Cyrus has launched the Stream X Signature, it’s most ambitious network streamer to date. It combines compatibility with high resolution audio formats and “the most advanced audio engineering” according to its maker. Differences with the Stream X include power supply filtering and the addition of a ballast transformer. Capable of streaming high resolution audio files at up to 24 bit/192 kHz and compatibe with all the usual file formats.read more
The Chord Company has launched a new version of its Signature speaker cable. Signature Reference has been completely redesigned using the lessons learned in the development of Chord’s flagship speaker cable, Sarum. It has new shielding, a new conductor-spacing configuration and new materials in the shield.read more
Some years ago, whilst going through an obsessive period with hi-fi, I got onto the Naim track. Once I tuned into the grip and rhythm of Naim gear nothing else came close. Starting with a Nait integrated amp, I eagerly upgraded through the range as soon as funds would allow.read more
Without a clock signal generated somewhere in your CD player, streaming device, D/A converter or digital video player you would not be able to get any sound or picture out of the box. Most clocks are very simple devices that generate a waveform from a quartz oscillator with some simple parts to get the clock going. Except for size these are no different to the quartz movement in a watch. read more
Wilson benesch’s Circle 25 Anniversary turntable has a Delrin plinth rather than the usual MDF and comes in white for £1,995, the ACT 0.5 Anniversary arm is the same again.
PMC unveiled the biggest member of the twenty series to date. The three-... read more
Bowers & Wilkins most affordable ‘proper’ speakers, the 600, series has been totally revamped for its fifth incarnation. The series has been in the company’s range for 19 years now and was last revised back in 2007 when the FST midrange was introduced in the three-way 683. The new 600 series continues to trickle down technologies developed for Bowers’ more exotic models and this is nowhere more obvious than in the tweeter.