Keith Monks has launched two new new record cleaners dubbed discOveryOne and discOveryOne Classic, they are said to offer the following features: · Tried and trusted technique from the originators of electric record cleaning · Quietest ever electric record cleaner (37dB, C weighted, 1 metre) · Very simple and intuitive to use · Original Keith […]


Auralic from Vancouver has introduced the Gemini 2000 and 1000 headphone docks. These include a DAC, Class-A headphone amplifier, integrated 2TB SD extended capacity (SDXC) card and, not least, headphone storage. Designed by Auralic utilizing an exclusive profile licensed from Swedish firm Klutz Design the Geminis stand less than 12 inches (30cm) high and weigh […]


French loudspeaker manufacturer Cabasse is expanding its wireless music streaming range with the Stream 1 and Stream Source. These can stream from networks, tablets and phones and turn any USB drive into a DLNA server. Cabasse describes them as “a comprehensive, yet simple and elegant, streaming solution at a very affordable price”.Stream 1 (above, £499) […]


Vertere’s Touraj Moghaddam caught everyone on the hop at CES with his cost no object Reference tonearm, now he has a turntable to go with it. The first record player from Vertere consists of a plinth around which two versions are built, the SG1 or Standard Groove 1 and Reference Groove 1. The difference between […]


First seen at the Munich High End show earlier this year Devialet’s second generation products are now in the UK. The entry-level Devialet 110 starts at less than half the price of the original D-Premier, the Devialet 170 adds greater power output and facilities and the top-of-the-line Devialet 240 directly replaces the D-Premier in terms […]


New British valve audio designer Valve Audio Devices (VAD) has launched its debut offering: the DAC-10 digital to analogue converter.  Designed and hand-built in the UK, the converter comes int two variants; PCM only (DAC-10 at £6499.95) or PCM and DSD (DAC-10 DSD at £6999.95).  Both models being available in either piano lacquer gloss black […]


Monitor Audio’s new Silver range includes two stand mount models: Silver 1 and 2; three floorstanders: Silver 6, 8, 10, a dedicated centre, ‘FX’ surround and active subwoofer models. Silver 1, 2, 6, centre and FX retain the form of their predecessors, the Silver 8 is a full three way design, and new to the […]


It’s 40 years since the birth of Linn and the Sondek LP12 turntable and to mark the anniversary, Linn has joined forces with whisky distiller Highland Park, “makers of the best spirit in the world” to stimulate the senses of music and whisky lovers alike. The two companies have combined their expertise, craftsmanship and passion […]


Burson Audio from Australia makes a range of compact, integrated headphone amp/preamp/DAC systems and power amplifiers exemplified by a ‘less is more’ design philosophy. Burson’s approach, which “insists on meticulous ground-up design using specialised discrete circuits throughout”, is represented by the Conductor SL 9018 headphone amp/DAC; Conductor SL1793 headphone amp/DAC and Timekeeper stereo/mono power amplifier. […]


Cambridge Audio’s Minx Xi is a new wi-fi receiver with the ability to stream from wired, wireless and Bluetooth sources. It can wirelessly play music stored on any UPnP server, NAS drive or computer. It also provides access to net radio as well as “many” streaming services including BBC iPlayer Radio, Pandora and Rhapsody. Minx […]


Bowers & Wilkins has launched the P7 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones, its first over-ear headphones apparently“provide a truly immersive listening experience, combined with the luxurious comfort and impeccable build quality you expect from Bowers & Wilkins.”The ear cushions are designed to provide noise isolation and high levels of comfort thanks to dual-cavity construction which helps the […]


The Chord Company’s latest loudspeaker cable, the £8/metre Sarsen, is said to “redefine performance and value in the entry-level sector”. Chord Company’s most discreet cable design to date is a miniaturised cable that uses established design principles to produce a small cable with a big performance. It’s narrow diameter and flexible nature enables Sarsen to […]