Acoustic Energy has a new flagship speaker in the Reference Three floorstander. Running a ring radiator tweeter, metal midrange and pair of five inch metal bass drivers this three-way is as sophisticated under the skin as it is glossy on top. The cabinet is made out of two skins of MDF sandwiching a composite rubber […]


Krell’s latest integrated isn’t an amplifier it’s a beast. Even by the company’s high power standards an integrated that delivers 275 watts into eight Ohms and twice that into four is a powerhouse. The preamp is based on circuitry from in the Phantom range topper with surface mount devices (SMD) providing gain and zero negative […]


This Japanese phono stage is being brought to the UK by Pure Sound but appears to have no tubes. Pure Sound is synonymous with tube amps so this must be a special piece of kit. It’s an MM/MC stage that uses an LCR network for RIAA equalisation, an approach that works well with tube circuits […]

Geneva silver

I admit that this made the cut purely on aesthetic grounds, I like Geneva products and this one is particularly nice. It’s a DAB/DAB+ and FM wireless that also has a Bluetooth receiver so you can stream net radio to it from your phone or computer. It has rotary tuning and volume knobs, a carry […]


Next Friday the Sound & Vision show in Bristol kicks off the annual migration of the audio industry to the west country. This is the biggest event of its kind in the UK and the place to be if you want to see and hear new kit from a lot of the big brands. The […]


I had a great time at the last Tonbridge Audio Jumble and really should get my pics of the event onto the site, you can see them here in the meantime. I can't make it for the next one but would highly recommend anyone that likes classic kit, vinyl and other hi-fi junkies to go. […]


PMC has gone to great lengths to domesticate its heavyweight studio monitors before unleashing them on an unsuspecting public. SE versions of the IB2, MB2 and the BB5 flagship are to be offered in a cladding of rose and rich macassar veneers with Nextel coating metalwork and matching veneered stands. The SE speakers are not […]

Kudos Cardea Super 20

Kudos has created a floorstanding version of its Cardea Super 10 and called it Super 20. The new two-way speaker combines the Kudos Crescendo tweeter from the range topping Titan 88 with a new seven inch main driver which has a hand-treated paper cone, a 26mm voice coil and an aluminium phase plug. The crossover […]


The release of the Beatles back catalogue on vinyl prompted MOJO magazine to find out which of the fab four’s ‘deep cuts’ its readers liked the best. Last week the editor Phil Alexander alongside music biz and Beatles luminaries gathered in studio 2 at Abbey Road, the place where many of the band’s songs were […]

James Almey

One of Naim’s most innovative dealers, Tom Tom Audio, celebrated its tenth birthday on Saturday and did so in some style. Proprietor James Almey invited all of his customers to a hotel in St Albans where with the help of Naim and Focal he had three systems on demonstration. These ranged from a Guru Junior […]

CD ripper

CD ripping service from Russ Andrews Accessories makes the transiton to computer audio painless Russ Andrews Accessories is launching a CD ripping service to help those people wishing to make the transition to computer based audio systems, by removing from the end user the time consuming process of ripping the discs and the uncertainty as […]

black rhodium opus

OPUS has been developed from the highly successful award winning (Best Buy in Hi-fi Choice) Harmony stereo interconnect cable. We have taken the basic design of Harmony, but have cut the cost of manufacturing by simplifying its design in keeping with the basic concept. OPUS cable is made from 2 cores of tinned copper wire […]