• Walls of Sound

    Walls of Sound

    The Walls Of Sound system does not lend itself to a normal review. It’s an in-wall system, designed with stereo parameters – rather than home cinema impressiveness – in mind. The ‘designed for stereo’ part ...
  • Postcards from Las Vegas (part one)

    Postcards from Las Vegas (part one)

    CES is the annual hub for consumer electronics. The world’s technology makers, sellers, and press are all assembled together for a week in early January, to paw over the latest (and occasionally greatest) consumer electronics ...
  • AVM Inspiration CS2.2 system

    AVM Inspiration CS2.2 system

    Back in the late 1970s, the music centre (as it was once called) was the popular choice among non-audio enthusiasts. This was a time before ‘small’ and ‘minimal’ were the orders of the day, so ...
  • CES 2015 preview

    CES 2015 preview

    Audio is not the slow-moving stream it once was. The rate of change has stepped up considerably of late, and there will be many products and concepts shown at this year’s CES. We get dozens ...
  • Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2

    Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2

    To me, the Bowers & Wilkins 805 is the perfect balance of loudspeaker technology with a bit of art thrown in, coupled with the sort of size that makes them not so large they become ...
  • MQA - It's about time!

    MQA - It's about time!

    Last week, Meridian Audio announced a wholly new music format, Master Quality Authenticated, or MQA. This is not one of those ‘here is a new toy truck, go play with it!’ press launches; instead this ...
  • Sonus faber Olympica II

    Sonus faber Olympica II

    We can dance around this, but the Sonus faber Olympica II represents the right answer to an increasingly important question in audio: Can we have style AND substance? The usual answer is to dismiss anything ...
  • Primare NP30

    Primare NP30

    The Primare NP30 is perhaps a mark of just how fast network technology is spreading through audio now. Not because it is a ‘me too’ product – far from it, in fact – but because ...
  • Burmester 101

    Burmester 101

    The standard audio industry autumn roll-out of shows and factory visits had a strange, unexpected side-effect. It made me understand something fundamental about the Burmester 101 integrated amplifier, and Burmester products in general. You see, ...

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