Author: Greg Simmons

Vanatoo Transparent Zero Two-way Powered Speaker System

February 26, 2019

  No Dancing in the Office For the most part, I still listen to music through gear that was state of the art in 1957, vacuum tubes and that great technological leap, stereo playback. My [Read More]

Audio-Technica AT33Sa MC Phono Cartridge

January 18, 2019

  I’m Not Dead Yet I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past year waxing on about the vintage Rek-O-Kut T12h idler drive turntable that I rebuilt for monaural playback. So much so [Read More]

Music Matters: SRX High Definition Vinyl

December 23, 2018

  Quieter High-Def Vinyl A year ago, it seemed like premium reissue house Music Matters was wrapping itself up following one of the deepest surveys of the Blue Note catalog ever undertaken. But in what [Read More]

Karmadon Viscous Damped Unipivot Tonearm and Miyajima Laboratories Spirit Mono Phono Cartridge

October 20, 2018

      Party Like It’s 1949 Let’s face it. Despite some really extravagant advertising copy a turntable is just a wheel. And while we consistently see small incremental improvements in materials and manufacturing tolerances, [Read More]

Rek-O-Kut T12h Turntable

September 30, 2018

  Barking Mad?  Sometimes I think to myself, ‘Greg, you’ve gone ‘round the bend on this one,’ usually about the time I try to explain to my better half that I’m working on some exciting, [Read More]

Lyric AudioTi-200 Integrated Amplifier

August 10, 2018

  Do Not Turn Your Dial, This Is The Correct Review Just so no one gets confused at the outset, this is indeed a review of the Lyric Audio Ti-200 tube integrated amplifier. But as [Read More]

Aurorasound SP-03H Step Up Transformer

February 9, 2018

      I had this review written four months ago but I was procrastinating on submitting it, and I’m glad I did. While it was positive from the get go – and is even [Read More]

Pro-Ject Audio Systems Phono Box RS

July 25, 2017

The newest and top-of-the-line offering from Germany’s Pro-Ject Audio Systems aims at being a full function, infinitely adjustable, high-end moving magnet or moving coil phono pre-amplifier. If you can think of a way you’d like [Read More]

Lyric Audio PS 10 Phono Preamplifier

May 1, 2017

  But first…. One of my great deficiencies as a hi-fi guy is that even after thirty odd years in this hobby I have an especially limited scientific understanding of how my gear works. Oh, [Read More]

Audio Technica OC9/III MC Phono Cartridge

January 17, 2017

    That Smell? Disaster On The Wind A few months ago I was fiddling with the headshell on my Jelco SA-750DB tonearm, which contained my trusty, if long in the tooth, Audio Technica OC9/II [Read More]

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