Turntable Reviews

18 May 2021
AVID Ingenium, Diva II SP, and Sequel premium
In this review, I will dive very deeply into all the aspects of three Avid Turntables, how they compare to one another, how they interact with different tonearms and cartridges, and where exactly each model excels. Be prepared - this has resulted in a very long article, even by my standards, but there's a summary for those who want to jump straight to the conclusion.
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Holbo Airbearing Turntable and Acoustical Systems Aiwon and Palladian MC cartridges premium
High-end turntables tend to be bulky, large, heavy and complex but the Holbo is none of these. This turntable has been very thoughtfully with ultimate transparency and neutrality as well as ease of use in mind.
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11 December 2019
Origin Live Calypso mk4 with Multi-Layer Platter, Illustrious arm and Silver Hybrid cable premium
The Origin Live Calypso Mk4 with Illustrious tonearm 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, most of all, a music machine.
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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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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 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.
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3 June 2021
Thorens TD1601 vs AVID Diva II SP – Mini Review premium
A quick comparison between two very different turntables, done in the Ayon/Xavian system.
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