Author: Paul Szabady

The Schiit Audio Loki Mini+ Tone Control Unit by Paul Szabady

October 26, 2021

    Ever since the mid-1970s, the presence of tone controls on a home audio component has been a tell-tale sign that the component had no aspirations to ultimate fidelity. Given the ever-evolving pursuit of [Read More]

Schiit Audio Freya + Tube Preamplifier by Paul Szabady

February 17, 2021

  I’ve always been on the look-out for audio gear that produces seriously high fidelity at a price that the average-incomed music lover might actually afford. Since it’s now possible to spend over $1,000,000 on [Read More]

Audio Technica AT-VM95 ML Phono Cartridge by Paul Szabady

February 15, 2021

                                                                      [Read More]

Audio Technica AT OC9 XSL MC Cartridge by Paul Szabady

December 28, 2020

Reviewing the Graham Slee Accession MC phono stage earlier this year (see: here), closely followed by the Origin Live Discovery 2 MM/MC stage (see: here), triggered a renewed interest in low-output moving-coil cartridges. The Accession’s [Read More]

ORIGIN LIVE ALADDIN MKII Phono Cartridge by Paul Szabady

November 30, 2020

  A recent News Flash reveals that new LP sales have now surpassed those of new CDs. For one who remains decidedly un-enamored of digital playback and the abstract aesthetic perception it enforces, there is [Read More]

SAVING YOUR SONDEK: Origin Live’s Affordable Upgrades for the Linn Sondek LP12 by Paul Szabady

October 26, 2020

  SAVING YOUR SONDEK If there is any turntable that truly warrants the term “iconic” it would have to be the Linn Sondek LP12. Remembering that an Icon is literally a sacred object of veneration [Read More]

Origin Live Discovery 2 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier by Paul Szabady

September 3, 2020

  One of the happiest discoveries of my reviewing efforts since the turn of the Millennium has been the products of the UK firm Origin Live. Designed by founder Mark Baker, Origin Live’s extensive lines [Read More]

The Origin Live Gravity One Record Weight by Paul Szabady

August 2, 2020

             The record player has probably inspired more tweaks and modifications than any other single audio component. Indeed, one could argue that attempts to improve the sound of the turntable [Read More]

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