Two big hitters from the old school are seeking to make an impression on the upper end of the Bluetooth speaker market, the devices that have replaced boom boxes for the smartphone wielding masses. Hot on the heels of Bowers & Wilkins’ T7 comes Bang & Olufsen’s A2 in its Play range. Both will cost you £299 buts that’s where the similarity ends. The A2 is 46mm longer and weighs another 160g at 1.1kg.read more
NAD is part of Lenbrook International, a Canadian corporation that also owns headphone and loudspeaker brand PSB. Last year it added a new name to the roster, Bluesound, which makes networked audio products that are designed to combine the functionality found with Sonos and its imitators, and the sound quality that NAD has built its reputation on.read more
It would seem that iFi and Chord Electronics were ahead of the game when they released their respective Nano iDSD and Hugo hi-res portable DACs last season. Japan and latterly the US and Europe are seeing new, hi-res portable DAC/amps appear on the market on an almost weekly basis.read more
Somehow I have never managed to experience one of the great BBC loudspeaker designs like the LS3/5a or the LS5/9. Although I have heard many speakers that claim to come close to these originals from the likes of Harbeth, Rogers and Spendor. So when the chance to lay my hands on a pair from a new production run by Graham Audio came along I was more than keen. read more
Make your own records to a higher standard than Neil Young and Jack White with Le Discographe vinyl cutting lathe by Le Dauphin (1930- 1948).
This beast is Mullard TY5-3000 transmitter valve from www.valve-museum.org
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