Category Archives: Decent Audio

Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2020: Audio Analogue, Dan Clark Audio, Exposure and Scansonic among 2020’s “jewels of high-end audio”

“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”.

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“Special qualities”: Hi-Fi Plus gets up close and personal with Raidho’s compact TD1.2 loudspeaker

“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.”

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Latest evolution of Scansonic HD’s M-series loudspeakers now available in UK

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.

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“Streets ahead”: Hi-Fi World is riveted by Magnepan’s small and perfectly priced LRS loudspeaker

“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

“You know you want them”: What Hi-Fi reviews Ayre Acoustics KX-R Twenty & VX-R Twenty pre/power amps

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.

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“Maggie May”: Hi-Fi Choice urges you to check out Magnepan’s new entry level LRS loudspeaker

“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