• KEF R900  Loudspeaker

    KEF R900 Loudspeaker

    It is hard to believe that anyone with even a passing interest in things audio could have remained either ignorant of or indifferent to KEF’s Blade loudspeaker. “Job done”, might be the conclusion. After all, ...
  • Magico S1 loudspeaker

    Magico S1 loudspeaker

    In just a few years, Magico has gone from being a brand no-one had heard of, to being a brand that helps shape today’s high-end audio industry. Although this comes down to many factors, it’s ...
  • Sonus Faber Venere 2.0  loudspeakers

    Sonus Faber Venere 2.0 loudspeakers

    Since its acquisition by Fine Sounds, Sonus Faber faced something of a conundrum. Its higher end models, like the Homage series, retained – and in some cases, improved upon – the sumptuous finish and refined ...
  • MonoPulse Model S

    MonoPulse Model S

    MonoPulse is one of Britain’s smaller speaker makers, but it has been around for more than a decade, has a very distinctive range of speakers, enjoys a steady demand (especially from Scandinavia), and seems perfectly ...
  • ELAC FS 509 VX-JET  loudspeakers

    ELAC FS 509 VX-JET loudspeakers

    Some of the most innovative things done with a loudspeaker box today come out of the ELAC factory. The company’s use of Heil Air Motion Transducer tweeters, ‘Crystal Membrane’ aluminium composite mid-bass units and now ...
  • Neat Ultimatum XL10

    Neat Ultimatum XL10

    Last year I was invited to hear the ultimate member of the Neat Acoustics Ultimatum series, the as then unheard XL10, being launched in Milan... on the end of quite the saddest high-end system the ...
  • Avalon Idea loudspeaker

    Avalon Idea loudspeaker

    Avalon’s Idea loudspeaker has one drawback that we’ll get out of the way quickly; the name. Calling a loudspeaker ‘Idea’ almost gifts every writer, commentator, blogger and forum denizen a healthy succession of puns. It’s ...

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