Stereo Haven is probably one of the most aptly named bricks & mortar outfits out there. I came across it late in the afternoon Friday during the AXPONA weekend at a time when I needed a stereo haven the most. If you’ve never been to one of the big audiophile trade shows, it’s hard to describe how tired you get from concentrating all day on listening. Usually around 4 p.m. I start to hit a wall, and need some sonic sanctuary in the form of a dark room, super-mellow tunes being played through an analog front end, and no interruptions.… Read the full article
Ninety degrees. The last loudspeaker to ask for a quarter turn from my pair of Atacama Nexus 6 stands was the Rogers LS3/5a. They’re wider than they are deep. This month, that very same stand turn angle has been executed once more for the identically-sized ProAc Tablette 10 (€1400/pair) – the British manufacturer’s tenth iteration of their smallest standmount, in production since 1979.
It isn’t just this new Tablette’s LS3/5a-aping dimensions (16cm deep, 19.5cm wide, 30.4cm tall) that mark the 10 out as wholly different to previous versions.… Read the full article
History has been remade
by Venoth Nair
The LS3/5A was undoubtedly one of the most popular speakers of its time and even till today still commands a very strong cult following unlike any other design of speaker. Reproduced by many British speaker brands and in some cases still manufactured even till this day, the LS3/5A has left a very strong impression on many audiophiles with it amazing ability to faithfully reproduce recordings the way they were made.… Read the full article