News

  • Thu, 01/08/2019
    Sister-companies iFi Audio and Abbingdon Music Research (AMR) have announced that John Curl, one of the world’s most respected high-end audio engineers, has been engaged as a technical consultant. Curl is working across all new product designs from iFi and AMR, collaborating closely with iFi’s technical director Thorsten Loesch to ensure that all circuit designs are fully optimised.read more
  • Wed, 31/07/2019
    Dutch class D maestro Mola-Mola has made the discrete DAC section from its Makua preamplifier available as a separate unit. Dubbed the 'Tambaqui' (£8,999), it comprises a two board stack in which the incoming digital audio is upsampled to 3.125MHz/32 bits and converted to a noise shaped PWM signal on the first is fed to twin mono DACs on the second board.read more

How To

  • Tue, 18/06/2019
    I’ve been working closely with records and cartridges for 40 years and am in particular debt to the expertise and knowledge of Dynavector Systems, Tokyo, the brand that my company, Pear Audio, distributes in the UK.read more

Latest Reviews

  • Fri, 02/08/2019
    With the rise of online music services, the demand for high-quality digital to analogue converters is increasing. The use of Tidal, Qobuz and Spotify streaming services as an addition to home music collections has become indispensable. It's only logical that a company like PrimaLuna should releases a DAC. An earlier version in the form of a ProLogue Classic DAC was put on hold because the entire range of PrimaLuna amplifiers now appears in the Evolutionline. read more

Show Report

  • May, 2019
      Living Voice showed the forthcoming R80, an 80 litre reflex loaded two-way due for release in late December. It’s a four Ohm design with a generous 95dB sensitivity and equipped with ScanSpeak Elipticore 8 inch drivers in parallel and the... read more

Features

  • Wed, 10/07/2019
    Naim’s top two integrated amplifiers have been updated for the vinyl generation. Both the Nait XS3 (£2,199) and Supernait 3 (£3,499) have had a MM phono stage added to their roster of line inputs. Naim’s Steve Sells and the R’n’D team in Salisbury have also upgraded the Supernait's power amplifier that have resulted in a more muscular and timely sound than was possible with its predecessor.