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Croft Acoustics RIAA MM Phono Stage by Croft Acoustics
Purchased one of these to partner my Decca London Super Gold, as I had heard that Glenn Croft uses these himself and designs his phono stages around them. I couldn't have made a better choice, all the well known characteristics of the Decca were there in full force, the visceral dynamics and the holographic soundstage. The Croft manages to pull all the best from the cartridge whilst downplaying it's flaws (groove and handling noise).

I also have run a couple of other MM cartridges into the Croft and am happy to report they sounded superb as well. It will also respond well to tube rolling - a pair of PSvane 12AX7's in place of the supplied JJ's brought immediate and obvious… Read more
Rush -Changing Hemispheres (Book + 4dvd) [2011] <b>Hardcover</b> ~ James McCarthy
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
The book is certainly quite nice, lots of nice glossy colour photos of the band from all eras and a reasonably comprehensive history of the band. Nice discography and a breakdown of each album at the back too.

Where the package falls down is the DVD's - there is a total of 90 mins of video footage across ALL FOUR disks. In fact, the footage consists of two 45 min documentary programs made in 2005 which are each cut in half so that they can spread it out over 4 disks. Whilst the footage is pretty good, there was absolutely no reason that it could not have been all put on one disk with a proper menu (also missing) and some extras. Instead you load a disk and by the time you've got… Read more
Wtf?! ~ KMFDM
Wtf?! ~ KMFDM
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
If you like your KMFDM somewhere between the full on guitar attack of WWIII and the more dance oriented beats of BLITZ then this album should score well with you. In addition, the sound is darker in tone, more introspective and thoughtful. That's not to say it doesn't kick ass when required - cuts like Krank, Rebels In Control & Viva La Mort! will have you dancing round your living room. Lucia gets her vampy disco cut with Take It Like A Man and the band revisit the past with Panzerfaust, a disturbing and clever reworking of Liebeslied from their 1993 album Naïve. Also of note is the last track, a spooky, twisted workup of the old English nursery rhyme Who Killed Cock Robin which will not… Read more

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