How to connect and prepare speaker wire.

A major cause of amplifier (or receiver) failure is shorted speaker wires.  Even a single filament between the red and black terminals can cause severe damage.   In certain cases, the damage is so extreme it cannot be repaired cost effectively.  In many cases, especially with vintage gear, a bare wire connection with a high quality 16 guage wire will do… Read more →

Vintage hifi buying guide

Buying Vintage Stereo Equipment We, as do many, believe that the majority of amplifiers, receivers and turntables from the 1960’s and 1970’s are superior to the modern counterparts.  Of course, you can buy some very fine equipment today that will equal or surpass it.  The only catch is the cost will a great deal more. It should be no surprise… Read more →