Rants

These rants are typically short blasts and me spouting off about recent events, news and other stuff!

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Shocking Krell Destruction Hall of Shame Addition

These latest additions to the Hall of Shame are two of the worst cases of hi-fi electronics bodgery I’ve ever seen. This shocking case of Krell destruction – of a Krell KRC preamp – by a so-called expert has to be seen to be believed. Visit my Hall of Shame for all the horrifying details, …

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New Hi-Fi Repair Hall of Shame Dedicated to Bad Repairs

I’ve just created my new Hall of Shame, dedicated to bad repairs. My aim is to raise awareness about the diabolical workmanship of certain ‘repairers’ who destroy hi-fi gear. Unlike the rest of my site, the Hall of Shame has one focus – to expose bad repairs and bad repairers. I’m especially interested in saving …

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Vinyl vs CD – is Vinyl Higher-Resolution?

I am often asked why vinyl sounds so darn good and why compact disc (CD) was created if vinyl was/is a ‘better’ medium? So, let’s answer the question: “Vinyl vs CD – is vinyl higher resolution?” Vinyl vs CD – what’s better? This isn’t a simple question to answer. What makes a ‘better’ medium in …

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Krell KSA-150 Class-A Amplifier Service

I have been flat out with restorations and repairs. One of my recent jobs was to inspect and service a lovely example of a Krell KSA-150 Class A Power Amplifier. You may have already watched my restoration video, where I completely refurbish one of these beasts. This video has actually generated a great deal of …

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The Redgum RGi120 Integrated Amplifier – Australian Quality? You Decide…

Redgum is an Australian brand I really wanted to be able to write great things about when I serviced and repaired this Redgum RGi120 integrated amplifier. Sadly, I couldn’t. At the risk of fanboys and other ill-informed folks coming after me, I decided to post the truth about what I found inside this Redgum RGi120 …

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