hotel Suisse Majestic

The Swiss SONS & SENS (sounds & senses) show enters its third year with the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the best Swiss hi-fi manufacturers in an environment which appeals to all the senses.For SONS & SENS, founders Jean-Pascal Panchard and Pascale Rey have embraced an open less deterministic approach, which is suitable for […]

Clearaudio Performance DC black

Clearaudio’s latest turntable is the Performance DC which integrates a high-torque, “smooth and quiet” DC motor into the chassis.  The motor is similar to that used in Clearaudio’s Ovation and Innovation series turntables and provides “superb” speed stability and “very satisfying” ease-of use with start, stop and speed selection controlled by four buttons.A new 40mm […]

Timestep SME - Technics shadow

In case you thought you’d seen it all… Dartmouth’s Timestep are delighted to announce their precision tonearm-mounting to couple the SME M2-9R tonearm with the legendary Technics SL-1200 series turntables.  The SME M2-9R tonearm is a stunning example of a high fidelity classic brought up to date. The exceptional build and high standard of finish […]


Audio Technica’s open back AD range has been upgraded to X status with “superior, natural sound”. The large over ear capsules are built with honeycomb construction “making the whole experience feel perfectly natural – rather than enclosed and fatiguing, as with other headphone designs. “The AD-X models have fabric ear pads, lightweight honeycomb aluminium casing […]


British music lovers looking to upgrade their speakers  to PMC’s multi-award winning twenty series (during August, September and October), can now potentially do so for free if they are one of three lucky winners in PMC’s Golden Ticket promotion.A Golden Ticket will be handed to each person who purchases a twenty series loudspeaker from an […]

Chord DSX 1000 on WHT

Chord Electronics has added DSD 64 over Ethernet functionality to its DSX1000 network streamer (£7,500). Existing owners can get the upgrade for free via the internet, with a simple push-button menu option from the unit’s display screen. Chord has been working on the implementation of DSD playback in its product line and this latest update […]


McIntosh Laboratory has launched the MA5200a which it describes as a "highly flexible integrated amplifier, complete with three-input DAC, headphone amp plus a dedicated moving magnet phono input". The £4,995 MA5200 offers D/A decoding at up to 32-bit/192kHz plus a complement of analogue inputs. The three-strong digital input “suite” includes an assignable coaxial and optical […]


Peachtree Audio is unleashing its decco65 amplifier/DAC on the UK for an asking price of £849. The decco65 combines a class D digital amplifier and upsampling DAC with a valve buffer preamp. Built into a metal and wood cabinet with a rosewood or cherry finish it can also be supplied in almost any finish as […]


Marantz celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2013 and marks the occasion with two wireless systems from its Melody series. Both the £499 Melody Media (M-CR610) and £399 Melody Stream (M-CR510) offer “nearly unlimited” access to music sources. They will be available across Europe in either black or black/white from September onwards. The bigger Melody Media […]


Exposure has launched a new phono stage with plug in modules for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges. Each being configurable to suit the cartridge being used, in the case of the MC board you can alter both sensitivity (gain) and loading, with the MM board the loading is set at the traditional 47kOhm but […]


It’s a CM Jim but not as we know it. Bowers & Wilkins has launched a range topper for its CM range. The CM10 has several distinguishing features that mark it as a step above the CM9, most obviously a tweeter mounted atop the cabinet in its own pod. And not just any tweeter either, […]


Geneva has been making the best looking one-box systems for the modern home for some time but previous models have been limited to FM, docking and discs. The Model S Wireless brings the brand up to date with DAB+ and the ability to stream from Bluetooth enabled devices like smart phones and tablets. The 23.5cm […]