Hardware Reviews

Preamplifier & power amplifier
Sep 2013
Trilogy is a small but ambitious British company that goes to massive lengths to build professional and fully featured electronics. And I mean fully featured, you wouldn’t guess by looking at the 909 preamp that it’s a...
loudspeaker
Sep 2013
Munich 2013 was the place to be for the launch of the latest PMC loudspeaker, the fact.12. The High End Show is filled with all kinds of loudspeakers from the almost affordable up to the very best and most expensive (not...
Preamp/streamer/DAC & monoblock power amplifiers
Sep 2013
When it comes to well designed and well-built German audio equipment there are many companies that deliver the goods but a list of names would never be complete, so I won’ try. I will make one exception however, Audionet, a...
digital interconnect
Sep 2013
I have been called a fool many times. In the seventies, when I was among the first to write about differences in speaker cables, and later when I discovered the same kind of sound changes with interconnects. In the nineties...
Phono stage
Aug 2013
In this part of the world small brand Japanese audio has a caché that you just can’t buy, it takes years of consistently high quality in build and sound to achieve but once established gives even new companies a leg up. The...
Digital to analogue converter
Jul 2013
Although there is a less is more ethos across the high end world few companies imbue their products with the degree of design purity that Primare does. This one suspects is down to their Scandinavian roots, that part of the...
loudspeaker
Jul 2013
Eminent Technology first came to my attention with a parallel tracking, air bearing tonearm which is apparently still available in limited numbers. So it was surprising to discover that they are now a speaker company,...
Digital to analogue converter
Jun 2013
There are moments when I don’t quite understand the marketing inclinations of Naim Audio, in particular moments when they promote product combinations that deserve to be treated separately. Take the DAC-V1 digital-to-...
Q Acoustics Concept 20
loudspeaker
Jun 2013
I got a remarkable result with the Q Acoustics 2010i last year, at £120 it was the least expensive speaker I had reviewed in a long while but far from the least entertaining, almost the opposite. Q Acoustics has done well by...
loudspeaker
May 2013
When PMC launched the twenty series last year my first thought was, I want to hear the big one, the twenty.24 floorstander. After all when it comes to speakers bigger is better is it not. When I reviewed that model I was...
power amplifier
May 2013
Every once in a while a product appears on the market that is so appealing that you need to buy it. This time it is not a gadget but a real audio product from a highly reputed company in Salisbury. A small power amplifier in...
CD player
Apr 2013
Could it be that one reason Canary Audio makes a big deal out of its 100% American manufacturing is that it has a name that sounds slightly oriental? Or am I over analysing things a little. Canary is most definitely a North...

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