I’ve really enjoyed my Goldring E3 Cartridge for the last couple of years, but all good things come to an end. Time to embrace a new cartridge.
Today I offer for your consideration Side 1 of Queens third album.
Queen are a band with a massive back catalogue. The obvious choice for a good one is “A Night At The Opera.” The album which brought us Bohemian Rhapsody. Personally, I prefer Shear Heart Attack.
This was given to me by a friend. A “small problem with the arm” he said.
I’ve never been inside a direct drive turntable before. This will be interesting. Continue reading “Technics PL-SX200 Turntable. Wot, no motor!”
I have been trawling ebay for a metal take up spool to improve the looks of my Sony reel to reel.
They are really expensive. £40 -£60. This one was advertises at £14, so I snapped it up. Nice. Continue reading “Metal take up spool, a bonus and an unpleasant discharge”
I do like the clean simplicity of the aesthetics of my Mission Cyrus One amplifier.
However a nice big pair of mechanical VU meters also looks good. So, I built this. Continue reading “A Meter bridge too far.”
Last summer I met an old colleague at a mutual friends birthday party. Turns out Jim is also a vintage HiFi fan and has some very nice kit. Continue reading “Jim has Garrard 301 and SME 3009”
I love Denon Mini systems and I love Minidisc. So, why was this a disappointment? Continue reading “Denon DMD-M30 Minidisc”
I spotted this in a local charity shop.
At first glance it looks rather smart. But is it worth buying?
In a previous article I described why I wanted to build a Raspberry Pi based music player.
Here I describe the hardware part of the project. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi music player. Hardware”
My passion is vintage analogue audio but, pragmatically, I also listen to digital stuff for convenience. The trouble is that, with a large collection, it isn’t that convenient to use. This is a project to do something about that.