It’s that time of year again folks… when hi-fi’s greatest hitters from around the globe flock to the world’s largest audio exhibition. Yes music lovers, High End Munich 2018 is almost upon us. So, just before I get packing, here are some of the highlights I’ll be heading for.
The fifth in Exposure’s XM series of compact, half-width components, the XM HP is “extremely versatile” and offers “more than its official designation as a headphone amplifier would suggest,” says David Price, who awards it a duo of badges – ‘highly commended’ and ‘recommended’.
Continue reading “Less can be so much more”: David Price reviews Exposure’s compact XM HP headphone amp in Hi-Fi News and Hi-Fi Choice
In 2017 Exposure Electronics launched the ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, cleverly packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage, XM5 integrated amp, XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amps are joined by the new XM HP headphone amplifier.
Launched in 2017, British brand Exposure’s XM series of amplifiers is cleverly designed to pack a raft of high-performance features into a compact half-width design. Hi-Fi World’s Martin Pipe puts the XM5 integrated amp to the test – and awards it the full five stars.
Each year, the Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook singles out the greatest-sounding audio products reviewed by the magazine’s expert team during the previous 12 months. On news-stands now, the 2017 edition’s chosen few includes no less than three of British brand Exposure’s amplifiers. All three are from the company’s small but brilliantly conceived XM series.
The festive season is upon us, which can only mean one thing. No, not Slade and Greg Lake playing on repeat day after day in Sainsbury’s (not just that anyway). ‘Tis time, audiophiles and music lovers, for the annual Hi-Fi News Yearbook with its round-up of “the hardware that inspired our senses and the music that stirred our souls throughout 2017”. So grab a mince pie, pull up a chair by the fire and join me in celebrating some of the 65+ goodies reviewed in this special issue.
Continue reading Hi-Fi News Yearbook: the mighty fine kit that moved us in 2017
“It’s difficult to believe, but the wretched, guilty truth is that not everyone that plays music in high-quality stereo wants large areas of their house to be occupied by hi-fi equipment,” writes David Price in the November issue of Hi-Fi Choice. Fortunately, British audio brand Exposure has come to the rescue with its niche XM series which packs “a serious punch in half-sized boxes”. Price puts the XM7 preamp/DAC and XM9 mono power amps to the test.
“Don’t be fooled by its petite exterior,” writes David Price in the magazine’s June issue, “this new integrated may be small in stature but it’s certainly not in sound.”
Continue reading “Little wonder”: Hi-Fi Choice recommends Exposure’s compact and very bijou XM5 integrated amp
Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, cleverly packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp.
Earlier this year, Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new XM series of hi-fi components. Inspired by the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl in a digital age, the series offers a high-performance, compact solution for music lovers who want great sound across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control.
In the May issue of Hi-Fi News Adam Smith checks out the XM3 phono stage and asks, “does it pack a full-sized performance into a ‘half width’ chassis?”
Continue reading “Exposure has done it again”: Hi-Fi News reviews the British brand’s new XM3 phono stage