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Jul 2021
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...
Jun 2021
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...
Dec 2020
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...
Dec 2020
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...
Apr 2020
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...
Mar 2020
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...
Mar 2020
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...
Jul 2019
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...
Apr 2019
Living Voice is celebrating their 25thanniversary and have created a special R25 edition of the Auditorium model to mark the occasion. I caught up with founder and designer Kevin Scott late last year to find out a bit more...
Jan 2019
However much one might love turntables, vinyl replay and records themselves, most eventually reach a point where they are forced to ask whether or not their record player is optimally set up.
As those who read the audio...
Dec 2018
It’s a matter of taste of course but the same cannot be said for sound quality. You would not be here if sound didn’t matter to you and nor would these 14 albums. Each has been chosen by one of our contributors as the best...
Oct 2018
In September I was invited to the press launch of Linn’s Selekt DSM, their all-new configurable network music player. After being briefed on its design and architecture and taken on an extensive tour of the factory where I...

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