Buying hi-fi

Buying a recommended hi-fi system

We all love a good deal don't we? Open box, ex-display, 2nd hand or reconditioned items can offer outstanding value for money. Quite often this brings hi-fi gear within your budget when otherwise you may not be able to afford it.Here at Dynamic Headroom we love a good bargain. There is no shame in buying second hand, ex-display or open box. I'm not trying to sell you anything so I am happy to say that.There are risks with buying second hand gear such as having no manufacturer guarantee, hidden issues with the item that you didn't spot or buying "blind" due to distance. Its true there are risks, but there are some guidelines to follow so please read on.

Best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210

Best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210 (1)

Here at Dynamic Headroom HQ, the Technics SL1210 mark 2 is the turntable of choice in my hi-fi system. Actually, it was left over from my DJing days, but nevertheless it was dusted off when the vinyl revival started and I began buying vinyl again. Upgrading to another deck would set me back £1000 in order to get a performance bump to make it worthwhile. I don't have that kind of money so began to wonder, what is the best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210? And can I do it on the cheap?

Wireless streaming to hi-fi

Stream wirelessly to stereo hi-fi

Do you regularly use online music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music? Do you have a decent stereo hi-fi but perhaps don't use it so much because you no longer buy CDs? If so then read on...