BAS Message
November 2020

1.  Shoptalk was a radio show on WBUR that ran in the 70s and 80s and played a significant role in the growth of the BAS. David Satz has unearthed and copied some 70 shows from that period. If there is interest we may make them available to BAS members for a donation. Guests include Roy Allison, Mark Davis, Rene Jaeger, Andy Petite, Bob Berkowitz, Joel Cohen, Richard Burwen, Tom Holman, Mitchell Cotter, Ben Zander, and Tom Horrall.

2.  The Zen phono preamplifier  from iFI seems like an extraordinary value at $149. It has low noise MM and MC stages, switchable loading for MC cartridges, accurate RIAA, and switchable subsonic filter. Compared with the DB Systems DB-8 and DB-8HG phono preamplifiers (introduced in 1995) the specs are not as good except perhaps the MC noise. I would be interested in testing one on the bench. If anyone buys one, I would like to borrow it for a few days. I will pay shipping both ways.

3.  The HiFi Engine library has images, specifications and reviews for thousands of audio components, along with free downloads of owners manuals, service manuals, schematics and product catalogues for amplifiers, pre-amps, power amps, tuners, tape decks, cd players etc.

Thanks to the many visitors who have scanned documents and donated images to the gallery.

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updated 11/12/20