News

  • Fri, 22/05/2015
    Manchester retailers Brian and Trevor liked the Quadraspire bamboo stands so much that they commissioned them to build a plinth for the Linn LP12 turntable. The result is booplinth, a one piece solid bamboo laminate plinth with none of the joints, screws and clamps of the standard plinth. It even eschews all but one of the corner braces found in the standard item on account of the intrinsic rigidity being so much higher.read more
  • Wed, 20/05/2015
    Monitor Audio has announced the availability of the latest Bronze speaker range. The four stereo loudspeakers and a selection of surround models integrate new generation of C-CAM metal drivers with high quality cabinets in four vinyl finishes:  Black Oak, Walnut, Rosemah and a new White Ash. Invisible driver fixings and floating magnetic grilles lend New Bronze the look and feel of a premium range, it says here.read more

How To

  • Fri, 08/05/2015
    It’s hard to avoid basic switch mode power supplies in streaming systems, they power every mainstream element in the system from the router through to the NAS drive and gigabit switch. Cheap switching supplies are marvels of technology, compared with linear types they use very little power and don’t get hot as a result.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Wed, 13/05/2015
    Record cleaners are huge, noisy boxes that get relegated to the shed at the earliest opportunity. Not any more, the Vivac range changes all that with compact, attractive machines that let you listen while you clean. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2015
    At the end of every show report there are always more pictures left, sometimes of gear that just looks fantastic like the Care Orchestra Celestial Crossway mains conditioner (above), which wins our best product name of the show award, and often... read more

Features

  • Mon, 09/03/2015
    Last week I was honoured by a visit from Rega’s namesake and founder Roy Gandy. Rumours had been circulating that the long awaited Naiad turntable is as good as a turntable could possibly be and I could wait no longer. So I asked if I could hear it and was surprised when he offered to come to me, but this meant that I could get a far better idea of its capabilities, so I got the Hoover out.