Geneva has introduced the Model L Wireless – its most complete all-in-one system to date. The new model has the same compact dimensions as Geneva’s original Model L, but has added DAB/DAB+ radio, Bluetooth apt-X streaming and touch-sensitive cabinet-top controls and an up-rated sound system.read more
Aqua - acoustic quality of Milan has upgraded its La Scala hybrid DAC to MkII status. Apparently “improving the sonic performance of the La Scala was no small task. The first step was to enhance the overall precision of the digital circuit.” La Scala MkII inherits the proprietary DFD decoding without any digital filter, assuring a pure and precise digital signal. In addition aqua - acoustic quality has developed a single-stage signal amplifier: VALVE / MOSFET direct-coupled and LED bias.read more
Some years ago, whilst going through an obsessive period with hi-fi, I got onto the Naim track. Once I tuned into the grip and rhythm of Naim gear nothing else came close. Starting with a Nait integrated amp, I eagerly upgraded through the range as soon as funds would allow.read more
Some things will never change and we have little need to alter them. An instrument played in 1977, the year Dudley Harwood started his loudspeaker company, will sound the same in 2013 given the same room and the same conditions. So, if we were able to reproduce the instrument plausibly on a Harbeth loudspeaker then, we should be able to do the same with today’s design. read more
The German High End Society organises the High End Show in Munich and spin-off local shows various towns in Germany. We visited one in Dortmund, not too far away from the Dutch border, to see what is on offer at the mini High End Show called High... read more
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 a renaissance today not least because of the documentary aired by the BBC in October. Eddie was at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick to talk about the time he spent recording Hendrix and to deconstruct some of the original tapes he made in the sixties.