Tag Archives: Musical 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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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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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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