News

float 30

Float was launched with a range of pucks to use under components weighing less than 30 kg, and perfectly suited for use under all but the heaviest turntables, streamers, amplifiers and standmount loudspeakers. To cater for heavier components such as racks and floor standing loudspeakers, they have launched the Float 30 range, where each puck […]

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Aavik is expanding its range of amplifiers with the flagship Aavik 880 series, the company’s most innovative and sophisticated amplifier to date. The new series consists of the Aavik I-880 integrated amplifier, the C-880 control amplifier, and the P-880 power amplifier. The primary development goal of this series was to create a powerful non-switching pure […]

ELEX MK4 LIFESTYLE master

Rega has announced a new Elex Mk4 integrated amplifier with custom designed case, improved circuit layout, digital inputs and a headphone output. Housed in a brand-new case to match the rest of the Rega range, the Mk4 builds on previous Rega designs using their award winning class A/B power amplifier circuit which delivers 72W per channel into […]


Hardware Reviews

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The Pulsemini which is the first dedicated streamer from Innuos, a brand that has been making servers and other streaming components for what must be nearly a decade and are now established as a frontrunner in the field. There are two full width Pulse models in the pipeline, the Pulse which is due in December and […]

Show Reports

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Milano hi-fidelity is a high-end audio event befitting the global capital of fashion and design staged at a five-star hotel over a pleasantly warm weekend when we wished the building’s air conditioning had not been switched off for winter. With free entry and a free catalogue, no wonder the event was popular from the moment […]

Features

supreme system

There are some unusual developments coming out of Aalborg in the north of Denmark. Michael Børresen and Lars Kristensen are developing products based on the resonant characteristics of the human body. To put it more plainly they are using metals that are sympathetic to this frequency including tungsten, titanium and zirconium. Look closely and you […]


How To

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While attending the hugely popular Audio Video Show in the Polish capital I took the opportunity to visit an award-winning hi-fi producer just a short drive from the centre of Warsaw. HEM made a name for itself by designing and producing the fine electronics for Mytek, known for DACs and amplifiers. When the Covid pandemic […]

Gear

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I prefer to do my listening with the lights down if possible, it’s more relaxing and music sounds better when you’re relaxed. As a vinyl lover there is a problem with low lighting however and that’s the need to find a specific track on a record if it’s not the first one, you need a […]

Music Reviews

Clare Hammond Etudes by Helene de Montgeroult

This is a remarkable collection of etudes. Many composers have written etudes as a means of exploring different compositional devices in a set of pieces, usually for piano, (but other instruments are available!), but rarely by a woman composer in those times (late 18th and early 19th century). Hélène de Montgerould’s etudes are much more […]