Thursday, 23 October 2014

On the Jig today - Ferguson with Garrard SP25 mk2

After a run of Rega Planar 3 turntables in for updates and service it was good to have a change. This lovely Ferguson Turntable / Amplifier set up is now on the Jig. Fitted with a Garrard SP25 mk2 deck the Ferguson has inputs for an external tape deck and radio. It also has two 'two pin DIN' speaker out sockets ..... so this is a Record player/amp combo

Ferguson - (lid removed)

The reported fault was quite common on Automatic or in this case Semi Automatic turntables, the tonearm was sticking about 2/3 into the album. Now working again after a thorough clean and regrease of the auto return mechanism. Not bad for a 50 year old!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Rega win at the What Hifi Awards 2014

Rega have done exceptionally well again at the What Hifi Awards

The Fono MM has been awarded 'Best Phonostage' ....again!

Wonderfully musical and an amazing bargain, the Fono MM comes close to the performance of models at twice the price!

Rega Fono MM mk2
To see (or buy) the Rega Fono click here

Also in the Awards, the Rega RP3 turntable won 'Best Turntable £400-£800'

The RP3 and earlier Planar 3 has become an audio institution. A modern classic!
Rega RP3 with Rega ELYS2 cartridge
We were also very pleased to see that Regas new Amplifiers the Elex-R and the Elicit-R also coming top in the Amplifier catagories.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the above products - 01270 580734

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Atacama Evoque modular Hifi Rack

Atacama have come up with a bit of a winner with the Evoque. It is quite rare to get a decent looking table which sounds great and is also modular so that you can build it to suit your needs.

The main plus point with the Evoque is it's use of Bamboo ... it may seem like a bit of a gimmick. but Bamboo ticks a lot of boxes. Firstly it is very light and rigid, which keeps low frequency resonance to a minimum ... it is also quite random in it's density, which could be a bad thing if it made the mass unpredictable (as in real wood), but in Bamboo the random element is at a much more granular level, so overall mass stays constant and the structure of the material effectively damps mid to high frequencies.

Add to that a choice of shelf gaps and various finishes and the Evoque makes real sense, even with quite high end systems

To see more click here