• Audio Research VSi75

    Audio Research VSi75

    One of the best-sounding power amplifiers I’ve heard in years was the Audio Research Reference 75. I’m not alone in that; it’s one of those ‘sweet spot’ amplifiers about which nobody has a bad word, ...
  • Bowers & Wilkins big week (part 2)

    Bowers & Wilkins big week (part 2)

    Following the announcement of a new hook-up with Volvo and involvement with the Maria Callas studio project, Bowers & Wilkins could afford a few seconds break before announcing a whole new line of loudspeakers, the ...
  • First Look - Burmester 101 amplifier

    First Look - Burmester 101 amplifier

    The Burmester 101 is the German company’s ‘entry-level’ amplifier product, although at £5,088 ‘entry level’ is possibly stretching things somewhat. Let’s say instead it is the cheapest way to get a new amplifier with a ...
  • Norma Revo DS-1

    Norma Revo DS-1

    The REVO DS-1 by NORMA is very much a ‘now’ product. It’s the link between the world of spinning discs and the world of computer audio. We’ve long considered computer audio to be an extra ...
  • Simple Audio Roomplayer+

    Simple Audio Roomplayer+

    There’s an elephant in the listening room. It’s called Sonos. In very short order, Sonos went from being the purveyor of one of the first streaming products on the market (alongside the late, lamented Squeezebox), ...
  • The Peter Principle and audio

    The Peter Principle and audio

    Do you remember The Peter Principle? It is the idea in management theory that people get promoted until they reach their position of incompetence, as coined by Laurence J Peter and Raymond Hull in the ...
  • HRT Music Streamer III

    HRT Music Streamer III

    The High Resolution Technologies Music Streamer was one of the first USB-powered digital converters, and the brand was one of the first in its field to be taken seriously by audiophiles. The latest Music Streamer ...
  • AMG Viella 12 turntable and arm

    AMG Viella 12 turntable and arm

    Yes, it may be German, but it is not that AMG. This one stands for Analog Manufaktur Germany and is the maker of an extremely nice all-aluminium turntable and arm called the V12 (technically the ...
  • Is size important?

    Is size important?

    In the audio world, the British are perhaps best known for making great sounding small loudspeakers. It may well be that we are experts in other audio fields (we have a number of excellent turntable ...

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