251.421.4500

I have designed this page as a resource for audiophiles and individuals researching audio gear. Over the years Ellington HIFI on a regular basis receives reviews, video’s and additional resources that simply get stored away into e-mail files.  So hopefully this can turn out to be an additional resource that helps in your research and/or buying decision.
— TONY BARNETTE
 

HARDWARE


 

LYNGDORF

Lyngdorf 2170 update courtesy of a client of mine that had to fill in the wholes in the 2170 software update instructions. Hopefully this will help you as well. Enjoy -


RC’s Soft Ware update notes (aka: for dummies) 
1) No other files on the usb 
2) USB must be formatted in FAT 32 
3) download the update from Lyngdorf.com  
Click: products, 2170, scroll to bottom of page  
and click on latest software 
3a) SW will appear on desktop as a zip icon (did on 
my imac, anyway) 
3b) Clicking zip icon will result in a blue “manilla” 
folder icon appearing.  
4) Open the folder: See two items: 1. the release 
notes which include instructions for installing the 
SW onto the 2170 and 2. the sw update. LOAD 
ONLY THE SW update to the flash drive. Other 
files must not be present. 
5) USB must be ejected properly from the computer for update to work 
6) Note: flash drives can be very picky when used with audio equipment, per Ryan Gowdy (my Apple Guru). If using old ones don’t succeed, try new ones if there is trouble, like I had using old ones. 
7) Using a brand new usb flash there were 2 files from sandisk shown so I deleted them. Only the SW can be present. 

SW update worked first time with the new USB. My drive was a 2.0, not 3.0, but 3.0 would work. Download took very few minutes (2 or so) and mine had not been updated in at least 2 years. Never since I bought in Jan. 2019

REGA - 

BRIO - Stereophile - https://www.stereophile.com/content/rega-research-brio-integrated-amplifier?utm_source=Retailer+List+2.00&utm_campaign=e26fb2cc0f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b8b66db72-e26fb2cc0f-78824257

Rogue Audio

RH-5 head phone amplifier - http://everythingaudionetwork.blogspot.com/2017/11/audiophile-review-rogue-audio-rh-5.html

Stereo 100 - Stereophile - ““In my view, the Stereo 100 is everything—sonically, mechanically, aesthetically—that we could hope for in a 21st-century tube amp. Everything about it screams End-game tube amp, long-term keeper!””

 

SPEAKERS


 

LARSEN speakers

Model 6.2 Loudspeakers -  https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/larsen-model-6-2-loudspeaker/

HARBETH

Harbeth Loudspeakers Factory Visit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja9BJn0lMxI

The Harbeth Monitor 30.2 40th Anniversary Edition - These very British speakers leave the Audiophiliac gobsmacked

Harbeth M30.2 40th Anniversary Edition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFEzEece5ss&t=18s

FOCAL

Kanta NO. 2 - Press Release

Kanta No. 2 Stereophile review - https://www.stereophile.com/content/focal-kanta-no2-loudspeaker

DYNAUDIO

Contour 40's - https://www.whathifi.com/dynaudio/special-forty/review

NAIM

Muso QB - Sound and Vision

Kii

Three active - HIFI +



ALL THINGS ANALOG