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.
Danish Dantax A/S and Gamut Audio are delighted to confirm that Gamut is now part of the Dantax group of companies, joining fellow Danish high-end audio brands Raidho and Scansonic.
Gamut’s CEO and chief designer Benno Baun Meldgaard said, “This is excellent news for Gamut. To be an integral part of a wider ‘family’ of companies, all of which are wholeheartedly committed to high-end audio, gives Gamut a strong and stable foundation from which to move forward and build on our success to date.”
“For good or ill, when it comes to audio, we live in a time of flagships and statements,” writes Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom in the magazine’s December issue. For the most part Sircom remains relatively unimpressed, having found that many such bigger-is-better products, while certainly big on size and price, don’t necessarily deliver a commensurate peak in terms of performance. Gamut’s flagship Zodiac loudspeaker, however, “is one of the rare exceptions. A true statement piece….”
Continue reading “The perfect superhero”: Hi-Fi Plus is star-struck by Gamut’s flagship Zodiac loudspeaker
The September issue of US-based audio magazine The Absolute Sound is out now, revealing winners of the Golden Ear Awards for 2017. Published annually, the Awards give The Absolute Sound’s staff and freelance writers the opportunity to choose those components that are “truly great” and “that stand out from the competition”.
Among the worthy winners in 2017 are Gamut Audio’s M250i mono power amp and DS Audio’s DS 002 optical phono cartridge.
Continue reading Gamut amplifier and DS Audio phono cartridge scoop The Absolute Sound’s Golden Ear Awards 2017
“Sometimes you write reviews. Sometimes you write raves. And sometimes you write love songs,” says David W Robinson, Editor-in-Chief of online audio magazine Positive Feedback. Robinson’s recent review of a full system from Gamut Audio, while certainly not overly sentimental, could almost be a ballad. What inspired him to such devotion?
And yet it was very nearly missed by ‘Mr Gamut’ himself. CEO and chief designer Benno Baun Meldgaard took a tumble down a flight of stairs just a few days before the event and, confined to bed rest, was unable to travel from Denmark to Dorset.
But as the saying goes, you can’t keep a good man down and so, undeterred by his unfortunate acrobatics, Meldgaard was adamant that he’d be there at least in spirit if not in body. Cue live video link…
More highlights from US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017, this time focusing on electronics.
From phonostages to power amps and DACs to disc players, Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of hi-fi.
US-based hi-fi magazine The Absolute Sound has just published its prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017.
Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert audiophile reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of all things audio, along with mini-reviews of each award-winning product. First up, loudspeakers….
Continue reading Magnepan, Raidho, Gamut, Larsen & Riva loudspeakers collect multiple Editors’ Choice Awards from The Absolute Sound
“An old habit that has stuck with me for years is to pop the top of any audio products that I encounter to inspect the power supply and the overall layout of boards and parts,” writes Jerold O’Brien in the December 2016 issue of US hi-fi magazine Tone Audio. Inspecting Danish Gamut Audio’s Di150 LE integrated amp, O’Brien is suitably impressed: “The Di150 does not disappoint, revealing a super tidy dual-mono design. Judged on looks alone, this amp is a winner, but it gets better when you power it up….”
“The Gamut Lobster Chair is billed as ‘the world’s first audiophile chair’. I will respectfully defer — ‘firsts’ don’t really matter to me as much as ‘awesomeness’, and this chair is awesome,” writes Scot Hull of US-based e-zine, Part-Time Audiophile.