The Yamaha NS-1000M monitor loudspeaker is proof it can be done. ‘It’ in this case being the creation of a unique, inspired loudspeaker, that in many ways has no peers to this day.
The legendary NS-1000M monitor loudspeakers are vaunted in audio circles and loved by many thousands of owners. I’m lucky enough to own this pair, so it’s time I reviewed them.… Read more
Looking for one of the best bargains in affordable tonearms? The Jelco SA-750D is a quality tonearm, at a sensible price, designed to fit a variety of turntables.
UPDATE: the Jelco SA-750D appears to now be superceded by the TK-850S.
The Jelco SA-750D has, in various forms, been used in a huge number of decks over the years. … Read more
This is a review of the phenomenal Fidelity Research XF-1 moving coil step-up transformer. The short story – if you ever see one of these, grab it!
Fidelity Research is one of the most iconic and revered names in vinyl. No other brand has quite the same status and FR cartridges and step-up transformers have become legendary in audio circles, for many good reasons.… Read more
I have been lucky enough to have a brand new Primare R32 Phono Preamplifier to audition over the last few weeks and I wanted to share my experiences in a proper review.
The Primare R32 phono preamplifier is designed in Sweden and is a fully discrete, solid-state, DC-coupled, class-A phono preamplifier. The R32 has three gain settings, allowing it to work with the vast majority of cartridges available, past and present.… Read more
When the Technics SL-1200 direct drive turntable hit the market in 1972, there was nothing else like it. This turntable really was, and remains, a game changer.
In fact, the SL-1200 was so popular that over one million units were manufactured, when production finally ended in 2010. With the resurgence in vinyl, thousands of people have petitioned Matsushita (Technics’ parent company) to have the deck re-released.… Read more