Tag Archives: Bel Canto Design

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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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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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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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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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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First listen Vincent Audio SV 237

Though only broken in for two days, and at low volume, for me the SV 237 already fulfills the promise of its hybrid design – tube sound and solid state power. Even though my bel canto design ref 500m mono … Continue reading

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The 100 square inch stereo

My wife wanted a nice stereo in the kitchen. She wanted FM radio, a CD player and access to the network for iTunes, Internet radio and Pandora. She also wanted to preserve all her cabinet space. I really wanted to … Continue reading

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