Dec 032013
 
Using EMT TSD cartridges in non-EMT arms

This may only be of a niche interest to a tiny minority of readers. However there is some interest in using these professional cartridges in domestic audio systems where the tonearm uses the widespread and conventional SME/EIA bayonet fixing [1]. Introduction First of all it has to be understood that EMT cartridges were specifically designed […]

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Oct 142010
 
HP's VINTAGE REVIEW 3 The Nakamichi CA-5EII/PA-5E (and the ST-7 FM tuner, in passing)

Hello, and welcome to the next of my series of reviews of vintage equipment. First, I only write about equipment that I have had extended, direct and personal experience of either as an end-user or retailer – or both. I don’t get involved in measurements. During 34 years of involvement I have heard far too […]

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Sep 152010
 
HP's Vintage Test: Quad 44 - all you want to know, and possibly more than you need to know

First, the original ‘desert-storm’ (my phrase) beige and the to me far farmore attractive grey. Back in the 1980s at Subjective Audio, I was a keen if not particularly successful QUAD retailer. I sold sufficient of their electronics, but not too many loudspeakers. I can’t clearly recall how or why this imbalance occurred. What I do recall […]

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Jul 232010
 
THE DECCA Mk.VI (GOLD) CARTRIDGE.....

Being reminded once again of the Decca ‘magic’ – the Decca Mk. VI cartridge revisited. Having been granted a special exeat from the Alan Dowker Blumlein retirement home for distinguished audio components, the Decca cartridge was allowed out for good behaviour. I was interested in re-visiting the Decca design and the following notes and observations apply […]

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Apr 272010
 
THE LEAK TROUGH-LINE TUNER COMPARED PART ONE....A Flock of Tuners.

In order to give some background to the upcoming tuner comparison review in Adventures in High Fidelity Audio (mentioned here on AIHFA for the first time Link…. http://www.adventuresinhifiaudio.com/category/reviews/vintage-audio-review/ ) Since publishing that preview of the forth coming mega tuner review, I have decided to re-publish in full (with a few revisions) the review that was the […]

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