Wilson Benesch is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a model named after a 250 year old ship built, like their loudspeakers, in Yorkshire. HMS Endeavour was Captain Cook’s ship and it was made in Whitby by Thomas Fishburn. The Endeavour loudpsaker will be the most ambitious standmount in the range when it comes off the production line in June.read more
Ruark Audio has collaborated with designer Alex Mulligan and Wallpaper* magazine to create a radical piece of audio design that’s now on show at Milan Design Week. Ruark were commissioned to work with Mulligan on this concept piece for the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition which will be touring design events worldwide over the coming months.read more
As soon as anyone removes the grey Nextel coated cover of the Aqua (Acoustic Quality) La Scala Mk II DAC he or she will see that they mean serious business in Italy. Where a lot of converters today consist of one or two boards with highly integrated SMD components, Aqua has chosen to use seven upgradable printed circuits boards to hold mostly discrete components. I’m not even counting the PCBs behind the front panel controls and back panel connectors. read more
I bumped into John Gordon at Audio World 14, he has been quietly making Odyssey tonearms on a custom basis for several decades but you rarely see his work. I’m told they sound as good as this RP1 looks, which for £1,600 seems like a great deal.... read more
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 the FST midrange was introduced in the three-way 683. The new 600 series continues to trickle down technologies developed for Bowers’ more exotic models and this is nowhere more obvious than in the tweeter.