• Synthesis ROMA 14DC+ CD player

    Synthesis ROMA 14DC+ CD player

    Although I know it’s an unrealistic expectation, I always hope and pray that any new CD player I encounter will have an immediate and transforming effect on my entire silver disc collection – in much ...
  • ATC CD2 CD player

    ATC CD2 CD player

    Seeing a CD player launched at this stage in the game makes me wonder what’s going on. Does it symbolise an upwelling of desire for simplicity or perhaps a yearning to engage with a physical ...
  • Exposure XM CD Player

    Exposure XM CD Player

    While BOGOF has an undeniable ring to it, BOGTF is just so much better – even if it is unpronounceable. That might have stood in the way of the wider advertising industry, but it hasn’t ...
  • CEC TL5 CD transport

    CEC TL5 CD transport

    Okay, I admit it: I still listen to CD. But far from apologising for that fact; instead, I’d argue that CD doesn’t just remain relevant: for a number of reasons CD users have never had ...
  • dCS Rossini – MQA updates

    dCS Rossini – MQA updates

    This is the review I was beginning to wonder if I would ever write. Back in 2015 Alan Sircom wrote a very comprehensive take on the then-new dCS Rossini CD/DAC and clock with the thought ...
  • Rotel RCD-1572 CD player

    Rotel RCD-1572 CD player

    We all got very excited when the compact disc came along, the scratch resistant, jam-proof “perfect” medium for the first digital music format, but it seems that the gloss has well and truly worn off ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Digital Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Digital Audio

    Disc Player/Transport PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player In the world of streaming audio, many think that spinning disc players must either move with the times or fade away. PS Audio’s DirectStream Memory Player is very ...
  • Roksan Blak CD player

    Roksan Blak CD player

    Many people have written off CD today. However, reports of the death of the polycarbonate disc are greatly exaggerated. True, it’s getting ever harder to find players, especially new players, and increasingly the audiophile zeitgeist ...
  • Hegel and Chartwell system

    Hegel and Chartwell system

    Some systems here are easy recommendations, because they are the output of a single brand. Others are more a reflection of listening tests along the way. This one is slightly different. It’s taking two known ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    DAC of the Year Chord Electronics DAVE Some awards categories were difficult to choose, and notionally that could have applied to the fast-moving and extremely competitive DAC market. In fact, there’s really only one DAC ...

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