Comments for Hifi Zine The enthusiast's audio webzine Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:51:26 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Harbeth P3ESR by Patrick Dillon Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:51:26 +0000 Well Pierre, you definitely went for it with the double purchase. I am envious. Congratulations on the new set up and if I ever head back to Montreal, I’ll swing by for a listen! Thank you for following up on this.

Comment on 1More Triple Drivers – A Product Review and Comparison by Yash Agarwal Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:00:30 +0000 Yes

Comment on Harbeth P3ESR by Pierre Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:50:42 +0000 Hi Patrick! Update on my purchase. I decided to obtain both the P3s and the SHL5. Your review and recommendations are spot on in that the smaller Harbeths are worth their weight in gold. Suffice to say that they are sufficiently outstanding for most ears, including demanding ones like mine. It is a relief to know that reproduced sound can attain such a level of purity and perfection.

The bigger Harbeths were intended to satisfy the need for a larger soundscape in select orchestral and operatic works……and they do, quite nicely, even at low volume. But the charm and special qualities of the P3s which your review so perfectly distills into words would have more than compensated for the lesser soundstage.

Like you say it is hard to walk away from music reproduction of this calibre!

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by Hugo Sat, 07 Jan 2017 05:35:27 +0000 Awesome!
Thank you very very much!!

Comment on BSG qøl Signal Completion Stage by Mike Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:07:23 +0000 Well, BSG has closed its doors. I think that the steep price was a factor, if they would have thrown in a volume control and a couple other features I think it would have sold better as a preamp/scs.

That being said, I just picked up a like new one for $800 and I’m going to try it out now that the price is right. Any word on why they closed or where they are today?

Comment on Magnepan Incorporated—A Tiny Giant by mauss Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:02:06 +0000 I still have the Magnepan including twice 3 panels (bought back in the 80′). Now, in a new home, I will have the proper room to dispaly these so great Timpani III.
A question : what kind of amplifier and which minimum power is requested ?

Thanks for what you did achieved at the level of Martin Logan 🙂

Comment on DH Labs Cables by Darrell Chappelle Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:00:09 +0000 Dear Mr. Montzingo
Pursuant to your article dated March 2011 regarding your experience with DH Labs cables, I have a few questions specific to the Q-10 termination. I to plan to terminate a 5 ft. pair in a straight (not bi-wire) configuration.
1) Other than removing the outer knit jacket braiding, Teflon insulation PTFE Dielectric (red or black), was there any further prep or manipulation of the silver coated continuous crystal copper?
2) your article indicated that Darren himself sent solder for the job and you followed his instruction by soldering the spades. I received different instructions from Greg at DH Labs as follows:
“We do not solder our spades…crimp only. The less introduced into the signal path, the better”.
Q-10 is most often assembled using our SP-10 Spades.

DH Labs, inc.
Can you please comment on this conflicting information as I am on the fence about soldering the spades.
Thank You very much for your kind consideration of my questions.

Darrell M. Chappelle

Comment on Magnepan Incorporated—A Tiny Giant by Bob St. Cyr Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:29:05 +0000 Well I have loved panels for some time, I had mmgII’s till I eventually went to Quad 63’s. The Quad’s did some things better and the Maggie’s did some things better. The maggies do open up with power – fortunately quality power is available today. A friend had a set of tympani’s which are to me one of the all time awesome speakers. My nephew has mmg’s which for their size and price are absolutely amazing. While panels have some great attributes, I think it’s partly due to the dipolar radiation pattern, as I have come to experience with cone drivers in the linkwitz orions – which are a bargain because they’re a kit – if they were purchased as completed units they would be many times the price of the maggie’s. I often get asked by folks who are getting into audio or maybe upgrading from an initial box store purchase, I always tell them, get a pair of magnepan mmg’s they will blow your mind and show you what audio is about.

Comment on To Serve & Groove – Oliver Masciarotte by Rajan Bowri Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:24:18 +0000 Oliver, I loved your book (2012 edition) and look forward to an update. Rajan

Comment on 1More Triple Drivers – A Product Review and Comparison by Jack Bornie Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:28:16 +0000 great sounding for several months after purchase then suddenly, sound from on channel began flicking on and off. Loss occurs were cable meets earpiece assembly and is sensitive to touch. Sometimes both channels are working perfectly, most times not. Not sure if their is a warranty on this Chinese product and who might handle a return/replacement. Purchased from Amazon