News

  • Mon, 08/02/2016
    Gamut Audio has launched the world’s first hi-fi listening chair. The Lobster chair is designed to control the sound reflections that reach your ear, allowing you to hear a more precise and natural soundstage. Specifically, it shields the ear from reflections emanating from behind the listening position, while at the same time preventing the sound from reflecting on the forward-facing areas of the headrest that flank the listener’s head.read more
  • Thu, 04/02/2016
    It’s February and for British music and movie fans that means only one thing, the Sound and Vision show is fast approaching. Now the country’s biggest hi-fi and AV show, Sound and Vision brings all the key names in the business to the Marriott City Centre hotel. 186 brands have been confirmed for 2016 many of which will be showing new products to tempt the music lover and sound connoiseur.read more

How To

  • Wed, 09/12/2015
    Something radical has been happening in West Sussex, the Bowers & Wilkins research labs in Steyning has taken the Kevlar drivers out of the company’s range topping 800 series loudspeakers. The yellow Kevlar cones are synonymous with the brand and have featured on every 800 series model since the first 801 was launched in 1987.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Thu, 04/02/2016
    AudioQuest might be best known as a cable manufacturer but it has been making considerable headway in the computer audio and headphone markets. Following the success of its Dragonfly USB DAC/headphone amp, the company officially launched its first ever headphone. read more

Show Report

  • January, 2016
    Metropolis Studios in Chiswick is a choice location for an audio event. Built in a former Victorian power station the building has numerous rooms, open spaces and a café serving pounding beats! The Headroom show attracted a broad array of... read more

Features

  • Mon, 18/01/2016
    Ever since I got into sound systems I have been fascinated with amplifiers, integrated ones, pre- and power amplifiers, tubes and transistors. I’ll never forget buying my first real amplifier at the age of 15, it had EL84 tubes in the output stage and the front panel had as many knobs as possible, including tone controls. At that age I was less interested in the sound quality of EL84 tubes and far more interested in all those controls.