Honestly, what the f**k have they done? With their F1 grade whatnots and tight fitting bodices? Well what they’ve actually done is squeeze every tiny bit of performance out of the ubiquitous at95 generator turning it from the everyman boarder line socialist your mum and her friends oh it’s another one of those hum drum… Continue reading Back to the future, RigB VM95 Paratrace edition.
this is bit a bit of a theme, take a perfect good cart and remove it from its body and tape it to a stripped back headshell. why? well, I’m a fan of simplicity. less is more and all that. I was impressed by the improvements yielded from decapitating my Shure v15iii, and curiosity got… Continue reading Boltless and decapitated.
The last three days I’ve spent spraying every record with a liberal amount of “cleargroove” record cleaning fluid prior/whilst playing. This “playing wet” malarkey is wonderful. Snap, crackle & pop are gone, everything sounds better. As I’m in the habit now of checking and cleaning the stylus after every side it’s no great drama for… Continue reading The future is wet.
Those of you of a nervous disposition might want to look away now… I confess, I’m a cartridge abuser 😀 So this is the current iteration of my dear Shure V15iii (I’ve included some beforehand photos for your viewing horror). When I acquired it, it was unmolested, and it sounded good, but I always had… Continue reading Abusing the elderly.
So who were the candidates?
From Kent, England – Chord Electronics “Cutest” Price IRO £1200
From Wuhan, China – Aune “S8 Reference DAC” Price IRO £800
If you don’t have this album in your life, well I can only assume that its a dull and meaningless void…
“ Gone was the horrific harsh unlistenable shitshow and instead they sounded good… …Really good. Well I’ll be damned!“