Category Archives: Timestep

New Miyajima Saboten L phono cartridge: natural materials for a natural sound

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Designer Noriyuki Miyajima has earned a worldwide following for his superb artisan phono cartridges. Each new model is the result of passionate research and development, and every single cartridge is crafted in-house by Miyajima’s small dedicated team.

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The cheapest audio upgrade you’ll ever make: new Miyajima three-point contact metal headshell washer

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Miyajima, the Japanese company best known for its stunningly crafted artisan phono cartridges, has created a beautifully simple yet highly effective little audio accessory for vinyl lovers – and it costs less than your average record!

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Ultimate Hi-Fi of 2018 includes DS Audio, Soulines, Timestep, Exposure, Raidho, Magnepan & Furutech

Each year, the expert team at Hi-Fi News brings us the magazine’s audio highlights of the previous 12 months – “the hardware that turned our heads and the music that stirred our souls throughout 2018.” In the bumper 108-page Yearbook issue, “the very best that hi-fi has to offer” includes source components from DS Audio, Soulines and Timestep, amplifiers by Exposure, loudspeakers from Raidho and Magnepan and cables by Furutech.

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Hi-Fi World Turntable of the Year Award-winner Technics SP-10R features Glanz MH-104S tonearm

The New Year issue of Hi-Fi World showcases the magazine’s annual awards, featuring “the products that wowed us in 2018”. Winner of the sought-after title of ‘Turntable of the Year’ is the superb Technics SP-10R professional deck. It’s a stunner alright, but look closely and you’ll also notice another wow factor: the Glanz tonearm with which the Hi-Fi World review model was fitted.

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“An audio shape-shifter”: The Audio Beat’s Roy Gregory discovers the many talents of Timestep’s T-612 tonearm

Earlier this year, Devon-based Timestep launched a new high-mass tonearm specifically designed to excel with high quality, low compliance moving coil phono cartridges. While its design draws on key elements of various legendary vintage Japanese models, the Timestep is in fact a very modern tonearm sporting a raft of smart technology. Roy Gregory gets the measure of its multiple abilities and reports at TheAudioBeat.com.

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“Frankly, immense”: Hi-Fi World checks out Timestep’s T-01HS Ebony headshell

“You’re not talking wimpy thin wood here,” says Hi-Fi World of Devon-based Timestep’s T-01HS ebony headshell. Which “gives you confidence,” since “a typical cartridge reacts to the tiniest movements and any micro-flexing in a headshell will react negatively with it.”

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“Compelling”: Hi-Fi News reviews the Soulines Kubrick DCX turntable with Timestep T-609 tonearm

Take one sculptural-looking turntable from Serbian company Soulines and pair it with a tonearm crafted by Dave Cawley of Soulines’ UK distributor, Timestep – and you get “a very stylish combination,” says Adam Smith in the July issue of Hi-Fi News. But as always the key question is: how does it sound?

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A match made in Devon: Timestep brings the Soulines Kubrick DCX turntable to the UK and adds the Timestep T-09 tonearm & T-01HS headshell

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From Serbia to the UK via Devon-based Timestep comes one very interesting turntable indeed. Mathematically inspired it may be, but the Kubrick DCX’s performance is full of heart and soul. Available individually or partnered with Timestep’s excellent T-09 high mass tonearm and T-01HS ebony headshell.

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New Timestep tonearm: the perfect partner for high quality, low compliance phono cartridges

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How many times have you read a glowing review of a high quality, low compliance phono cartridge, only to find yourself bumping up against a ‘but…’. The ‘but’ in question being the caveat that, in order to enjoy the cartridge’s full performance potential, you’ll need a high mass tonearm. Yet for some decades the majority of tonearms on the market have typically been of the low-to-medium mass variety. What to do? UK audio brand Timestep has the solution.

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“Absolutely top-tier… lovingly built, beautifully finished and a joy to use”: Glanz precision tonearms are Hi-Fi News Editor’s Choice

Glanz tonearms have just arrived in the UK thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Devon-based Timestep, and visitors to last weekend’s Sound & Vision: The Bristol Show were among the first to discover them. Meanwhile, Hi-Fi News reviewer Nick Tate has been getting a sneak preview and in the magazine’s March issue he puts the Glanz MH-124S through its paces.

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