• Book Review

    Ranking Roger & The Beat

    Title: I Just Can’t Stop It: My Life In The Beat Author: Ranking Roger with Daniel Rachel Publisher: Omnibus I don’t know of too many people who were named after actor, Roger…

  • Book Review

    TIME IS TIGHT: ACCORDING TO BOOKER T.

    TITLE: My Life, Note by Note AUTHOR: Booker T. Jones PUBLISHER: Little, Brown & Company Green Onions. That’s all you really need to say. From those two trigger words you should…

  • Book Review

    THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD

    Author: Bruce Spizer Publisher: 498 Productions Bruce Spizer is a respected Beatles historian and author. In fact, to put him into perspective for UK readers, he’s up there with the likes of…

  • Book Review

    Wilco-Pedia: Jeff Tweedy & Friends

    Author: Daniel Cook Johnson Publisher: Jawbone Price: £14.95 I’m playing catch up on a series of book reviews which should have been posted here a while back but were not. So,…

  • Patreon News

    PATREON PREVIEWS: EPISODE 1

    Our first Preview episode is a special-edition video because it features a rare prototype of a (hopefully) forthcoming review The first Patreon Preview is now out and about and ready for…

  • YouTube Features

    MUSIC MAGAZINE ON YOUTUBE

    We’ve got a new music magazine for you this week, packed with Vinyl News but also a couple of books and vinyl reviews too! [Want to stay up-to-date with The Audiophile…

  • YouTube Reviews

    STREAM IV FROM LEEMA ON YOUTUBE

    A CD player with added streaming capabilities. In effect? A digital hub. Paul Rigby bathes in digital goodness [Want to stay up-to-date with The Audiophile Man’s published stories? Click the ‘Subscribe…

  • Patreon News

    PREVIEWS ON PATREON: A NEW FEATURE

    Announcing a new feature for my Patreon supporters, Patreon Previews is coming soon, to a device near you! I recently announced the HiFi Tour for my Patreon supporters and Issue 1…

  • YouTube News

    HIFI NEWS 24 APRIL 2022

    Lots of news for you, this time around. There’s a distinct speaker bias in this video but with a host of flavours Also check out earphones and furniture!  [Want to stay…

  • Amplifier Review

    IDA-8 Amplifier From NuPrime

    A small footprint integrated amplifier, Paul Rigby finds a niche for the IDA-8    It’s a wee thing. The IDA-8 weighs in at 4.3kg (around 9.5lb) and spans just 235 x…

  • Speaker Review

    Celestial Deep Breath Evo Speakers

    A tale of two sound envelopes from a single set of speakers from Care Orchestra. Settle back children as Mr Rigby carefully plugs in his Celestial speakers and narrates a new…

  • YouTube Features

    HIFI NEWS 15 APRIL 2022 ON YOUTUBE

    Lots of news for you, this time around including speakers, DACs, Network accessories, turntables, behind-the-scenes videos and more! [Want to stay up-to-date with The Audiophile Man’s published stories? Click the ‘Subscribe…

  • YouTube Reviews

    MUSIC MAGAZINE ON YOUTUBE

    Includes Vinyl News, Vinyl Reviews and a Book Review section. There’s plenty here to get your teeth into! The latest Music Magazine for you on Youtube including vinyl news, book review…

  • YouTube Reviews

    PRIME SCOUT FROM VPI ON YOUTUBE

    Positioned as the entry point for its Prime range, Paul Rigby reviews the VPI Prime Scout You’ll also find mention of a few cartridges and clamps/stabilisers which are summarily thrown into…

  • YouTube Features

    HiFi TOUR – ON YOUTUBE!

    This is it! The grand tour of all of my HiFi is about to begin in earnest. Turntables, amps, speakers, cassette decks, accessories, gizmos, oddities, you name it Thing is though,…

  • YouTube Features

    The Drifters on YouTube

    There are few R&B groups out there that have had the impact on music and, by association, the pop charts as the Drifters This album launched a new era of the…

  • Patreon News

    BEING A COMPLETIST – FUN OR TORMENT?

    Being a completist can be a fulfilling, joyous occupation. It can also drive you stark, staring bonkers and leave you penniless. Paul Rigby dips a tentative toe into the pool of madness.…

  • Speaker Review

    Concept 30 Speakers From Q ACOUSTICS

    A new pair of stand-mounted designs from Q Acoustics takes the Concept range up towards the £1k mark Released in company with the Concept 50 floor standers (£1,999) and 90 central…

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