Witch Hat Audio Cables For Naim

Witch Hat Audio Cables For Naim

Witch Hat Audio is a company of two parts, the first half offers servicing of all solid-state electronics but especially those from Naim Audio, where its chief technician learned his trade: the second half, manufactures electronics and cables – in particular cables to suit Naim electronics, even including replacements for Naim’s infamous and highly proprietary multi-core Burndy cables. The […]

Dynamique Audio Shadow & Magellen

Dynamique Audio Shadow & Magellen

The Dynamique Audio Shadow mains cable, priced at £430 for a one-metre length, certainly looks well built and worth the expense – not that it is overly expensive. At the wall end there is a truly substantial, Furutech Gold over silver 13A in-line connector and at the far end sits an equally meaty Furutech FI-11 […]

Simple Audio Roomplayer: Try It For 30 days

Simple Audio Roomplayer: Try It For 30 days

Simple Audio has announced a special two-month offer to customers giving  them the opportunity to try high resolution music streaming in their home with the highly acclaimed new Roomplayer+ for 30 days on a ’30 days to love me’ guarantee. Music streaming is on the rise and Simple Audio has the perfect, cost-effective music streaming […]

Roth RA1 Competition Winner

Roth RA1 Competition Winner

We were delighted that our competition to win a pair of Roth Audio Oli RA1 loudspeakers attracted some 6,400 entries. The lucky winner selected from that number, businessman, Richard Taylor bought himself  a Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1 amplifier – our budget recommendation  to accompany his computer set-up – to partner them and he wrote to […]

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Art Dudley & The True Value of Hi-Fi

Art Dudley & The True Value of Hi-Fi

My friend and  professional writing colleague from America, Art Dudley, recently started something of a ruckuss when he penned an article for Stereophile magazine (Listening #138), which began, rather cleverly, with a reference to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement and then segued into the value of today’s high-end audio.  Dudley said “Before mass production dominated […]

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Edwards Audio Budget Hi-fi System

Edwards Audio Budget Hi-fi System

The products under consideration here are not typical TopAudioGear fare. To begin they fall firmly in the budget category: all that saves them is their performance, which certainly is above that expected for their beer-budget prices. You probably will not be familiar with the company name Edwards Audio. The business is named after the founder […]

Gamut Loudspeakers and UK Sales Model Revised

Gamut Loudspeakers and UK Sales Model Revised

Gamut, the Danish manufacturer,  has  unveiled the latest editions of its flagship loudspeakers: the Revised Superior Series, along with a new distribution model for the UK market. The no holds barred ‘El Superiores’ or ‘S-Series’ from Gamut were undeniably some of the finest loudspeakers the company ever created. Originally released in 2007, the series comprised […]

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Chord Company Streaming Cables

Chord Company Streaming Cables

Chord Company Streaming Cables: The Chord Company has made a minor name change to its Ethernet cable range. All existing Ethernet cables will be renamed ‘streaming cables’. The move has been implemented to recognise the primary intended usage for the cables, and the exhaustive research, testing and design process involved in creating a cable range […]

Ming Da Dynasty Cadenza Grande

Ming Da Dynasty Cadenza Grande

I have always had very clearly defined requirements when it comes to the amplifiers in my hi-fi system: I want reasonable amounts of power to deliver credible dynamic swings but I did not need anything greater than about 125W into 8Ohms because I insist on using loudspeakers of sensible efficiency – my current nine-drivers-per-channel Neat […]

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Munich High-End Show 2014 – Statistics

Munich High-End Show 2014 – Statistics

After its 33rd opening in 2014, the  organizers have declared Munich’s High-End Show to be the world’s most important  high quality consumer electronics exhibition. I for one would certainly not disagree with that statement, other than to say that I can fully understand why Bavaria is not celebrated for its night time cuisine, although its bier and wurst certainly […]

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