Now in it’s seventh year, the unique high-end audio extravaganza that is Hi-Fi Show Live went from strength to strength this year, with its move to a spectacular new venue: the vast but elegant Ascot Grandstand. Exclusive product launches, packed workshops and a raft of superb sonic demonstrations were the name of the game this October.
The Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook is a bumper 164-page issue that celebrates the hi-fi high points of the past 12 months. The ultimate audio kit guide, it features a hand-picked selection of products that are “applauded by our team of expert reviewers for a winning combination of outstanding sound quality and value for money”. Raidho, Scansonic and Eclipse are among the applause-worthy loudspeakers, while Audio Analogue & Exposure impress in the amplifier department.
The Eclipse way of looking at things says that “modern hi-fi has gone wrong” and that the key to preserving the heart and soul of music is a technical one, rooted in the ability to recreate an impulse signal as accurately as possible. Multiple moving-coil drivers just can’t cut the mustard, it contends, which is why it favours a single driver design. David Vivian sizes up its latest duo of offerings for Hi-Fi Choice magazine and is seriously impressed. Continue reading “The only speaker system you’ll ever need”: Hi-Fi Choice is bowled over by Eclipse’s TD510ZMk2 loudspeaker with matching TD520SW subwoofer