News

  • Thu, 19/04/2018
    It’s been four years since Q-Acoustics launched the 3000 series, something had to change, and not just the suffix. Q3000i is a complete revision of Q-Acoustics core loudspeaker range that takes onboard tech trickled down from the mighty Concept 500 that we enjoyed so much last year.read more
  • Wed, 28/03/2018
    Naim has unveiled a new range of ND network streamers including a replacement for the range topping NDS that will be available “In summer 2018”. The ND5XS 2, NDX 2 and ND 555 are all new, ground up designs based around the streaming engine developed for the Uniti range. Which means that as well as being UPnP streamers they also have Airplay, Bluetooth, Chromecast, net radio, Spotify Connect and Tidal onboard alongside digital inputs.read more

How To

  • Mon, 09/04/2018
    Occasionally you get an illustration of the cyclical nature of life, Laurence Dickie must have felt that way when Vivid Audio, the company he designs loudspeakers for, moved into the facility where he was previously employed by Turbosound to do a similar job in the PA world.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Mon, 16/04/2018
    ATC aren’t into change for changes sake, they won’t revise the range every year or so just to refresh its profile in the market, indeed even when they give something a major overhaul as is the case here the appearance remains much the same. The only external difference between the new CDA2 and its predecessor is the arrival of a USB socket where there used to be two more SPDIF inptus on the back panel, but inside nearly everything has been overhauled, and you can hear it.  read more

Show Report

  • April, 2018
    Chicago’s annual audio show, now the biggest hi-fi gathering in North America, relocated to a new venue for 2018 and Trevor Butler went Stateside to find out how the move went down with audiophiles. Rather amusingly referred to by some of my BBC... read more

Features

  • Tue, 13/03/2018
    At the Bristol show last month I caught up with AVM boss Udo Besser to find out about the AVM30 range that his company produced to celebrate its 30th anniversary last year. Initially built as a limited edition for the German market Udo took the opportunity to launch them at the show with UK distributor PMC.