Here’s a review of the Rega Brio-R integrated amp from Tone Audio. I’ve already taken a few orders. If you don’t want to wait a long time for one… Pre-Order NOW! This is the best little amp for the money! For $895 you get $3,000 in performance. Remote and MM phono pre on board.
I just signed up with J.A. Michell to take care of the heavier counterweight issue I have run into. Who knows, maybe some of their turntables will show up at the shop someday…
Looks like someone is a bit confused as to where her ears are located, but it’s all good! Who am I to judge? I used to do that to my wife’s prego belly. Maybe she has twins?
I suppose this is a swell time to mention that I carry Grado headphones! If you own any kind of device that has a headphone jack, getcha some! Improve your quality of life! It’s always the little thing that make the biggest difference! Those iBuds suuuuuck.
The LFD Phonostage LE is in this month’s issue of Stereophile. Art Dudley, one of the few reviewers who isn’t deaf, liked it quite a bit! There are only 10 dealers in the US. So if you live in Austin, come hear what all the fuss is about!
Got the Zu DL-103 a few days ago and have been having a blast putting it through it’s paces on the P5. No VTA spacer needed. Set up is easy! With the cart all the way forward on the RB700 you hit Baerwald perfectly. Tilt it in about 1mm. You could probably set it up on your own without a wally-tracter or any other alignment device. The only glitch is it’s a heavy little bugger, so you’ll need a heavier counterweight. I had to add some “audiophile duct tape” (Blu-Tack) to add some mass until I get a heavier weight from Michell or Groovetracer (the 150 gram). Right out of the gate I was pleased. I’ve never heard a Denon DL-103 before, Now I know why they call it one of the best products in the history of Hi-Fi. The thing sings! The Auditorium 23 step-up tranny was designed for the 103! Zu have done a great job machining and damping the body. It’s an extra $200 over a plain Denon version, but worth it! It doesn’t sound like a $439 cartridge. More like a $2K cartridge! So what’s a couple Franklins?
I stumbled across Randy Newman’s record “Good Old Boys” back in college. It’s a great concept record about the South. Solid prolific songwriting indeed. I remember taking a road trip to DC for a wedding and driving through the landmarks in these songs as they were playing through my car’s cassette deck. You’ll learn more American history in 35 minutes than you ever did in skewl. ; )
An excellent performance from one of the best bands of the 70’s. This is how it’s done. There aren’t any laptops, stupid props (like pointy cheekbones) or lip synching. Just pure funk.