Gear

18 Jan 2017
The transition from a successful dairy farm to one of the most unusual hi-fi outlets is an interesting family story, as Trevor Butler discovered on a visit to southern Germany.
Boasting some of the best audio brands money...
12 Apr 2016
No, Gaggia has not started making single ended triode espresso machines, nor is the Naviglio a network streamer. It is a bean to cup coffee machine and our excuse for reviewing it on this site is that even hi-fi reviewers...
24 Oct 2014
Jason Kennedy checks out a rather special system at Vertere Acoustics and gets more than a little blown away.
Vertere’s infectiously enthusiastic Touraj Moghaddam encouraged me to visit his west London HQ recently, spicing...
27 May 2014
Choosing a camera bag seems to embody all the frustrations of selecting equipment with little of the fun. When I joined the digital photography age I no longer needed or wanted to tote a kitbag with two bodies, half a dozen...
1 May 2014
We have noticed a trend that should be encouraged. Who makes the best audio (or cycling) related beer mats? At present Gearbox Records has it.
22 Apr 2014
April 11th saw the arrival of the Bespoked Handmade bike show in the Olympic velodrome, London. Here were gathered bike builders old and young with a selection of exquisitely executed machines to tempt the likes of me. I...
14 Mar 2014
Editor’s note: Rene’s last piece on Ethernet cables whipped up quite a response, it would seem that there are those who’d rather these things all sound the same. However if it were just ones and zeros then we would indeed...
11 Mar 2014
I don’t like saxophones but have to admit that Tore Brunborg brings considerable range to Tord Gustavsen’s Trio. He has been in the band for some time now but this is the first time I’ve caught them, and have to say that it...
8 Jan 2014
Naim has pushed the boat out big time in Vegas. At £125,000 Statement is the most extreme amplifier it has ever made and I suspect the most expensive British amplifier currently available. But, crucially, it sounds so good...
10 Dec 2013
Chord Co’s Tuned ARAY interconnects are intriguing cables, they have the ability to turn a dense, messy recording into musical performance. This is not something I have encountered with any other cable and proves that this...
12 Nov 2013
The Longdog VDT1 (£3,650) may look like A.N. other DAC but under the subdued, precision casework lies a veritable humdinger of a converter. I won’t go into much detail as the full review is destined for another publication,...
Thorens TD124 II
7 Oct 2013
Tonbridge Audiojumble an essay in images by Tom Ullmann. Above Tannoy Monitor Gold and Lancaster cabinets, £1,750 the pair.
 


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Marantz 10B, legendary FM tuner, £2,000...

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