News

  • Mon, 21/01/2019
    As with the groundbreaking but more expensive VIDA LCR phono stage from Japan, the new VIDA Prima establishes a fresh benchmark for what can be achieved at its !£1,000 price.read more
  • Wed, 09/01/2019
    The Stack Audio’s LINK is described as a fully featured, streamer designed to add file streaming capabilities to existing two channel hi-fi systems. What you can tell from the pictures is that is has high end build quality that’s unusual when the price is only £695. Stack Audio is a British company that makes of both analogue and digital source components.read more

How To

Latest Reviews

  • Mon, 21/01/2019
    The analogue world figured out that the source is the most important part of the chain nearly fifty years ago when Ivor Tiefenbrun unleashed the Linn LP12, inarguably the best marketed turntable in the world ever. In the CD era the emphasis moved away from that philosophy with digital to analogue converters becoming the centre of attention. Now that streaming is in the ascendant it has become clear that the source is still crucial if great sound is to be achieved. read more

Show Report

  • November, 2018
    It was inconvenient that the weekend of the Copenhagen High End show coincided with the weather changing from mild and balmy to wet and windy but inside the Clarion hotel there were plenty of great systems to enjoy. This small but elegantly formed... read more

Features

  • Mon, 17/12/2018
    It’s a matter of taste of course but the same cannot be said for sound quality. You would not be here if sound didn’t matter to you and nor would these 14 albums. Each has been chosen by one of our contributors as the best combination of music and sound quality that they have heard all year. So without further ado and presented in alpha order here are the Ear’s finest albums of 2018.