• Where should your loyalty lie?

    Where should your loyalty lie?

    One of the more interesting conversations I had at the Acoustica show last week involved talking about loyalty to members of the general public. Here were people who had been shopping at the same store ...
  • Magnum Dynalab MD807T

    Magnum Dynalab MD807T

    The biggest problem with some products these days is placing them into the right category. The Magnum Dynalab MD807T is a perfect example of this. It’s a DAB/FM tuner that’s also a valve 24/192 upsampling ...
  • Acoustica Hi-Fi Show 2014

    Acoustica Hi-Fi Show 2014

    The world of audio seems to be turning full circle. In the 1980s, a lot of new audio was presented at small, dealer-based shows dotted around the country. Then came the rise, and subsequent fall, ...
  • Meridian Director DAC

    Meridian Director DAC

    Meridian Audio is a complex brand. The firm is at once a high-end audio company, a luxury label, and a champion of new audio technology, so it has feet in many camps. Recently, though, Meridian ...
  • Timestep T-01MC phono stage

    Timestep T-01MC phono stage

    Although it’s easy to follow the alternate line of reasoning, high-end audio is supposed to be all about the sound quality. Inch-thick front panels and glitzy finishes are fine, but the end result is supposed ...
  • Sonus faber Ex3ma

    Sonus faber Ex3ma

    Sonus faber celebrated its 30th anniversary with style. The Italian company gathered together its biggest, brightest and best distributors and dealers (plus a handful of the world’s press) for a lavish event in and around ...
  • Neil Young’s Singing Toblerone

    Neil Young’s Singing Toblerone

    You’ve got to love Neil Young. He has matured nicely into the music business’ finest curmudgeon, and he has become one of the most visible and outspoken champions of good sound quality at a time ...
  • Wilson Benesch  Square Five loudspeaker

    Wilson Benesch Square Five loudspeaker

    Wilson Benesch’s recent brush with the top-end of loudspeaker design – the Cardinal – was a distinct success, but it remains a top-end loudspeaker, and those who cannot afford top-end loudspeakers, such lofty goals and ...
  • The Chameleon test

    The Chameleon test

    The absolute sound – the ethos, rather than our stable-mate – can be paired down to attempting to recreate the sound of live, unamplified music in a natural acoustic environment. This remains a valued goal ...
  • Bristol Sound & Vision 2014

    Bristol Sound & Vision 2014

    Following a few weeks after CES, the annual Bristol Sound & Vision show might not be the largest audiophile ‘launchpad’ for new products, but it gets more than its share. The ‘Bristol Show’ (only the ...

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