• Vivid Audio Giya G3

    Vivid Audio Giya G3

    The curvy Vivid Giya G3 loudspeaker is a smaller version of the Giya G2, itself a Giya G1 ‘mini-me’. And at CES this year, the company showed a Giya G4 and it’s even smaller. If ...
  • Cyrus Audio Lyric 09

    Cyrus Audio Lyric 09

    Cyrus Audio is no stranger to UK readers, but its half-width ‘singing shoeboxes’ sometimes struggle to make their mark outside of the British Isles. This, coupled with the significant changes in the type of product ...
  • Linn Akubarik

    Linn Akubarik

    The original Linn Isobarik was once the top dog on the flat earth. If you had a pair, driven by a Naim six-pack and with a fully loaded LP12 at the front in the 1980s, ...
  • Electrocompaniet ECM 2

    Electrocompaniet ECM 2

    While we could spend our disposable income on family holidays or outings to restaurants, we audiophiles have a habit of diverting unreserved funds toward new bits of hardware to enhance our listening pleasure. And it ...
  • Tune Audio Prime Loudspeakers

    Tune Audio Prime Loudspeakers

    Manolis Proestakis of Tune Audio is a sensitive soul. As are his loudspeakers; the Prime tested here is rated at 93dB, and is thus ideal with amplifiers of the single-ended triode persuasion. Tune Audio’s range ...
  • Spendor D7

    Spendor D7

    If you solely looked at the tweeters on a cross section of loudspeakers, very few would be easy to identify. The vast majority are built by a small number of companies, and as a result ...
  • PS Audio P5 Power Plant

    PS Audio P5 Power Plant

    PS Audio is a Colorado-based company that was founded 40 years ago, and has made everything from DACs to preamps in that time. It still has a commanding reputation in digital audio and more recently ...
  • Rega RP8

    Rega RP8

    This turntable has taken way too long. I visited Rega in 2012 and saw what was to become (in fact, make that has yet to become) the Naiad, the carbon fibre chassis turntable that Rega ...
  • Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Last year former Free and Bad Company front man Paul Rodgers went to a classic soul studio in Memphis and hooked up with the ‘house band’ to record the songs of his youth. That studio ...
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Xi

    Cambridge Audio Minx Xi

    In the time before it fell under the auspices of Audio Partnership, Cambridge Audio was an audio innovator of note. Back in the early 1980s, Cambridge Audio’s founder Stan Curtis launched the first multi-box CD ...
  • Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim is a Norwegain musician who specialises in pluckage, usually of stringed instruments like guitars, tamboura, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and several others. He also plays flutes, harmonica and analogue synths, so he’s pretty accomplished. ...

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