Category Archives: Phono cartridges

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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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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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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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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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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