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Which budget stereo amplifiers pair well with budget bookshelf speakers?

You don’t have to spend a million bucks to get a sweet sounding stereo setup. You need patience. This article will give you an idea about choosing budget stereo amplifiers that pair well with budget bookshelf speakers. Brands to Consider It’s always easy to find and stick to brands such as Marantz and Cambridge —Continue Reading

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Getting to the Heart of the Music You Love – VAL HiFi [Interview]

Today, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Greg Chapman, the founder of VAL HiFi, to discuss boutique HiFi brands, his passion and what customers look for in such brands. VAL HiFi is based out of Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom, and deals with boutique brands such as AGD Productions, Line Magnetic, Hora Audio, andContinue Reading

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Are Vintage Stereo Amplifiers Worth Anything?

Fortunately, most of the old/vintage stereo receivers or amplifiers, be it, Marantz, Denon, NAD, or Cambridge Audio, had that warm house sound – there is a certain richness in them that defined their sound signature. Never brittle, or trying to act smart with the oversimplification of vocals and highs. The amps today, even from theContinue Reading

Micca OoO Review – The Most Affordable Bookshelf / Center Channel Speaker?

This is an unusual title. Usually, it’s either a bookshelf speaker or a center channel speaker. I had to make sure that the type of speaker that I’m reviewing is evident from the title. Anyways, TL;DR: The Micca OoO speaker must be in the 2021 top 10 bookshelf / center channel speakers. Well, it’s subjective;Continue Reading

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When 3-D Printed Speakers Can be This Good!

These 3-D printed speakers may look like a lifestyle statement. But, look closely, the open-baffled tweeter and the ported midrange speaker are inspired by Lawrence Dickie’s designs and has an expansion chamber, similar to that of a motorcycle. The expansion chamber is designed to increase the ‘back pressure’ off the driver unit – these areContinue Reading

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Should I Throw Away My Apple TV with Optical Out?

Apple has an uncanny way of stripping away ports and features that many music lovers (audiophiles?) deem useful. Remember, the ever-loved 3.5mm jack? Well, even before that, Apple made the decision to remove the optical out from it’s Apple TV hardware. If you still have the 2nd generation Apple TV that’s functional, don’t throw thatContinue Reading

Modern Radiogram – A Custom Design by INDIQAUDIO

Modern Radiogram Came across a beautifully crafted, custom-speaker design by INDIQAUDIO. INDIQAUDIO has been founded by passionate audiophiles, making hi-end speakers and amplifiers. I will be reviewing their gear once the COVID-19 situation eases up. Can’t wait to audition their amplifiers and speakers. Meanwhile, enjoy the pics of this custom design. What do you thinkContinue Reading

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