Chord springs a phono surprise

May 28, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics unveiled a new phono stage at this year’s High End Munich expo. The Huei follows a similarly compact form factor as the marque’s Qutest DAC, and features both moving magnet and moving coil compatibility. The main functions are […]

Ringo Starr rules at Pro-Ject

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Another week, another limited-edition, artist-inspired turntable from Austrian audio company Pro-Ject. The turntable features a colour scheme as flamboyant as the ex-Beatles drummer it’s named after.That’s not surprising, considering the collage of peace signs and circular patterns that graces the […]

Benz Micro LP-S MR: Heart and soul

February 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Being the delicate instruments they are, and dealing with even more delicate music signals, moving coil cartridges represent an eclectic mix of advanced technology, painstaking craftsmanship and emotive art. In the case of the Benz Micro LP-S, the result is […]

Cambridge Audio debuts turntable with Bluetooth

February 5, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Traditionalists may blanch at the mere thought of a turntable that digitises the resolutely analogue content of the vinyl record it’s spinning. But that’s exactly what the new Cambridge Audio Alva turntable does. Why? Because the brand’s first turntable is […]

Real science behind turntable’s magic platter

January 22, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

You could be excused for believing that there’s magic at play when first encountering Slovenian start-up Mag-Lev’s innovative LM1 turntable. That’s because it features a platter that levitates completely, without any contact with the plinth. As a result, the ML1 […]

Revolve Turntable: An audio obsession

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Many of us dream of being able to afford a truly high-end turntable. But Lance Dixon has taken that dream one step further: he’s designed, developed, engineered and assembled his own top-class turntable. And it’s truly a work of sonic […]

Technics brings simpler SL to the turntable game

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Technics has added a simpler, more accessible model to its SL-series turntable range. Like the latest, high-end iteration of the legendary SL-1200, the SL-1500C is a direct-drive design, but comes standard with a built-in moving magnet-compatible phono stage and an […]

Hana reaches even higher

September 18, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Vinyl-savvy music lovers will probably be familiar with the Hana range of high-output and low-output MC phono cartridges. Manufactured in Japan by the Excel Sound Corporation, they’ve been lauded for their strong performance/value ratio. You can read AVSA’s review of […]