J Hus’ Album of the Year ‘Big Conspiracy’ created by Producer of the Year JAE5 using Kerr Acoustic loudspeakers

British rapper, singer, and songwriter J Hus was recently honoured at the GRM Daily Rated Awards, winning Album of the Year for his number one record and second album, Big Conspiracy. The album was produced using Kerr Acoustic’s K100 loudspeakers.

The executive producer of Big Conspiracy, Black Butter’s Jae5 – also known for his work with Mark Ronson, Dave, Burna Boy and Jess Glynne – was named Producer of the Year.

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“Couldn’t live without them”: US magazine Stereophile recognises Computer Audio Design’s Ground Control with a 2020 Product of the Year Award

Computer Audio Design (CAD)’s system grounding unit – the Ground Control – clearly shows how fundamental your grounding arrangements can be to hearing what your system is truly capable of. Stereophile’s Michael Fremer and Jim Austin discover this for themselves, as the magazine releases its 2020 Product of the Year Awards.  Continue reading “Couldn’t live without them”: US magazine Stereophile recognises Computer Audio Design’s Ground Control with a 2020 Product of the Year Award

“Special qualities”: Hi-Fi Plus gets up close and personal with Raidho’s compact TD1.2 loudspeaker

“Listen and you might discover hidden musical gems in the most unlikely places; listen and you might just discover the heights a great guitarist can reach in terms of musical expression,” says Roy Gregory in the October issue of Hi-Fi Plus. “Raidho’s latest two-way is the most evenly balanced small speaker they’ve yet produced.”

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Latest evolution of Scansonic HD’s M-series loudspeakers now available in UK

PRESS RELEASE: Scansonic HD’s M-Series of loudspeakers has been updated with three new models which are now available in the UK: the compact standmount M-10 and floorstanders M-20 and M-40. The trio is ‘must audition’ for budget-conscious music lovers who covet the superb sound of sister brands Raidho and Gamut, which share the same designer.

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Topping Audio’s outstanding quality / price ratio comes to the UK – at long last!

PRESS RELEASE: What Took You So Long? sang indie rock band The Courteeners in their third chart single, released in 1998. If you’ve been wondering the same about Topping Audio, then wonder no more. Topping’s famously affordable hi-fi has finally arrived in the UK market, thanks to a new partnership with Buckinghamshire-based retailer Electromod.

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Can sonic bliss really be this effortless? US-based web magazine PartTimeAudiophile.com spends quality time with Furutech’s NCF Clear Line Power Supply Optimizer

Editor-in-Chief Marc Phillips has a plastic storage bin that’s filled with all the audio tweaks he’s tried and rejected over the years. “You know what’s not in that box? Anything from Furutech. Especially the Furutech NCF products, which I’ve been using happily for the last few years.” But is the new The NCF Clear Line “just too easy, too simple? Can sonic bliss really be this effortless?”

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Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio’s ‘next generation’ Grand Master model is now ready for shipping

PRESS RELEASE: In 2013, DS Audio unveiled the world’s only optical phono cartridge, which it has since followed with a small but impressive collection of further advanced models, all of which have met with rave reviews from the international audiophile press. Now, the new Grand Master design pushes the exceptional potential of optical technology for analogue sound quality even further and heralds, says DS Audio, “the third generation of optical cartridges”. Continue reading Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio’s ‘next generation’ Grand Master model is now ready for shipping

“Streets ahead”: Hi-Fi World is riveted by Magnepan’s small and perfectly priced LRS loudspeaker

“What a proposition!” says Hi-Fi World editor Noel Keywood. “A small panel, magnetic planar loudspeaker for under £1,000. Totally different to all else at this price and quite radical in its sound… in many areas [it’s] streets ahead of conventional box loudspeakers.” Continue reading “Streets ahead”: Hi-Fi World is riveted by Magnepan’s small and perfectly priced LRS loudspeaker