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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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A new owner’s odyssey with the Vincent Audio SP331MK power amplifier

My customer picked up his new SP331MK last Saturday. The SP331MK is a 150 watts per channel power amplifier “Editors’ Choice Award” 2012 – The Absolute Sound Magazine, retailing at $2399. He is using a Vincent Audio SA-T1 tube preamplifier. Over a period of five … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog

I am Wylie Williams, owner of The Speaker and Stereo Store in St. Louis Missouri, which is kind of a misnomer because now it operates from my home. For 23 years it was a storefront but when I closed the storefront, intending to retire, people kept calling me and … Continue reading

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