloerstaande-speakerboxset.html £1,554 … https://www.marktnet.nl/audio-video-film/luidsprekers/spendor-d7-luidspreker-46749842.htm £1,135 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1581341535-spendor-s8e-nieuwstaat.html £1,135 … https://www.ohm-audio.nl/shop/Loudspeaker/2347146/Spendor-S8e-Rosewood-Nieuwstaat.php £700 … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/kent-branch/spendor-sp2-2-loudspeakers/ £690 … https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/spendor-sp22-loudspeakers-24206-p.asp IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit […]

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HARBETH: Integrated amp for Harbeth 40.1’s – 25 (so far) responses

  I’m considering simplifying my system (and banking some cash) by selling off my separates (Aesthetix Calypso pre & McIntosh MC 275 MK V) and replacing them with a solid state or hybrid integrated amp. I don’t want to spend over $2,500 and would love to find something for less if it performs well… maybe […]

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HARBETH: “I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two?”

I’ve recently moved my system to a smaller room (the old wife acceptance factor) and as a result I am considering a change from Harbeth Super HL5s to the 7ES-3s. Could you describe the difference between the two? The new room is 13’ 2”x15’ 2” with 8.5’ 2” ceilings, and due to other furniture the […]

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IMF: Calling all IMF Professional Monitor IV enthusiasts

I have heard/seen no mention of these speakers for years. does anyone else remember them? in the days when only my schoolfriends who were smart enough to leave asap and set up businesses like importing grado cartridges could afford to buy them, they were reckoned by many to be THE ultimate british loudspeaker; and as […]

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