Review – Roksan Oxygene System

Review – Roksan Oxygene System

I forget exactly when it happened but I remember some fatuous twerp who was the editor – God only knows why – of a music/style/mens magazine, asking me, back in the days when people actually read such titles and awaited their publication with a genuine sense of eager anticipation, if I could make the hi-fi […]

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Review – Flare Reference Headphones

Review – Flare Reference Headphones

I will readily confess to being not the most enthusiastic user of headphones on the planet… mainly because I do most of my listening to music either in my music room at home, where only loudspeakers as large as my NEAT Ultimatum XL10s adequately fit the bill, or at my office desk, in which case, […]

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Review – Icon Audio MB30SE and LA4MKIII

Review – Icon Audio MB30SE and LA4MKIII

  Icon Audio amplifiers, like the Stereo 20PP I reviewed most recently – in July 2014, in fact –, are pragmatic, no BS designs, with an aesthetic that is near industrial and, some might say, almost brutal. Regardless, my first impression upon unboxing the latest samples was to wonder whether my ailing bank account could […]

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Review – NaimUniti2 all-in-one player

Review – NaimUniti2 all-in-one player

The NaimUniti2 is the newest and most improved version of Naim Audio’s original, revolutionary all-in-one player. The original Uniti spawned an entire range of accessible and versatile music streaming systems from Naim and other manufacturers that aim to offer the sort of accomplished sound quality previously only thought possible through separate components. As well as […]

Review – Cabasse MT32 Loudspeakers

Review – Cabasse MT32 Loudspeakers

With the MT32 range of loudspeakers Cabasse brings its high-end technology and elegant contemporary finishes to its “entry-level” products. Cabasse kindly supplied us with two of these ‘budget-conscious’ – models, the £458 Antigua MT32 and the  £798 floor-standing Jersey MT32. Cabasse describes its Antigua MT32 loudspeaker as “the archetypal bookshelf speaker, designed for a rich […]

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Review – Cabasse Stream Source Network Player

Review – Cabasse Stream Source Network Player

I currently seem to be inundated with inexpensive hi-fi components that function far better than their price tickets would suggest. One such is the £299 Stream Source, DLNA Streamer device from French loudspeaker manufacturer, Cabasse. It seems to be the case with French loudspeaker companies, these days, that simply manufacturing loudspeakers alone is not sufficient […]

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News — TALK Apprentice Headphone Amplifier

News — TALK Apprentice Headphone Amplifier

Talk Electronics tells us that its popular Edwards Audio Apprentice HA headphone amplifier has recently been improved with greater output power and drive. The headphone output is now through a high quality Neutrik 6.3mm stereo socket for ultimate reliability, and is capable of driving into 8 Ohms while maintaining low distortion. It uses TALK’s ultra linear circuit topology, which […]

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News – Pro-ject RPM1 Carbon

News – Pro-ject RPM1 Carbon

Pro-Ject’s RPM 1 Genie turntable was an instant hit around the world when it was first revealed more than five years ago. In October 2014, Henley Designs Ltd. and Pro-Ject Audio Systems were delighted to announce the release of the fourth incarnation of this stylish, great sounding turntable, the Pro-Ject RPM 1 Carbon. Pro-Ject Audio Systems […]

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News — IAG UK to Distribute LUXMAN

News — IAG UK to Distribute LUXMAN

Cambridgeshire-based IAG UK, the British arm of the International Audio Group, one of the world’s best-known audio equipment manufacturers, has announced its appointment as the UK distributor of the Luxman brand, which it will add to its already prestigious family of products that includes brands such as Audiolab, Castle, Mission, Quad and Wharfedale. SaysIAG UK, “Beautifully built with a classic look […]

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News – NOVAFiDELITY X12

News – NOVAFiDELITY X12

UK network audio specialist, Sygnifi, known for its great value Cocktail Audio CD-ripper/streaming devices, has launched the NOVAFiDELITY brand. The high-tech name marks a new era for the Sevenoaks-based company, as it launches the first of its second generation products, the NOVAFiDELITY X12.   The first product to bear the new name and logo is […]