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 Is every single piece of vintage stereo equipment superior to modern audio?  Is there no high quality stereo equipment made anymore?  Do all tube amps sound better than all transistor amps?  Not exactly.  In fact, the high end audio of today, often outperforms most gear from the past.  Of course, at much greater price.  While there… Read more →