• 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. ...
  • Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Britain’s brightest hope of producing a world class jazz pianist lies with young welsh player Gwilym Simcock who made his name a couple of years back with an album that carried a very similar title ...
  • '68

    '68

    This gem from the archives has never been formally released yet contains the basis of the work that Wyatt was to produce with Soft Machine in the years to follow. A long way from Ship ...
  • No End

    No End

    Back in the mid eighties Keith Jarrett’s touring schedule must have been a little less hectic than it became later because he had time to sit down in his home studio, Cavelight, and noodle away ...
  • Doris

    Doris

    I admit that I was drawn to this artist solely by his name, then he releases an album called Doris. I mean what can you do, I had to have it. And it turned out ...
  • Extended Circle

    Extended Circle

    The master of Scandinavian cool is back with another down tempo voyage of discovery. Accompanied by his extended band of Mats Eilertsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums as well as sax player ...
  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    Slowly Rolling Camera

    This debut from British four piece Slowly Rolling Camera has strong overtones of the Cinematic Orchestra, yet as that band is hardly prolific and it’s genre less than oversubscribed it’s great to hear something that ...

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