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Offline Martin Colloms  
#1 Posted : 23 December 2012 15:58:37(UTC)
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post your suggestions for new product reviews here

there is a opportunity to provide some input to the Editorial team on product and product category suggestions

as we haven't got anywhere near the new product commissions

Thanks

Martin Colloms



Offline vess  
#2 Posted : 23 December 2012 17:24:51(UTC)
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Hi Martin, Magico S5 speakers, ARC REF10 preamplifier, Focal Stella Utopia speakers, D'agostino Momentum preamplifier, Krell Phantom preamplifier, MSB Analogue DAC, Kubala-Sosna Elation cables, interconnects, power leads, Naim S-800 speakers.

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Offline Simon Briggs  
#3 Posted : 23 December 2012 17:33:52(UTC)
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High end
Magico Q7
Wilson XLF & Thors Hammer
Continuum Caliburn TT
dCS Vivaldi Digital Playback System
Momentum mono amps

Med to high end

Spendor SP100R2
Kudos Titan T88
The Metric Halo ULN/LIO 8 DACs
More active speaker systems.
More sealed box systems?

A history and appreciation of the Yamaha NS1000

Similarly of the BC1 BCIII & SA3 speakers three that I still own in excellent condition.

The performance of the Oppo BD 105EU in a stereo system context.

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Offline ptr  
#4 Posted : 23 December 2012 19:07:32(UTC)
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Progressive Audio gear, heard their Transformer Diamant in München HiFi-show this year and was mightily impressed (I'd go as far as saying that they had the best sound of all in the show)! And they are without a doubt the best speaker I've heard using Accuton Ceramic and Diamond speaker elements. (And their CD and amp did not impress any less, the later using a silicon carbide output stage Blink )..

Had I the kind of money involved in purchasing these, I'd only hesitate slightly, because I don't feel that 19Hz is enough low end for someone like me that primary listen to pipe organs and symphonic orchestras!

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..good music transcends the format it's delivered on,
uninteresting music is not elevated by either format nor recording!
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#5 Posted : 24 December 2012 12:49:54(UTC)
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Martin Logan Montis / Quad 2812 or 2912
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Offline en1omb  
#6 Posted : 24 December 2012 13:10:56(UTC)
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Mentioned it a couple of weeks ago but will ask again in this new place for some reviews of the Meridian streaming gear. It seems to widely regarded as the best interface it I would like to see how it stacks up against naim for audio quality.
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#7 Posted : 24 December 2012 13:46:52(UTC)
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The new Thrax DAC.
YG Acoustics Carmel
Kaiser Kwero loudspeakers
whole system reviews
home systems
reviews systems
dealers systems
vinyl rips
Offline Martin Colloms  
#8 Posted : 24 December 2012 13:49:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: en1omb Go to Quoted Post
Mentioned it a couple of weeks ago but will ask again in this new place for some reviews of the Meridian streaming gear. It seems to widely regarded as the best interface it I would like to see how it stacks up against naim for audio quality.



good idea, need to do some current Meridian

I will see what they have available

Martin Colloms
Offline fhb  
#9 Posted : 24 December 2012 16:50:59(UTC)
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What about ProAc? I'd like to see what you think of this english brand.
(I like, 40R, K6...)

And comparative reviews? There are plans?

Others:
ASR, Kubala Sosna, Tannoy, Magico Q5 (best speaker I have ever heard)....
Offline paskinn  
#10 Posted : 24 December 2012 16:52:39(UTC)
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Think more laterally....the main reason hi fi has not really progressed for many years is that the central role of the human mind (ie...'hearing') is virtually ignored in our litle community.Us humans do not hear in a linear manner,as one simple example our reaction to frequency response changes with sound levels; cultural diferences probably determine at least some of how we 'hear' sounds. The idea that yet another list of stuff like Magico, DCS, Wilson etc etc etc, will make any real difference is an illusion. I've heard lots of this stuff over the years, it doesn't sound any more 'real' at all, just more 'hi fi.'
Note Paul Messenger's review of the Polish single unit speakers....he clearly prefers them to the vast majority of speakers. Yet in strict 'hi fi' terms a cheap Chinese box is probably 'technically' better. We must show more imagination and a more questioning(ie genuinely scientific) spirit.
Conventional hi fi reporting just runs round in ever decreasing circles.Be bold...use your freedom from advertisers to pioneer a more open and questioning approach. Start with Hamlet's comment that 'nothing be good nor bad, but thinking make it so.' It's all in the mind.

