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  • Ascending to Paradise

    As you may have noticed, the regularity of my posts here has slowed down a bit in recent months. This is not because I’ve lost my enthusiasm for hifi. Quite the opposite: I’ve been so utterly obsessed that I’ve had no time to reflect on or write about it. Mostly what I’ve been up to…

  • Nobeone’s Guide to Servicing a Naim Nait 2

    This post aims to contain everything you need to know to perform a DIY service (aka “recapping”) of a Naim Nait 2. Instructions are provided for both the CD-input version (which I have) and the more common phono-input version. It contains the following sections (click to jump directly to them): Backstory A look inside my…

  • Power Conditioning Shootout: Plixir BAC 150 vs. iFi iPurifier AC vs. Jackery Explorer 240

    A few months ago, I installed Powerline networking in my home in an effort to get reliable internet out to my garage. Although it worked well for its intended purpose, it also introduced nasty AC noise into my stereo. Thus began a search for the best way to clean up dirty AC. As I wrote…

  • The iFi AC iPurifier: Not Snake Oil!

    I recently decided to try out “power line internet”: a system for home networking when it’s not practicable to run actual ethernet lines. I was worried that this would introduce AC noise into my precious hi-fi — and it absolutely did! So, for the first time in my life, I decided to try out a…

  • In My Room

    Everyone wants a room of their own to decorate according to their taste, fill with their favourite stuff, hang out in, work. But probably especially fans of The Beach Boys and Virginia Woolf like me. As described in my fragmentary first post, the first thing I started obsessing over when we bought our house was…