British audio brand connected-fidelity’s AC-2K balanced power supply is designed to deliver a full system upgrade for analogue and digital, and audio and AV, components. James Michael Hughes gives it a detailed audition for online magazine Stereonet.com
Max Townshend passed away on the last day of 2021, aged 78. I’d like to add my voice to the many tributes that are currently being paid to Max, who was a friend, a client, a hi-fi icon and a genuine inspiration to so many of us in the audio world.
“Exposure’s 3510 amplifier proves that more traditional solid-state technology can , if executed well, satisfyingly deliver the musical goods,” writes Martin Pipe in the new February issue.
Following excellent reviews in the October and November issues of Hi-Fi News and Hi-Fi Choice respectively, DS Audio’s latest third generational optical cartridge has added a further two awards to its collection.
With the DS 003, DS Audio delivers its third generation technology in a system one-tenth the price of its flagship Grand Master. “A master stroke,” writes Ken Kessler, in reviews for both Hi-Fi News and Hi-Fi Choice. Continue reading “Trickle-down technology at its finest”: Ken Kessler is “smitten” by DS Audio’s DS 003 pick-up
With more than 41k subscribers, Tarun Sharma’s ‘A British Audiophile’ is one of YouTube’s fastest growing hi-fi review channels.
Sharma is a physics teacher by profession as well as being an avid audiophile of some 30+ years standing. In his latest video, he reflects on the products he’s reviewed over the past 12 months and selects the Best DAC, Best Amplifier and Best Speakers of 2021.
Hands down winner in the ‘Best Amplifier’ category is Exposure Electronics’ 2510 integrated which, when stacked against a roll call of worthy competitors “dials up the clarity and refinement to another level”. “I’d be amazed if you can do better at the price,” Sharma concludes.
Discover more about what makes the Exposure 2010 come out on top, as well as the winner of Best DAC and Best Speakers in A British Audiophile’s Hifi Products Of The Year 2021 below.
Exposure has “returned to its roots” with a full-width integrated amplifier inspired by the improved circuit design of its flagship 5010 monoblock power amps. “You want painless hi-fi? You got it” writes Ken Kessler in Hi-Fi News. Continue reading “Not ‘just another integrated’”: Ken Kessler has much fun with Exposure’s new 3510 amplifier
The Hi-Fi News Yearbook is an annual go-to guide showcasing some of the world’s finest hi-fi components. Among 2021’s “jewels of high-end audio” is DS Audio’s flagship “so supreme” Grand Master optical cartridge. Continue reading “This may be the best cartridge we’ve ever heard”: DS Audio Grand Master earns its place in Hi-Fi News’ ‘Ultimate Hi-Fi’ of 2021
“Welcome, audiophiles, enthusiasts, music fans and lovers of all things luxury to our annual Yearbook,” writes editor Paul Miller in the magazine’s introduction. Perhaps this year, more than ever, we’ve needed “the hardware that inspired our senses and the music that sustained our souls and sanity.” Among the selected “awe-inspiring” products is MBL’s Radialstrahler 101E MkII loudspeaker. Continue reading MBL Radialstrahler 101E MkII loudspeaker in Hi-Fi News Yearbook of ‘Ultimate Hi-Fi’ 2021
“If one is lucky enough to listen to a world-class component, there’s usually a watershed moment, one of a revelatory nature that tells you when something is truly special.” Ken Kessler recounts several such moments with the DS 003 in the latest issue of Hi-Fi News.