Japan – Quiet Life

When Japan formed in 1974, the band had a long way to go to reach the brilliance of its third studio album, Quiet Life. Still, the signs were encouraging – although a little too obsessed with the style and sound

Japan – Quiet Life

When Japan formed in 1974, the band had a long way to go to reach the brilliance of its third studio album, Quiet Life. Still, the signs were encouraging – although a little too obsessed with the style and sound

/ DACs

ARCAM airDAC

If you’re an audiophile fed up with all those pesky wires, or a normal human being put off by the prospect of them in the first place, then this is for you. Essentially it’s a high quality digital-to-analogue converter which

/ DACs

ARCAM airDAC

If you’re an audiophile fed up with all those pesky wires, or a normal human being put off by the prospect of them in the first place, then this is for you. Essentially it’s a high quality digital-to-analogue converter which

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt b

Back at the turn of the new millennium, Ortofon launched three new Kontrapunkt moving coil cartridges to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Johan Sebastian Bach. The a and b comfortably outsold the c, with all

Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt b

Back at the turn of the new millennium, Ortofon launched three new Kontrapunkt moving coil cartridges to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Johan Sebastian Bach. The a and b comfortably outsold the c, with all

Rega Planet 2000

Rega’s first Planet CD player – not to be confused by the original Planet turntable – was the company’s entry-level silver disc spinner of the mid nineteen nineties. This, as its name suggests, was the 2000-model year update, and an

Rega Planet 2000

Rega’s first Planet CD player – not to be confused by the original Planet turntable – was the company’s entry-level silver disc spinner of the mid nineteen nineties. This, as its name suggests, was the 2000-model year update, and an

AMC CVT3030

If NAD had made a tube amplifier, then this would have been it. Designed by Peter Bath (who worked for Dolby, AR and indeed NAD), and manufactured by IEEE in Taipei (one-time makers of Cambridge Audio, Luxman, Proton and NAD

AMC CVT3030

If NAD had made a tube amplifier, then this would have been it. Designed by Peter Bath (who worked for Dolby, AR and indeed NAD), and manufactured by IEEE in Taipei (one-time makers of Cambridge Audio, Luxman, Proton and NAD