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Klipsch has a new Reference Premiere series of speakers. Now in its third generation the new series uses new, larger proprietary Tractrix horn technology to improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. Klipsch signature copper Cerametallic woofers with aluminium Faraday rings and Tractrix ports “provide powerful low frequencies while minimising distortion and […]

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Vertere has introduced the third-generation of its Reference Tonearm, a move that claims to bring additional flexibility, ease of use/fine-tuning and, of course, improved performance.  Vertere founder and designer Touraj Moghaddam has gone back to ‘zero-based’ engineering principles: Don’t rely on traditional hi-fi thinking but bring the design process back to solid engineering and physics […]

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Computer Audio Design’s GC1 Ground Control was created to tackle high frequency noise reduction at the level of the signal ground plane. Now, designer Scott Berry is launching an upgraded version, the GC1.1. How does it compare?  “The impact on sound quality is more significant than you might anticipate,” says Berry, of the result of […]


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Goldring has introduced the latest member of its moving coil (MC) cartridge family. the Eroica HX. Joining the LX model in the Eroica range this high output, high-performance cartridge eases the upgrade from a moving magnet cartridge to a moving coil by virtue of not requiring an MC phono stage. Key features New, pure-iron cross-armature […]

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The Astell & Kern AK HC2 Dual DAC cable is a portable DAC for iOS and Android smartphone and tablet and Windows or Apple laptop computers. Following on from the AK HC1 (PEE51), this DAC hash a 4.4mm balanced headphone for high-resolution headphones on-the-move or listening at home.  With digital-to-analogue conversion circuitry in laptops, tablets […]

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Sound Design Distribution has added Lumin’s feature-rich U2 Mini network bridge to its range of music streamers. The U2 Mini design includes completely new processing hardware and software to deliver heightened resampling flexibility “while retaining all the musicality for which Lumin is celebrated”.  Faster processing enables network playback up to DSD512 and 768kHz, 16–32-bit stereo […]


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Moon now has its own voice The Canadian has created the Voice 22 loudspeaker. “The premium cabinet design has a modern feel with a classic twist recalling the company’s 1980 genesis”. The drivers sit in machined bezels and the Voice 22 (£2,650) is available in a choice of either black or white piano gloss finishes […]

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Elipson has announced the W35+ a new and improved version of their distinctive W35 connected, multi-room stereo speaker. With improved sound quality and RJ45 connectivity now integrated into the distinctive spherical design, “the W35+ is capable of high-quality, HD audio playback no matter which source you use, now and in the future”. A redesign of […]

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Chord Electronics has launched a new analogue preamplifier, the Ultima Pre 3. An entirely fresh design both inside and out, it benefits from the latest Chord Electronics preamplifier technologies, along with a striking new fascia design.    The Ultima Pre 3 harnesses more than 30 years of British amplifier-building expertise and takes advantage of the very latest […]


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Innuos has released a Next-Gen Power Supply Upgrade for their flagship Statement music server and streamer. This upgrade is the result of Innuos’ ongoing research and development efforts in close collaboration with long-term partner Dr. Sean Jacobs. The improvement in sound quality is achieved by an innovative Power Supply design and significant component upgrades. The […]

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Meze Audio have announced the launch of Advar, the latest addition to the company’s earphone lineup. Powered by a 10.2 mm single dynamic driver, Advar “stays true to Meze Audio’s endearing signature, delivering powerful, smooth, velvet-like sound that matches a variety of listening preferences.”  Advar is “easy to drive and pairs well with any device, […]

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Exclusively distributed in the UK by Henley Audio, the HiFi Rose RA180 integrated Class AD amplifier claims to combat the problems inherent with Class D by using a “Gallium Nitride FET instead of a Silicon FET to dramatically improve the ‘Dead Time’, which affects switching speed and accuracy”. This £5,499 amplifier boasts one of the most comprehensive […]