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Spendor A7 loudspeaker Measurements

Thu, 02/21/2019

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

"That's Amore" ........ Dean Martin :-) ...........

foxhall's picture

As always, a super informative and music centric review Ken!

I REALLY want to hear these speakers. Next step, find the dealer in my area.

Ortofan's picture

... post a list of dealers on their website instead of requiring you to contact them for the info?

Charles E Flynn's picture

Joseph Audio has the same plan.

Someone might want to know where their local dealer is, in case they happen to be in the area and might find a visit to be worth a detour, even if they are not planning an immediate purchase. In some cases, especially with high-end gear, the "local" dealer could be hundreds of miles away and unknown to the prospective customer.

william.meredith's picture

$5k is expensive for such a diminutive speaker.

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Spendor A7 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Thu, 02/21/2019

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

"That's Amore" ........ Dean Martin :-) ...........

foxhall's picture

As always, a super informative and music centric review Ken!

I REALLY want to hear these speakers. Next step, find the dealer in my area.

Ortofan's picture

... post a list of dealers on their website instead of requiring you to contact them for the info?

Charles E Flynn's picture

Joseph Audio has the same plan.

Someone might want to know where their local dealer is, in case they happen to be in the area and might find a visit to be worth a detour, even if they are not planning an immediate purchase. In some cases, especially with high-end gear, the "local" dealer could be hundreds of miles away and unknown to the prospective customer.

william.meredith's picture

$5k is expensive for such a diminutive speaker.

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Spendor A7 loudspeaker Specifications

Thu, 02/21/2019

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

"That's Amore" ........ Dean Martin :-) ...........

foxhall's picture

As always, a super informative and music centric review Ken!

I REALLY want to hear these speakers. Next step, find the dealer in my area.

Ortofan's picture

... post a list of dealers on their website instead of requiring you to contact them for the info?

Charles E Flynn's picture

Joseph Audio has the same plan.

Someone might want to know where their local dealer is, in case they happen to be in the area and might find a visit to be worth a detour, even if they are not planning an immediate purchase. In some cases, especially with high-end gear, the "local" dealer could be hundreds of miles away and unknown to the prospective customer.

william.meredith's picture

$5k is expensive for such a diminutive speaker.

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Spendor A7 loudspeaker Page 2

Thu, 02/21/2019

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Bogolu Haranath's picture

"That's Amore" ........ Dean Martin :-) ...........

foxhall's picture

As always, a super informative and music centric review Ken!

I REALLY want to hear these speakers. Next step, find the dealer in my area.

Ortofan's picture

... post a list of dealers on their website instead of requiring you to contact them for the info?

Charles E Flynn's picture

Joseph Audio has the same plan.

Someone might want to know where their local dealer is, in case they happen to be in the area and might find a visit to be worth a detour, even if they are not planning an immediate purchase. In some cases, especially with high-end gear, the "local" dealer could be hundreds of miles away and unknown to the prospective customer.

william.meredith's picture

$5k is expensive for such a diminutive speaker.

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Spendor A7 loudspeaker

As Stereophile's lone New York City bachelor, I sometimes search for amore on Internet dating sites. One such encounter led me to Park Slope, Brooklyn, where I met a woman who, I soon learned, was at the top of the food chain of Manhattan's gold-encrusted arts community.

The single child of an upper-Westchester family, Jane So (not her real name) assists her employer in curating fine art for the city's premier galleries and museums. Her job also includes gifting her employer's millions to charitable organizations and the like. But in her off hours, when the boss isn't watching, Jane enjoys a bit of kink. As she told me over dinner, "Ken, I'm not looking for anything serious. I have several men who visit me during the week."

It dawned on me: I had stumbled into New York's subterranean sex world.

Thu, 02/21/2019

Rogue Audio RP-7 line preamplifier Measurements

Thu, 02/21/2019

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tonykaz's picture

Azure is an expensive type of Blue, almost Lapis Lazuli. Isn't it.

For $ 5 Grand I'm wondering why they didn't use variable color LEDs like Chord would use? Maybe they're Old-School "Blue" is pricy and rare type designers.

But...
...they sure did use "thru-hole" Circuit Boards which are far more repairable than those dam surface Mount boards which require High Magnification Surgery Tools ( and sober hands ) to repair.

"Alert & Water" as descriptives are a "First" in Audio Reviewing but "Transparent" is now Officially Worn-Out and can safely be discarded along with Carbon Fibre Record Cleaning Brushes.

Dam fine Five Star Appraisal here, bloating with exotic visuals that leave me in a Psychotic "tube rolling" wonderment.

Each HR writing is like a Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico: differing "colorings and flavorings", always beautiful and memorable .

Tony in Michigan

ps. the Audiophiliac is writing & explaining the Rules Now.

ps. 2) Shabby Suits & used record stores in florida are Audio's version of Amish

tonykaz's picture

What is a Chinese Zippo worth?

