Author: Greg Simmons

Gold Note Donatello Gold Moving Coil Phono Cartridge by Greg Simmons

October 2, 2020

    That’s a Lot of Gold Note The subject of this review, the Donatello Gold moving coil phono cartridge is the third Gold Note pickup I’ve had the pleasure of listening to this year. [Read More]

Rosso Fiorentino Elba II Loudspeakers by Greg Simmons

August 14, 2020

The Grand Tour of Italy This was a happy accident, but the past year or so has been spent listening to, reviewing, and most importantly, enjoying high-fidelity components from Italy. It all began with the [Read More]

Gold Note Vasari Gold and Donatello Red Phono cartridges by Greg Simmons

July 9, 2020

  Civil Unrest I shouldn’t find this shocking anymore, but against the background of protests in all fifty states that erupted following the murder of George Floyd, I’ve read or participated in several conversations in [Read More]

AudioQuest William Tell ZERO Speaker Cables and Water Interconnects by Greg Simmons

June 19, 2020

A Preamble Note to Readers Friends – As of this writing, all Western Pennsylvania is under a “Stay-At-Home” order during the second week of May. It’s almost certain you are experiencing something similar wherever you live. [Read More]

Norma Audio HS IPA1 Integrated Amplifier by Greg Simmons

April 13, 2020

      Taking Myself Down A Peg or Two  We have a 1948 Steinway six-foot grand piano in our living room. It belonged to my mother, who cleaned it continually, had it tuned religiously, [Read More]

Tweaks for Geeks 2019

December 7, 2019

      Caps, Sleeves, Arms, and Soap We’re going to talk about some capacitors, record sleeves, vinyl detergent, and another beater Tech-12 in a minute, but first a little audiophile malpractice. DON’T Try This [Read More]

Gold Note Mediterraneo Turntable, B-7 Ceramic Tonearm, and Donatello Gold MC Cartridge

October 24, 2019

  The Silent System I’m writing about a turntable in a silent room on a Sunday morning, the victim of a suicidal ½ amp fast-blow fuse – the one size of three in my amplifier [Read More]

AudioQuest Niagara 1200 Power Conditioner

September 4, 2019

  Noise/noiz/noun: a)   Any sound that is undesired or interferes with one’s hearing of something; b)   Irregular fluctuations that accompany a transmitted electrical signal that are not part of it and tend to obscure it. [Read More]

Tweaks for Geeks

May 27, 2019

  Cheap Goodies It seems like I’ve done a lot of reviews over the last few months, or at least enough to feel like I’ve been really busy. But as Spring rolled up I suddenly [Read More]

Cambridge CXA80 and CXC Integrated Amplifier and CD Transport

May 1, 2019

      Poking a Hi-Fi Soft Spot I have a soft spot for moderately powered, reasonably priced solid-state integrated amps, and subject of this review, the Cambridge Audio CXA80, falls squarely into this category. [Read More]

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