Rippling bass lines, droning guitars and pounding drums filled Perth Arena last night, as Queens of the Stone Age kicked out the jams for a very appreciative crowd.
Josh Homme and the band were in fine form as they ground out a long list of classics and new stuff from their repertoire. We were lucky enough to be up the front, in the pit, but things mostly stayed pretty civilised.… Read more
The Accuphase C-202 line-level class-A preamplifier is an extraordinary piece of hi-fi gear. Come with me as I review and service this amazing preamp.
The Accuphase C-202 is a line-level, class-A, fully balanced preamplifier, with dedicated CD buffer circuit. By any measure, it is a superb piece of gear. It’s not one of Accuphase’s best known pieces however, good news if you decide to buy one.… Read more
This lovely Denon SL-7D direct drive turntable needed a thorough service in order to play records nicely again. I figured it was a great opportunity to review this classic deck.
I’ve written about the Denon SL-7D previously, they are good, honest turntables and I enjoy working on them. The SL-7D definitely isn’t a super-deck, but they are well-engineered turntables, relatively affordable and, with regular service, should provide many years of listening pleasure.… Read more
The Technics SL-10 direct drive, fully automatic turntable, continues Technics’ tradition of innovation and beautifully designed products. Find out why this deck is one of the best vintage turntable buys today.
The Technics SL-10 direct-drive turntable represented the pinnacle of design, engineering and product marketing, when it arrived on the scene in 1979.
The SL-10 was the first linear-tracking turntable to feature direct drive and was a radical departure from conventional design.… Read more
Record clamps are an important part of a good vinyl replay system, most commonly in the form of center or spindle clamps. I wanted to find an affordable peripheral clamp I could recommend, however. I may have…
Searching online for a peripheral or ring-type record clamp to review, I stumbled across Sound Foundations, operating out of Mumbai, India.… Read more
There’s not much else to add here except to say watch the video and try to grab one if you find one for sale.
The Pioneer PL-514 is an excellent, high-quality belt-drive deck from one of the big Japanese manufacturers. It puts many other belt-drives to shame. Check out my video, below, and read on for more details.… Read more