Hoping for some good news in 2017? Then look no further, as Exposure Electronics launches its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components. Responding directly to the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl amid a digital age, the series offers a smart solution for those who seek great performance across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control.
It’s a common conundrum. You covet the superior sound of a high-end audio system, but you’d rather not have to take out a second mortgage to fund it. Thankfully, you don’t have to, as there are plenty of superb-sounding hi-fi components that won’t break the bank.
Right now is a terrific time to be a music lover and audiophile, given the almost endless choices of wired and wireless options on which to spin your favourite tunes. Then again, those endless choices can be a tad bewildering, with traditional stacks of black boxes at one end of the spectrum and the tiniest of portable devices at the other.
“The trick is to find a happy medium,” advises Hi-Fi Choice. “For true music fans where sound quality is everything, there’s only one way to go.” The integrated amplifier.
For the magazine’s September 2016 issue, the team gathered up a host of integrateds across a range of prices and came up with five models that should be on your audition list if audio nirvana is your goal.
Among them is British brand Exposure Electronics’ 3010S2-D, a Hi-Fi Choice Editors’ Choice model with “A fast, powerful sound that’s highly involving yet tonally smooth and impressively neutral.”
Read the full feature in the September 2016 issue of Hi-Fi Choice
Exposure Electronics has just announced an upgrade to the 2010S2 DAC, enabling it to handle DSD music files.
The 2010S2 DAC is an affordable digital-to-analogue converter with excellent, engaging musicality and a surprisingly un-digital sound. The new upgraded edition, available now, is able to handle single-rate DSD (DSD x64 or DSD 2.8 mHz) through the USB input, as well as PCM support up to 24 bit / 192 kHz.
The Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook is out and on the news-stands. “Inside this 164-page special edition you’ll find our pick from the ultimate collection of the greatest-sounding audio products to undergo our respected reviewing process in 2015,” writes editor Lee Dunkley.
Among them are three gems from British brand Exposure Electronics.
Each year, three of the UK’s leading premium AV magazines – Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice and Hi-Fi News & Record Review – put their expert heads together to single out the best available AV products currently on the market.
Collectively, the three publications test and review more hi-fi, TV and home theatre equipment than any other UK organization and the Awards are informed by this pool of experience.