Berkshire-based Sound Fowndations is the UK distributor for two Japanese brands that consistently appear in a raft of world-leading audio awards, and the TAS Editors’ Choice Awards are no exception. 2022 sees three Awards for DS Audio and six for Furutech.
Among “the gear that [TAS] editors and writers have selected as most worthy of consideration” in 2022 are seven products from Californian electronics ‘artisans’ Aesthetix. From to pre- to power amplifiers, from phonostages to integrated amps, and from DAC/CDs to accessories, there isn’t a product category in the Aesthetix portfolio that doesn’t receive an Award.
Great mates Michael Evans and David Price have been arguing about hi-fi for more than forty years. This year, they had the bright idea of recording their conversations for fellow audio lovers. YouTube channel ‘Mike & Dave’s Hi-Fi Riff’ is where you’ll find them, and here they chat about Exposure Electronics’ latest integrated amplifier.
Every spring, the editors of American audio magazine The Absolute Sound (TAS) round up their recommendations for the very best in worldwide hi-fi. German Clearaudio, whose motto has long been ‘take the best and make it better’, has proved the motto’s point with an impressive 14 products Awarded in 2022.
American audio magazine The Absolute Sound (TAS) is home to some of the world’s most experienced hi-fi reviewers. So, when no less than twelve of a single company’s products win TAS’ coveted Editors’ Choice Award, you can be sure that company is doing something very, very right.
Noise annoys StereoNet’s James Michael Hughes, so he enjoyed Connected-Fidelity’s affordable way of improving his system’s sound. Meanwhile, Ken Stokes gave the RF Blockers a try for HiFi Pig, with admittedly low expectations – which were soon “swept away”.
Exposure’s 3510 sports an “old school design, uncluttered fascia and superb performance” and “can’t be beat for pure listenability,” says Hi-Fi Choice. And, if you’re a dealer looking to reveal the 3510’s full qualities to prospective buyers, there’s an album that’ll prove its powers to the hilt… Continue reading “You’ll sell one every time”: Hi-Fi Choice gives dealers a tip on Exposure’s 3510 integrated amplifier
Furutech’s top-of-range Lineflux NCF phono-to-phono interconnect cables “employ all kinds of exotic aerospace-grade materials and process,” writes Martin Pipe in the magazine’s March issue. They offer “high-tech design, impressive build quality and strong performance” with “audible improvements in micro-detailing and background blackness.”
Exposure’s 3010S2 integrated amp has long been David Price’s “something to celebrate as a great, ‘one size fits all’ integrated”. “I couldn’t find anything that really came close as an all-round package… for me, the Exposure delivered the musical goods like no other at the price.” But, after many years of tweaks and upgrades, the 3010S2 has now been replaced with the new 3510. Will it still come out on top?