Show Reports

Nov 2018
It was inconvenient that the weekend of the Copenhagen High End show coincided with the weather changing from mild and balmy to wet and windy but inside the Clarion hotel there were plenty of great systems to enjoy. This...
Oct 2018
The Festival of Sound, formally Indulgence, was held at the Marriot hotel in Hammersmith in west London. It attracted a good array of established brands including Naim, Bowers & Wilkins, Yamaha and KEF as well as non hi-...
Oct 2018
I bumped into a well-known face in the Harmony Audio room as Scott Berry, founder of CAD, was revealing just what his Ground Control devices (favoured by the Ear) can do using a Bob Dylan track through some impressive Zanden...
Oct 2018
Serving not just Holland but also attracting visitors from nearby Belgium, Eindhoven’s XFi is the premier audio event in Benelux. Organised by audiophiles Caspar Bunge and Ton van der Veeken it is well-known for product...
May 2018
SME announced a rather different turntable called Synergy (£14,950). This has a phono stage built into the plinth and is supplied with an arm based on the Series IV and an Ortofon Windfield PWTi moving coil cartridge. The...
May 2018
With the main Munich High End well underway we sent Trevor Butler across the city to the breakaway Hi-Fi Deluxe event at the Marriott hotel in Berliner Strasse to see what’s happening on the other side of the tracks.
This...
May 2018
The Munich High End show is a veritable tsunami of hi-fi in all its many shapes and colours, the more unusual the shapes and colours the better. This year saw a new wave of brands from the near and far east arrive in the...
Apr 2018
Oh, look – a Garrard 301, but not as you’d know it. This is a $19,000 re-build with virtually the only part left from the original being the badge, so perhaps we can’t really call it a 301 at all? Offering 78, 45 and 33...
Apr 2018
Chicago’s annual audio show, now the biggest hi-fi gathering in North America, relocated to a new venue for 2018 and Trevor Butler went Stateside to find out how the move went down with audiophiles. Rather amusingly referred...
Mar 2018
Technics have clearly been encouraged by the success of the new SL-1200s and have been inspired to build a new version of their top turntable from back in the day, the SP-10. The new SP-10R has a composite platter with a...

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