News

  • Thu, 28/04/2016
    Rega will be launching a new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. It features the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with ‘groundbreaking’ new features. A new 24 volt, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing.Tonearmread more
  • Wed, 27/04/2016
    Technics has today announced the specifications for the new non-limited edition Grand Class Direct Drive Turntable System SL-1200G, which will be available to buy in Autumn 2016 for those not fortunate enough to have purchased one of the only 900 limited edition SL-1200GAE turntables available outside of Japan. The 300 limited edition samples available for the Japanese market sold out in just half an hour.  read more

How To

  • Wed, 09/12/2015
    Something radical has been happening in West Sussex, the Bowers & Wilkins research labs in Steyning has taken the Kevlar drivers out of the company’s range topping 800 series loudspeakers. The yellow Kevlar cones are synonymous with the brand and have featured on every 800 series model since the first 801 was launched in 1987.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Thu, 28/04/2016
    Atohm may not be a familiar name to many readers, but when we couple Atohm to Devialet and mention that these two companies brought us the Devialet Ensemble 120/GT1 it might a ring a bell. Atohm is a French company that was chosen to supply loudspeakers for a Devialet package that is sold worldwide under the name Ensemble. But Atohm has more to offer, they make several ranges of loudspeakers, produce loudspeaker kits for DIY and supply drive units to other French manufacturers. read more

Show Report

  • March, 2016
    While some can’t get enough of the vinyl revival those of us who never stopped spinning the stuff appreciate the delights of a decent turntable, and there were more than a few at Bristol, not least the new Planar 3 (above). Even the Japanese are... read more

Features

  • Thu, 14/04/2016
    Ever since I started using the Melco N1A server as a source for digital files there has been the option of connecting the USB output directly to a DAC or using the network output to drive a streamer and plugging a coaxial digital output into the same DAC. It’s not a totally flat playing field because I have only just got a coax and USB cable from the same manufacturer and range, most of these observations were made with my coax cables from Chord Co and USBs by CAD and Vertere.