Category Archives: Music

Reviews, news and views about music of all types.

An ARTful change to the ART7

I noticed the last few times that the Dynavector XX2 Mk. II was souding a bit strange.  Oddly, I’d say it sounded “cheap” as it has not been tracking very well, reminding me of the muddy sound of some of … Continue reading

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TubeCube|7 — A nice little desktop power amp

I picked up the TubeCube|7 a few years ago.  I’d never owned a true tube power amp before.  I knew that this amp would never find a place in my main system, as it only puts out a tiny 3.5 … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on the Dahlquist DQM-9

The Dahlquist DQM-9 pair have been a pleasant speaker to listen to.  In today’s dollars, they would have sat cost-wise in the $3,000 range.  It’s hard to imagine that, given its construction.  It is not at all laid out like the DQ-10 … Continue reading

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Dahlquist DQM-9

I had a chance to move on a pair of Dahlquist DQM-9 monitors recently, so I took advantage and have them in my listening room now. They came about locally, with woofer surrounds that were shot, and cabinets and grilles … Continue reading

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Tube amplifiers

With a tube-based preamp in place, I am somewhat tentatively taking a look at some tubed power amplifiers to go with it.  I’m nowhere near a buying phase yet (unless an incredible deal comes along), but it helps to get … Continue reading

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