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Luxman PD-350 & Ortofon MC-A90 Playing New Vinyl!

Told you I had a few holiday jobs to do. I serviced my tonearm, reinstalled my retipped Ortofon MC-A90 and finally got to listen to my Luxman PD-350. This is why I love vinyl 😉 This was just one of many jobs to do, but playing into one of my Fidelity Research XF-1 step-up transformers […]

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Yamaha GT-2000 Turntable Review & Cable Replacement

The Yamaha GT-2000 direct-drive turntable is a super-deck from the golden era. Come along as I install a new RCA cable on this beautiful deck. Make no mistake, if you want one of the very best turntables, it’s going to be a high-end deck from Japan. For many, it will be a direct-drive deck like

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Vintage Fidelity Research FR-2 + Yamaha GT-2000 Vinyl Setup

My good friend wanted to give his Yamaha GT-2000 vinyl rig a shot in the arm. I suggested a few changes 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’

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Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk3 Cartridge + RS-141 Headshell

I’ve been ‘secretly’ acquiring some vinyl goodies including a mint Fidelity Research FR-1 Mk3 moving coil cartridge… I followed that up with a matching Fidelity Research RS-141 one-piece milled aluminium 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

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Fidelity Research XF-1 Moving Coil Step-up Transformer Review

The phenomenal Fidelity Research XF-1 moving coil step-up transformer is the best way to get the most out of a good MC cartridge. 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

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