Hi-Fi Audio

I enjoy listening to a wide range of music from modern classical and opera through to progressive and alternative rock, with some cheese, electronic dance and old skool hip-hop beats thrown in.

Here the art of the performers, the writers and the lyricists, and the recordings by the sound engineers, are regularly found under scrutiny and enjoyment on this following collection of Hi-Fi components.

As with all things technical there is always temptation and opportunity to add and remove things to either improve the sound or bring new sources of audio like MP3. I’ve blogged posts here in the following categories as my trip to audio heaven (and eventual bankruptcy) continues.

Pioneer DT-530 Timer

Pioneer DT-530 Timer

A system can’t live without accessories; the extra niceties that don’t fall into the other categories listed here.

>> Accessories

Mission Cyrus Straight Line

Mission Cyrus Straight Line

My current amplifier is a 50WPC Cyrus; a minimalist design – just 3 switches and a volume control!

>> Amplifiers

Yamaha KX-300

Yamaha KX-300

Cassette Decks. The science of making decent low noise recordings before Digital made it all too easy.

>> Cassette Decks

Rotel RCD-971

Rotel RCD-971 HDCD

Compact Disc is currently my primary preferred source for music, especially HDCD discs supported by my Rotel player.

>> Compact Disc

Headphones

Headphones

I’ve lost count of how many Headphones I’ve previously owned! Gizmo here sports the Sennheiser HD 25-SP II.

>> Headphones

Denon Midi HiFi

Denon Midi HiFi

Mini Systems, an alternative to this mad clutter. Portable Boomboxes are also included in this category.

>> Mini-Systems

MiniDisc

MiniDisc

Things to do with the Sony MiniDisc equipment that sadly outdated faster than the 70’s compact cassette did.

>> MiniDisc

Squeezebox 3

Squeezebox 3

MP3. A collection of digitally compressed music and playback platforms, including Squeezebox and iPod.

>> MP3

TDL Studio 1M

TDL Studio 1M

Good speakers, heavy boxes and some missing roof tiles. Favourites are TDL Studio 1Ms for deep and controlled bass.

>> Speakers

Technics ST-G70L

Technics ST-G70L

Music from the free waves of the FM band while it lasts. The loudness wars have sadly killed some of my interest 😦

>> Tuners

Rega P3-24 Turntable

Rega P3-24 Turntable

Hey, I’m still spinning vinyl! Sourced from charity shops some better sounding than the CD re-release.

>> Turntables

However I’ve got to say that it’s the performance that is the important thing, not the technology. If an event is heard on a 2-inch crappy speaker on a mis-tuned whistling AM transistor radio and enjoyed, I’m more than 90% there. 🙂

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