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Feb 2014
Bowers & Wilkins most affordable ‘proper’ speakers, the 600, series has been totally revamped for its fifth incarnation. The series has been in the company’s range for 19 years now and was last revised back in 2007 when...
Dec 2013
To round off the year René and Jason have picked out their three favourite products. The components that have brought them the greatest musical thrills and the ones that they feel will stand the test of time in any well put...
Nov 2013
After forty plus years producer/engineer Eddie Kramer is finally getting the appreciation that he’s due for the work he did ‘capturing lighting in a bottle’ with rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is experiencing something of...
Jul 2013
When PMC launched the fact.12 speaker they mentioned that it had benefited from work done at the National Physical Laboratory or NPL in Teddington, London. Last week I found out just what they had been up to in this vast...
Jul 2013
Have you ever wanted to talk with someone who has done almost everything with digital recording and playback? If so you’d be in luck if you met Andreas Koch, the owner of Playback Designs. We spoke in Munich during the High...
Jun 2013
Whilst I was at the High End Show 2013 in Munich, I had the opportunity to talk to David E. Gordon, managing director of sales at Audio Research.  David has been involved with the company since 1989, he was also the sales...
May 2013
At the High End Show in Munich Dan D’Agostino and I talked about the latest developments in his amplifiers, the ones that bear his name and rather than those that he made with Krell Industries, the company he founded in 1980...
Apr 2013
Chord Co has recently made such a dramatic breakthrough with the design of its interconnects that the world needs to know what has been going down in the sleepy Wiltshire town of Amesbury. R&D supremo and music...
Mar 2013
In February loudspeaker manufacturer PMC, in cooperation with its Dutch distributor Stage Acoustics, organized four workshops at PMC dealers with guest speaker Crispin Murray. Crispin, formerly Technical Manager at...
Feb 2013
Gearbox is a studio and a record label that’s based near Kings Cross. It’s a mastering studio to be precise and the most purist example of the breed I have encountered. Purist in the sense that its creator Darrel Sheinman...
Oct 2012
Ken Betts is a retired electronics engineer who has a deeper knowledge of audio equipment than most. He built his entire system including turntable, arm and cartridge, CD player, preamp and power amp. He not only made his...
Aug 2012
I suppose the story of the Brio-r starts back in 1992 when we used to frequent a used test equipment supplier based in Reading. These were the early days of the Rega electronics department and we had a limited budget for...

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