I want to wish my readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
As I get older one of the things that becomes increasingly obvious is that ones body starts to let one down and sometimes with the kind of speed that inertia of age brings, like a car running down a hill somethings get worse. In my own case my eyesight is no longer what it once […]
Being totally honest my knowledge of the existence of such a thing as a turntable that had its platter driven by a rubber coated wheel rather than a belt, or direct motor drive was unknown to me, up until fairly recent times. The audio business I started work in originally, first as a Saturday boy, […]
High End 2017 was held this year, as it has for a fair number now in the MOC, in Munich. The show was held on the 18th – 21st May and from all accounts the show was larger and better attended this year than in previous, this perhaps reflecting High End Munich greater importance in the audio show calendar.
This year the Sound & Vision show celebrated its 30th Anniversary and once again the venue was the Marriott City Centre Hotel, in the UK city of Bristol. Interestingly over that 30 years run time the venue hasn’t changed. Held on the 24th February to Sunday 26th February 2017, this show featured a number of product launches […]
Out of the blue back in August I received an email from, as it later turned out Gregor Szymczyk of Veracity Audio titled ‘DAC Test’, and being honest initially I viewed it as being a phishing email – I was getting a lot of these at the time, all getting increasingly clever, and tailored to try […]
Kennerton Audio are a new name to me, a higher end division of the Russian company Fischer Audio (also a new name to me) but apparently a big deal in the headphone/in ear phones world, a world I confess I know precious little about. I think it only fair to say right from the get […]
After my recent experience with Coconut Audio’s Vibra Dome Blue Star, I didn’t think I would be quiet so soon reviewing another somewhat unusual tweak for an audio system, and I guess bar a chance exchange it probably wouldn’t have. Let me put my cards on the table, while I am a subjectavist (enough […]
Mike New Audio is based in Australia and has for a number of years been making high quality upgrades for the Technics 1200/1210 turntables. These include a platter, originally made from metal with brass inserts or topped of with a copper mat, but now only offered in ETP, a beautifully made, heavy weight bearing, […]