News

  • 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 Wi-Fi.read 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 world.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Tue, 22/05/2018
    AVM announced their 30th anniversary last year with a new entry level range and at this year’s Sound & Vision Bristol show I asked MD Udo Besser how he got into the hi-fi business, his jokey response was: “Very easy, I just filled in a form, it was the wrong form!”. He went on to describe a career path that started at Burmester where he stayed until 2009 and bought AVM the following year. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2018
    SME announced a rather different turntable called Synergy (£14,950). The has a phono stage built into the plinth and is supplied with an arm based on the Series IV and an Ortofon Windfield PWTi moving coil cartridge. The turntable has suspension... read more

Features

  • 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?