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AUDIOLAB: NAD, Audiolab, TDL RTL2 speakers Heybrook HB1s and other vintage kit

I have recently upgraded my hi-fi in a couple of ways and these changes have made me rethink my strategy for putting together a set of equipment on a relatively tight budget. Firstly, I had been using an NAD C320BEE as a pre-amp with an Arcam P75 power amp. I decided to upgrade these in […]

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DIY: I was a non-believer in capacitor service, until I ……

I was a non-believer in capacitor service, until I came across this little NAD 310, which buzzed through speakers like hell, regardless of volume level. Still played music, so I thought – lets change caps and see… After power supply caps change (like for like, and with budget brand, to try if thinking was correct) […]

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£100 SYSTEM: Episode #02. Can the Sansui TUD 99X, the NAD 4020B and the Rotel RT850L see off the Cambridge A1 V3?

THE OBJECTIVE: The objective here is to, on a continual basis, refine the best system, under £100, that can be achieved today, pre-owned. A FEW GROUND RULES: Please look at episode #01 for clarification PLEASE NOTE: Every item in the system has been purchased by me off the auction sites. At this cheap-as-chips level, the […]

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CHEAP VINTAGE CD PLAYERS SHOOT OUT: Akai / Hitachi / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / NAD / Philips / Sony / Yamaha (Part 2 of 2)

TO RECAP: In this, my latest experiment, I decided to buy as many pre-owned / low cost CD players as I could afford for the investigation and NONE over £40 each from the major auction site. Part #1: I wanted to determine if via my reference £100 system, I could (a) here and worthwhile improvement […]

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