We’ve got something a little bit different for you this week. PMC has given us two spectacular prizes to share with readers of the ear. First prize is a pair of front row tickets for Nitin Sawhney at the Albert Hall on September 21st. Nitin knows about sound quality, his last album OneZero was a live-to-vinyl project and his Gold certified Beyond Skin album was mastered by John Davis on PMC.read more
McIntosh has put together a luxury all-in-one system dubbed MXA70. Priced at £5,995 it contains a 50-watt McIntosh amplifier, in-house aluminium loudspeakers and a dedicated headphone amp. Also included is a McIntosh DAC with four digital inputs. First unveiled at CES 2014, the MXA70 is available for the first time in the UK from Jordan Acoustics, McIntosh’s UK distributor. The speakers, finished in high-gloss piano-black, have been designed in-house to complement the electronics.read more
The term all signing and dancing gets bandied around rather a lot when it comes to audio electronics but in the case of the NAD D7050 it would appear to be appropriate. The sheer amount of badges shown on its web page gives you some idea of its capabilities; these include Bluetooth aptX, Apple Airplay, DLNA certification and Spotify. read more
Primary ControlThis elegant German arm allows VTA adjustment on the fly, azimuth variation, has magnetic anti-skate and offers variable damping. The bearing is an inverted unipivot that leans on its sapphire bearings as it traverses the LP. Prices... read more
Music it is said is part and parcel of every audiophile's raison d'être. It is the reason for large speakers and annoying electronics that occupy living space and endanger peace, happiness and in some cases marital bliss. And yet it would appear that less of us are parking our ears in front of the audio set-ups we cherish so much as often as we once did.