FM RADIO: Roberts R100 The radio star isn’t dead yet, and the R100 is a sensible choice of radio

What Hi-Fi report: At first glance, the Roberts R100 doesn’t look like your average radio. There are no dials for tuning or adjusting the volume for starters – it has been designed to look more like a wireless speaker that’s been augmented with a screen and aerial. There are navigation buttons on the right hand side […]

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TECHNICS: 5350 receiver test review

Contents: Comparative pricing Buying advice Minimalist power cord The tone balance control Headphone jack FM section Amplification section Suitable partners For and against Should YOU buy? Where to buy Howard Popeck writes: Even before I founded Subjective Audio Ltd I was an enthusiast of Technics gear. The Tottenham Court Road audio bullrings had visually impressive […]

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FM RADIO: Is there any point in buying a vintage FM tuner, especially ones offered at silly prices?

As mentioned at the tale end of my write up on the history of the Leak Trough-Line FM tuner, I felt I should do a companion piece on the sound quality of Leak Trough-Line tuners, well here it is. This was an interesting and challenging project to embark on as it is the first time […]

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VINTAGE: How does 70/80’s Hi-Fi compare to modern sound wise?

Hi all Not wishing to start any sort of war here but was wondering, as I have not seen or read anything Hi-Fi related for more than 30 years, how does modern equipment compare to the better equipment from the 80’s. Has sound reproduction improved or does the older gear still hold its own. Been […]

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VINTAGE: Will very high quality 30 year old gear outlast the stuff made today?

Will very high quality 30 year old gear outlast the stuff made today? Maybe this should have gone into the DIY or classic sections, but here it is. I personaly own and listen to on a daily basis some great vintage gear that continues to work flawlessly, on the other hand I have had less […]

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GEAR APATHY: Anyone else find themselves there?

Greetings from the UK. Here’s a thread – from a while back – that some members here might find contains interesting observations, advice and, perhaps, more. In my view, certainly worth dipping in and out of if even if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor ===================== I think once I […]

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