News

Dec 2019
To mark the end of its 30th-anniversary year and celebrate the company’s 1989 debut into the pro audio world, Chord Electronics has teamed up with fellow pro audio (and 30-year-strong) in-ear monitor specialist, Empire Ears...
Dec 2019
iFi has finalised the Aurora wireless music system (£1,399) first seen in Munich earlier this year. Clad in bamboo and elevated by a aluminium frame, the Aurora’s aesthetic was created by French product designer Julien...
Dec 2019
Melco has launched the EX Series, a powerful new software suite upgrade to Melco’s range of network music servers. The EX upgrades include the recently announced Melco Intelligent Music Library (MIML), vTuner Internet radio...
Dec 2019
Enter the Mystic
Touraj Moghaddam confirmed today that the new Vertere Mystic moving coil cartridge is now available. Retailing for £2,000 in the UK, it will be available in the USA and Europe for $2,695 and €2,498...
Dec 2019
Hi-fi guru and brand ambassador Ken Ishiwata passed away on November 25th. Renowned for the KI Signature models he tuned for Marantz over forty years Ken started out working for Pioneer, Japan in the sixties where his...
Nov 2019
ATC’s new C1 Sub Mk 2 is a compact real wood veneered design, incorporating a hand-built 12” (314mm) ATC bass driver and a fully discrete ATC 200W MOSFET power amplifier with a £1,650 asking price. Built to provide a dynamic...
Nov 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...
Nov 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...
Nov 2019
Russ Andrews has upgraded its Torlyte Platforms to further enhance the musical performance benefits when used to support hi-fi components. Careful analysis of the fundamental operation of Torlyte and the application of new...
Nov 2019
Townshend Audio has unveiled the new Allegri Reference, a passive preamp which “sets a new standard in volume control performance”. The reed relay switched auto-transformer volume control (AVC) has 129 half decibel steps...
Nov 2019
Rega have finally announced the launch of the Aethos integrated amplifier first seen at Bristol Sound and Vision this year. The time, effort and money has apparently been spent on developing the circuit and construction...
Nov 2019
Chord Electronics’ next-generation phono stage, Huei (£990), is now available following its international launch in May. The new phono preamp, which shares design features and a form factor with the Qutest DAC, distils three...

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