Category Archives: Audio equipment review

iPhone 4S vs Fiio X3 and X5

If you read HiFi magazines at all regularly you’ll have noticed that high-res digital music players have been getting quite a lot of press recently. This is an interesting trend for those of us who have been around long enough … Continue reading

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Test: AT607 stylus cleaning fluid.

Standard intro and disclaimer High resolution digital recordings of hifi system upgrades can be used for subsequent comparison to provide a more reliable method of assessment than trying to apply and assess the update at the same time. Other benefits … Continue reading

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Assessing turntable upgrades II – Pink Triangle DC motor upgrade

Standard intro and disclaimer High resolution digital recordings of hifi system upgrades can be used for subsequent comparison to provide a more reliable method of assessment than trying to apply and assess the update at the same time. Other benefits … Continue reading

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Assessing turntable upgrades I – VTA adjustment

Standard intro and disclaimer High resolution digital recordings of hifi system upgrades can be used for subsequent comparison to provide a more reliable method of assessment than trying to apply and assess the update at the same time. Other benefits … Continue reading

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Reasonably priced calibrated microphones

Following on from this post on signalscope io devices, I needed a reasonably priced calibrated microphone for use with signalscope. Two contenders are the Behringer ECM8000 and the Dayton Audio EMM6. The EMM6 is available in Europe from Intertechnik and … Continue reading

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Using the DJ-Tech REC-IN as a line input device with SignalScope Pro

Recently I purchased the excellent SignalScope Pro app from Faber Acoustical, but to use this for serious measurement on an iPhone requires a dock device capable of providing a line-level input. The built in microphone of the iPhone is not … Continue reading

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