Our aim at AudioCollective is to play our records through Hi-fi equipment which offers both affordability and great sound quality.
Hi-fi has made huge strides in recent years and the sound quality available to enthusiasts for less than 4 zero £s would not so long ago cost nearer 5 zero £s.
The other great thing about Hi-fi kit is, looked after, it will last for years. Much of our kit has been bought from Ebay for prices well below new.
Our current set-up is as follows:
Speakers – Monitor Audio Silver 10’s
These are room filling beasts. Dual 8 inch bass drivers ensure effortless control of the most challenging tracks. The gold dome tweeter provides treble to spare. They handle up to 250W of power and go as low as 30HZ. They are not the last word in subtlety and KEF’s produce a better soundstage. But for our Audio Collective nights they are pretty much perfect!
Turntable – Rega Planar 3
Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic original Planar range.
Our iteration of the Planar 3 is a late 80s model featuring the legendary RB300 tonearm. Since acquisition we have upgradedhis turntable with a new ceramic bearing and a Fidelity Designs produced alloy based sub platter (http://www.fidelitydesignsltd.co.uk/subplatters/subplatters.html). These upgrades adding solidity, clarity and punch to the lower frequencies and adding a more natural dynamic to the overall sound.