News

  • Mon, 15/01/2018
    Chord Electronics has launched what it’s calling “the most advanced compact DAC on the planet”. The new Qutest is based on the latest proprietary Rob Watts’ FPGA technology developed for the “class-leading” Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp. It uses an all-new precision-machined aluminium chassis and includes several new features, including fascia controls.read more
  • Mon, 15/01/2018
    Harman has launched the JBL L100 Classic, a modern take on the popular JBL L100 loudspeaker. As with the legendary L100 3-way bookshelf loudspeaker released in 1970, itself a consumer version of the popular JBL 4310 Pro Studio Monitor, the new L100 Classic follows on the heels of the successful 4312SE 70th Anniversary Studio Monitor model launched in 2016.read more

How To

  • Wed, 08/11/2017
    A hi-fi philistine once asked me why old guys buy great sound systems when their hearing has inevitably been impaired by the ravages of time.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Wed, 17/01/2018
    Way back in the day, let’s call it the early seventies, a clever Scotsman made it clear that contrary to prevailing theory that loudspeakers were where it’s at, the turntable was in fact the source of the signal and thus the most critical element in the system. He was right and went on to sell a great many turntables as a result. read more

Show Report

  • October, 2017
    Electronic music filled the Ilumnia room, a new brand with a loudspeaker that has been in development for the past seven years. From across the Belgian border, Tom Nuyts was proudly showcasing his speakers featuring the world’s first electromagnetic... read more

Features

  • Mon, 18/12/2017
    It's been a bumper year for great new albums, so much so that we have had to expand our list to thirteen titles all guaranteed to make your system sing and your soul ascend. With pretty well all the important genres covered there should be something for all tastes let alone the adventurous musical explorations of our dear readers. So check them out and let us know what you think were the best of 2017.