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About Me: Paul Rigby – The Audiophile Man

I’ve been a journalist and editor for over 30 years and I still retain my good humour. Who’d have thought?

This site focuses principally on music and Hi-Fi but my scribblings have found homes elsewhere including hundreds of national magazines and newspapers in the UK, Europe and the USA covering: aviation, computer technology, computer gaming, mobile technology, home automation, lady’s lifestyle, business, plastic model making, antiques and more.

My current outpourings feature within national magazines and various websites in the subjects of music, hi-fi and general technology.

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  • Reply
    10th February 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Paul,
    I just wondered whether you have considered to review in the future any Hegel Amps and ATC speakers among your busy schedule?
    Thank you

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      10th February 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Good call Victor! I’ll add them to the list. Thanks.

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      Roman Akert
      15th December 2019 at 10:41 am

      I can’t answer for PR but I did own a Hegel H90 until recently. A lovely smooth, very dynamic and authoritative sound. Hegel say ‘the most powerful 60 watts you hear’. I can’t confirm that but it has a large power supply and sounds (imho) superb, not least because of some clever and unique distortion reducing engineering. – Not cheap but worth the money in my opinion. Nice large, easy to read OLED disply too. Used with older PMC DB1’s.

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    John Garnet
    5th December 2018 at 11:16 am

    Hi Paul,
    Further to your recommendation of the Goldring E3 with which I agreed and commented upon, I have just purchased another of your recommendations, the Black Rhodium Twist speaker cable, which was a huge improvement on my previous favourite, QED Silver Anniversary, and complements the E3 superbly. I really must amend my article ” A HiFi Fanatics 55 Year Journey” on WordPress.com now.
    Thank you for your succinct reviews, which are proving to be a godsend.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      5th December 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Great news, John – always nice to hear when an audiophile hears sonic improvements. And thanks for your kind words too.

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    Andrew Foster
    1st July 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Paul, I wonder if you would be interested in Reviewing any of our products.
    It would be great to hear from you.

    Regards Andrew

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      1st July 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Please see your email box, Andrew.

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    25th September 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Paul, how come no recent reviews? Any chance of reviewing the Marantz NR1200?

    Best regards

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      Paul Rigby
      25th September 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Mohsin – Good spot. The reason I put reviews on hold – and I did – was to develop my new YouTube channel. This needed a LOT of work and there’s only so many hours in the day :). There’s never a good time to do these things so I picked on August. When a lot of people go on holiday and many people were thinking of sun, sea and sand and not hifi. I’m reviewing now. In fact, I posted a recent review of the Audio-Technica turntable only a few days ago. Did you see that one? I’ll put the Marantz on my ‘to do’ list.

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    24th December 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Hi, I’m in the process of updating my twelve-year-old hifi. I have new Seinheiser HD650s and am now looking for a CD player. If I were to buy the Audiolab 6000CDT CD transport, what would you recommend as a DAC? I have about £700 to spend on the DAC. At the moment I use the old, but very nice Vans headphone amp. I like instrumentals, especially guitar, and voice.

    Thanks, Bert

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    1st March 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Paul
    Have just found out your site and content lools great. Quick Q though: are the ratings given relative to the product’s price point or in absolute terms? For instance, would a 9-rating amp priced £350 beat an 8-rated amp price £1500? Might sound silly a question but reading the page called ratings explained, it isnt that obvious.
    Thank you for reading!

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    5th May 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Paul, its great to read your musings. I’m in the UK and getting back into hifi in my 50’s after still having my records from the 70’s when i last had a turntable .. I’m wondering if you’ve ever reviewed Klipsch Quartets and Tannoy Monitor Golds 15, speakers ? I seem to be heading in quite a vintage area using a Tube amp (minute el34 by sac in thailand) and now awaiting a Yamaha CA-1000 SS amp to try that .. i was on your newsletter and hope this is how i get notified of your further and always quality writings

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      Paul Rigby
      6th May 2020 at 9:34 am

      Hi Swanny – yes, you’re subscribed. Many thank for that. I haven’t tackled those particular speakers, I’m afraid but will look out for them. I really must begin to tackle more vintage gear, actually.

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