Category Archives: HiFi

Monitor Audio Silver 1

So, having fretted overe the increasing deterioration of my Gale GS401 loudspeakers I finally bit the bullet and bought these excellent Monitor Audio Silver 1 replacements. I say replacements… alternatives would be a better word really, although I would not like … Continue reading

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Minirigs Are Go!

So, having upgraded my awesome Minirig Portable Speaker with a Minirig Subwoofer at Christmas I finally went the whole hog and purchased a second portable speaker and the Minirig Custom Stereo Splitter Cable that will enable full stereo reproduction. At £360 or … Continue reading

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Minirig Subwoofer

  So, having been given a Minirig portable speaker as a gift last year, and then heard it’s incredible performance under varying conditions throughout the year, I really couldn’t imagine how much difference the subwoofer would make given its impressive … Continue reading

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iBasso DX50

My last four media players have been Cowon devices, so my latest acquisition represents something of a break with tradition for me in that regard. My most recent one, a Cowon C2, is still going strong, but has a number … Continue reading

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NAD VISO HP20 Earphones

To be perfectly honest (and unashamedly cheap) I doubt I would have looked much further than a replacement pair of SoundMagic E10s had my current pair taken a walk or suddenly failed on me. At around £30 they still represent … Continue reading

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Rega Upgrades

Now, having being given a fantastic record deck for Christmas, it might appear a little impertinent for me to rush straight out and buy a bevy of upgrades. However, there were a couple of factors affecting that decision, the first … Continue reading

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NAD C356BEE Amplifier

This post is one of a several drafts that I found languishing in WordPress, and as such is out of chronological order where the recent post about my new Rega RP3 turntable is concerned. The NAD C356BEE was bought late in the … Continue reading

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Rega RP3 Record Deck

Several decades ago (three and a half to be precise) I got interested in hifi and would drool over the hifi magazines of the day while listening to my cheap and often nasty kit, more often than not bought second … Continue reading

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GS401A Crossover – Dry Joint Issue

Having recently had my Gale GS401Cs repaired for an issue affecting the midrange path on the crossover unit, I was more than a little disappointed when, a few weeks later, it resurfaced. To add to that it seems the GS401A … Continue reading

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Gale GS401A Loudspeakers

Having recently spent a somewhat agitated fortnight in the company of my Gale GS301s (while my Gale GS401Cs were repaired), I came to the conclusion that I wanted another pair of 401s (or 402s) so that next time I’d be … Continue reading

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