“What a proposition!” says Hi-Fi World editor Noel Keywood. “A small panel, magnetic planar loudspeaker for under £1,000. Totally different to all else at this price and quite radical in its sound… in many areas [it’s] streets ahead of conventional box loudspeakers.” Continue reading “Streets ahead”: Hi-Fi World is riveted by Magnepan’s small and perfectly priced LRS loudspeaker
Question: “What is the best amplifier in the world?” Answer: “This Ayre pre/power pairing is in with a strong shout,” said What Hi-Fi in its ‘best of the best’ feature in issue 436 of the magazine. Find out more in issue 437, where the team expands with a comprehensive – and rather exceptional – review.
“Maybe you’ve heard them at a hi-fi show and were blown away by the speed, purity and coherence,” writes Chris Ward of Magnepan’s towering flat-panel loudspeakers. “Then there’ s that awful dawning realization that you would have to buy a new house first…”. Fortunately Magnepan now has something that’s perfect for the more compact and bijou listening room – and the more modest budget. Continue reading “Maggie May”: Hi-Fi Choice urges you to check out Magnepan’s new entry level LRS loudspeaker
US hi-fi brand Ayre Acoustics celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reworked version of a fully balanced integrated amplifier “that sent the preamp stage packing,” says David Price in the latest issue of Hi-Fi News. Continue reading “Another class act”: Hi-Fi News reviews Ayre’s AX-5 Twenty integrated amp
“Real budget esoterica is few and far between,” says audiophile, gifted violinist and hi-fi reviewer Rafael Todes. And US brand Magnepan’s quasi-ribbon LRS (‘Little Ribbon Speaker’) loudspeaker “properly fits the bill”. Continue reading “Blown away”: StereoNet reviews Magnepan’s ‘budget’ LRS loudspeaker
What do you do if you covet Magnepan’s soaring flat panel loudspeakers but don’t have the largest of listening rooms? “We hear you”, said the Minnesota-based brand, and created the .7 (‘point seven’), a scaled down version of its acclaimed 1.7 model. Hi-Fi World editor Noel Keywood thinks this is “easily the best loudspeaker available” at it price point and urges you to give it a listen. Continue reading “Extraordinary sound quality”: Hi-Fi World says the Magneplanar .7 “is a loudspeaker you should know about”
“Raidho tales its name from Norse mythology and the ‘journey of life’ and in the right system these TD2.2 floorstanders have every chance of completing your path to the ultimate hi-fi experience,” says Andrew Everard and Paul Miller in the July issue of Hi-Fi News.
In the latest issue of What Hi-Fi, the magazine’s review team gives us the best of the best: “the pick of the kit that, while undeniably expensive, we yearn to own”. These are the products that have come through the magazine’s test rooms and “have simply blown us away.” Among them is “arguably the most transparent and honest amplifier we’ve ever tested.” Continue reading The best amplifier in the world? Ayre Acoustics’ KX-R Twenty & VX-R Twenty pre/power pairing is “in with a strong shout” says What Hi-Fi
Danish Scansonic’s MB series of loudspeakers has been upgraded by the company’s new chief designer – who also happens to be chief designer of sister brands Raidho and Gamut. The resulting MB-B series is an ‘all-embracing upgrade’ and a Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product. Continue reading “Outstanding”: Hi-Fi news gets hooked on Scansonic’s newly upgraded MB5-B floorstanders
In which Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom “found the Kronos to be one of the quietest turntables he’d ever heard” and concludes that it “joins a very small, very illustrious set of turntables that do it all and do it well.”