• A Middle Way...

    A Middle Way...

    I was born about 250 hours after the assassination of JFK. That means two things: 1. I have a seriously good alibi 2. I’m part of the last Baby Boomer cohort Coming in at the ...
  • MartinLogan Montis

    MartinLogan Montis

    MartinLogan has a special place in the heart of audiophile enthusiasts. Despite many on the English audio scene feeling that the UK ‘owns’ electrostatics through the medium of Quad, MartinLogan sells well here. And the ...
  • Jean C. Verdier, 1938-2014

    Jean C. Verdier, 1938-2014

    Jean C. Verdier, French turntable pioneer, passed away earlier this week. Verdier was born in 1938. He started to manufacture turntables in 1963, during his time with the French company ERA. In 1972, Jean Verdier ...
  • The new Flat Earth?

    The new Flat Earth?

    The scale of the UK’s National Audio Show does allow the emergence of small trends that might otherwise pass unnoticed. This year, we might just be seeing the start of a rebirth of the Flat ...
  • The National Audio Show, 2014

    The National Audio Show, 2014

    The National Audio Show on September 20th and September 21st at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK, is not the largest show around. Where once the UK had the premier audio show in Europe, that baton has ...
  • 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 ...

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