Ken Kessler

Ken Kessler  |  May 18, 2020  |  0 comments
This month, we review: Lynn Anderson, Argent, Cantus and Bob Dylan
Martin Colloms, Ken Kessler  |  May 13, 2020  |  Published: May 01, 1987  |  0 comments
hfnvintageWith the latest Apogee, ribbon technology comes in a more affordable package. Ken Kessler's assessment follows Martin Colloms' review

The US company Apogee has expanded its range of open-panel loudspeakers, which began with the Apogee model itself. This was a large-scale design using three separate diaphragms, with pure aluminium ribbons for frequencies above a few hundred Hertz. Three other models are now in production, comprising, in descending order of size and price, the Scintilla [HFN Sep '85], Duetta, and now the so-called 'baby' of the group, the £2500 Caliper.

Ken Kessler  |  May 06, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: Bread, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney.
Ken Kessler  |  May 06, 2020  |  0 comments
This month, we review: Lori Lieberman, Donald Byrd, Dire Straits and ZZ Top.
Ken Kessler  |  Apr 24, 2020  |  Published: Apr 24, 1986  |  0 comments
hfnvintageKen Kessler takes delivery of the Audio Research SP-11 preamplifier

The time is early June, and let us imagine that this issue has been on the stands for two weeks. Editorial secretary Jennifer Scotland walks to where I am sitting and dumps a pile of letters on my desk. The angry correspondence has arrived.

Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: The J Geils Band, Jeff Beck, Eleanor Mcevoy, and KT Tunstall.
Ken Kessler  |  Apr 07, 2020  |  0 comments
This month, we review: The Doors, Lol Creme/Kevin Godley, Marillion and MFSB.
Ken Kessler  |  Mar 31, 2020  |  Published: Mar 01, 1996  |  0 comments
The loudspeaker firm, famed for its late-1950s amps, makes a late-1990s return to tube electronics with two new integrateds. Ken Kessler listens

When the grapevine alerted the world's tube crazies to the return of Rogers amplification, visions of two-tone faceplates danced before our eyes. A nice Cadet III [HFN May '13], or maybe an HG88 visually unchanged but suitably modernised. The collector in me rejoiced. But the Rogers beancounters felt that an all-new product was a more sensible proposition, which is why the E-20a and E-40a all-valve integrated amps have nothing whatsoever to do with the preceding models. Indeed, they have little to do with Rogers.

Ken Kessler  |  Mar 24, 2020  |  0 comments
This month, we review: The Replacements, Bad Company, The Guess Who and Jethro Tull.
Ken Kessler  |  Mar 24, 2020  |  0 comments
This month we review: The Thelonious Monk Quartet, Jackson Browne, The Runaways, and Whitesnake.

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