• Hifi News

    Roon Releases New Version 1.7

    The latest version of Roon adds improved music notifications and Auto Sleep Version 1.7 of Roon now adds improvements to the New Releases for You and Now Playing screens. New Releases…

  • Hifi News

    Anniversary Edition From Moon

    As part of the series of special events and product launches to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Moon is creating an Anniversary Edition system…bless ’em The system will feature the 680D streaming…

  • Amplifier Review

    Profono Phono Amp from Blue Horizon

    A phono amplifier offering support for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, Paul Rigby reviews this compact unit that utilises externally fitted shunt resistors to set cartridge impedance Phono amplifiers…

  • Hifi News

    Collaro & Its Cloth platter mats

    Retro-style mats for your turntable, made from wool Designed by Collaro as an upgrade for a standard platter mat, the Precision cloth turntable mat is made from 100% wool woven cloth…

  • YouTube Reviews

    Songbird Cartridge On YouTube

    A high-output moving coil design, Paul Rigby reviews this new, rather ‘naked’, cartridge This new moving coil cartridge arrives as a low output and a high output model… I decided to…

  • Hifi News

    Grid Method, Speaker Calibration from Leema

    Leema Acoustics has published a free speaker calibration guide for music lovers wanting to get the best from the hardware they already own Which means that the ‘Grid Method’ is actually…

  • Hifi News

    100% Cash To Rights Holders From Qobuz

    …well, 100% up until 15 May 2020, to help artists who are not able to tour or attend festivals during the period of social distancing Which is jolly decent of them,…

  • YouTube Reviews

    RT83 Turntable From Fluance on YouTube

    A belt-drive design featuring an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, Paul Rigby reviews this budget turntable. This belt-driven turntable is a two-speed design… It doesn’t feature a phono amplifier, unlike it’s cheaper…

  • Website News

    Exclusive Content Now On Patreon!

    The latest batch of Patreon content, all exclusive to that platform, is now out and about Just posted is the latest entry in the now growing series of Buyer’s Guides on…

  • Cartridge & Arm Review

    Rainier Cartridge from Sumiko 

    A budget-level cartridge sporting an elliptical stylus tip, Paul Rigby reviews this new moving magnet design This new budget release sits in the company’s own Oyster Series and serves as a…

  • YouTube Reviews

    Heada From Aurorasound on YouTube

    Out of Yokohama, Japan and designed by ex-Texas Instruments man, Shinobu Karaki, Paul Rigby reviews this distinctive, balanced headphone amplifier This is a desktop/shelf-based headphone amplifier… If you like toggle switches,…

  • YouTube Reviews

    Fluance RT81 Turntable on YouTube

    A lifestyle turntable positioned at a budget turntable price, this ‘semi-automatic’ is reviewed by Paul Rigby The RT81 is one up from the bottom run in Fluance’s six turntables, currently on…

  • YouTube Reviews

    Monitor Audio Gold 200 Speakers on YouTube

    Taken from the company’s high-end series of speakers, Paul Rigby tackles these relatively compact floor-standing designs And they are quite compact, sitting relatively low to the ground… I compare them to…

  • YouTube Reviews

    iFi xCAN Headphone on YouTube

    A lightweight, balanced unit, Paul Rigby reviews this pocket-sized headphone amplifier This mobile unit can be used with laptops, phones and tablets… It also features a few EQ settings… As well…

  • Hifi News

    VPI LAUNCHES HAND SANITISER 

    The VPI hand sanitiser will initially be distributed locally and then further afield as the situation allows. It is available free of charge Mat Weisfeld, VPI President, commented, “VPI has taken…

  • Hifi News

    BNX-60 & BNX-100 Price Drop

    Lindy Electronics has temporarily reduced the price of its BNX range of headphones The BNX-60 is reduced from £90 to £50 and the BNX-100 is reduced from £120 to £70. The…

  • Hifi News

    Jordan Acoustics: Open For Business!

    UK Distributor, Jordan Acoustics’ two retail stores, Glenrothes, Fife and its main showroom, just north of Bournemouth, remain operational The Hi-Fi industry continues to adapt to the current situation, in an…

  • Book Review

    In The Sixties: An Underground Guide

    Author: Barry Miles Publisher: Rocket 88 Price: £35 or £60 (but see below) In The Sixties, strictly speaking, is not new but it was out of print. This latest edition has…

  • Musical Ramblings

    Terry Jones & His Paisley Pop

    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Terry Jones, a multi-talented artist known, of course, for his work with the Monty Python team but also his fascination with history,…

  • Masterworks

    Doobie Brothers: The Yacht Club

    Title: Minute by Minute Label: Speakers Corner I wonder how they really feel about the tag? It’s one I’m not too familiar with, I have to admit but when a band…

  • Cable Review

    Dedalus Speaker Cables From Ricable

    Direct from Italy, these new speaker cables look good but, asks Paul Rigby, do they sound any good? The Dedalus cables ooze style. Let’s just address that point here and now. Even…

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