Show Reports

May 2013
Audio Research Reference Phono 10Audio Research revealed its first two-box phono stage the Reference Phono 10 ($30,000). Inspired by the success of the Anniversary preamplifier the company has taken its phono preamp to the...
Mar 2013
 
Over a cold weekend in March Rotterdam was the place to be if you like your music on vinyl. There was not a CD in sight let alone a streaming device. The organisation added a little live music but every other tune was...
Feb 2013
 
Astell&Kern AK100
Astell&Kern has produced an audiophile ‘MP3 player’, that’s the wrong name because the AK100 plays FLAC and WAV files at up to 24/192 but what else do you call a pocket size music player that’s...
Feb 2013
 
Rega Elicit-R & Aria
Rega's new product releases continue apace even amidst its 40th birthday celebrations. At Bristol there were two new fully formed components and a prototype. The Aria phono stage (£798) is an MM/MC...
Feb 2013
 
The Sound & Vision Bristol show has become the best show in the UK. Every february the great and the good make a pilgrimage to the west and congregate in the challenge to boutique hotels that is the Marriott City...
Jan 2013
Back in the city that never sleeps it's hard to sleep! That means more time to check out the incredible array of high end deluxe being demonstrated. 2013 appears to be the year of streaming, I've lost count of how many new...
Oct 2012
The National Audio show proved to be a more popular event than expected thanks to a good turn out from visitors and exhibitors alike. As well as the usual suspects there were rooms taken by European brands including Backes...
Oct 2012


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It’s taken me a long time to get to Italy’s biggest show and I now realise that I should have started a long while back. Where else can you get such fabulous food, see such...
May 2012
Springtime in Munich, a great time for wheat beer, meat and a fabulous array of high end kit. The biggest and best high end show in Europe continues to surprise and entertain with the variety of manufacturers and designs...

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