“It’s not an uncommon recipe – integrated, hybrid, with loads of options – but the execution of this fabulous-sounding amplifier means that the Mimas is a triumph, and must be added to any shortlist of sub-£10k all-singing/all-dancing amps.” So says Ken Kessler in the lastest issue of Hi-Fi News.
Californian creator of very-high-performance audio, Aesthetix, has crafted its first integrated amplifier. “For years, our customers begged us to combine our Calypso linestage and Atlas power amplifier,” says chief engineer and company head, Jim White. “We listened, and got to work.” Four years in development, the Mimas integrated amplifier is now available to audiophiles and music lovers in the UK.
Californian brand Aesthetix’ Saturn Series of hi-fi components has, since its first incarnation more than a decade ago, steadily earned a worldwide audiophile fan base and a healthy collection of accolades and awards. Now the Series’ performance has risen to new heights thanks to a range of impressive enhancements in the form of the Saturn Eclipse edition, which has just arrived on UK shores.
It’s that time of year again folks… when hi-fi’s greatest hitters from around the globe flock to the world’s largest audio exhibition. Yes music lovers, High End Munich 2018 is almost upon us. So, just before I get packing, here are some of the highlights I’ll be heading for.
The December issue of What Hi-Fi? magazine is dedicated to all things high-end, showcasing products that “may be expensive, but will last for years and provide countless hours of enjoyment.” Among the top picks are Clearaudio’s Innovation Wood turntable and Aesthetix’s Janus and Atlas Signature amplifiers.
Continue reading What Hi-Fi? High-End Special Issue: Clearaudio and Aesthetix among “the very best hi-fi that money can buy”
The last of four posts showcasing highlights from US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017, this time featuring those all-important hi-fi accessories.
From cables and connectors to racks and record cleaning machines, Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team ‘rack up’ their top product recommendations from across the world of audio. Whatever your need or problem, there’s an award-winning accessory that can sort it out.
More highlights from US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017, this time focusing on electronics.
From phonostages to power amps and DACs to disc players, Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of hi-fi.
“This is the definitive guide to the best home entertainment kit you can buy,” writes Kobina Monney, editor of the What Hi-Fi? Buyer’s Guide in the magazine’s February issue.
And the stakes just got higher: the Guide has recently undergone a major overhaul and now features a considerably streamlined list of ‘Best Buys’. So who made the cut?
Continue reading Aesthetix, Clearaudio, Gamut & IsoTek among new What Hi-Fi? ‘Best Buys’
Already the recipient of a coveted Golden Ear Award and Product of the Year 2014 from The Absolute Sound, the Romulus DAC & CD transport, and sister DAC the Pandora, are now available in enhanced ‘Signature’ editions with a wealth of masterful no-expense-spared advances. Continue reading Award-winning Aesthetix Romulus & Pandora DACs now available in skilfully advanced ‘Signature’ editions
In March, the editors of leading US audiophile monthly The Absolute Sound published their top recommended power amps in the price range $10,000 – $20,000. Their selection of just 13 products from the worldwide hi-fi market included the Aesthetix Atlas and the Gamut D200i.
Read The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice: Power Amps in full.