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Apr 2013
Avid has introduced black versions of its range topping Acutus turntables. Previously available in chrome the Acutus SP and Reference SP have now been released in a ‘lustrous’ black finish. This is apparently in response to...
Apr 2013
Easter Friday was cold and gloomy which made a good excuse to visit John Howes (above right) for the launch of Howes Acoustics, his new listening room and museum near Heathfield in East Sussex. This is where John and Mike...
Apr 2013
Ladies and gentleman I give you the Pivetta Opera Only. Probably the largest amplifier in the world, this will undoubtedly be the highest light at the forthcoming High End show in Munich between the 9th and 12th of May....
Apr 2013
The  Linn Sneaky DSM represents a new entry level product in its DSM (digital stream multi-source) range of integrated streaming components. The Sneaky DSM is a streamer, preamp and power amp in a slimline case that comes in...
Mar 2013
Acoustic Energy has a new flagship speaker in the Reference Three floorstander. Running a ring radiator tweeter, metal midrange and pair of five inch metal bass drivers this three-way is as sophisticated under the skin as it...
Mar 2013
Krell’s latest integrated isn’t an amplifier it’s a beast. Even by the company’s high power standards an integrated that delivers 275 watts into eight Ohms and twice that into four is a powerhouse. The preamp is based on...
Mar 2013
This Japanese phono stage is being brought to the UK by Pure Sound but appears to have no tubes. Pure Sound is synonymous with tube amps so this must be a special piece of kit. It’s an MM/MC stage that uses an LCR network...
Feb 2013
I admit that this made the cut purely on aesthetic grounds, I like Geneva products and this one is particularly nice. It’s a DAB/DAB+ and FM wireless that also has a Bluetooth receiver so you can stream net radio to it from...
Colston Hall, Bristol
Feb 2013
Next Friday the Sound & Vision show in Bristol kicks off the annual migration of the audio industry to the west country. This is the biggest event of its kind in the UK and the place to be if you want to see and hear new...
Jan 2013
I had a great time at the last Tonbridge Audio Jumble and really should get my pics of the event onto the site, you can see them here in the meantime. I can't make it for the next one but would highly recommend anyone that...
Jan 2013
PMC has gone to great lengths to domesticate its heavyweight studio monitors before unleashing them on an unsuspecting public. SE versions of the IB2, MB2 and the BB5 flagship are to be offered in a cladding of rose and rich...
Jan 2013
Kudos has created a floorstanding version of its Cardea Super 10 and called it Super 20. The new two-way speaker combines the Kudos Crescendo tweeter from the range topping Titan 88 with a new seven inch main driver which...

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