The Hi-Fi Plus annual awards issue is the magazine’s last issue of the year for UK readers – and another reason to celebrate the end of 2020! Among the worthy winners is Raidho’s top standmount model, first reviewed in issue 188 in October.
“Now, more than ever, is a time to celebrate all that brings us joy,” says Hi-Fi News editor Paul Miller in his introduction to the magazine’s annual Yearbook. This may have been the global annus horribilis of them all, but still, there has been “hardware to inspire our senses and music to sustain our souls”.
“Affecting and exciting, magnificent and powerful.” Andrew Everard and Paul Miller put the third member of Audio Analogue’s PureAA line to the test in Hi-Fi News.
“Listen and you might discover hidden musical gems in the most unlikely places; listen and you might just discover the heights a great guitarist can reach in terms of musical expression,” says Roy Gregory in the October issue of Hi-Fi Plus. “Raidho’s latest two-way is the most evenly balanced small speaker they’ve yet produced.”
PRESS RELEASE: Scansonic HD’s M-Series of loudspeakers has been updated with three new models which are now available in the UK: the compact standmount M-10 and floorstanders M-20 and M-40. The trio is ‘must audition’ for budget-conscious music lovers who covet the superb sound of sister brands Raidho and Gamut, which share the same designer.
“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