The Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook is a bumper 164-page issue that celebrates the hi-fi high points of the past 12 months. The ultimate audio kit guide, it features a hand-picked selection of products that are “applauded by our team of expert reviewers for a winning combination of outstanding sound quality and value for money”. Raidho, Scansonic and Eclipse are among the applause-worthy loudspeakers, while Audio Analogue & Exposure impress in the amplifier department.
Raidho XT-1 standmount loudspeaker
“Spacious, expressive, lucid, fluid, open and musical – there is so much to like. Anyone looking to get their hands on one of the best baby speakers around really needs to hear this one.”
Scansonic M-6 floorstanding loudspeaker
“Prosecutes its musical mission with a degree of insight and finesse that belies its price. A taste of Raidho for shallower pockets? Spot on”
Eclipse TD 510Z Mk2 / TD 520 SW 2.1 loudspeaker system
“This is as good as I’ve ever heard and, in some respects, significantly better. An obvious candidate for the only speaker system you’ll ever need.”
Audio Analogue AAcento integrated amplifier
“This is an emotionally intelligent amplifier that gets the musical big picture spot on. It doesn’t miss any detail, but instead majors on getting the meaning, drama and emotional story of your music correct. I sense a very gentle warmth that gives a pinch of richness and sweetness, yet vocals are as natural as I’ve heard. This may well be an amp for those that think they want a valve setup, but know it isn’t practical.”
Exposure XM HP headphone amplifier
“Powerful and smooth, yet detailed and musical… There’s a lot to like about the XM HP, but what’s so impressive is that every aspect of this versatile product is done to a good standard. It brings a seamlessness to its performance across the board, which is rare in products of this price.”
More information and dealer details at www.exposurehifi.com
Read the full reviews of each of the above products and discover the complete ‘best on test 2018’ listings in the Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook 2018.