News

  • Mon, 20/03/2017
    On Friday Absolute Sounds chose the plush surroundings of retailer KJ West One to launch the new Sonus faber Homage Tradition loudspeakers to UK press. Head of design Paolo Tezzon introduced the range with the largest model, the Amati Tradition because orginally it was the violin making school of Cremona where the Amati family worked that inspired Sonus Faber to start building loudspeakers back in 1983.read more
  • Tue, 14/03/2017
    Melco has announced updated versions of its range of network storage and playback servers. The three new models build on the performance, flexibility and ease of use offered by the original N1 series, and reflects both technical improvements and feedback from owners to not only further improve sound quality but also to add new functionality previously not possible with this type of source component. All three remain commited to Melco’s computer free streaming ethos.read more

How To

  • Tue, 21/03/2017
    Improving a streaming system depends on the nature of the system. The most basic and straightforward streaming system is a laptop and a DAC (digital to analogue converter). The audiophile approach is to use a dedicated audio server and streamer, sometimes built into the same box.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Fri, 24/03/2017
    Does the name Gato Audio ring a bell? Does this Danish audio company have any presence where you are? If not that’s a pity because Gato Audio deserves your attention for the high standards it sets in design both inside and outside its products. I want to share the joy that this amplifier has brought to me, it’s great to see how innovative a smaller company can be, how it can set the trend for bigger names and become the benchmark in its price range. read more

Show Report

  • March, 2017
    The Bristol show is always a blast, this year some of that was provided by Hurricane Doris on the night before set-up day, this tore off a piece of building which closed the main route to the hotel. But it takes more than crazy traffic to stop a... read more

Features

  • Tue, 21/03/2017
    Having made a name with new-thinking in professional loudspeakers, a Dutch brand is launching its foray into hi-fi territory with some highly researched products, as Trevor Butler discovered on a visit to The Netherlands.