Sam Tellig

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Sam Tellig, Robert J. Reina  |  Apr 01, 2007  |  First Published: Apr 01, 1994  |  0 comments
"Sam, HELP!!!! Wife wants stereo out of the living room, converting spare bedroom for my stuff."
Sam Tellig  |  Jan 14, 2007  |  First Published: Jul 14, 2004  |  0 comments
The McIntosh MC 275 power amplifier has been born yet again. It's the Count Dracula of power amps. It refuses to stay dead. Introduced in 1961, the Mac 275, in its original hardwired edition, was produced until 1970. This was the amp I desired while in college but couldn't afford. I remember the Mac 275 fondly—rather like girlfriends from my college years.
Sam Tellig  |  Dec 29, 2006  |  First Published: Jul 29, 2004  |  0 comments
"You want to review the MDA 1000 along with the MC 275 amplifier in the same column?" Ron Cornelius, product manager and field training manager of McIntosh Laboratory, was incredulous.
Wes Phillips, Sam Tellig  |  Nov 05, 2006  |  First Published: Sep 05, 2006  |  0 comments
I've been a little remiss in writing about one of the best tools for travel I've experienced recently: Ray Samuels Audio's Emmeline The Hornet ($350), a tiny (3" L by 2" W by 1" H) rechargeable portable headphone amplifier. I tend to travel with my iPod packed with hi-rez music files and a pair of low-impedance headphones. That's not a marriage made in heaven, so I also need a headphone amplifier. Over the years, portable headphone amps have gotten better and better while getting smaller and smaller. The Hornet is the smallest I've discovered so far and is my current favorite.
Sam Tellig, Jim Austin  |  Oct 08, 2006  |  First Published: Apr 08, 2001  |  0 comments
The Rega Couple interconnect ($150/1m pair) comes in a plastic pouch rather like a Ziploc veggie bag—just the pouch and a printed card. How much could the packaging cost? Ten cents?
Sam Tellig, Brian Damkroger  |  Sep 17, 2006  |  First Published: Jan 17, 2006  |  0 comments
I've had the pleasure of using The Direct Line Stage Line Stage (originally called the Director) from Ron Sutherland for the past few months. This active line-stage preamp (it has no phono section) is available from Acoustic Sounds for $3000.
Sam Tellig, Various  |  Sep 03, 2006  |  First Published: Apr 03, 1992  |  0 comments
"Well, Sam, are there any speakers you are really excited about?"
Sam Tellig, Robert Harley  |  Jul 09, 2006  |  First Published: Sep 09, 1990  |  0 comments
Gotta get this one written up right away—you never know with digital products. Always something new.
Wes Phillips, Sam Tellig  |  Jul 02, 2006  |  First Published: Dec 02, 2004  |  0 comments
Larger than a stocking stuffer, Musical Fidelity's X-Rayv3 CD player is nevertheless quite compact and would be very nice to find under the Christmas tree.
Sam Tellig  |  May 30, 2005  |  First Published: Dec 01, 2004  |  0 comments
The X-DAC v3 replaces Musical Fidelity's Tri-Vista 21 DAC, which is no longer in production, although you might find some on dealer's shelves. The Tri-Vista 21 used two pairs of subminiature 5703 WB military tubes in the analog output stage. MF's Antony Michaelson called this Cold War tube, which is no longer made, a trivistor. The Tri-Vista 21 was last seen selling for $2395.

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