Just received TAS' issue 217, the Buyers Guide.
Once again, this issue is replete with editorial errors.
On page 119. you have an entry for the Conrad-Johnson ET3SE. but the entirety of the body copy is for an ET2 preamp, a model that has been discontinued for well over a year now, almost two years. Yet, there is virtually nothing at all about the ET3SE at all in this entry.
On page 149, you have an entry for the Rega P1 turntable, a table that has been out of production for the better of a year now, and has completely replaced in the distribution network with the newer and signifiicantly improved, RP1. P1s are out of production, why are you reporitng on them? Addtionally, no mention of the RP1, a table that has already been reviewed extensively elsewhere and has been on the market for the better part of 2011.
On page 155, you refer to the Rega RB301 arm, yet the body copy says:
"For decades, turntable manufacturers who didn’t build their own ’arms frequently packaged their models with Rega’s terrific sounding and affordable RB300 tonearm. Musically compelling, with excellent balance and good detail, if not the final word in any one category, it is still around and still a superb buy.”
Are you talking about the RB300 or the RB301? I can't tell, and neither can your readers. Did you ever actually review an RB301?
Lastly, why virtually no mention of the Oppo BDP-95 Blu-Ray/CD/SACD/DVD player. This is one of the most significant products on the market, everybody knows it, and there is no mention of it. I thought this was a buyers' guide.
Does someone at TAS actually EDIT the issue?