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28 Apr 2020
A selection of accessories that help you get the most out of your turntable and thus make your records sound even better. Some of these devices are used every time I set up a turntable others are for routine maintenance...
18 Mar 2020
It’s been five years since I last visited the Rega factory in Southend and the place has changed markedly in that time. The main difference is the scale of the operation, there are now 140 people working there, so what was a...
9 Mar 2020
Reader’s of Munich High End show reports will no doubt remember the room with vintage horn system that has appeared there every year for some time now, huge metal Western Electric horns have energy and immediacy that most...
19 Feb 2020
Richard Barclay concludes his explorations in the deep waters of headphone tech with an investigation into what really counts in a headphone amplifier. As a headphone is essentially a miniature loudspeaker, it shouldn’t be...
30 Jan 2020
The power supply is a fundamental part of any piece of electronics, not least audio components where the quality of the power supply has a direct influence on the sound quality produced. An amplifier for instance uses...
12 Dec 2019
I am a relative newcomer to the world of Linn Sondek LP12 ownership, I bought a pre-loved example and rebuilt it with upgrades from Linn and from Tangerine Audio just last year. The LP12 seems to draw adulation and scorn in...
18 Jun 2019
I’ve been working closely with records and cartridges for 40 years and am in particular debt to the expertise and knowledge of Dynavector Systems, Tokyo, the brand that my company, Pear Audio, distributes in the UK. There...
4 Jun 2019
Richard Barclay continues his explorations in the deep waters of headphone tech with an investigation into what really counts in a headphone amplifier.
As a headphone is essentially a miniature loudspeaker, it shouldn’t be...
17 Apr 2019
When I first met Theo Stack of Stack Audio at the Bristol HiFi Show in 2018, he discussed his ideas for building after-market parts for Linn LP12 owners who wanted to upgrade their turntables. In the year that followed he...
7 Mar 2019
As a headphone is essentially a miniature loudspeaker, it shouldn’t be surprising that the interactions between headphones and headphone amplifiers are very similar to those between loudspeakers and power amplifiers. Many of...
21 Jan 2019
Sean Jacobs explains the work he did on the power supply for the remarkable Innuos Statement server.
The lower box contains the first stages of the PSU - transformer, rectifiers and capacitor arrays, along with some...
7 Dec 2018
Back in the sixties and seventies the BBC had real resources, they made all their own programmes and did ground-breaking technological research, the like of which few commercial operations could compete with. One of the...

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