• VPI Classic 1 Turntable (Hi-Fi+)

    VPI Classic 1 Turntable (Hi-Fi+)

    When the late, great Edgar Villchur designed the three-point suspended sub-chassis turntable, first seen in the compact shape of the AR-XA, he could have little dreamt of the dominant effect his design would create across ...
  • Spendor A6 Loudspeaker (Hi-Fi+)

    Spendor A6 Loudspeaker (Hi-Fi+)

    One of the most enjoyable and engaging speakers to come our way last year was Spendor’s diminutive SA1, a speaker that could and should finally banish the LS3/5a to the annals of history. But as ...
  • Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeaker (Hi-Fi+)

    Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeaker (Hi-Fi+)

    The third family of products to carry Focal’s flagship Utopia designation, this latest iteration represents not just an evolution of the technology and thinking behind these speakers, but a ground-up reassessment of its implementation. So ...
  • Goldmund Eidos 20 and Logos 1

    Goldmund Eidos 20 and Logos 1

    Goldmund is a company that’s nothing if not individual. But this isn’t a case of different for difference sake. The distinctive visual identity of its products reflects their conceptual coherence, a philosophical identity that’s just ...
  • The Usher 6371 Loudspeaker

    The Usher 6371 Loudspeaker

    Usher first arrived on these shores, not so much with a splash as with a resounding thud. Two ranges of speakers were each given their own room at that year’s London hi-fi show, the one ...
  • The Belles Labs MB-200 Mono-blocs

    The Belles Labs MB-200 Mono-blocs

    Reviewing power amps can present a particular problem. After all, accumulating material to fill the pages of our august journal isn’t exactly helped by a feature count that could be listed on the back of ...
  • Emillé KI-40L Integrated Amplifier

    Emillé KI-40L Integrated Amplifier

    Seemingly intent on demonstrating that Korea can do high-end as well as providing a superior standard of offshore, low-cost manufacturing, Emillé landed on these shores in the not insubstantial shape of their statement product, the ...
  • The Spendor SA1 Loudspeaker

    The Spendor SA1 Loudspeaker

    Maybe I just like swimming against the tide… Maybe I just want to be different… Or maybe, just maybe I resent being told what to think… Anyway, more years ago than I care to remember, ...
  • The Zanden Model 2500S CD Player

    The Zanden Model 2500S CD Player

    It’s no great secret that I’m a huge fan of Zanden’s four-box CD transport and DAC. It is the best balanced, most accomplished, most engaging and most musically satisfying player I’ve ever spent time with. ...
  • The Wadia 581se CD/SACD Player

    The Wadia 581se CD/SACD Player

    Wadia’s 861, and latterly the 861se, CD player has been pretty much a permanent feature around these parts, not least because the only player I’ve heard that seriously surpassed its performance cost five times as ...
  • The Kuzma 4POINT Tonearm

    The Kuzma 4POINT Tonearm

    NIH; the acronym that stands for “Not Invented Here” might better be expressed as “Never Invented Here” when it comes to hi-fi. For every company that rejects out of hand any idea that they didn’t ...

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