Category Archives: Components

NEW products from Music Hall

Music Hall is known and respected for solid, good sounding products that are serious value. Here are two new ones. Music Hall mini plus  Hey, I hear ya, it’s hard to excited about another “new” cheap phono preamp, but this … Continue reading

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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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McIntosh goes Internet

The information below is quoted from a Strata-Gee.com article  Multiple sources have told us that McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., a brand once deeply committed to the specialty electronics retail channel, has notified dealers by phone that for the first time in its … Continue reading

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New from Ortofon, Lehmann, and Music Hall

Ortofon cartridges and Lehmann Audio phono preamps – Excellence made in Europe   I won’t attempt to list and describe the full lineup of Ortofon cartridges, as I just counted 37 models on my list. I have had much success … Continue reading

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New Music Hall turntables coming in December

Music Hall doesn’t change models often, so when they do it’s a big deal, with improvements all around. Really, it looks like the only thing to stay the sameare the bases.All now have RCA jacks on the back,more speed accurate … Continue reading

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2015 Stereophile recommended components

I like Stereophile‘s idea of ranking components with grades. The latest ratings divide speakers into categories according to how much bass they produce and how deep it goes. This makes a lot of sense, but confuses me a bit. . The ten Class … Continue reading

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Vincent Audio, ASC, GoldenEar

Just a slice of life from my stereo store in my home in St. Louis MO. I’m no Music for Pleasure or Sound Room but I do a nice job for my clients. Buyer report on Vincent integrated amp I … Continue reading

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Reviews, reviewers, snark.

Summary of the Stereophile – July 2015 issue Michael Fremer reviewed “The best tonearm in the World” 5 pages. He loved it. $28,000. (Should I say more? I think that if you can seriously consider a $28,000 tonearm can afford … Continue reading

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