Category Archives: Amplifier

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’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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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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CEDIA, Grado e Series , and amplifier power

It’s time for CEDIA The 2014 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association show is running full steam in Denver as we write this. This year’s new star technology is Dolby’s ATMOS, which puts surround sound overhead. Every manufacturer is getting … 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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The GoldenEar Technology Triton Ones are here!

Compared to to other GoldenEar dealers I am having a very late start with the Triton Ones. After months of delays they arrived two days before the start of a ten day family vacation. That was good in one way … Continue reading

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First Listen GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven

My demo GoldenEar Technology Triton Sevens arrived two weeks ago, two days before we left for a ten day trip. Since I had been told that the Sevens need 100 to 150 hours break in, their arrival before the trip was a stroke … Continue reading

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