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David Denyer working with Electromod to promote the Mr Speakers headphone brand

David Denyer is delighted to be working with UK audio distributor Electromod to support the promotion of the Mr Speakers brand of headphones. Mr Speakers is a US-based, high-performance headphone brand founded and run by Dan Clark, an electrical engineer with more than twenty years’ experience in the high-end hi-fi sector.

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“Home listening at its best”: Stereophile magazine reviews Miyajima’s Saboten L phono cartridge

“I have no hesitation in telling you that this is something you ought to hear before spending one thin dime on another cartridge of similar or higher price.” Art Dudley is clearly very impressed by Noriyuki Miyajima’s Saboten L, the cartridge with the cactus-spine cantilever.

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What Hi-Fi? magazine comes over all nostalgic for Dual’s CS 505-4 deck

German brand Dual was once the biggest turntable manufacturer in Europe and its name was on most music-lovers’ lips throughout the vinyl heydays of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. If you wanted a really good record player that was easy to use and highly affordable, then Dual was on your list. What Hi-Fi? has just reviewed the fourth generation of one of the brand’s classic 1980s decks.  Continue reading What Hi-Fi? magazine comes over all nostalgic for Dual’s CS 505-4 deck

“Exemplary”: Hi-Fi Critic reviews the DS Audio 002 optical phono cartridge

Are optical cartridges new? Well, yes and no. They originally surfaced in the 1960s and were lauded for their high fidelity, but quickly disappeared again as they had a heat problem caused by the light source used at the time. By the time the requisite technology had sufficiently advanced (in the form of light-emitting diodes which produce little heat), audio was dominated by the rise of the CD and there was little interest in vinyl replay. But in 2013, Japanese company DS Audio began to revisit the technology.

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Thorens launches a brand new R2R deck, Dave Denyer reports from Munich and Ken Kessler discovers audiophile cassettes

Catch up with the latest R2R news and reviews over at The Reel-to-Reel Rambler, where David Denyer and fellow hi-fi journalists Ken Kessler and Neville Roberts delve into the world of open reel tape.

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