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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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High-end hat-trick: Timestep wins its third Hi-Fi World ‘Best Turntable’ Award

Devon-based Timestep has garnered quite a reputation for its intelligent modifications of various iconic Technics turntables, and the resulting Timestep/Technics decks have earned themselves a canny mantelpiece of awards. The latest of these is the coveted ‘Best Turntable’ Award from Hi-Fi World – just presented to Timestep for an impressive third time.
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Where vintage style meets sharp-end technology: Glanz precision tonearms arrive in the UK

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Could this be the finest tonearm you’ve never heard of? Timestep’s Dave Cawley firmly believes so, which is why he has just signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. What can we anticipate from these ‘masters of precision’?

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“Exceptional sound at an affordable price”: Hi-Fi World approves of Timestep’s EVO GR, an upgraded version of Technics’ SL-1210 GR deck

Devon-based Timestep has garnered something of a reputation (and bagged a number of awards) for its shrewd modifications of several iconic Technics turntables. The latest of these is the EVO GR, an upgraded version of Technics’ budget SL-1210 GR deck. Hi-Fi World editor Noel Keywood takes it for a spin.

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Timestep plays it again with the EVO GR turntable: a cleverly enhanced version of Technics’ new (and more affordable) SL-1210 GR deck

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Devon-based Timestep has earned quite a reputation for its intelligent modifications of various iconic Technics turntables – not to mention winning a bunch of awards. Now, designer Dave Cawley turns his attention to a more affordable deck – the new Technics SL-1210 GR – to create the enhanced Timestep EVO GR. 

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Timestep EVOke turntable and Transfiguration Proteus cartridge bag Hi-Fi World Product of the Year Awards 2016

It’s been a good end-of-the-year for both the Timestep EVOke turntable and the Transfiguration Proteus MC phono cartridge. The former has just featured in The Vinyl Factory’s 15 Best Turntables of 2016, while the latter was recently put through its paces by Jason Kennedy for Hi-Fi Plus and earned a glowing review.

Once again, these two high performers have been honoured by audiophiles-in-the know, this time by the discerning team of buffs at Hi-Fi World magazine.

Each year the magazine’s expert review team tests hundreds of the world’s finest hi-fi products to tease out the best from the rest. “Inevitably, some shine just a little brighter than others – be it for sheer sound quality, great innovation or simply outstanding value for money.” Those bright-shiners are the 11 gems that you’ll find in this year’s Hi-Fi World Product of the Year Awards.

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Clearaudio Innovation Basic & Timestep EVOke in The Vinyl Factory’s 15 best turntables of 2016

“2016 was dominated by turntables,” writes Paul Rigby in online magazine TheVinylFactory.com. “The year began with the news that Amazon had sold more turntables than any other home audio product over Christmas. While these decks aren’t the kind you’d wish on your worst enemy, it’s clear the appetite was there.”

Indeed – and it shows no sign of abating. According to new data just revealed by the Entertainment Retailers Association, more money was spent on vinyl album sales than digital album downloads in the UK last week” (see full story: Vinyl is killing the MP3 industry).

So if you’re a digital die-hard who’s finally considering a foray over to the vinyl side, or a turntable toe-dipper who bagged an Amazon cheapie but now hankers after an upgrade, you’re in luck. “Turntable manufacturers of all stripes have been busy and very proactive, releasing a swathe of top quality designs that will suit all budgets,” notes Rigby. But how do you choose between them?
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“It couldn’t be better”: Hi-Fi World reviews the Timestep EVOke turntable

Devon-based Timestep is well-known for its intelligent (and fully sanctioned) modifications of various iconic Technics turntables. Hi-Fi World editor Noel Keywood takes the company’s latest deck, an upgraded edition of Technics’ new SL-1200 GAE, for a spin.

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