• Remembering Dieter

    Remembering Dieter

    From a technical standpoint, the image at the front of this piece is not my best work. It’s badly lit, the composition is all over the place, it’s cropped off at the knee, and more. ...
  • TAD D1000 CD/SACD player

    TAD D1000 CD/SACD player

    Why would anyone buy a disc player in 2015? Because the market for CD/SACD players is far from dead, especially at audio’s higher end. But, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for smaller companies to find decent ...
  • The Show Must Go On

    The Show Must Go On

    If you were there at the time, Queen was a very big thing. From the early 1970s right up to (and beyond) the death of singer Freddie Mercury in 1991, the band had a string ...
  • The Mad Minute

    The Mad Minute

    Last week, Jimmy Fallon interviewed Tom Cruise on NBC’s The Tonight Show. There’s nothing special about that – Cruise is promoting the latest in the Mission: Impossible franchise, he’s a regular on Fallon’s show (and ...
  • TechDAS Air Force Two turntable

    TechDAS Air Force Two turntable

    Of all the high-end superdecks, few generated quite as much interest as TechDAS’ Air Force One. Everything on a turntable that could be pumped up or held down by air or vacuum, was… and was ...
  • Ensemble ONDIVA

    Ensemble ONDIVA

    Some time ago, the Swiss firm Ensemble was best known for its standmount loudspeakers, with designs like its outstanding ELYSIA minimonitor. Over the years, the company has diversified into audio electronics, cables, tables, platforms, and ...
  • VPI Prime

    VPI Prime

    VPI industries is one of the shining stars in the US high-end firmament. Based in New Jersey, the company has been making turntables, tonearms, and record cleaning machines for decades. VPI has recently been passed ...
  • AudioQuest JitterBug

    AudioQuest JitterBug

    Some audio tweaks are a little bit, er, weird. Some are painfully expensive. The £39 JitterBug by AudioQuest is neither of those things. Instead, it’s the next bit of audio equipment you are going to ...
  • Apple Music – the end of an era?

    Apple Music – the end of an era?

    This week, Apple announced its most audacious reworking of its music services, called, appropriately enough, Music. It’s no exaggeration to say Apple’s iTunes radically changed the way most people acquire and store music, and there ...

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