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Blue Circle Audio BC3 Preamplifier and BC3 Power Amplifiers

Blue Circle Audio BC3 Preamp

“There is no question that high end audio is usually a labour of love for the designer, this being a given where technology and art meet. What kind of love is another question altogether: sometimes love is blind, sometimes it’s tough, and as often as not, simply perverse. I guess that’s what makes for the remarkable diversity we find in components with such an emotional content. It is perhaps useful to view this pair from Blue Circle Audio in this light…”

Grado Reference Series RS1 Stereo Headphones

Grado RS1 Stereo Headphones-- Click for Review

“I reviewed and ultimately acquired the Grado SR125 headphone almost two years ago (Smr 95), and have since used it in concert and session recordings for monitoring. The thing I’ve always liked about this phone is that it sounds more like speakers than any other I’ve heard in its timbral balance; other headphones tend to be rather bright and spitty by comparison…”

Acco Acoustic Panels

Acco Acoustic Panels-- Click for Review

I first discovered these acoustic absorbers at the Montreal Festival du Son more than a year ago, as demonstrated by genial Yves Boudreau, about whom I have a brief anecdote: at this year’s show I ran into Yves for the third show in a row, his display in the main ballroom just over the way from ours for AIG Imagers, recordings, etc. He greeted me warmly, saying, “Ah, Mr. Marshall, how are you?” My reply was, “Fine, but please call me Andrew…”

AIG Back Issues: Winter 1997

Winter 1997 Issue

Highlights Include: Grado RS1 Headphone, ACCO Acoustic Panels, Wireworld Aurora AC Cord, Audioprism Quiet Line AC Noise Suppressors, Audioprism Isobearings, Versalab Red Roller RF Filter, Waveform Mach 17 Loudspeaker, Merlin VSM Loudspeaker, Paradigm Studio/20 & Servo -15 Subwoofer/X-30 Crossover Loudspeaker System and much more….


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