The ADL X1 portable DAC has put Furutech’s digital electronics brand on the market for Apple users and now it has a solution for Android devices in the £435 A1. This DAC and headphone amplifier is also DSD-capable when used with either Mac or PC. It has three digital inputs: USB, Android OTG (On-The-Go – an Android USB connection protocol), and 3.5mm optical. Output is via minijack and the A1 supports DSD64, DSD128 and PCM at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz.read more
The National Audio Show at Whittlebury kicks of this weekend. Here’s a taste of what’s going down.
Chord Co has Tuned Array and Sarum TA loom dems
KEF Blade Two makes its UK debut
Right Note will demonstrate the benefits of vibration removal with Vertex components
Hart Audio will launch its Hart of Gold Sound & Vision System (WiFi)
Music First Audio will show its Reference Phono Stage (above)read more
The mu-so is Naim’s first foray into the world beyond separates hi-fi. An all in one wireless sound system designed to sit on the sideboard of music lovers who want quality without clutter and the ability to play tunes straight from their mobile phones. It’s a brave move for a company that’s steeped in less is more, multiple black box, hair shirt audiophilia, but a necessary one for any brand hoping to grow in today’s market. read more
In 2013 this show was branded as the Signals 20th Anniversary show, it featured all the major brands stocked by the Suffolk retailer. This year the doors have been opened to all brands which has widened the array of kit on demonstration. The venue... read more
Music it is said is part and parcel of every audiophile's raison d'être. It is the reason for large speakers and annoying electronics that occupy living space and endanger peace, happiness and in some cases marital bliss. And yet it would appear that less of us are parking our ears in front of the audio set-ups we cherish so much as often as we once did.