03. June 2024 · Comments Off on Little Fwend Tonerarm Lifter – Quickie Review · Categories: Accessories, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Turntables, Arms and Cartridges · Tags: , , ,

Most turntables these days do not have an automatic arm-lift to lift your tonearm as a record reaches the run-out grooves. While this is not a problem to some, many people will miss the convenience of an automatic tonearm lift and Little Fwend offers a solution.

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HANA UMAMI BLUE CARTRIDGE REVIEW

The HANA UMAMI BLUE moving coil cartridge costs £2149 and is distributed in the UK by Air Audio. HiFi PiG’s reference cartridge is the company’s more expensive RED, so how does this less expensive Blue cartridge stack up?

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MUARAH MU-2 MM/MC TUBE PHONO PREAMPLIFIER REVIEW

Stuart takes a listen to this interesting tube phono preamplifier from Poland.Muarah MU-2 Phono Preamplifier More »

20. October 2022 · Comments Off on Care Orchestra Spiritual Blue Evo Loudspeakers · Categories: Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Loudspeakers., Turntables, Arms and Cartridges · Tags: , , , ,

CARE ORCHESTRA SPIRITUAL BLUE EVO LOUDSPEAKERS REVIEW

Stuart Smith takes a listen to the Care Orchestra Spiritual Blue Evo floorstanding loudspeakers from Italy and costing €3200.Care Orchestra Spiritual Blue Evo Loudspeakers More »

TITANIC AUDIO MODEL A PHONO CARTRIDGE REVIEW

Alan McIntosh avoids the inevitable iceberg puns and takes a listen to the Titanic Audio Model A cartridge.

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HANA UMAMI RED PHONO CARTRIDGE REVIEW

Given all the excitement on social media about this cartridge, we thought we ought to get hold of one to have a play with.

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AVID HIFI BORON MC CARTRIDGE REVIEW

The AVID HIFI Boron Cartridge is a £4000 moving coil design using a boron cantilever and micro-ridge stylus. Stuart Smith bolts it onto one of his record players and takes a listen for HiFi Pig. More »

VERTERE SABRE MOVING MAGNET CARTRIDGE REVIEW

The Vertere Sabre moving magnet cartridge costs £845 and certainly looks the part. But how does it sound? Stuart Smith finds out for HiFi Pig. More »

STACK AUDIO SERENE II ALTO LP12 UPGRADES

John Scott says goodbye to an old much-loved friend and hello to a new one thanks to Stack Audio’s Alto suite of Linn LP12 upgrades at £1400 More »

CLASSIC AUDIO SPARTAN 10 PHONOSTAGE REVIEW

The Classic Audio Spartan 10 is the first product from this UK-based headed up by Michael Fidler. Janine Elliot spins some discs through this £350 moving magnet only phonostage. More »

11. January 2022 · Comments Off on QHW Audio THE VINYL Phonostage · Categories: Hifi News, Hifi Reviews, Phono Stages, Turntables, Arms and Cartridges · Tags: , , , ,

QHW AUDIO THE VINYL PHONOSTAGE REVIEW

QHW Audio’s THE VINYL phonostage is made in Spain, accepts both moving coil and moving magnet cartridges, and costs a very reasonable €760 plus shipping and relevant taxes. Stuart Smith finds out how it fares for HiFi Pig. More »

HiFi Highlights 2021 – HiFi we reviewed in 2021 that got our highest award.

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MUSICAL FIDELITY M3X VINYL PHONOSTAGE REVIEW

Musical Fidelity is a well known and well-respected brand that is distributed in the UK. In this review, Stuart Smith takes a listen to their £1200 M3X Vinyl phonostage. More »

The Origin Live Cartridge Enabler is a £25 piece of felt that fits between cartridge and headshell and comes with felt and nylon washers. In this Quickie Review, Stuart Smith gives it a spin. More »

The Hegel V10 is the Norwegian company’s first foray into the land of phono-stages. It costs £1350 and is distributed by Auden Distribution in the UK. Stuart Smith gets into the grooves with it. More »

Alpha2Delta Audio PS1 phono-stage and PSU1 power supply is handmade in the UK and costs (as tested) £3999. Alan McIntosh takes a listen.

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The Audiokultura Iskra 1 phono-stage is from Poland and costs £340. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.

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Ian Ringstead checks out the £429 Pro-ject VC-S2 –ALU Record Cleaning Machine.

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Janine Elliot takes a listen to Electrocompaniet’s £1969 ECP 2 Mkii phono-stage.

 

 

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Linette Smith gets into the groove with the Keith Monks Prodigy Record Cleaning Machine which promises to be a compact, quiet and home-friendly solution to keeping your vinyl in pristine condition.

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The Degritter ultrasonic record cleaning machine is made in Estonia and pretty much wholly automated. Stuart Smith takes this £2275 machine for a spin…cycle.

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Our first video review of 2020 with many more to come. This is my overview and thoughts of the Technics 1200 G Turntable costing £3000 in the UK.

You can read the full written review of the Technics 1200 G turntable here 

AVID HIFI is well known and respected for their high-end turntables, loudspeakers and electronics, but their INGENIUM PLUG&PLAY turntable is just £1250 (with the option of an upgraded platter at £350) and is, as its name suggests, Plug and Play, coming as it does with arm and cartridge ready to go. Janine Elliot plugs it into her system and lets it play.

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The Technics 1200 series of turntables need no introduction given their now legendary status, but the Japanese company’s latest incarnation going by the name 1200 G is a whole new ball game. Stuart Smith gives this £3000 record player a spin.

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A new range of platter mats from Sonic Voice and with UK Distribution by HiFi System Components Ltd. has arrived so Janine Elliot takes a listen.

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