News

  • Mon, 11/11/2019
    Elipson’s new Planet W35 wireless speaker is the culmination of a three year research and development programme into omni-directional audio from a spherical shaped loudspeaker.  The result it’s claimed “sets new standards in loudspeaker performance, functionality and aesthetic design”.read more
  • Fri, 08/11/2019
    Rotel has returned to its 90s roots and relaunched its high end Michi amplifiers. These take the form of the P5 preamplifier (£3,299) and two power amps, the S5 stereo and M8 monoblock, which both cost £5,399 each. Build quality is in the substantial class with the power amps weighing 60kg per chassis with a specified output of 500 Watts for the S8 and 1080 Watts for the M8, and this isn’t peak power, it’s a continuous rating, so they are essentially monsters.read more

How To

  • Tue, 18/06/2019
    I’ve been working closely with records and cartridges for 40 years and am in particular debt to the expertise and knowledge of Dynavector Systems, Tokyo, the brand that my company, Pear Audio, distributes in the UK.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Tue, 12/11/2019
    When Kudos launched the original Titan (now dubbed 808) it was a big step for the company. The biggest and most ambitious loudspeaker that Derek Gilligan had designed, it looked like that would remain the brand’s flagship, the only one of its kind. But then it spawned a smaller model, the 707, and then the 606 and now with the addition of the 505 standmount Kudos has a complete Titan range all based around the same technology.  read more

Show Report

  • October, 2019
    After six years in Windsor this show has moved to the rather more salubrious surroundings of Ascot race course where the substantial grandstand provided plenty of space for exhibitors to spread out and demonstrate their wares. If nothing else Ascot... read more

Features

  • Wed, 10/07/2019
    Naim’s top two integrated amplifiers have been updated for the vinyl generation. Both the Nait XS3 (£2,199) and Supernait 3 (£3,499) have had a MM phono stage added to their roster of line inputs. Naim’s Steve Sells and the R’n’D team in Salisbury have also upgraded the Supernait's power amplifier that have resulted in a more muscular and timely sound than was possible with its predecessor.