News

  • Tue, 26/07/2016
    Karma AV now has the new Mark-Levinson № 526 dual-monaural preamplifier, billed as being “the complete preamplifier for enthusiasts of all music formats”. The № 526 has 12-inputs, Pure Path circuit topology, a class-A ‘Pure Phono’ stage, a 32-bit DAC, and a class-A Main Drive headphone output.read more
  • Wed, 06/07/2016
    The Chord Company has launched the Shawline cable range, which has been carefully designed to do, what it describes as nothing. Its 30 years of design and manufacturing experience means that the company can now make cables that it says do nothing but carry the signal.  They claim that it adds no colouration, has no signal loss and uses wide bandwidth, high-frequency-effective shielding.read more

How To

  • Fri, 08/07/2016
    After the success of our last direct cut album featuring the Syd Lawrence orchestra, I had a problem. What should I record next? Chasing the Dragon is a small record label and we are completely self-funded. Therefore, we will not be recording Mahler’s 8th Symphony anytime soon!read more

Latest Reviews

  • Fri, 29/07/2016
    The original HD800 sent shockwaves through the burgeoning ranks of headphone enthusiasts when it was launched in 2009 as Sennheiser’s flagship dynamic model. Offering unprecedented sonic clarity and dimensionality at a genuinely accessible price, the HD800 soon achieved cult status and re-affirmed the German specialist as the king of dynamic headphones. read more

Show Report

  • July, 2016
    Now in its second year, the boutique-style hi-fi show in Vancouver boasted 23 display areas at the Hilton Metrotown, although unfortunately two were not staffed. Nonetheless, this left a host of brands for visitors to sample. Many of the... read more

Features

  • 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.