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    Done with electronics

    Now I'm in my sixties I am not going to purchase another set of electronics to play the music I like. My LPs, CDs, cassettes and minidiscs hold the performances I love, and I shall continue to use...
  2. Open stands

    I use a pair of open stands designed for the LS3/5a with my P3ESRs. They are perfect for the task.

    I have a spare pair if you're interested .

    Thanks. M G. Miles.
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    A lot of fun

    The little 'LS3/5a type' speakers are now finished. The results are better than I expected, those well-known characteristics of the famous BBC loudspeakers are there.

    The P3ESRs are superior, but...
  4. Surely not?

    Wasn't Preston the robotic dog in an episode of 'Wallace and Gromit' ?

    Not the same character, surely...?
  5. Sticky: Some folks don't

    Some audio manufacturers, such as Naim, appeared to have made a good living out of selling amplifiers without tone controls.

    This is, perhaps, because Naim amplifiers are often part of a complete...
  6. Invaluable tone adjustment

    I run a pair of P3ESRs from a Quad 34/303 amplifier and find the adjustment provided by the 34 invaluable. Often a little bass cut on some recordings is required, plus subtle use of the tilt control...
  7. Enough curry!

    Isn't it time we got back to English and its decline / change (!) instead of discussions about curries and Indian music, etc.
  8. Pet hate # 1

    One of my pet hates in pronunciation is the way the word 'been' is pronounced 'bin'. Back in the sixties ( OK, a long time ago...) we were taught to use the two words in their correct context.
  9. Actives

    A good friend, an audio professional, uses active ( Meridian ) speakers for his domestic listening. He swears by active as the best way, given his work in studios and PA work. Driven by prof....
  10. Good Vibrations

    Listening to the Beach Boys' record 'Good Vibrations' whilst sitting under a large cardboard box. A loudspeaker was fitted to the top of said box. My twin brother operated the record player.
  11. Quad, ARCAM ... difference?

    When it comes to amplifiers and the P3ESRs I was without my Quad 34/303 and I pressed an original Arcam Alpha into service.

    To be honest I couldn't tell any difference...

    M. Miles.
  12. My superb P3ESR ... and Nat King Cole

    My favourite music since buying my 'ESRs late last year has been 'The Best of Nat King Cole'.

    That superb voice sounds very good on my old HL Monitors, but through the 'little wonders' it is just...
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    It was

    Re. The Moderator's comment, yes it was the aforementioned brand...

    M. Miles.
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    Ah, 'advertising puff'.

    It appears in such magazines as Hi-Fi News. I used to buy HFN, but when recently I glanced at a copy in WH Smith's there appeared to be yet another 'Cable Test '.

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    Cables - all in the mind

    I use the above QED cable on my larger Harbeths and some transparent, similar looking cable on my 'ESRs.

    I truly cannot tell the difference...

    M Miles .
  16. Definite coloration

    As I have a pair of early HL Monitors, serial numbers 228 A & B, perhaps I can add something to this ongoing thread.

    A S has mentioned previously about Harwood using speech to evaluate his early...
  17. Today's BBC

    A.S. sums up what has happened to the BBC, in the context of so-called progress. I have been listening and monitoring the output of the BBC for over 35 years, in the way things have changed...
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    Stealing other's creativity

    Ah, ' Lack of recognition '. That is something which touches me.

    When I worked in the Chemistry Dept. at Oxford University an American Chemist arrived with a idea of a new piece of scientific...
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    Realities of PA sound

    Could I, possibly, come in here? I am a Harbeth loudspeaker owner and I own and operate a ( modest ) PA set-up.

    Recent experience, both operating and listening, to PA systems may be helpful here....
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    Harbeth is something else!

    It's not like me to reply to my own thread, but now having lived with a pair of 'ESRs since Christmas I endorse all that's gone before on this Post.

    They are THE most realistic loudspeakers I have...
  21. Good old Arcam

    I still find it incredible just how good an original Arcam Alpha amplifier is with my P3ESRs. My Quad 34/303 is out of action whilst the 34 is being repaired.
  22. Old Arcam

    I have just sent my Quad 34 Control unit off for repairs, so I've connected up my old Arcam Alpha amplifier.

    As I sit here and listen should I surprised how good it sounds?

    Not really...
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    NAIM CD players

    I was with Jeff_C until I bought a used Naim CD player. I love playing records and the Naim CD gives me a similar experience.

    I know what Jeff ( and others ) will say. It has all been said...
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    Oldest HL monitors? S/n 228

    I am certainly not Harbeth's oldest user. Well, I hope not at a mere 66...

    I do have an old pair of HL Monitors, though. The Serial Numbers are 228 A&B.

    It's probably not worth the question,...
  25. Grilles on by default

    ...the demented knowledge of 'audiophiles'. I like that way of putting it...
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