Levin Record Brush

  I was told “an audiophile is measured by the tools he/she uses”. Personally, I think this was meant more for an analogue audiophile. Most record spinners will have a record brush at their disposal for obvious reasons. Most people do not realize it does have positive contribution to better audio performance. The gentleman who …

Level the Platter!

I will always level the turntable platter before setting up the tone arm and aligning the phono cartridge.  A leveled platter ensures that the bearing sit perpendicularly in its housing. Therefore, it will minimize the bearing friction. Thus, the desired rotational speed can easily be achieved and at lesser energy spent. Better performance and quieter background…to …

Audio Note M10 Signature and Aries Cerat Kassandra Limited Edition Digital to Analogue Converter

Audio components that kept you awake  Audio Note (UK) has offered to change the mono volume attenuater at my M10Signature tube pre amplifier to their latest 36 steps tantalum mono attenuater. The advantage of a more refined volume control are apparent especially with a high output source such as the Aries Cerat Kassandra LE DAC. …

Breuer 8C (TWA modified) tonearm and Koetsu Rosewood Platinum MC Phono Cartridge on TechDas Air Force One Turntable

It’s kinda late but an inner urge pushed me to pen down a few words about the re-installation of my Breuer 8C tonearm (modified and sold by TWA of the famed turntables manufacturer) and my Koetsu Rosewood Platinum MC cartridge. The project took a number of hours on my TechDas Air Force One turntable.   By …