Category Archives: Music

Reviews, news and views about music of all types.

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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Preamp upgrade: Conrad-Johnson PV-14L

It only took me 34 years, but I finally have a new (to me) preamp in the system, and I am finally a member of the “valve audio” club.  The PV-14L arrived two weeks ago, and I have been getting … Continue reading

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Interconnect Update

I’ve lived with my Silver Sonic cables for several months, which I wrote about this past April.  While they are a clean sounding cable, I am finding the sound to be somewhat thinned out.  Perhaps the silver in the mix … Continue reading

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