Tuesday, August 27, 2019

New Coltrane...who knew?

I'm growing a bit cynical learning about newly found recordings of the greats and have been burned a couple of times with the reframing of Hendrix material or the less than stellar recordings of live performances from some jazz greats but this has been a hell of year for Coltrane fans (Both Directions At Once apparently has sold over 250,000 copies!). It is getting to be one of those 'can I ask for anything more than this?' periods with the news of a yet another Coltrane release.   You might wonder, but take a listen to this and tell me you don't want more:

Read all about it here

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Headphones Lab - review site

Just a quick shout out to Headphones Lab, a dedicated review site for those of you given to cans. Despite my best efforts, I slowly find myself listening on 'phones more and more and while nothing beats my regular rig, it does matter that this alternative offers good sound. Anyway, the site is new one to me, but I think it's likely to be of interest to those of you seeking an alternative or just further phones reading than the otherwise lively HeadFi. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

KL Audio cleaners meet the end of the road....

As an owner, I was saddened to receive the news last night from KL Audio that they were ceasing manufacture of their generally wonderful ultrasonic cleaner. The reason stated was an inability to sell enough to make a profit...basic business really. A reminder, again, of how limited the market can be for some audio products. Over the years I've had a couple of products run out of support, it's quite frustrating. Meanwhile, I'll keep cleaning and hope to get through a the thousand+  LPs still awaiting a clean on my unit. Wish me luck....