Analog Source Reviews

Audio Technica AT-HS10 and Ortofon LH 2000 Turntable Headshells premium
Phono cartridges can make or break a turntable, but the headshell also has a not inconsiderable influence on the sound.
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25 February 2017
Audio Technica ATN150MLX and Shure M97xE MM Phono Cartridges premium
Although both cartridges really are excellent, I am most surprised by the affordable Shure M97xE, and this cartridge is the main reason for writing this review.
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Benz MC Gold, ACE L and ACE LH – Mini Review premium
Benz MC Gold Used with: Michell Tecnodeck and Tecno Arm MC Gold is Benz’ most affordable product, and it seems to offer good value for money, but it is no substitute for the brand’s dearer cartridges. Both ACE L and ACE SH have significantly better tracking which results in clearer “S”es, especially with older, more […]
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26 January 2020
Lejonklou Entity MC Phono Stage premium
The Entity uses the same input circuit, phono equalization, output stage and power regulation as the well-regarded SINGularity. With changes only in terms of the case, the power supplies, and the physical channel separation, the Entity promises stellar performance for a very reasonable price.
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26 January 2020
Line Magnetic LP-33 MM/MC Phono Stage premium
Highly anticipated by many, myself included, the Line Magnetic LP-33 has recently become available in the Netherlands. The LP-33 offers a slice of tube heaven at a remarkably sane price.
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Origin Live Calypso mk4 with Multi-Layer Platter, Illustrious arm and Silver Hybrid cable – part 1 premium
The Origin Live Calypso Mk4 with Illustrious tonearm is flabbergastingly good! It keeps you at the tip of your seat in anticipation of what the next record will uncover but even though it is so very capable of unveiling microscopic details, it is in no way an actual microscope. Its full-color- and harmonically rich delivery is the antithesis of a cool or sterile sound. This is a music machine, designed to take away all the technical aspects to simply allow the music to come across.
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Origin Live Calypso mk4 with Multi-Layer Platter, Illustrious arm and Silver Hybrid cable – part 2 premium
Part 2 of the Origin Live Calypso + Illustrious arm review.
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Origin Live Calypso mk4 with Multi-Layer Platter, Illustrious arm and Silver Hybrid cable – part 3 premium
Part 3 of the Origin Live Calypso + Illustrious arm review
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Origin Live Onyx Tonearm premium
A superb match with Thorens TD-160
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Pass XP-17 Phono Preamplifier premium
Quite simply the best phono stage that I have heard so far!
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SW1X LPU 1 MM Phono Preamplifier premium
Pure class A, zero feedback, single ended, twin pentode/double triode phono pre-amplfier based on a classic circuit design used to master vinyl recordings and master tapes.
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Technics Linear Tracking Turntables – part 1 premium
Technics SL1210, Technics SL-7, Pioneer SL-L1000, Yamaha PX-2, Avid Volvere, Linn LP12 and Thorens TD160MKII.
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Technics Linear Tracking Turntables – part 2 premium
Technics SL1210, Technics SL-7, Pioneer SL-L1000, Yamaha PX-2, Avid Volvere, Linn LP12 and Thorens TD160MKII.
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The Big Turntable Comparison premium
Technics SL1210, Technics SL-7, Pioneer SL-L1000, Yamaha PX-2, Avid Volvere, Linn LP12 and Thorens TD160MKII.
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14 December 2019
Thorens TD1601 Turntable – part 1 premium
Having changed owners has clearly worked out well for the beloved Thorens brand. The TD1601 strikes precisely the right balance between classic values and modern engineering. It offers all the benefits of the best classic Thorens turntables along with very high build quality and significantly improved sound at a very sensible price.
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14 December 2019
Thorens TD1601 Turntable – part 2 premium
Part 2 of the Thorens TD1601 review
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ViRa Aidas Panzerholz MC Cartridge premium
Powerful and dynamic with incredible transient behaviour
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ViRa Aidas Rainbow MC Cartridge premium
the Rainbow cartridge has a beautiful, rainbow-like, multicolor Durawood body and uses an Adamant boron composite cantilever with a double damping system, leading to exceptional sound quality.
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