documented here) I've been at a loss for music. Imagine my delight then that James Tanner of Bryston offered their new BLP-1 turntable for review. A starker contrast in service is hard to imagine, so of course I accept. Table incoming next week. Any suggestions for a suitable cartridge people would like to hear with this $4k table? Meanwhile, here's a glimpse.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
When the MusicMatters releases started appearing a couple of years ago, I was sort of lukewarm about some of the albums being issued as I already had copies of a few. Then I bought one and was so taken with the quality of the complete package, from sound to packaging, that I ended up buying them all. Ron and co have announced that they are embarking on a final set of 13 titles before winding the series down and I've subscribed in advance. Thad Jones and Lee Morgan kick of the new releases in October, find out more here
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
The ongoing problems with my Origin Live tonearm, bought new from Artisan Fidelity, have caused a disruption on many fronts review wise. I cannot run my ARC phono stage to the required 600 hours without a functioning table, and that's impacted some power cords, a tonearm lift and platter mat I've in for review. Check the ongoing Artisan Fidelity page here for the full story but let's just say, in my view any component bought new should come with an assurance that it works or will be replaced instantly from the dealer or the manufacturer. Not everyone seems to share that view however. Pity I don't write for a mainstream mag, am sure I'd get looked after a little better then.