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Are Naim speakers worth the money
Many die-hard Naim dealers do not carry the Naim speaker line, as only the most die-hard of Naim customers end up with Naim speakers. You will for instance find many, many owners of Naim electronics using non-Naim speakers, but vanishingly rare nu... 
Setting a price for Spica TC50s
I had a pair of the TC-50 years ago. And one of them started to buzz. I contacted an audio-savvy friend who told me the quick fix, which indeed fixed it.┬áThe mid-bass driver is doped by something as high tech as glue. The glue can sometimes start ... 
Nashville Tube Amp Repair???
There is a small company here in Chattanooga that specializes in tube design. Daryl has repaired many many tube amps (including Audio Research, Cary) that have been written off by the vendors service department as unfixable. He seems not to requir... 
Advice from anyone with Tangent RS4 speakers?
Just to add to this legacy thread. The RS4 were my first set of speakers, purchased in August 1978, after comparative demos agains the likes of Bose (301s!), Swallow, KEFs etc. They offered very pleasant tonal balance with subjectively a slightly ... 
What is a "Current Dumping amp??".. and Pros/Cons
The late 70s/early 80s dogma (as advertised) was that 'When Z1Z3=Z2Z4 something magical happens'. Or something like that, knowing that about everbody reading that copy had no idea what they were talking about. Although Quad was in the day very old... 
FM Radio is dead ....R.I.P
Even though I have a high quality CD player and turntable, probably 80% of my listening is to FM radio- exclusively to the two local NPR stations,which have not only an compelling section of classical, jazz, folk, contemporary, classic rock and al... 
Song covers that are better than the originals
Any cover songs on the Trinity Sessions album by the Cowboy Junkies- Sweet Jane is just one of them. And fully endorsed by Lou Reed too. Linda Rondstat doing 'Willin' on the Heart Like a Wheel. Eva Cassidy. Pick a song. *ANY* song. Bonnie Raitts v... 
Great films where music is a central theme.
Also.... FM, released circa 1978. The story of a radio station enjoying rising success due to a phenomenal playlist (many of the best artists on the MCA label from 1975-1978 including Steely Dan)struggling with management who want more advertising... 
Great films where music is a central theme.
correction...Sam and Dave,,,NOT Otis Redding who was still dead when this movie was made in 1980 
Great films where music is a central theme.
One Trick Pony....a semiautobiographical story with Paul Simon about a musician losing his recognition and family in the pursuit of trying to re-establish his career playing music that is not Top40 friendly. Fantastic performances from the soundtr... 
Great films where music is a central theme.
This thread has prompted me to get several of the movies, which I really enjoyed (The Bands Visit for one). I have to add in my own 2cents, not to add a new one to those already listed, but to reinforce the need for *anybody* interested in music t... 
Audio Research service
I've had to deal with AR service three times in the mid to late 80s. Leonard was the man back then, as he is now. The first time was converting it from 240V to 120V when I emmigrated. Quick turn around time and reasonable charge. The second time w... 
extrema with 2 pcs of mcintosh mc275
Years ago when I owned Extremas, there was only one configuration that I tried that was truly magical...bi-amping them with a quartet of Naim NAP135 monoblocks, rated at 75watts. Using a single pair of the 135s resulted in a flat, lifeless sound. ... 
Anyone know much about Digital Phase Audio
The 4.3s are really an 'all things to all people' type of loudspeaker (well, maybe except for the looks, which don't compete with the high-tech looks of Wilson, Avalon et al, although drop-dead-gorgeous hardwood burled finishes are available at a ... 
Anyone know much about Digital Phase Audio
My first experience with Digital Phase was when I commissioned a set of custom built passive crossovers for a pair of reference speakers I was using, which at the time retailed for $24,000/pr. After coming to my house and doing in-room SPL measure...