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
Eric Neff lives within just three hours of Magnepan’s Minnesota factory, yet has harboured an unrequited goal to listen to a pair of ‘Maggies’ (as they’re known to their many devotees) for a full 30 years.
So imagine Neff’s delight when he got the call from Hi-Fi Plus to review the ‘baby’ of the range, the .7 – and when, noting his promixity, Magnepan invited him over for a full factory tour….
Continue reading “An almost holographic listening experience”: Hi-Fi Plus reviews Magnepan’s Magneplanar .7 loudspeaker
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.
Bewildered by the choices on offer? Fortunately help is on hand with The Absolute Sound’s Buyer’s Guide To Affordable Audio 2016, created to help maximize your purchasing power and your hi-fi system enjoyment.
Continue reading Clearaudio, Exposure and Magnepan among The Absolute Sound’s 40 greatest bargains in high-end audio
The Absolute Sound (TAS) has just published its brand new and biggest ever Buyer’s Guide to Loudspeakers. The 2016 edition covers all types of speakers, from floorstanders, stand-mounts and desktops to planars and horns, across a range of price brackets.
The magazine’s review team has mulled over the world’s top models and picked out a select few to provide audiophiles with an easy-to-navigate PDF guide, available as a free download.
Continue reading Gamut, Raidho & Magnepan in The Absolute Sound’s Buyer’s Guide to Loudspeakers 2016
Undeniably big yet unquestionably beautiful, the latest pair of planar magnetic loudspeakers from Minnesota-based Magnepan stand over 6.5 feet tall and are 29 inches wide. But being flat panels, they’re also cannily thin at just 2.5 inches deep.
Unlike several other flat panel speakers, ‘Maggies’ (as they’re known to devotees) are not electrostatic but ribbon loudspeakers, in which a light mylar film carries ribbon electrical conductors set between magnets. No need to plug them into the mains then.
So how do they sound?
Continue reading “Truly mag-nificent.” Hi-Fi World’s Jon Myles & Rafael Todes are seriously impressed by the new Magneplanar 20.7
No plans for this coming Sunday? Great! Then you’ll be free to head over to the North West Audio Show 2016.
Now in its third year, the Northwest Audio Show is quickly becoming one of the highlights in the audiophile calendar with great exhibitors, top brands and a superb venue. With free entry and free parking to tempt you northwestwards, spend a day surrounded by the best in audio amid the beautiful settings of Cheshire’s Cranage Hall and Wychwood Park.
Continue reading North West Audio Show 2016: Sunday 26th June
Leading US monthly hi-fi magazine Stereophile has just announced its Products of the Year for 2015.
Among the “seven products that kicked righteous wads of ass and made it worthwhile to be an audiophile” is Magnepan’s Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker, which is both a finalist for Loudspeaker of the Year and outright winner of the Budget Component of the Year category, while Miyajima’s top-of-range Madake phono cartridge is a finalist for Analog Component of the Year. Continue reading Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker and Miyajima Madake cartridge in Stereophile Products of the Year 2015
Now in its third year, specialty high-end audio event Hi-Fi Show Live is rapidly becoming a highlight of the UK consumer tech calendar.
Hosted by Hi-Fi News magazine, the show took place on 24-25 October 2015 in Windsor, UK, and featured some of the very finest audio brands on the planet.
More than ten brands from the DDPR client portfolio exhibited at the show, pulling out all the stops to deliver an impressive range of demos, workshops, new product launches and advance sneak previews. Continue reading David Denyer PR clients pull out all the stops at Hi-Fi Show Live 2015
What do you do if you covet Magnepan’s soaring loudspeakers but don’t have the largest of listening rooms? “We hear you”, said Magnepan. Enter the new 0.7 (‘point seven’), a scaled down version of the brand’s acclaimed 1.7 model. Continue reading Big on performance, smaller on space: the new Magneplanar 0.7
High-end hi-fi distributor Decent Audio is delighted to add Magnepan’s state-of-the-art Magneplanar MG 3.7i loudspeaker to its portfolio. Continue reading Magneplanar MG 3.7i full-range ribbon loudspeaker arrives in the UK