• Tue, 08/05/2018
    Auralic is replacing its Aries range of network streamers with the Aries G1 (£1,899). Like its predecessor this streams high-resolution digital music from local network locations, attached USB storage, internet streaming sources like TIDAL, Qobuz, and Spotify, and internet Radio — delivering all of it over more
  • Fri, 04/05/2018
    Next week the High End show kicks off in Munich and Living Voice have decided to show two of their extraordinary horn loudspeakers systems at the event. They will be demonstrating both the Vox Olympian (above) and Vox Elysian system and the marginally more affordable Vox Palladian and Palladian Basso loudspeaker systems. read more

How To

  • Mon, 09/04/2018
    Occasionally you get an illustration of the cyclical nature of life, Laurence Dickie must have felt that way when Vivid Audio, the company he designs loudspeakers for, moved into the facility where he was previously employed by Turbosound to do a similar job in the PA more

Latest Reviews

  • Wed, 16/05/2018
    Using an acronym for a serious piece of hi-fi might be a fun play on words but it risks understating the product. Chord have used similar quirky names for other DAC products; the previous 2Qute and latest Qutest, for example. However, there is nothing understated about the DAVE when one looks further. The name stands for Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis, which makes you wonder how long they took working it out. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2018
    With the main Munich High End well underway we sent Trevor Butler across the city to the breakaway Hi-Fi Deluxe event at the Marriott hotel in Berliner Strasse to see what’s happening on the other side of the tracks. This show is an eclectic mix of... read more


  • Thu, 26/04/2018
    The unseasonably hot night of Wednesday, April 18th saw the launch of a new sound system at Mayfair's Tape London nightclub. Great: what's this got to do with The Ear, you might ask? And rightly: last time I looked, we hadn't been taken over by International DJ magazine. But Tape is a venue with a difference — how many nightclubs do you know with a built-in state-of-the-art high-resolution recording studio, and a sound system to match?