House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable

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Selling price: SGD 428

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One of the stars of CES 2016 is the elegant, trendy and eco-friendly turntable by House of Marley – the “Stir It Up” Turntable. If you’ve not heard of House of Marley before – yes, it is referring to the same Bob Marley you already know about, rolling with the brand to promote “good living and shared experiences”.

 

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This is a compact record player with nice natural bamboo plinth. The aluminum platter is 11-inch, slightly smaller than full-size 12-inch platter. We like the fact that is it less bulky than many turntables in the market. It is space saving and looks good no matter where you put it.

A lot of attention and passion has been poured in to design this turntable. It is not one of those super OEM decks.

House of Marley also utilized Regrind™ and Rewind™, which are composed of hemp, organic cotton and recycled plastic. The base below the bamboo plinth has a fabric-wrapped finish. It is tastefully done, very sleek indeed.

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It includes standard features for model turntables, such as ability to play 33 & 45rpm, USB output, counter weight and anti-skating adjustment, tonearm level, RCA output, built-in switchable phono pre-amp, and MM cartridge. To be specific, the cartridge used is Audio Technica AT91/BL. We estimate it weights around 3.5kg. This weight, together with the anti vibration legs, helps to reduce external vibration. That means better sound than many ultra-light, plasticky enter-level turntables.

Although the headshell is not detachable, it is a standard mount. This make it possible to upgrade the stock cartridge to something better, like the well-known and highly praised Audio Technica AT95e. It has a built-in 3.5mm jack headphone output in front. For those of you who likes to listen to vinyl music on earphones or headphones, you can just plug and play. The built-in headphone amplifier does the job, no additional components needed. It is a bit odd because the volume is not adjustable. Well, we suppose you can enhanced it with external mini amplifier, so not a problem.

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I’ll be damned if I don’t mention how nice is the product packaging. Now wrapping paper needed if you get this as a gift!!

IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 Speaker Stand

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Selling price: SGD169

IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 Speaker Stand, sold in pairs. Make not mistake, this is probably the best investment for sound improvements; that’s why if you googled it, many will swear by that these are the best speaker stands in the world.

The ISO-L8R155 isolation stands are designed for medium size speakers and studio monitors. A practical and effective solution for desktop, bookshelf and floor standing speakers. The IsoAcoustics patented isolation system provides superior isolation and decoupling from the supporting surface. The stands are a complete kit to optimize your speaker placement and performance by assembling them in the short or tall configuration and setting the desired upward or downward tilt.

IsoAcoustics - ISO-L8R155The ISO-L8R155 stands have an overall size of 6.1”x7.5” (155x190mm) and can be configured to an overall height of 3.7” or 8.75” (9.5mm or 22.5mm) with inserts that provide up to 6.5 degrees of tilt upwards or downward. Altogether, up to 14 variations of height and tilt adjustment are available to optimize speaker placement.

 

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Height adjustment from the reference plane at a listening distance of 36” & 48” allows for optimized speaker position relative to the listener.

 

 

 

It is suitable for most bookshelf speakers with 5″ to 7″ subwoofers. If you are not sure if IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 is suitable for your speakers, please kindly use this link below to check.

http://www.isoacoustics.com/calculator/#/step1

(Click either Studio Monitor or Home Audio on the page)

 

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Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable

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Selling price: SGD598*


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The landmark Audio-Technica AT-LP5 turntable  is proof positive that an affordable turntable can deliver the  performance, design and reliability expected of high-fidelity models. A perfect balance of technology and design, the sleek contemporary lines of the AT-LP5 turntable grace any room in the home, while delivering performance features born out of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage.

The direct-drive turntable with its precision-engineered cast aluminium record platter, fitted with the exclusive high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet cartridge, itself mounted on an AT-HS10 lightweight headshell, proves the LP5 doesn’t compromise when it comes to materials and components.

The LP5’s J-shaped tonearm, which helps minimise tracking errors, is based on original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and 70s. 33 1/3rd & 45 RPM speeds, phono or line stereo outputs with separate grounding, a low-resonance damped & weighted chassis structure, the heavy 5mm thick rubber-composite platter mat and sleek matte black paint finish create a comprehensive package.

The AT-LP5 offers a built-in switchable phono/line pre-amplifier that provides connection to a stereo system equipped with either phono or line-level inputs. The AT-LP5 also includes Audacity recording software for MAC or PC, USB cable and an RCA / RCA stereo adapter cable, allowing direct connection to your computer to transfer your classic LP collection to digital files using its USB output. 

With great attention paid to the complete analog signal path, subtle features such as the gold-plated  u-shaped connections of the HS10 headshell, the choice of using both the internal or an external phono pre-amplifier, and a stable high-rated internal mains power supply with enhanced grounding, the audio reproduction credentials of the LP5 are clear for all to see.

This turntable received 5-star rating by What HiFi magazine. Read about it here – http://www.whathifi.com/audio-technica/lp5/review

 

Nobsound TAP mini HIFI set with speakers and tube amplifier

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Selling price: SGD300

This system is out of production and will not be stocked anymore.

Nobsound TAP 300 mini HIFI set really re-define the entry level tube amp market by being ultra affordable. The set comes with a pair of solid built speakers with nice synthetic leather finishing. The speakers are about 15cm tall, which is just nice for a small listening room such as bed room or studies. It is not bulky at all. The woofer is 4-inch full-range with 1-inch tweeter, enclosure is ported at the back, so you still can decent bass.

The mini hybrid tube amplifier that drives these speakers are equally small, but sound fantastic nonetheless. It is packed with nice features.

  • About 15 w per channel
  • USB input – allows you to play MP3 via a thumb drive
  • Remote control (Yay!)
  • Radio tuner

Nobsound MS-10D MKII Budget Tube Amplifier

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Selling price: SGD250

Want to experience the warmness of tube sound but you are on a budget? Nobsound MS-10D MKII is the way to go. This amp sound fantastic for a price below SGD 300. First, let’s look at the features and specifications

  • Hybrid tube amplifer
  • Output Power: 25W+25W
  • Can easily push any speakers. We use them on PSB floor standing speakers
  • Output Impedance: 4-16 ohm
  • SNR: 80DB
  • Frequency response:28HZ-20KHZ
  • 2 RCA inputs
  • Comes with Bluetooth! That means you can pair it with you phone and stream music directly
  • USB input (not shown in this picture). It can play MP3/FLAC/WAV/APE/WMA formats
  • 3.5 mm headphone output
  • Bass & Treble adjustments
  • Tube: Beijing 6N1*2+6P1*2

MKII is the upgraded version that fixed some of the circuit board over power issues that you might have read some where in old forum threads.

Tube amplifier, especially one as cheap and as fantastic as this one, is the perfect match of your analog sound system. Highly recommended for those of you who are into jazz vocals.

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Now available in black version

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GPO Attaché Record Player

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Selling price: SGD289

Update on 23 November 2016. This model has been phased out and replace with GPO Ambassador.

Stylish, lightweight and available in a range of colours, this suitcase record player makes it simple for you to play your vinyl wherever you are. Made of wood and bound in leatherette this briefcase styled record player features built in stereo speakers so you can tune in without needing a speaker system. The attache also comes with a USB stick so you can record your vinyl records on the go as well.

Features & Specifications

  • Portable briefcase turntable player, enjoy music anywhere, anytime!
  • Built in twin stereo speaker
  • Analogue output: RCA connectors L/R
  • Digital output: USB port
  • Supports all 3 record speeds: 33/45/78 RPM
  • Record your vinyl to a USB stick (supplied)
  • Included are power supply and USB stick
  • Built in RCA audio out to allow additional speakers to be connected