A Few Words About Me & HiFi
Welcome to my website! Audio Nostalgia was developed as a result of a lifetime passion for modern and vintage HiFi, DIY and music. Music has been a big part of my life since I was a little kid, and apart from attending live concerts, there is no better way to experience it, than through a well setup HiFi system.
I have a great appreciation for a lot of modern audio equipment but I also think that there is something magical about vintage HiFi. Nonetheless, I believe that if one is going to use vintage equipment for playing music (and not for decorative purposes only), there are certain components that will most likely need to be replaced to get the best out of it. I am also a big fan of doing things myself, simply because I take great pleasure in learning new things, and because using items that I built gives me great satisfaction.
On Audio Nostalgia you will find descriptions, specifications and my subjective opinions on many modern and vintage loudspeakers. My aim is to experience & explore, and share my HiFi adventures with other enthusiasts around the globe. In the DIY section you will find detailed descriptions and photos from various projects, including upgrading crossovers in vintage loudspeakers as well as refurbishing and building new cabinets. This website is supported by my YouTube channel with the same name.
I currently live in West Yorkshire (UK), hence, majority of the speakers reviewed on Audio Nostalgia are British. Since I live in a relatively small house, I cannot keep all of the equipment that I buy. As a result, every so often, you can find some of it on eBay. Apologies for any spelling mistakes – English is not my first language. This is also the reason why I use my nickname (Shem) instead of my rather hard to pronounce Polish name ;). Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or feedback.
My Main Setup:
My Desktop Setup:
Equipment Previously Tested In My House:
CD Transports & Players:
Cambridge Audio Azur 851C
Benchmark DAC2 HGC