Category Archives: Timestep

Take one Technics SL-1200 GAE deck, add some clever enhancements: introducing the new Timestep EVOke

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Devon-based Timestep has garnered quite a reputation for its intelligent (and fully sanctioned) modifications of various iconic Technics turntables. Now, designer Dave Cawley turns his attention to the recently-launched SL-1200 GAE deck and comes up with yet more cannily-crafted advancements in the form of the new Timestep EVOke. Continue reading Take one Technics SL-1200 GAE deck, add some clever enhancements: introducing the new Timestep EVOke

Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker and Miyajima Madake cartridge in Stereophile Products of the Year 2015

Leading US monthly hi-fi magazine Stereophile has just announced its Products of the Year for 2015.

Among the “seven products that kicked righteous wads of ass and made it worthwhile to be an audiophile” is Magnepan’s Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker, which is both a finalist for Loudspeaker of the Year and outright winner of the Budget Component of the Year category, while Miyajima’s top-of-range Madake phono cartridge is a finalist for Analog Component of the Year. Continue reading Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker and Miyajima Madake cartridge in Stereophile Products of the Year 2015

Hi-Fi World gives Miyajima’s Takumi stereo MC cartridge the full five stars

Hi-Fi World reviewer Paul Rigby discovered the joys of Miyajima’s mono cartridges back in 2014, penning rave reviews of the Japanese artisan brand’s Kotetu and Zero models.

But things become rather more competitive when it comes to stereo, as Rigby points out in his recent review of Miyajima’s Takumi stereo cartridge. “Would Miyajima reveal itself to be only a one-trick mono pony,” he wondered.

Hardly! “Outstanding – among the best,” concluded Rigby, awarding the Takumi Hi-Fi World’s full five stars. Continue reading Hi-Fi World gives Miyajima’s Takumi stereo MC cartridge the full five stars

Timestep arrange the perfect marriage: the SME M2-9R tonearm meets the Technics SL-1200 turntable

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Dartmouth-based high-end audio specialists Timestep are delighted to announce their precision tonearm mounting to couple the new SME M2-9R tonearm with the legendary Technics SL-1200 series turntables. Continue reading Timestep arrange the perfect marriage: the SME M2-9R tonearm meets the Technics SL-1200 turntable

Timestep launch T-01MC phonostage: out of this world technology for in-the-room presence

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Timestep are not your average hi-fi manufacturer: they are also internationally renowned designers and manufacturers of state-of-the-art weather satellite systems. Which is one of the reasons why they have such an obsessive attitude towards noise in audio product design. Continue reading Timestep launch T-01MC phonostage: out of this world technology for in-the-room presence