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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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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