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The first second-hand record purchase of 2022

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul

My favourite software for playing music from digital files Roon includes reviews or comments about most of my collection. One such comment about Hot Buttered Soul stuck in my brain. “With the release of this album Motown suddenly seemed manufactured and James Brown a bit too theatrical.”

All I can add is that if you haven’t heard this album playing from a good turntable then I don’t think you have really heard it at all.

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Can one have too many turntables?

I’m currently enjoying having my LP12 back after having it superbly updated by Colin of WYSAH in Beaconsfield. Over the past few weeks I’ve been spoilt by having a Vertere DG-1, a Vertere MG-1 and now a LP12. All with different cartridges and different phono stages and you what, I’ve enjoyed them all. Currently playing this new Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama album that arrived today.

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New year new client

I start the next decade with a new client Kudos Audio. Loudspeakers designed with one simple goal in mind: to enable the maximum enjoyment of music.

Kudos Titan 808

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Naim introduces Power-Line Lite

Naim today announced that its newly designed mains plug, has now replaced the MK mains plug that was fitted by Naim to all its standard mains cables.

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Naim launches four new Uniti models

New Uniti is the next incarnation of the Uniti family all-in-one players. Inspired by Naim’s passion for music, new Uniti is a highly advanced all-in-one streaming platform with five times the power of the previous generation. Combining seamless digital technology with a rich analogue soul to deliver sound quality and musical performance with ease of use and joy of ownership.

Ready to go – just add speakers, Uniti gives instant access, total clarity and no compromise on quality, all within a beautiful all-in-one form. The advanced connectivity will unleash music wherever it is stored.

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Naim Uniti Atom
Naim Uniti Atom

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A new line of High-End Headphones from Focal

Focal, the French loudspeaker manufacturer renowned for its exclusive speaker driver technology, is unveiling three new models of headphones. They bring major innovation in acoustic components and mechanical design. Initiated four years ago, this huge project has now given life to Listen, Elear and Utopia.

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Neat introduces the Iota ALPHA

Neat Acoustics has today finally confirmed that the low-down floor-standing Iota ALPHA will be available from its specialist hi-fi retailers from June 2016. Neat’s loudspeakers have long been renowned for creating big sounds from compact and elegant enclosures. However, the Iota ALPHA succeeds in stretching this concept well beyond the limits of what might be expected.


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Neat Iota ALPHA
Neat Iota ALPHA

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FinkTeam in Munich

What happens when the team that develops some of the world’s most successful loudspeakers, albeit for other companies, decides to make something for itself?

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