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Are you a new vinyl fan or are you the loyal supporter of analog? Doesn’t matter which side you come from, but if you are looking at obtaining a good yet inexpensive vintage turntable, then you have to give this a serious consideration. Catching on the vinyl wave (or not)? There has been talk in town saying that vinyl is now getting more popular than ever, not sure if you agree with that fully. Perhaps…

Do not be deceived by its ‘standard’ outlook or its seemingly modest description from the model. This is because the TX-8160 has got very high support when you evaluate it in terms of both budget and feature wishlist. Sometimes you wish you could have implanted some new features on your old receiver and many times you cannot upgrade it at a budget, but this receiver will show you why it is receiving so much good…

In 2016, Yahama released their so-called entry level receiver – the Yahama RX-V381. Judging the look of the RX-V381, you might have cast your judgement prematurely as it does not differ much from its sibling the 379 model. However, often we make such assumptions based on first appearance and we should always refrain from doing so until we experience the real deal. Straightforward qualities When you look at the receiver, you see the LCD display…

For those of you who are familiar with the Audioengine brand, you would have found it familiar as the original Audioengine A5 speakers first launched in 2007. Since then, the surge in music both digital and analog have ushered the company to improve their speakers for many to purchase. Not very long after, they upgraded this model and called it the Audioengine A5+ speaker. From the outset, its exactly like two sons from the same…

With popularity soaring in the vinyl industry, consumers like us are having more diverse options. Here’s a good one joining the fray, the Onkyo CP-1050. To those of you who are not familiar with Onkyo, do not dismiss it straightaway. Onkyo is not the new kid on the block. When it comes to new features and products innovation, they are one of the frontrunners in audio-video production. You can say they are kind of late…

Are you looking at getting a new and better stereo receiver for your turntable? Over here we will discuss what are the 5 main things to look out for when selecting a receiver. What do you understand from a stereo receiver? Some people term it as an AV receiver while others call it a surround sound receiver, basically an item that can perform a range of abilities when they perform the role of being the…

This post is probably more useful for those of you who already are owners of the Rega RP1 or considering getting the Rega RP1. Today we will see how the upgraded pack works: the Rega RP1 Performance Pack, and of course whether its worth your money. The Rega RP1 is commonly touted as the excellent entry level turntable and if you are looking for the indepth details and review, you can find it here in…

I was introduced to the Denon DP-300F turntable by a close friend of mine. Before that introduction, I had never considered this brand. But in this post, I will like to share my learnings and experience with this TT. For those of you who are looking for something that is convenient and fully automatic in action, this is for you. Some say that fully automatic TTs rob them of the true vinyl experience as they…

Recently I began spending more time with the turntables in the budget range, primarily due to 2 reasons. First reason, I am intending to give a present to my teenage son for his 18th birthday, but yet I don’t want to spoil him with an expensive gift at such a young age. Furthermore, it will be his first TT, I do not know if he will continue with this pastime or even take very good…

For the aspiring vinyl folks out there, we have plenty of choices today – thanks to the revival of the vinyl music industry. Although it seems kind of hyped up, it’s a fact that more turntables are available today and they are being made from the brands not from the old companies that we are familiar with. In other words, many other companies are cashing in on this new trend and Fluance is one of…