MICHELL ENGINEERING: Gyro to Orbe upgrade; is it sensible in this system?

Can you advise me in my quest to enhance my current hi-fi system please? It looks like this: Michell GyroDec + Rega RB600 + Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridge. The phono stage is a Clear Audio Basic MM/MC. Loudspeakers are Linn Ninkas and CD player a Linn Genki. The power amp is a Linn LK140 […]

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REGA: Turntables – wow. flutter and rumble ?

Are the figures so bad that they are kept secret. My far better turntable the Thorens TD321 W& F 0.035% Rumble – 72 dB does anyone know how Rega compares ? Continue reading Also https://www.facebook.com/groups/581515375550854/ Also ….. Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Also ….. Please click HERE to access the […]

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Best phono preamps

What Hi-Fi write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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Best phono preamps

What Hi-Fi? write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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SONY VINTAGE: The ‘compact lifestyle’ system, Sony vintage and the Rega RB300

I read a feature on the Sony vintage amp and tuner combo and it has rekindled my interest in a vintage receiver for a non-serious system. I’m talking a silver fronted, wood panelled, yellow backlit hernia-inducing beast I’ve realised how good some of these are and how much some manufacturers put into them which now […]

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Best turntable system under £2000

One of the many things that makes vinyl a unique format for storing and playing back music is how wildly variable performance can be. What you use to play your records can make a huge difference to the sound you end up with. The widespread resurgence of vinyl’s popularity undoubtedly has as much to do with fashion […]

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REGA: Apheta MC phono cartridge – test review

STEREOPHILE …… I see a pattern taking shape: Roy Gandy’s Rega Research offered their first CD player in 1996, which was 13 years after the medium was introduced to the public. Now, in 2006, some 50 years after Joe Grado designed and sold the first moving-coil phono cartridges, Rega has released one of those. The […]

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REGA: Integrated amplifiers; just how good are they?

The thread starts …… Strengths? Weaknesses? Older amps’ values? Just random discussion. I’m particularily interested in Luna, Brio 3, Mira 3 etc..lower end models. Had Brio-R, and it is the only one I’ve some experience with. Is there any database or history of these amplifiers in interweb? Continue reading HERE Also ….. Please click HERE […]

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REGA: Apollo-R- Inherent Glitch?

This is my second Rega Apollo-R….Lovely CD Player! This example was built around early (ish) 2017. So probably, one of the last batches made. It’s replacement is now the curved looking Apollo (non R). Like the first Apollo-R I had prior, this one also sometimes freezes. Switching the unit off/back on etc the oddity disappears. […]

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REGA: How to resolve a Rega P5 vs RP6 purchasing dilemma?

  The thread starts ….. Basically, I’ve decided to buy a Rega turntable and am torn between purchasing a new RP6 and a (slightly) used P5 being sold online by an authorized Rega dealer. The P5 can be had for $850 or $1,100 including the power supply unit upgrade. The turntable already has upgraded interconnects, […]

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