• Vivid GIYA G2 loudspeaker

    Vivid GIYA G2 loudspeaker

    How many loudspeaker companies build all their own drive units and fit them into ground breaking cabinets? And how many of those companies are genuinely breaking new ground? By my calculation the answer is very ...
  • 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 ...

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