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Larsen Speakers

Most of us learned the hard way that correct speaker placement is half the battle. Yet still today most conventional speakers are designed to function best in anechoic chambers (rooms without sound reflections). But most of us ...
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Captain Payne

The Cable Guy

Meet Audio Envy’s Captain Payne By David Thomson Move over Jim Carrey, there’s a new audio cable guy out there who will happily hook you up at a value so affordable that it would be sacrilegious to your music, never min...
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Oracle Turntable

Divine Revelation

THE ORACLE TURNTABLE UPGRADE By David Thomson ~ Last night, I heard an album that I’ve been listening to for years, for the very first time. Sure, I thought that I had heard it, but there it was, in all its finery, with all i...
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gramaphone

The Time Machines

The Antique Phonograph Society celebrates the dawn of recording history at their annual show and sale in Buena Park Readers of this publication are well aware that aficionados of recorded sound may seek out LPs, 45-rpm, and/or ...
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Las Vegas

Two Days in Paradise

TWO DAYS IN PARADISE By David Thomson It’s sick! Music, music, everywhere, and I forgot my American Express card. T.H.E. Show, (THE stands for The Home Entertainment) and the high end audio division of International CES (Cons...
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Manley Laboratories 250 Neo-Classic

Made In Chino, Not China

Manley Laboratories Builds Some Of The World’s Finest High-End Analog Equipment By David Thomson estled in an industrial zone 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Manley Laboratories builds some of the finest, and most respected, hi...
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Overlord 12AX7-HD

Overlord Audiophile

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM Plus a review of the new Overlord Audiophile 12Ax7 Tube By Bob Donnelly Almost any stereo system can be made to sound better with the proper set up. Since there is plenty of information a...
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VTL-components

Magical Logic

BEA LAM AND LUKE MANLEY ARE THE “EARS” AND “BRAINS” BEHIND VTL by David Thomson~ Boring. That’s the term Bea Lam, Luke Manley’s better half at VTL, uses to describe her experience when listening to d...
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Pear Audio Blue Turntable

Extracting The Max From Your Grooves Many music lovers’ most cherished albums are worn — making it vital to extract a maximum amount of infor-mation while keeping surface noise low. We heard one such turntable at T.H.E. Sho...
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