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.
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!”
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 spotted this in a local charity shop.
At first glance it looks rather smart. But is it worth buying?
A friend wanted his hand held while he upgraded the cartridge on his new turntable.
I recently bought three cartridges and head shells for just £3. While I will probably use the head shells, the cartridges are not going to be allowed near a decent record. Let’s take one apart and see what’s inside. Continue reading “Phono Cartridge. What’s inside?”
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl. Continue reading “Home taping is killing music”
As another experiment in accurately measuring my turntable speed I have been investigating these cheap and cheerful Laser Photo Tachometers.
These are available for less than a tenner on eBay, so I thought I would see how if fares for measuring the rotation speed of my Dual CS505 turntable. Continue reading “Turntable speed with laser tachometer”
The acquisition of a new test record from a charity shop prompted me to take another look at the speed on my Dual 505 turntable, which I thought was slightly slow.
Last Sunday was particularly lucky for picking up audio stuff.
This was my haul of goodies. Three Cassette players, a minidisc, remote control and a portable record player. Continue reading “Good haul at the Boot Sale”