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Me versus stores

When you walk into an audio store demo room you can see all their speakers lined up. With me it’s completely different. When you walk in you see only one pair of speakers in my demo/living room. Here’s a problem — I find that even people who visit … Continue reading

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I try a Music Hall MMF 7.3

  Because of the good Stereophile review I’ve set up a Music Hall MMF-7.3 turntable at home. It comes with an Ortofon 2M Bronze, which I listened to and then put on my Quintet Bronze ( one of the new … Continue reading

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I’m a break-in believer

I am a believer in break-in of audio components. I realize that some disagree, and I am open-minded enough to accept their right to be wrong. Once I hooked up a system with a long run of cheap speaker wire and … Continue reading

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New Gallo, high-end USB cables, Triton One

email questions and answers “Hi Wylie, I was wondering if there is any information out yet on the new Gallo Reference 3.5 replacement speakers?” My reply: Interestingly I asked that question of the Gallo national sales manager last week. Anthony Gallo … Continue reading

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Hurrah for WireWorld and GoldenEar Tchnology

Danish audiophile magazine Nomono reviews WireWorld’s Aurora power cable. Here’s the conclusion: Our listening comparisons showed that especially the precision in the left/right sound stage was significantly better defined with the Wireworld cable than with other existing power cables. When we switched … Continue reading

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When audio reviewing was more technical

As an older audiophile I remember when components were tested and the results printed in reviews. For example, amplifiers were given square wave tests at different frequencies and the photos of the scope results showed which ones had risen times … Continue reading

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The passing of a legend

Joseph Grado died in retirement February 6, 2015 Quoted from the Grado Labs website: It is with a heavy heart for the Grado family to say that Joseph Grado, founder of Grado Labs and inventor of the stereo moving coil … Continue reading

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An amp for every taste

About the Amplifier Shootout This will be an ongoing event until I run out of amps. I need to warn you that it is not a scientific test – mileage will vary with taste. For instance I have found that … Continue reading

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Quest for perfection (or something like)

“… but the highs are missing a little bit of sparkle.” That is an actual quote from an owner’s evaluation of Tung Sol 6550 tubes posted on Upscale Audio’s website. But not to worry, as the writer continues “However the … Continue reading

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Vinyl – the original High Definition format

In several recent conversations with fellow audiophiles it has come up that we have a common desire to relive the glory of great past audio experiences. As I thought back to what these experiences had in common it occurred to … Continue reading

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