Category Archives: Turntables

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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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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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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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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Music Hall Audio

Roy Hall is the driving force of Music Hall Audio, and he is a rare individual – blunt, honest to a fault, a discerning listener, and a canny businessman. They say voters choose a candidate with whom they would feel … 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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