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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 […]


Pro Audio Design (PAD) is a Boston-based group of audio distribution companies which has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Japanese loudspeaker brand TAD Laboratories for the US and Canada. Company president Dave Malekpour has been working with TAD for almost 30 years and while his roots lie in pro audio and studio specification, this partnership […]


Max Townshend died on the last day of 2021 and will be missed by an awful lot of people. He had been in the hi-fi business since 1975, setting up Townshend Audio in Australia before moving it to the UK three years later. Initially Max marketed Elite cartridges, the first to feature a parabolic stylus […]


With its extreme architectural subsidence and renaissance squares Pisa is not the first place you might look for a modern electronics company but it’s the city that Marco Manunta (above right) and his partner Nadia Marino started M2Tech in 2007, and it remains their home. Marco is an engineer with a greater understanding of digital […]


By building a range of very fine music servers and associated products Innuos have established themselves as a major player in the streaming market, yet until now those wanting to stream direct from an Innuos Zen, Zenith or Statement have had to use a third party to do so. With the roll out of Innuos […]


In a recent group test of turntables by another publisher the Rega P10, a personal favourite, was criticised for having a lack of bass. This perceived shortfall is because the P10 is one of the most successful turntable designs when it comes to minimising extraneous or unwanted vibration, or distortion to give it the correct […]


The audio world lost one of its leading lights last week when my dear old friend Tim de Paravicini succumbed to the liver cancer that he had been fighting for several months (with great good humour and optimism). Few who met Tim will forget his startlingly larger-than-life personality and the sheer vigour with which he […]


Gwenifer Raymond is a finger style acoustic guitar player with a sound that’s uncannily similar to one of my heroes, John Fahey. She released her first album, You Never Were Much of a Dancer on Tompkins Square in 2018 and last month she was planning to celebrate the release of her second, Strange Lights over Garth Mountain, with a […]


The room is undoubtedly a major factor in any sound system, you only have to visit a hi-fi show in a hotel to realise that regardless of the hardware it can be very difficult to make a good sound in a ‘bad’ room. We can over time filter out some of the anomalies that the […]


Node is not your regular audio company, very little about it is reminiscent of traditional manufacturing techniques, in fact almost the only thing that is is that it was started by two blokes. But these weren’t die-hard audiophiles blowing the pension on a hobby that had got out of hand, they were partners in a […]

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The advent of internet or net radio has freed us from the shackles of terrestrial services and opened up the possibility of listening to broadcasts from almost anywhere on the globe. Not every station is online but the vast majority are and the ability to find that suits your taste is quite a boon. But […]


Naim’s top two integrated amplifiers have been updated for the vinyl generation. Both the Nait XS3 (£2,199) and Supernait 3 (£3,499) have had a MM phono stage added to their roster of line inputs. Naim’s Steve Sells and the R’n’D team in Salisbury have also upgraded the Supernait’s power amplifier that have resulted in a […]