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Recommended Budget Phono Preamps

May 11th, 2012

Creek OBH-8SE Phono StageOur sister site, Hi-Fi Hunter has just released a new article covering recommended budget phono preamps. A necessity for those starting out on the vinyl road to aural nirvana. Pop by and check out what’s hot and what’s best value for money.

Read the full article on Phono Stages for Around £100 here.


For Sale: Royd Apex From My Own Collection

May 9th, 2012

I’m having a bit of a clear out and am selling a pair of Royd Apex from my own collection. I’ve had this pair about 5-6 years, they used to be in my main lounge setup, but they’ve been in storage for the last few months. They’re in black and in good working order. Cosmetically however, they’re a little rough. Quite a few scratches and knocks, some of which have been touched up with black paint, so not too noticeable from a distance. The metal frame stands also have some rough paintwork. None of this detracts from their working or sound quality.

The Apex are the twin brothers of the original Rega Ela, a transmission line design with a rear bass port (at the top). They can reach pretty low frequencies, but they’re no bass junkies. The midrange is where they shine, slightly forward, but rich and smooth, albeit not as refined as later Royd’s. The Apex feature an external crossover mounted inside the bases, which can be setup for an active bi-amping configuration (using a Naim Naxo 2-4). They’re relatively easy to drive too.

Taking their cosmetic condition into account, I’m looking for £100. Due to their size, weight and lacking of packing, I will unfortunately have to insist on collection only from East London/Essex Border area. But of course, you’ll be able to demo them, compare against other Royd’s I have and enjoy a decent cup of tea. 🙂 If you’re interested, just get in touch using the contact form on the site.



Royd Sintra Mk1’s For Sale

February 17th, 2012

Royd Sintra Mk1A rather nice pair of Royd Sintra Mk1’s are up for sale over on the pink fish media forums, click here for details. These don’t come up very often, so catch them while you can.


Hi-Fi Launch of Sister Site

July 16th, 2011

I have been busy over the last few months developing a new Hi-Fi website; – Second Hand Search Engine. This new website aims to be a one stop shop search engine for hunting down second hand and ex-demo Hi-Fi and home cinema gear. It covers a multitude of classifieds sites, forums, ebay, and dealer websites.

Please pop by and check it out, it should be useful for finding Royd speakers across the second hand market.


Hi-Fi Magazine Subscribe Deals

June 9th, 2011

A shameless plug for all those who have enjoyed reading all the old Hi-Fi magazine reviews I have reproduced on the site; our affiliate LetsSubscribe are offering a £3 discount code to celebrate Father’s Day. Simply quote FATHER11 (credit card orders only) at the checkout to get a further £3 off they’re great prices. LetsSubscribe stock many great magazines I’m sure you’ll be interested in: Hi-Fi Choice, What Hi-Fi?, Gramaphone, Home Cinema Choice, Future Music, NME, Metal Hammer, Classic FM, Total Guitar and many more.

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