LINN: Ekos SE tonearm, Keel LP12 subchassis, & Trampolin turntable base test review – by Art Dudley / Stereophile

Visit www.stereophile.com and look at the Vote Results for June 17, 2007: You’ll see that when we asked our readers to name the one audio product that’s spent the greatest amount of time in their systems, the most common answer by far was the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable (footnote 1). Little wonder that Scotland’s most famous record player […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: True underdog hi-fi

The thread starts:  I’m interested to see what shouts you would make for some underdog hi-fi components. Regardless of name, perceived provenance or price point, what items have you heard that have put a smile on your face as because they had no business being so musical in the first place?” MORE Please click HERE […]

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The Tri-Planar Tonearm – test review.

While brushing my teeth this morning, it occurred to me that there are significant similarities between a toothbrush and a tonearm/cartridge. The bristles would be analogous to the cartridge and the brush handle to the tonearm. In either case it is the business end of the device that does all the work. The bristles track […]

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Simon Yorke Designs Series 9 turntable & tonearm test review – by Michael Fremer / Stereophile

Simon Yorke is an artist, a machinist, an electronics wiz, and a political idealist. He’s also an analog enthusiast who melds aesthetic and technical considerations into eye-catching, densely packed, compact record-playing devices that are ruggedly built and functionally elegant. His turntables’ smooth, matte-gray, metallic finishes and efficient lines make them among the most visually pleasing […]

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AUDIOPHILE DEBATE: What is still truly British today? 134 comments + 8,128 page views

The thread starts: Hi Guys,  Been lurking here for a while and wondering what names are still truely British today (ie Owned by British, Designed in Britian, Manufactured in Britian).  This is not intended to be a discussion of whether this is a good or bad thing. Some names I can get off my mind […]

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The Diminishing Quality Of New Vinyl

I’ve just about had enough…..in my experience, the quality of new vinyl is getting worse. I’ve just realised that of the last 10 albums I’ve bought, 6 have had to go back due to physical damage, pops and clicks, or unbearable surface noise. In one case, 3 attempts have failed to produce a good slab […]

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