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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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The ESP Cello

A New Reference In Stand-Mount Speakers Do you remember the ESP Concert Grand SI, designed by legendary speaker designer Sean McCaughan? We do! To this day ESP remains a reference speaker to many who know them. Apparently Sean ...
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2017’s Standout CDs

By Richard Antone As a tumultuous year for our planet comes to a close and we plan ahead, let ‘s take a look at some of the best CDs and boxed sets of 2017. The Singles The Doors (Elektra /Rhino) Perhaps you first heard T...
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Kronos Limited Editon Pro Turntable

Axpona 2015

Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Ro...
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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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Great Sounds Made Better

THE SHOW, NEWPORT Richard Beers, Founder of T.H.E. Show Newport, sadly, passed away. I met Richard when he was starting T.H.E. Show Newport about seven years ago. His honesty, straightforwardness and generosity in business was ...
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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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The Oracle ReAnimated

It Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune to Upgrade Your Turntable By David Thomson Getting the best out of my vinyl is my goal. The better my system gets, more information is revealed or, since my recent Oracle Delphi turntable...
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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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