Category Archives: Decent Audio

“Extraordinary sound quality”: Hi-Fi World says the Magneplanar .7 “is a loudspeaker you should know about”

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”

Hi-Fi News on the “tantalising drivers” of Raidho’s TD2.2 loudspeaker

“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.

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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

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

“Outstanding”: Hi-Fi news gets hooked on Scansonic’s newly upgraded MB5-B floorstanders

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

Hi-Fi Plus Editor’s Choice Awards 2020: Raidho TD-4.8 – an “exceptional” floorstanding loudspeaker

“These speakers act as remarkable monitors,” says Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom. “Everything the artists and engineers recorded is presented with seemingly no attenuation. If this was the known benchmark both in and out of the studio, we’d never hear a compressed recording again, because that compression would be immediately and patently obvious.”

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Hi-Fi Plus Editor’s Choice Awards 2020: Magnepan’s .7 planar loudspeaker

“Proof that big, high-end sound can come out of more affordable loudspeakers, just as long as they aren’t boxes!” says reviewer Eric Neff of Magnepan’s “innovative” Magneplanar panel design, which uses a two-way quasi ribbon drive unit configuration to make a loudspeaker that looks more like a screen than a speaker.

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Magnepan’s new high-end ‘appetizer’ – the uber-auditionable LRS loudspeaker

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If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to enter the realm of Magnepan’s superb flat panel, planar magnetic loudspeakers, then look no further. The new Magneplanar LRS (‘Little Ribbon Speaker’) is just your ticket.

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“The most insightful amplifier we’ve reviewed in years” says What Hi-Fi of Ayre Acoustics’ KX-R Twenty / VX-R Twenty pre/power combo

“What is the best amplifier in the world – and does such a thing even exist?” asks What Hi-Fi. Well, much depends on your definition of ‘best’.  “But if sonic honesty and engineering integrity are anywhere near the top of your priorities,” says the magazine, “we think this Ayre pre/power pairing is in with a strong shout.” 

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Audio Analogue adds to its ‘PureAA’ line with the new AAdac

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In 2016 Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with a handful of brand new ‘Anniversary’ editions of the company’s earlier classic amplifiers. Then, in 2018, the brand launched its ‘PureAA’ line of products, drawing key ideas from the Anniversary amps and adding a raft of further features. Third in the line, following the AAcento amplifier and AAphono, is the new AAdac.

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