News

  • Thu, 20/09/2018
    Linn has unveiled the Selekt DSM, a new ‘high-end’ network music player. Central to the new player’s user experience is a cut-glass dial embellished with 100 individual LEDs, the dial glows when approached and turns with “watch-like precision” in response to a touch.  As well as serving as a volume control, tilt and press gestures can start and stop a stream, cycle through a play queue or list of radio stations, and switch to other connected sources.   read more
  • Fri, 14/09/2018
    The Falcon GC6500R Reference speaker (first spotted at the Munich High End) incorporates a number of proprietary technical advances including the breakthrough Falcon Sonaweave graphene enhanced nano-platelet cone in its bass drivers.read more

How To

  • Tue, 04/09/2018
    Ken Ishiwata is making the transition from guru to a sage now that he has 40 years under his belt with Marantz, the company he went to after getting his start in the industry with Pioneer. Superscope bought Marantz from founder Saul B Marantz in 1964 and moved production to the former Standard Radio facility in Japan.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Tue, 25/09/2018
    The 700 series sits in the middle of Bowers & Wilkins three ranges of ‘serious’ loudspeakers, flanked by the more affordable 600 series below and the more ambitious 800 series above. It has a lot of the tech from the 800s along with shiny finishes and, in the case of the 705 and 702, a separate housing for the tweeter. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2018
    SME announced a rather different turntable called Synergy (£14,950). This has a phono stage built into the plinth and is supplied with an arm based on the Series IV and an Ortofon Windfield PWTi moving coil cartridge. The turntable has suspension... read more

Features

  • Fri, 20/07/2018
    There are different ways of starting a hi-fi company, the traditional route of building products in the shed and working up to larger scale operation is the best known but also the slowest, there are plenty of brands that started out that way but the world is changing.