• Wed, 06/07/2016
    The Chord Company has launched the Shawline cable range, which has been carefully designed to do, what it describes as nothing. Its 30 years of design and manufacturing experience means that the company can now make cables that it says do nothing but carry the signal.  They claim that it adds no colouration, has no signal loss and uses wide bandwidth, high-frequency-effective more
  • Thu, 30/06/2016
    Focal has unveiled three new headphones. They are said to combine “exclusive technology, remarkable audio performance” and the brand’s own design codes”.read more

How To

  • Fri, 08/07/2016
    After the success of our last direct cut album featuring the Syd Lawrence orchestra, I had a problem. What should I record next? Chasing the Dragon is a small record label and we are completely self-funded. Therefore, we will not be recording Mahler’s 8th Symphony anytime soon!read more

Latest Reviews

  • Thu, 14/07/2016
    These little Sony speakers came up in a conversation I was having with a Hollywood film editor who’s heavily into hi-fi. He had heard them at a reviewer’s house in the States and said I should give them a go as he thought I would like them, knowing my love for BBC monitor speaker designs.  He wasn’t wrong, as you will see. read more

Show Report

  • July, 2016
    Now in its second year, the boutique-style hi-fi show in Vancouver boasted 23 display areas at the Hilton Metrotown, although unfortunately two were not staffed. Nonetheless, this left a host of brands for visitors to sample. Many of the... read more


  • Wed, 22/06/2016
    Music First Audio is not the largest of audio companies and up until recently it didn’t have anywhere to demonstrate its wares. This all changed a few months ago when proprietor Jonathan Billington leased the unit next to his production facility in Hastings. Now he has somewhere to display an array of MFA products and a good portion of his enviable collection of Nagra tape recorders.