Battle of the Giant Killers – iFi Audio Zen Phono vs. Schiit Audio Mani

For anyone familiar the Schiit Audio and their range of product offerings, their budget DAC & AMP combination such as the Modi 3 & Magni 3 are well reviewed and often recommended as starter combinations. For folks who are into LP, Records or Vinyl playback, the Schiit Mani is something they would have come across… Continue reading Battle of the Giant Killers – iFi Audio Zen Phono vs. Schiit Audio Mani

[DIY] Chinese Single-Ended Tube Preamp (6J4, 6P6P, 6Z5P)

EF94, 6V6GT, 6X5GT

In January this year, I finally decided to change out my home stereo setup and experience my music differently. In doing so, I sold my NAD C162 Stereo Preamplifier. That piece of kit was a full featured solid state preamplifier and a component I have come to adore. It did pretty much everything I asked… Continue reading [DIY] Chinese Single-Ended Tube Preamp (6J4, 6P6P, 6Z5P)