News

  • Thu, 18/12/2014
    Having made its name with a range of very shiny, technologically advanced amplifier/streamers for the high end, Devialet is seeking to expand its market with a very unusual loudspeaker. Phantom is an active, wireless, two channel design that’s said to offer big speaker bandwidth in a compact, 12 litre cabinet. Incorporating the company’s ADH processing and SAM speaker matching tech the Phantom is a sealed box with a pair of large dome drivers on either side and a tweeter at the top.read more
  • Tue, 16/12/2014
    Meridian recently announced a new ‘format’ that promises high resolution sound quality with sub CD bit rates, a system that could make it possible to stream 24/192 to a mobile device. MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and involves encoding at the mastering stage and decoding at playback in order to deliver the full effect. Importantly however an MQA file can be played back with a conventional PCM DAC and is still said to offer a sonic benefit.read more

How To

  • Tue, 18/11/2014
    In 1983 Peter Lyngdorf founded DALI, the Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industry, to supply the Audionord Group in Scandinavia with its own brand of loudspeakers. After few years they moved to a small town called Norager where the factory is based today.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Thu, 18/12/2014
    The largest model in the Rubicon range encourages René to wind up the volume and proves that, as in life, more is more when it comes to loudspeakers. read more

Show Report

  • October, 2014
    René van Es checks out an ambitious dealer show and finds that when it came to producing a sound to match the price points some are more successful than others. In Brussels there’s usually a high end audio show in November, where distributors show... read more

Features

  • Thu, 11/12/2014
    Have you ever noticed that your system sounds better later in the evening, that it becomes more revealing and effortless ‘round about midnight’? If so you may have wondered why and you wouldn’t be the first. There are a number of possible causes, the most often cited being that most people turn off their TVs and other electric devices later in the evening, so there is less demand and less noise being injected onto the mains.