Firmly at the forefront of “creating the future of analogue music”, Japanese DS Audio has gained a worldwide reputation for its pioneering optical photo cartridges, with rave reviews for their superlative sound. At the same time, the company is also applying its intelligently innovative approach to a number of related audio accessories – first, the excellent ST-50 stylus cleaner, and now, the new HS-001 solid headshell.
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If you’re investing in building up a vinyl collection, you’re no doubt keen to keep your records in tip-top condition so that you can hear them at their best. Still, a record cleaning machine may feel like a bit of stretch. Fear not, Dutch brand Okki Nokki has the solution.
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We asked for it, we got it. Furutech’s top-of-range UK power connector is now available in a new silver-plated version.
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Clearaudio’s ‘Matrix’ record cleaners have long been renowned for their gentle yet highly effective vacuum cleaning capabilities. Shhh… the new Smart Matrix Silent is the quietly elegant, and impressively user-friendly, successor to the brand’s earlier Smart Matrix Professional model.
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In 2013, Japanese DS Audio unveiled the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1. A series of even further advanced models soon followed, ranging from the flagship DS Master 1 to the (then) entry level DS 002, each attracting rave reviews from the worldwide audiophile press. Now, the new DS-E1 makes the superlative sound of the optical cartridge more accessible still, at half the price of the DS 002.
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A year ago, Danish audio brand Gamut joined Raidho and Scansonic as part of the Dantax group of companies. Now, the high-performance product ranges of all three brands are benefitting from the resulting influx of collaborative design and engineering expertise.
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In 2017 Exposure Electronics launched the ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, cleverly packing an impressive complement of high-end features and performance into an astonishingly compact and affordable design. Since then, the series has picked up a raft of reviews and awards, and grown to include a phonostage, an integrated amplifier, a preamplifier, mono power amps and a headphone amp. ‘Any chance of a CD player too?’ asked customers. Absolutely!
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Miyajima, the Japanese company best known for its stunningly crafted artisan phono cartridges, has created a beautifully simple yet highly effective little audio accessory for vinyl lovers – and it costs less than your average record!
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Remember Dual? Once the biggest turntable manufacturer in Europe, the German brand was on most music-lovers’ lips throughout the vinyl heydays of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. If you wanted a really good record player that was easy to use and very realistically priced, then Dual was on your list. So here’s the good news: if you still want a really good record player that’s easy to use and very realistically priced, the Dual turntable is back in the UK. Just be sure that you’re getting the ‘right’ one…
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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.
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