Richard Varey’s faulty valve sees him discover a goldmine for vintage valves, right here in Auckland.
Author: Richard Varey
RICHARD VAREY finds modern day alchemy at Mad Scientist Audio – and the Heretical USB interconnect is not too bad either.
RICHARD VAREY auditions Albedo’s innovative Aptica loudspeaker system and finds some sunshine in a box. Yes, really.
RICHARD VAREY has been hard at work indulging his inner audiophile. In the first of a two part review of a trio of products, he takes a close look at Metrum’s Adagio Digital Preamp DAC and Forte Power Amplifier. And his verdict?
DR RICHARD VAREY reports on his long and vigorous examination of a miscellany of record cleaning devices and methodologies.
Wannabe audiophiles and natural tinkerers will love this cool entry-level duo, writes DR RICHARD VAREY.
It might be called a ‘Blu-ray player’ but Oppo’s audiophile-grade UDP-205 is actually a stunning multi-purpose sound and visual hub, and DR RICHARD VAREY struggles to find fault with this superb machine.
Simon Brown designs award-winning, New Zealand-made tonearms for record players. DR RICHARD VAREY is very taken with his latest.
Can an affordable cable really, fundamentally improve the sound of your hi-fi? DR RICHARD VAREY puts the Burson Audio Cable+ Pro Active Buffer Cable to the test.
Ever wondered whether stereo was good for you? A brilliant wee ‘stereo fixer’ – The Soundstage Activator – sends DR RICHARD VAREY off on a fascinating voyage to discover the truth about the way we listen to music.
What the heck is ‘artisan audio’? DR RICHARD VAREY explains what it is, and why it’s so attractive to a particular kind of hi-fi freak.
Is it possible for recordings to sound as good as the musicians when they performed in the studio? RICHARD VAREY has found a record company that do just that.