‘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 […]
I don’t mind saying that this particular review has been a very long time in gestation and at one point I wasn’t entirely sure it would actually happen as Arthur Khoubesserian’s other Funk Firm products (1), each one needing personal tender loving care were pushing further and further back the launch of these more niche […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ever had an itch you wanted to scratch but the opportunity just didn’t present itself? Well for awhile now I have wanted to compare the USB inputs of my AMR DP777 DAC with the coax ones, but a failed attempt with an Audio Gold GD (bought S/H, old model) quiet some time ago had left […]
Having bought both an iFi Audio USB Power and iFi Audio iDAC after reviewing them a little while ago I was asked by Vincent Luke of iFi Audio and also Abbingdon Music Research (AMR) if I would like to review their new – highly anticipated USB cable – I didn’t have to think about it […]
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 . Introduction First of all it has to be understood that EMT cartridges were specifically designed […]