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NAD 304
(3 votes : 1 review)

NAD 304

By: Phillip
"Great Sounding Amplifier"
4 out of 5 16 September 2019
Great sounding Amp for the money... Plagued thou by the usual MAD cost cutting built in dry joint syndrome...Almost as new dry joints built into this amplifier due to minimal solder being used in manufacture.....For about 10 years from the mid 90's to the mid 2000's I can't remember any NAD amplifier being free form this curse...Pity as a lot of customers got fed up with the reliability of this company being so bad...as it was a good sounding amp... More

Arcam Alpha 6 CD Player
(3 votes : 1 review)

Arcam Alpha 6 CD Player

By: Phillip
"Great Bones CD player with untapped potential."
4 out of 5 16 September 2019
Nice player when as factory but a couple of changes to the op amps and again a great player... As standard thou still a great player. DAC inside is good and the transport is excellent. Op Amps thou have improved since the mid 90's and easy to change althou low profile op amps are needed due to the output board being mounted "mezzanine style" ...anyway clever english aside its a fab player sound wise and an update to discrete modules on the output... More

Rotel RQ-970BX
(6 votes : 1 review)

Rotel RQ-970BX

By: Phillip
"Phono amplifier"
4 out of 5 15 September 2019
As standard its an OK Phono stage but modified with modular op amps this is fantastic! A quick search on the net will open up knowledge on how to change the op amp outputs and replace them with discrete outputs. Change the output capacitor for a poly capacitor and bingo... If I reviewed the standard phono amp i would give it a 2 but after the easy to do modifying, its probably more like a 4. Very happy with the outcome... More

Yamaha CDR-HD1000
(1 vote : 1 review)

Yamaha CDR-HD1000

By: Phillip
"CD Hard drive recorder"
2 out of 5 15 September 2019
OK when working but hard problems with it from the start...Did good recording however but two or three cd mechs later I gave up and bought second hand the much improved later CDR-HD1300 which basicall is the same machine but made reliable...Now have a second unit - an even later CDR-HD1500 which is the same again but capable of a bigger hard drive... All make great recordings from vinyl records and great copies of CD's. Easy to use but its no com... More

Jamo E350
(1 vote : 1 review)

Jamo E350

By: Mica
"Jamo E350"
4 out of 5 30 August 2019
Good bass, medium and high ... 8/10 More

Rotel RC-960BX
(1 vote : 1 review)

Rotel RC-960BX

By: Roger
"Nice performance when partnered appropriately"
3 out of 5 28 July 2019
I am using this simple preamp with a Linn Room power- Amp which are available very cheaply on the second had market. It provides plenty of detail and scale but is not the most refined in presentation. So do not partner with anything more than a Linn LK85 or it's partner from the Rotel range. It is an old amp now so expect a few dry joints which may impact how well it travels when delivered. The stand out feature is that it has an MC phone input! ... More

Pioneer A-33
(2 votes : 1 review)

Pioneer A-33

By: Joost
"A-33"
4 out of 5 15 July 2019
Superb sound quality, Good Bass feed More

Technics SB-HD81
(5 votes : 1 review)

Technics SB-HD81

By: Giacinto
"Sufficiente"
3 out of 5 20 June 2019
Basse frequenze molto invadenti e alte frequenze cupe e troppo ammorbidite. Su una vecchia coppia ho messo in serie al woofer una resistenza da 1 Ohm riequilibrando la riproduzione acustica. Mobile del diffusore ben fatto, altoparlanti economici e filtro crossover ben ingegnerizzato. Con la modifica apportata si dimostrato notevolmente migliorato e la consiglio a tutti. Buona Musica.

Translation: Low frequencies very intrusive and high frequencies dark and too soft. On an old pair I put a 1 Ohm resistor in series with the woofer, rebalancing the acoustic reproduction. Well made speaker cabinet, inexpensive speakers and well engineered crossover filter. With the modification made, it has proved remarkably improved and I recommend it to everyone. Good music. More


Celestion Ditton 33
(7 votes : 5 reviews)

Celestion Ditton 33

By: Steve S
"They were the best in our shop!"
5 out of 5 18 June 2019
I used to sell these at an East Coast hifi store back in the '70s. They blew away the Large Advents and Genesis 2s we also sold, and were even more involving than the fine Yamaha NS-1000s we had in our "hi end" room. Iggy, Bowie, Clash, etc. sounded GREAT on these with Nelson Pass designed Nakamichi separates. Not as dynamic as horns but dynamics are good with exceptional tone! Sound great with Class A solid state. Just bought a pair in good s... More

Kenwood Model Basic M2
(12 votes : 2 reviews)

Kenwood Model Basic M2

By: David Picard
"Kenwood basic M2"
5 out of 5 24 May 2019
one of the best sounding amps for the $ with lots of watts and head room to boot very durable and well put together with 2 power supplies one for each channel or mono block diesine in one unit I like the sound at low and high volume very clear More