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  1. Numark TTi review

    Numark TTi review

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    You can spend endless amounts of time and money converting vinyl records to digital formats. My method is to prep records and then lift the signal from a Linn-based system recording directly onto a Mac.

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    Hercules DJ Console review

    Hercules DJ Console review

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    Hercules' DJ Console is designed to replace a conventional set-up with a small USB-powered box that includes a mixer and a couple of turntable-like wheels similar to those on CD-based DJ decks

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    Creek Wyndsor review

    Creek Wyndsor review

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    Creek has long been a stalwart of affordable and compact electronics, so it was something of a surprise to come across a turntable in the company's booth at the Munich show in May. This wasn't just an entry-level job either, but an acrylic beauty with multiple drive belts and an outboard power supply.

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    Origin Live Calypso review

    Origin Live Calypso review

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    The Origin Live Calypso serves as a vivid reminder of just how simple life has become since we adopted digital sources. With a CD player, all one needs to do is take the thing out of the box, plug it in, slip a disc into a slot or drawer, push a button, and bingo - one has music.

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    Funk Vector Link LP12 review

    Funk Vector Link LP12 review

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    The Funk Vector Link kit is a truly radical modification to the venerable Linn Sondek LP12 turntable. A fully 'Funked-up' LP12 must undergo major surgery before acquiring its racy, carbon fibre-topped exterior

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    Rega P3-24 review

    Rega P3-24 review

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    Few hi-fi components have lived longer or exerted greater influence than Rega's Planar 3 turntable. Its absolute simplicity helped inspire the 'back to basics' movement that rejected the complexities of much imported hi-fi

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    Avid Volvere review

    Avid Volvere review

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    Avid has grown to become one of the UK's foremost turntable makers thanks to the popularity of its heavyweight, sprung-subchassis designs. The Volvere is its base model and its appearance here marks its first major revision

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    Thorens TD850 review

    Thorens TD850 review

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    The resurgence of interest in vinyl has seen the emergence of some wacky LP-spinners, and thrown a welcome lifeline to a number of formerly endangered turntable manufacturers. Thorens falls perfectly into this category

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    Pro-Ject Debut III USB review

    Pro-Ject Debut III USB review

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    There is something faintly sacrilegious about transferring vinyl to a compressed music format. The concept is nothing new of course; people used to do it all the time with cassette, and both CD-R and MiniDisc still have their followers on this front

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    Clearaudio Performance review

    Clearaudio Performance review

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    You might have been mistaken for thinking that all the innovations in turntables had been long done with. Now well into its dotage, the senior format not only refuses to die off, but also continues to break new ground

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    Pro-Ject RPM 6.1 review

    Pro-Ject RPM 6.1 review

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    The Czech Republic must be analogue heaven. How else can you explain the plethora of designs in Pro-Ject's portfolio? By looking at the markets to the West might be the more rational answer, not least the UK

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    SME Model 20/12A review

    SME Model 20/12A review

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    Twelve-inch tonearms have traditionally been a part of hi-fi's far left field. Perhaps that's why there's no way you can refer to them as '30cm arms', as metric never reached the UK vinyl fraternity

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    Rega P2 review

    Rega P2 review

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    It doesn't seem all that long ago that Rega stopped making the P2 and apparently handed this sector of the market over to Goldring. It didn't leave the sector entirely, as it actually makes Goldring's GR2, which is a strong rival...

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    Pro-Ject Xpression II review

    Pro-Ject Xpression II review

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    Pro-Ject, the Czech Republic's foremost turntable maker, has been busy upgrading its Xpression deck, a model that has been around for three years. The Xpression II is still a solid plinth design with a cast alloy platter, AC motor and carbon fibre tonearm.

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    Funk Firm Funk V review

    Funk Firm Funk V review

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    When it launched the £450 Funk, the Funk Firm put a seriously big firework under the budget turntable world. This strange-looking deck with its lightweight platter and ball-shaped feet turned out to be agiant slayer when we tested it.

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