News

  • Wed, 22/02/2017
    The Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a cable range that builds on the Sarum Super ARAY range and introduces Chord’s proprietary insulation material, Taylon. To date, Taylon has been exclusive to the flagship ChordMusic cables, but now Sarum T brings the benefits of this dielectric to a more accessible price level. Previous generations of Sarum Super ARAY cables have featured a PTFE dielectric. The upgrade to Taylon introduces a “raft of performance benefits”.read more
  • Mon, 20/02/2017
    Chasing the Dragon have opened a high resolution download section to their site. Until now the audiophile label has specialized in direct to disc recordings, released solely on vinyl with some on CD, but now they are offering back catalogue and the forthcoming España album in multiple hi res formats. Their recordings are entirely live and captured with a Decca tree microphone arrangement without compression, as a result they have a tendency to sound stunning on vinyl.read more

How To

  • Tue, 14/02/2017
    The biggest thing you can do to improve the sound of a music system is to make changes to the room. The sound produced by a pair of speakers bounces off the walls, floor and ceiling and the nature of those structures has a significant effect on what you hear.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Thu, 23/02/2017
    Someone called the other day and said what’s your favourite valve amplifier in quick fire, fingers on the buzzer style. The first one that came to mind was the Ongaku, as made by Audio Note Japan in the eighties and nineties, I mean what else is there! I don’t use valve amps because decent ones are too expensive and all of them require high sensitivity speakers, which tend to be big even by enthusiast standards. read more

Show Report

  • February, 2017
    PMC are expanding their distribution portfolio with German electronics brand AVM, the rack above has their CS 2.2 (165W, £3,870), CS 5.2 (330W, £5,750) and CS 8.2 (500W, £11,695) CD/amp/streamers. The company's owner was a Bristol to explain why... read more

Features

  • Wed, 08/02/2017
    The loudspeaker brand Diapason is owned and run by a musician with a lifelong passion for truthful music reproduction, as Trevor Butler discovered on a visit to northern Italy.