This monster Magnus Audio MA-300 power amplifier came in for a factory power supply upgrade. Let’s take a look!
Magnus Audio is not a well-known name here in Australia, maybe not elsewhere either, but, after working on this amplifier, perhaps they should be. I’d not worked on any Magnus Audio gear until this unit came in and I can now definitively state that the Magnus Audio MA-300 amplifier is a beast.… Read more
I decided to design and implement some improvements to my recently acquired PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC. The improvement is astonishing, let’s take a look.
Now updated with additional improvements and owner feedback!
My apologies for the lack of articles recently. I’ve been inundated with work and this really slows down my writing, but there will be much more soon.… Read more
The Musical Fidelity M1 DAC shares some of the same DNA as the awesome Tri-Vista 21. Come along as I upgrade this DAC and discover just how good she can sound.
Think of the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC as the little DAC that could. For its very modest asking price when released, you got a lotta DAC for the money.… Read more
My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl setup a shot in the arm. I suggested a few improvements to improve cartridge/headshell/tonearm synergy.
We achieved this by installing a gorgeous, vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 moving coil cartridge and RS-10 headshell. As any knowledgeable vinyl lover will know, Fidelity Research was a Japanese ‘vinyl-things’ manufacturer, with a legacy of sublime cartridges, step-up transformers and beautifully made headshells.… Read more
Over the last couple of months I’ve been ‘secretly’ acquiring some vinyl goodies. First, I purchased a mint condition Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk 3 moving coil cartridge…
I followed that up with a matching Fidelity Research RS-141 one-piece milled aluminum headshell. These wonderful pieces of Japanese analog engineering partner up with my Jelco SA-750D tonearm, Kenwood KD-600 direct-drive turntable and (of course) Fidelity Research XF-1 M step-up transformer.… Read more
The Yamaha NS-1000M loudspeaker is proof that a big manufacturer can create a unique, inspired loudspeaker that in many ways has no peers. Let’s take a closer look.
The legendary NS-1000M monitor loudspeakers are hailed in audio circles by those who have heard them and loved by many thousands of owners.… Read more
I recently had the opportunity to work on an iconic Rega Planar 3 belt-drive deck. It reminded me of all that I like about these classic decks, and a couple of things I really don’t…
The Rega Planar 3 has deservedly won a place in the hearts and minds of many vinyl lovers over the years.… Read more