Zippo gets it's high Value because it's Made in Pennsylvania, supported in Pa and has it's traditional value as part of American Culture. A Chinese Zippo isn't a Zippo!

A Chinese KEF isn't a Maidstone KEF made by Raymond Cooke.

A Chinese ROLEX is available at a small fraction of SWISS ROLEX Price.

Have a look at those Belgium Browning Guns and their Market Value levels compared to the Later Brownings made elsewhere.

The Market determines Prices

Chinese made stuff earns substantially lower Market acceptance.

Outfits that take their Proud Brand to Asia for Manufacture are deceiving their customer base who are not likely to remain loyal.

Asian Brands, like KIA, are building trust and Market Base thru Quality, Design and Support. KIA expanded their Manufacturing by building Cars in USA.

Asia sourcing is about TPP costing local jobs so that Corporations can avoid costs and capture significant short term profit: Quarterly.

People that support Asian Off-Sourcing do so because they've been bought ( purchased, owned ) by the Corporates, they serve Corporates not the customer.

Asian sourced stuff is worth less because it destroys it's purchaser.
It probably has negative value.

TPP is a Legacy Gift from Obama, dammit. ( My Obama )

Tony in Michigan

funambulistic's picture

Mr. Tony - who in the heck are you talking to? I would assume "Steve G." is referring to Mssr. Guttenberg, but he has nothing to do with this article, has not posted anything on Stereophile since, what June of last year and, if anything, has 2-3 posts per year (at the most). You are more likely to find him hanging around CNET or his YouTube channel, which, from what I have seen, he is very active on. I would hate for another one of your "Chinesium" tirades fail to reach your intended target because said target is not haunting the Stereophile comments section (especially comments on an article he did not pen). Good luck!

tonykaz's picture

Mr.HR's writings are read by all Reviewers, everywhere. Of course Steve G is here, reading and making contributions.

Steve G & Mr.HR are almost the same Philosophy, one is the leading man of letters and one the leading man of Visuals.

They together are Audio's Greatest Team. ( Steve & Tyll were, sadly, no more )

I'm a Stereophile participant, not a CNET. I support getting Stereophile into all Libraryies and all Barber Shops, Stereophile is the Center of the Audiophile World, Stereophile is Everyman's publication. I am a "Stereophile"!

I don't work in Publishing and am not Staff of Stereophile or connected in any way since being an AUDIO Mag. Advertiser in 1980s when I had a business relationship with L.Lovechio and Distributing Importer of HFN&RR in the 1980's.

Tony in Michigan

ps. I am a Patreon subscriber to Steve G.

grantray's picture

Maybe spend more time typing up rambling ranty stuff like this with liked-minded folks in the comments sections of Youtube or WSJ.

ok's picture

according to the "dominance/submission dialectic" the master gradually becomes more and more dependent on the servant’s mind and work, whereas the latter in turn becomes more and more potent and skillful till he finally realizes that he no longer has any use for his lazy old master – but Hegel never actually made it to our former brave new world..

tonykaz's picture

I'm feeling a rather thin understanding of your observation.

Are you suggesting "dialectic" is a debate? or investigation? or something else entirely.

English words can have too many meanings for safe usage in short technical paragraphs.

Tony in Michigan

ok's picture

since "dialectic" is actually an ancient greek term which in this particular hegelian context means "interaction" (between master and servant) or "swapping" (of economic and political power that is..)

The Don's picture

Why is gain important if the Sit-3 will start to clip at around 3 Volts and most preamps put out over that? Wouldn't the actual performance of the volume control be a wild card in this as most seem to work better at say 2 o'clock setting then 9 o'clock? Thanks.

grantray's picture

I saw him perform at the San Francisco Herbst Theater almost exactly two years ago. His performance of the Debussy Preludes as well as an encore of Scriabin was inspired, leaving all of us in the audience slack-jawed when the last note went silent and he stood for a final bow. It was amazing to watch his process as he paused before each piece and reflected on it before starting. He seemed to be conversing with himself on the complexity of the spirit and intent of the thing he was to create before striking the first note, in the way a visual artist pauses and prepares for the first mark on a surface. It was the kind of performance that demands a long walk afterwards. Next time he comes through New York on another tour, you should definitely go see him.

Ortofan's picture

... all that's required to produce a reference grade product for a Stereophile reviewer.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Love (of tube sound) is blind (to measurements) :-) ...........

John Atkinson's picture
Ortofan wrote:
Apparently "generally respectable measured performance" is all that's required to produce a reference grade product for a Stereophile reviewer.

Stereophile reviewers don't see a product's measured performance until aftet they have written and submitted their review. So if they decide something is a reference product, this is based on their auditioning alone.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

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