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, […]
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 These include a platter, originally made from metal with brass inserts or topped of with a copper mat, but now only offered in ETP, a beautifully made, heavy weight bearing, […]
‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’ Firstly my heartfelt apology to Kamilla Liljegren of Coconut Audio, who contacted me last year (June) out of the blue to review one of her ‘Tweaks’, as she markets them, the Vibradome Blue Star. […]
Dedication I want to dedicate this review to my parents – I miss you both. ‘A Beginning is a very Delicate Time’. ‘Know then……..’ This was to have been the first in a series (1) of reviews aimed at exploring the various upgrade options to improve a stock Technics 1200/1210 turntable, a series of […]
Such a simple circuit has no right to sound as good as this. With a little fettling, such as perhaps upgrading the input capacitors in the signal path, and replacing the Chinese sourced 200uF caps in the power supply, the performance could well be further improved. However, as it stands, this little device represents excellent value for money and is to be commended.
So if you want to try out a moving coil cartridge but your amplifier is only equipped with a fixed-coil input, the Little Bear T8-1 headamp can be recommended to get you started.
This particular review wasn’t scheduled and popped up out of the blue, as a result of a friend asking me to set a new purchase up for him (lucky guy) and what a joy that process has been. AMG short for Analog Manufaktur Germany have been around for awhile making quality turntable parts for other companies […]