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#11 Posted : 24 December 2012 17:08:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: paskinn Go to Quoted Post
Think more laterally....the main reason hi fi has not really progressed for many years is that the central role of the human mind (ie...'hearing') is virtually ignored in our litle community.Us humans do not hear in a linear manner,as one simple example our reaction to frequency response changes with sound levels; cultural diferences probably determine at least some of how we 'hear' sounds. The idea that yet another list of stuff like Magico, DCS, Wilson etc etc etc, will make any real difference is an illusion. I've heard lots of this stuff over the years, it doesn't sound any more 'real' at all, just more 'hi fi.'
Note Paul Messenger's review of the Polish single unit speakers....he clearly prefers them to the vast majority of speakers. Yet in strict 'hi fi' terms a cheap Chinese box is probably 'technically' better. We must show more imagination and a more questioning(ie genuinely scientific) spirit.
Conventional hi fi reporting just runs round in ever decreasing circles.Be bold...use your freedom from advertisers to pioneer a more open and questioning approach. Start with Hamlet's comment that 'nothing be good nor bad, but thinking make it so.' It's all in the mind.



So what would you like reviewed then?BigGrin
Offline Shadders  
#12 Posted : 24 December 2012 19:03:53(UTC)
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Hi,

There are comments on DIY on this site, so maybe a review of someones DIY project ?

Not sure - but i recall some statement referring that obtaining review samples for products is difficult. So, reviewing specifics may be difficult - can Hifi Critic provide a general statement on how difficult it is to obtain review samples ?.

Thanks and regards,

Shadders.
Offline Cemil  
#13 Posted : 26 December 2012 15:58:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: darkmatter Go to Quoted Post
High end


A history and appreciation of the Yamaha NS1000



I've still got my NS1000Ms - I have refused to part with them, despite no longer using them. Fantastic speaker at the time.

I would like to see a few pro/semipro DACs (Metric Halo, Weiss) compared to consumer units in the same (or similar) price range.

Edit: Another semipro type DAC that would be worth testing is the Apogee Duet (or Duet 2) - that costs around $500, so would be interesting to see how it compares to other DACs

Edited by user 04 January 2013 10:39:56(UTC)  | Reason: Added info

Offline phil page  
#14 Posted : 27 December 2012 02:48:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: darkmatter Go to Quoted Post
High end


A history and appreciation of the Yamaha NS1000



I've still got my NS1000Ms - I have refused to part with them, despite no longer using them. Fantastic speaker at the time.

I would like to see a few pro/semipro DACs (Metric Halo, Weiss) compared to consumer units in the same (or similar) price range.


Interesting idea. Apogee Rosetta is another one.

Phil
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Offline phil page  
#15 Posted : 27 December 2012 03:00:26(UTC)
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How about some of the Burmester gear? Or has that been suggested before?
Phil
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#16 Posted : 27 December 2012 03:03:15(UTC)
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The effectiveness of external word clocks - eg dCS, Apogee.

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Offline Martin Colloms  
#17 Posted : 27 December 2012 17:29:37(UTC)
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Thanks for all that

of course some of the suggestions are for gear unavailable in the uk for review or purchase

thinking of market demand , a load of headphones might attract some wider attention .......

Taking all suggestions so far on board for planning

Martin Colloms
Offline HansW  
#18 Posted : 27 December 2012 18:44:26(UTC)
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My suggestions:

Sources: Naim NDS, MSB Analog, Spiral Groove SG-1 with Centroid arm, Soulution 745

Amplification: Soulution 750 -720/721 -710 ( phono, pre, power), Nagra Jazz and MSA

Speakers: Kudos Titan, Proac Carbon, Naim Ovator S-800


Best regrards

Hans
Offline ashleym  
#19 Posted : 27 December 2012 20:05:02(UTC)
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How about some of the Burmester gear? Or has that been suggested before?


I have suggested this brand. Still valid and interesting if you can get past the bling.

I will also suggest again Spectral amps, allegedly the amplifiers Wilson use to test.......

Offline Simon Briggs  
#20 Posted : 27 December 2012 20:13:57(UTC)
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How about some of the Burmester gear? Or has that been suggested before?


I have suggested this brand. Still valid and interesting if you can get past the bling.

I will also suggest again Spectral amps, allegedly the amplifiers Wilson use to test.......



Agree would be interesting to see how the top stereo & mono Spectral power amps fare in a modern review context and to see what they would score?
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