If your listening room is your living room, or indeed any room within a standard modern home, you’ve no doubt pondered the abiding debate: should you go for small standmount speakers or the full floorstanders? “Fortunately for the space conscious there’s a good choice out there of compact floorstanding speakers, of which the Scansonic M20 is a prime example,” says Hi-Fi Choice. Continue reading Finesse with a smaller footprint: Hi-Fi Choice tunes into Scansonic’s compact M20 floorstanding loudspeaker
“Audio Analogue has a long and illustrious career making audio electronics of all shapes and sizes, and at all price levels,” writes Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom. The new AAdrive and AAdac, which complement the existing AAphono and AAcento integrated amp, “all combine to offer a delicious-looking system” and are both “something of a high-end star combination in the making”.
The MB series is Scansonic’s high-end range and the MB6B the top model in the range. “In an arena where bulky, room-dominating speakers prevail, this design takes a different approach,” writes reviewer Andrew Everard. Continue reading “Slimline tonic”: Hi-Fi News is impressed by Scansonic’s slender multi-driver MB6B loudspeaker
PRESS RELEASE: FM broadcasting looks set to stay with us for quite some time and, when it comes to FM tuners, Canadian Magnum Dynalab creates the best of the best. What’s more, the brand is forging ahead with a new range of superb quality digital components. In the UK, the company has just signed a new distribution agreement with County Durham-based Decent Audio.
“Stated simply, Magnepan’s LRS is the most expressive, revealing, resolving, sharply focused and well balanced loudspeaker at or anywhere near its price that I have ever heard,” writes Chris Martens in the magazine’s January issue. “It is brilliant, too, at imaging and rendering spacious three-dimensional soundstages.”
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.