Plans have been made for the UK launch of Harbeth's 'best ever' monitor loudspeaker. Prestigious London audiophile venue KJ West One will see the unveiling of the new model by designer Alan Shaw on Saturday 24 October at a free-entry event."Come and meet the Harbeth owner and designer, and listen to the loudspeaker which has […]


What do you do if you covet Magnepan’s soaring loudspeakers but don’t have the largest of listening rooms? “We hear you”, said Magnepan. Enter the new 0.7 (‘point seven’), a scaled down version of the brand’s acclaimed 1.7 model. Standing apart from the crowd, Magnepan’s loudspeakers (‘Maggies’ to their many fans) are tall, slender flat-panel […]


The National Audio Show kicks off this weekend and the cavernous rooms of Whittlebury Hall will throng to the sound of many sound systems, here are some of the products to expect. Vivid Audio  Oval SeriesVivid Audio are proud to bring along the flagship decade edition of the OVAL series, the OVAL B1d. Built utilising the […]


According to ISOL-8 Quality mains conditioning can bring the same performance benefits to pictures as well as sound. The MiniSub Chroma is a single box power conditioner for entire AV systems. It incorporates many of the technologies featured in the ISOL8’s audiophile SubStation range, with help from the VMC1080 video conditioner, at a much more […]


Linn has launched a range of loudspeakers for music lovers who don’t like speakers. The 5 series consists of two fully active Exakt models that come sheathed in Linn Fabrik, a textile designed for minimum compromise and ease of customisation. The interchangeable covers will initially be released in 11 standard colours but in the new […]


Blue Horizon’s new Sanctum isolation platform is specifically designed to isolate individual high-performance components such as turntables, DACs, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, CD players and streamers from all sources of unwanted vibration.The platform’s construction brings together a selection of carefully chosen materials from opposite ends of the elasticity spectrum, combining them in such a way as […]

Sennheiser HD 400 2015

Sennheiser has launched the next generation of its HD 400 series of over-ear headphones. Combining “fine audio quality with contemporary style and robust design”, the range includes the closed-back HD 451, HD 461 and HD 471 models. Designed to keep the listener isolated from ambient noise, they are described as lightweight and durable designs. Powered by Sennheiser’s proprietary […]


According to Danish speaker builder DALI "music is art and the recording is the canvas on which musicians paint. Because of this we at DALI believe the experience of listening to music should be the aural equivalent of walking through a great art gallery, the music untouched and played out exactly as the artist originally […]


Atlas Cables has announced an updated version of its Ascent Ultra interconnect cable. As well as building on the qualities of the existing Integra plug, which significantly reduces the plug mass and eliminates potential negative eddy currents that reside in all metallic plugs and connectors, Atlas also wanted to make the cable more efficient and […]


Following a seven-year absence, Leema Acoustics’ micro monitor is back: introducing the new Xen 2. The original Xen was the result of a research project to squeeze a BBC-graded monitor speaker into a 5L cabinet by Leema’s ex Beeb founders. The new Xen 2 is based on the previous model but with a host of […]


Highly regarded by us at The Ear, Metrum has a new entry level DAC called Musette. In order to improve upon the Octave MkII  Metrum has stopped using a “secret industrial chip”, and implemented the Transient technology that has proved so effective in the flagship Pavane DAC. The Musette is designed for the same basic casework […]


The National Gallery's new Soundscapes exhibition pairs new work from six sound artists and musicians including Jamie xx, classical composer Nico Muhly, and Oscar-winning film composer Gabriel Yared with art they have chosen from the Gallery's collection. The pairings are showcased inside soundproof rooms with crystal clear audio from Bowers & Wilkins speakers.To be in […]