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May 2014
MSB Technology is making a long held hi-fi lover’s dream into reality with the Diamond DAC IV Select converter. Rather than making the best DAC that they can and putting it on sale as a finished product the Select DAC comes...
Apr 2014
As spotted at CES Las Vegas this year the new McIntosh headphone amplifier is now available in the UK. The MHA100 has four digital inputs, remote control and does more than drive headphones. It employs an adaptation of...
Apr 2014
With the unveiling of Muso Naim is making its first steps into the fast moving waters of mass market audio. Designated a wireless music system, Muso is a substantial chunk of metal and wood with a coloured grille and silver...
Apr 2014
Wilson Benesch is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a model named after a 250 year old ship built, like their loudspeakers, in Yorkshire. HMS Endeavour was Captain Cook’s ship and it was made in Whitby by Thomas Fishburn...
Apr 2014
Ruark Audio has collaborated with designer Alex Mulligan and Wallpaper* magazine to create a radical piece of audio design that’s now on show at Milan Design Week. Ruark were commissioned to work with Mulligan on this...
Apr 2014
Saturday 19th April is vinyl frenzy day across the country and beyond. A whole slew of artists young and old are releasing material on vinyl to keep your turntable spinning. A full list of releases can be found here, it...
Apr 2014
Metrum Acoustics has been using an OEM USB driver implementation made by M2tech for its Octave MkII and Hex DACs up until now. But as several manufacturers have discovered the Hiface driver as it’s known is not compatible...
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...

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