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Record Cleaning – as diversive as politics or religion

Record Cleaning By Feb 20, 2024

I was reminded of the massive differences of opinion by a few things this month. Roy Gregory blogging on his blog about record cleaning and his link to the ‘bible’ of record cleaning David Vivian conducted a group test of Record Cleaning Machines in the latest HiFi Choice. He reckons it was more difficult to complete than the…

The New Vertere XtraX and Dark Sabre High-Resolution Phono Cartridges

Phono Cartridges By Feb 20, 2024

Touraj Moghaddam, the founder and chief designer of Vertere, explained and demonstrated the advances in cartridge design he has made in the past year.   Touraj launched the XtraX moving coil cartridge and Dark Sabre moving magnet cartridge, which are significant improvements over their predecessors, which will now sit beneath them in the Vertere cartridge range. The prices are £5800,…

Can one have too many turntables?

Turntables By Dec 17, 2023

I’m currently enjoying having my LP12 back after having it superbly updated by Colin of WYSAH in Beaconsfield. Over the past few weeks I’ve been spoilt by having a Vertere DG-1, a Vertere MG-1 and now a LP12. All with different cartridges and different phono stages and you what, I’ve enjoyed them all. Currently playing this new Marc Cohn and…

My first second-hand record purchase of 2022

Music, Vinyl Records By Jan 11, 2022

My favourite software for playing music from digital files, Roon, includes reviews or comments about most of my collection. One such comment about Hot Buttered Soul stuck in my brain. “With the release of this album, Motown suddenly seemed manufactured and James Brown a bit too theatrical.” All I can add is that if you haven’t heard this album playing…