• Thu, 23/06/2016
    Following the Planar 2 and 3 already launched this year we heard rumours last week that the RP1 was to follow suit, the Rega Planar 1 has now arrived and costs £248. Features include a brand new RB110 tonearm built with ultra-low friction, zero play bearings. New bias assembly and integrated arm clip plus automatic bias adjustment negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most plug & play turntable Rega have ever more
  • Fri, 17/06/2016
    Vertere has a new black finish for its SG and RG turntables and we think it looks a bit saucy. Note the Audio Technica ART 1000 cartridge onboard this SG, that is a combination to contend with. Even on the entry level MG turntable this cartridge combines speed and sweetness like nothing else. A review sample request has been made!read more

How To

  • Thu, 23/06/2016
    Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse,, Rihanna, The Verve, Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, The Cure, Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey are just some of the high profile artists who have recorded or been mastered at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, yet this is the first time in 10 years that it has made a more

Latest Reviews

  • Fri, 24/06/2016
    In 1987 Arcam paved the way for the consumer DAC industry with the release of their Black Box, the very first outboard D/A converter to target this market. Somewhat ahead of their time, another 23 years would pass before Arcam returned to what is now a fiercely competitive sector, and a concerted effort has clearly being made to recover lost ground. The newly released irDAC-II is the third iteration of the original rDAC that marked Arcam’s DAC comeback in 2010. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2016
    The high end continues to get more expensive and the clientele are not getting any younger, but Harman had the sense to use the world’s greatest turntable (Rega RP10) in their Mark Levinson and JBL Everest dems at Munich. They were not the only... read more


  • Wed, 22/06/2016
    Music First Audio is not the largest of audio companies and up until recently it didn’t have anywhere to demonstrate its wares. This all changed a few months ago when proprietor Jonathan Billington leased the unit next to his production facility in Hastings. Now he has somewhere to display an array of MFA products and a good portion of his enviable collection of Nagra tape recorders.