Mar 082015
 
Luxman DA 100 Digital to Analogue Converter - Good Things In Small Packages ?

  The audio world is awash with DACs, streamers and servers these days, all vying to give the end user access to the world of computer audio, be it, Red Book 16 bit 44.1, Hi resolution files 24 bit, 88/96/192, streamed or the hot new kid (actually an older kid Mr SACD) in town DSD […]

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Feb 082015
 
Track Audio/JBE Series 3 Slate-deck - Revisited

  Sometime ago – in AIHFA (1) – I reviewed the excellent, beautifully made Track Audio Isolation Feet, in the context of an isolation platform, subwoofer, Ruark Equinox speakers and as replacements for the Mico Seki microsorber feet that the direct drive JBE Series 3 turntable came with as standard. The standard Track Audio Isolation […]

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Dec 032013
 
Using EMT TSD cartridges in non-EMT arms

This may only be of a niche interest to a tiny minority of readers. However there is some interest in using these professional cartridges in domestic audio systems where the tonearm uses the widespread and conventional SME/EIA bayonet fixing [1]. Introduction First of all it has to be understood that EMT cartridges were specifically designed […]

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Oct 032013
 
MARK GRANT 2.5 SILVER AND GOLD MAINS CABLES

Among the top of the heap topics to generate nuclear exchanges on audio forums would be, ‘do cables make a difference/improvement over basic cables?’ And this type of hotly debated thread, be it signal cables or mains cables focussed will usually end in circular arguments between those who can hear differences and those who can’t, […]

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Aug 042013
 
High Fidelity Cables CT1 Digital Cable - 'Redefining the SPDIF Interconnect'

In this day and age of USB driven DAC’s and computers being used as digital music transports its nice to see a company still prepared to develop a new coaxial digital cable for traditional – I will resist saying legacy – SPDIF digital data transfer (1) Despite the growing popularity of computers as sources of […]

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