When I acquire second hand tapes I always have a listen to them before erasure and re use.
No long lost classic John Peel sessions have come my way, yet, but this pair are better than the Pet Shop Boys and Barry Manilow which graced my last acquisition. Continue reading “EMI reel to reel tapes. Jazz in several formats. Nice.”
A technology from the 1950’s and one from the 90’s make a great partnership.
Despite the age difference there can be a fine symbiotic relationship. Continue reading “MiniDisc and 8 Track Tape Cartridge Complementary Technologies”
To successfully play digital music though my HiFi several software components play a part.
It’s not just about throwing numbers at a digital to analogue converter.
Continue reading “Raspberry Pi music player. Software”
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.
Continue reading “Retire my Goldring E3 catridge for Audio-Technica VM-95EN”
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.
Continue reading “Vinyl Club Selection. Queen. Sheer 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 SL-QX200 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”