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  1. How to set up a Rega turntable

    Rega Research builds some of the best sounding, built and designed turntables available today, ranging from their entry-level Planar 1, all the way to their range-topping Naiad. These turntables will provide years of musical enjoyment providing they are set up correctly. In this quick guide, we will show how to set up your Rega turntable to get you listening to your favourite records in no time.

    Firstly, we recommend thoroughly reading the user manual provided with your turntable as not all Rega turntables are identical. The Planar 1 and Planar 1 Plus are sold pre-fitted with Rega's Carbon Moving Magnet cartridge and have a pre-set tracking weight stopper. To set up a Planar 1, simply push the provided counterweight to the end of the tonearm until you hit the built-in stopper. Now your tracking weight is set, It's as simple as that.

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  2. Monitor Audio Silver 7G Reveal

    Monitor Audio Silver 7G - A breath of fresh air

    Monitor Audio has just announced the new generation of their very successful Silver Series, we already loved the previous Gen 6 Silver series, with 2 speakers in this range, in particular, the Silver 50 Bookshelf Speaker and the Silver 200 Floorstanding Speaker, I will get into detail why shortly.

    With a new generation of speakers comes new technology and looks. On paper, these are shaping to be a real eye-opener with their new RST II tech and we're so very keen to get our hands on them and give a full, honest review of what we expected. As always, the Silver range comes with an array of different finishes, in this instance, we have Gloss Black, Black Oak, Ash, Walnut and Satin White, making them fit seamlessly into any sort of living environment.

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  3. 2 Channel Hifi System Installation - Gloucester

    2 Channel Hifi System Installation - Gloucester

     

    This Hifi System, consisting of a Rega Planar 2 Turntable, Rotel CD11 Tribute CD Player, Rotel A11 Tribute Amplifier and DALI Oberon 1 Speakers was demonstrated to a customer in our Hereford showroom before being set up and installed in their home.

     

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  4. Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition - First Impressions

    Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

    Naim Uniti Atom HE (Headphone Edition) - First Impressions

    Naim Audio, British manufacturers of some of the world's finest Hifi equipment, has recently released a new 'Headphone Edition' of their popular Uniti Atom All-In-One Streaming Amplifier. For this version of the Uniti Atom, Naim has removed the powered speaker connections and power amplifier section of the unit, in favor of a high-powered headphone amplifier section. The Atom Headphone Edition carries plenty of headphone sockets to suit whichever set of headphones you own, be it from Sennheiser, Focal, Audeze, Grado, or any other brand. On the front panel, you'll find the conventional stereo 1/4" Jack connection, below a 4.4mm Pentaconn Jack Connection. On the rear panel, you'll find a 4-Pin DIN connection, found on a number of high-end headphones such as the Sennheiser HD820's.

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  5. Hifi Gear's Guide To Sonos (Updated 2020)

    Hifi Gear's Guide To Sonos?

    It's been a good 6 years since we've last did a blog about Sonos, not too much has changed over the course of those years, only with mobile app tweaks, newly announced products and revamped designs for cetain products. You will see the usage of the Play:3 used in this blog post, please note that yes, it has now been discontinued, but there still is a wide audience that still uses this product so it has been used in some examples.

    Maybe you've seen it on the TV, in a magazine or just caught a glimpse of it in a store or at a friend’s house, and now you're looking to find out a little more as to what Sonos exactly is and what it offers.

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  6. Custom Installation - Home Cinema System

    This installation was carried out in a beautiful, modern barn conversion with exposed oak beams, clean white walls and a polished concrete floor. The main requirement for this installation was not only for the system to sound fantastic but also for it to look at home in this stunning, minimalistic cinema room.

    The project started with a visit to the property, to meet the owner and discuss possible options to meet their requirements and budget. The decision was made to purchase a Projector, which would show an image on an adjacent white wall so that the room would still look pristine even when an image isn't being shown.

    The award-winning Epson EH-TW7400 4K Projector was chosen due to its beautiful, vivid 4K image, quiet operation and its useful electronic lens-shift function, allowing the screen to be made perfectly central in the room, while the Projector

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  7. AudioQuest's new Dragonfly Cobalt - Worth the upgrade?

    AudioQuest introduced their first portable headphone DAC and amplifier seven years ago in 2012. The Dragonfly Black allowed music lovers to bring their music anywhere, with a high-resolution DAC and powerful headphone amp. Shortly after, the Black was joined by the Dragonfly Red. Boasting a higher output for more demanding headphones, as well as a more sophisticated and capable DAC chip.

    As of July 2019, the Dragonfly line-up has expanded. Introducing the

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  8. Creek Audio 100CD USB Driver Software (Now Discontinued)

    Creek Evolution 100CD & 100P
    Creek Evolution 100CD & 100P

    Connecting to the Creek Evolution 100CD via a PC requires additional (ASIO) driver software to be installed and potentially a USB2 driver if the PC you are using hasn't already got one. A Mac computer running OSX won't need any additional drivers.

    Drivers for Windows-based computers can be downloaded via the links below:]

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  9. Chord Electronics Mojo & Poly - Portable Hi-Fi?

    Chord Electronics is widely renowned for making the best DAC's on the market and their pocket-sized Mojo is no exception.

    Chord Electronics Mojo & Poly
    Chord Electronics Mojo & Poly

    Using technology from Chords Hugo Series

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  10. A Look at Rotels New A11 & CD11

    With the release of their new A11 and CD11, Rotel has created high-performance hifi on a budget.

    Rotel A11 & CD11 with Bowers & Wilkins 606's
    Rotel A11 & CD11 with Bowers & Wilkins 606's

    The A11 and CD11 add to Rotels well established 14 series, offering high-performance sound and build at a more affordable price.

    Having

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