Home | Audio Reviews | Audio Shows | Partner Mags | News  

 

 

Enjoy the Music.com
Hi-Fi World
November 2011
Classic Hi-Fi
Editorial By David Price

 

  One of the great things about doing this job is the chance to rediscover classic hi-fi components – and the opportunity to hear a well fettled and/or restored golden oldie must never be missed!

And this month we feature two classic turntables, both subtly modified and carefully rebuilt. The Tiger Paw Khan modification package for the Linn LP12 [p106] is genuinely one of the most important reinterpretations of that magic Sondek formula. Its cast aluminum top plate is built with the precision you’d normally only expect from Linn themselves, and reduces resonances to effect a dramatic clean-up of the sound.

Then we have the Northwest Analogue Slate 401 [p111], which is a huge slate plinth and stand for the classic Garrard 401. Just as the Sondek is held back by its stock plinth, so is the Garrard – only more so as the massive motor in these decks throws noise and vibration into the system, which is why it’s essential to have a massive structure such as this to filter out the nasties. This design works brilliantly well, and lets people hear their classic deck in a way that was never possible when new.

Elsewhere in this issue, we go back to the future with Tannoy’s excellent DC6T floorstanding loudspeaker on p12. The brand has an mighty historical pedigree, and this features traditional Tannoy design cues (Dual Concentric drivers, wideband tweeter) in a modern setting. The result is a fast, clean, expansive performer for under £1,000. Our new integrated amplifier supertest has seven models of differing prices up to £1,200, including a tube amp and an AV receiver. There are some surprises – read on from p17. 

Digital disc fans will like our review of the new Sony BDP-S480, which is entry level Blu-ray par excellence [p44] and its cousin from some thirteen years back, the DVP-S725. One of the first DVD players, it still gives great pictures but works as super CD spinner too, all for pennies secondhand; read our Olde Worlde on p86. But for me this month’s nicest surprise is the Bladelius Freja III [p50] – a great sub-£3,000 SACD player that reminds us what a super format Super Audio Compact Disc still is. Enjoy this issue! 

David Price, editor

 

SUBSCRIBE!
Click here to subscribe to Hi-Fi World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
AXPONA 2020 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2019
Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
NOVO (CANADA HiFi)
STEREO Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright©  1995 - 2020  Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.