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Apr 2014
The latest serious turntable from Pro-Ject, the Xtension 9 Evolution has an ultra dense MDF chassis, that gives high mass and is “non-resonant”. Magnetic feet decouple the plinth and “effectively isolate” the 16kg total mass...
Apr 2014
Geek is an ambitious new brand from Light Harmonic, makers of the £20,000 Da Vinci DAC. The Geek Out is an asynchronous USB 2.0 DAC and Class A headphone amplifier that’s said to have benefitted from technology developed for...
Mar 2014
Mark Levinson, the brand not the man, has finally delivered a new reference preamplifier. It’s been over six years since the No.32 went out of production so the arrival of the No.52 will fill a gaping void in this...
Mar 2014
iFi is taking a democratic approach to the design of its forthcoming DSD DAC and headphone amp the Micro iDSD. The idea is that users suggest features and ideas for the ‘advanced skunkworks’ Micro iDSD via a page on the...
Mar 2014
Brighton has not seen a decent hi-fi show since the eighties so it’s apt that two should come along at once. On the 29th and 30th of March the Chester Group will present Audio World ‘14 at the Holiday Inn and 15 Audio has...
Mar 2014
Neil Young’s Pono Music looks like bringing hi-res audio to the masses in a way that no audio company could hope to do. Originally touted as a high quality, lossless alternative to the iPod that is currently raising funds on...
Mar 2014
Vertere stunned the world with its astonishingly resolute and alarmingly expensive Reference Tonearm last year, this year its creator Touraj Moghaddam has managed to deliver an arm at the other end of the scale. The Vertere...
Mar 2014
Cyrus has launched the Stream X Signature, it’s most ambitious network streamer to date. It combines compatibility with high resolution audio formats and “the most advanced audio engineering” according to its maker....
Feb 2014
The Chord Company has launched a new version of its Signature speaker cable. Signature Reference has been completely redesigned using the lessons learned in the development of Chord’s flagship speaker cable, Sarum. It has...
Feb 2014
AMR offshoot ifi has taken a break from building its kit in compact aluminium boxes and created the Retro system solid real bamboo casework. Designed as a decent system without the clutter Retro Stereo 30 consists of a 25...
Feb 2014
The Bristol Sound & Vision show is just a few weeks away so we thought it might wet your appetites if we picked out a few of the more interesting products that will be demonstrated at the event. Here are some reasons to...
Feb 2014
Isotek’s latest whole system conditioner the EVO3 Sigmas is a six-way mains unit that combines IsoTek’s Direct-Coupled technology for power-hungry components, with the Adaptive Gating technology of the well-respected Nova,...

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