• KEF X300A desktop  speaker system

    KEF X300A desktop speaker system

    Hi-fi magazines are not known for their interest in desktop systems that work with a computer, but this is changing. For many people, their computer is now their main source of music (and, vinyl revival ...
  • The Great Leap Forward

    The Great Leap Forward

    I’ve recently been through several loudspeakers in the review process recently. And two in particular highlight a marked step-change in the way audio systems have sounded, and now sound. The two loudspeakers are the excellent ...
  • CES 2014: Loudspeakers, $15,000+

    CES 2014: Loudspeakers, $15,000+

    If this year was the time of ‘Statement’ amplifiers, when it came to top-end loudspeakers, CES 2014 was more the year of filling in gaps in the portfolio. While there were new top-end loudspeakers to ...
  • Audience ClairAudient  The ONE loudspeaker

    Audience ClairAudient The ONE loudspeaker

    Audience’s The ONE is a desktop loudspeaker, with ideas way above its station. It’s a crossoverless, single full-range loudspeaker design (albeit with a rear-firing driver in passive radiator mode). There’s also a little wedge-shaped riser ...
  • Spendor D1 news and commentary

    Spendor D1 news and commentary

    Spendor’s new £1,795 per pair D1 bookshelf loudspeaker is designed as a replacement for the popular SA1 and calls upon the technologies used in the company’s current D7 flagship floorstander. Optional dedicated and non-resonant stands ...
  • Raidho D-1 loudspeaker

    Raidho D-1 loudspeaker

    Raidho’s C-1.1 standmount manages to couple outstanding detail, analysis and musical insight with a sense of fun, and in the process creating a loudspeaker that proves quality is more important than quantity. It’s so good ...
  • ELAC BS312 loudspeaker

    ELAC BS312 loudspeaker

    It’s an old adage – “you can’t squeeze a quart into a pint pot”. Or, in Star Trek speak, it’s Mr Scott saying, “Ye cannae change the laws of physics, Cap’n.” ELAC’s Line 300 series ...
  • Triangle Magellan Duetto

    Triangle Magellan Duetto

    The baby of Triangle’s flagship Magellan range, it would be easy to dismiss the Duetto as being just another ported two-way standmount design. It’s not. It’s the distillation of years of the French brand’s distinctive ...
  • Monitor Audio GX50 Loudspeaker

    Monitor Audio GX50 Loudspeaker

    There’s an embarrassment of riches in the sub-£1,000 loudspeaker category and, fortunately for me, I’ve been able to experience firsthand some of those bargains over the last few issues. For example, I recently wrote in ...
  • Atohm GT1 loudspeaker

    Atohm GT1 loudspeaker

    Atohm is a brand better known than people know about. If that sounds like a contradiction, think on this: when it’s not making drive units (already a rarity) for its own loudspeakers like the GT1, ...

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