“Magnificent”: Ken Kessler is “smitten” by DS Audio’s third generation DS 003 optical cartridge

“If one is lucky enough to listen to a world-class component, there’s usually a watershed moment, one of a revelatory nature that tells you when something is truly special.” Ken Kessler recounts several such moments with the DS 003 in the latest issue of Hi-Fi News.

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“Guts and glory”: Kerr Acoustic’s K320 mk3 floorstanding loudspeaker wins Hi-Fi Choice group test

Six of the best mid-price floorstanding loudspeakers go head to head in the October issue of Hi-Fi Choice. Reviewer David Price is particularly moved by Kerr Acoustic’s “highly composed sound, firecracker dynamics and oodles of guts and glory.”

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Exposure kicks off a brand new series of electronics with the 3510 integrated amplifier

PRESS RELEASE: Over the past few years, Exposure has concentrated its attentions on the multi award-winning XM series of components – compact in size and price yet big on features, flexibility and performance. Now, the British brand is turning its focus back to its upper end series, starting with the just-launched 3510 integrated amplifier.

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Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches new ‘third generation’ DS003

PRESS RELEASE: In 2020 DS Audio launched its new flagship Grand Master phono cartridge, the first model in the company’s “third generation of optical cartridges”. Now, the brand new DS003 draws on innovations from the Grand Master to update the existing DS 002 model, extending ‘third generation’ technology to a more affordable price point.

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“A class act” from pro to home: Hi-Fi Critic reviews Kerr Acoustic’s K300 Mk3 loudspeaker

Kerr Acoustic’s Jes Kerr came from a background as a session musician and producer, so when he turned to loudspeaker design, his focus was initially on the professional studio market. However, Kerr has since turned his sights towards home audio and on bringing professional-quality hi-fi to the music-loving listener. Reviewer Chris Frankland likes what he’s hearing.

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“An entirely different world of engineering”: Stereonet reviews MBL’s Radialstrahler 126 loudspeaker

“If you’ve never heard an MBL Radialstrahler before, then you should,” writes David Price for hi-fi webzine Stereonet. “I’ve reviewed a couple in my time in one capacity or another… they were memorable things.” The 126 is the smallest omnidirectional speaker yet developed by the company and is, says Price, “arguably the company’s most interesting product because it’s just about compact enough to be used in most people’s listening rooms.”

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‘Pro and Home Audio: Bridging the Gap’: Stranger High Fidelity & Sound Fowndations to stage a very special UK event, 14 & 15 August 2021

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Stranger High Fidelity, the exciting bespoke hi-fi retail service launched in 2020 by Cameron Jenkins of independent record label Stranger Records, is collaborating with specialist high-end audio distributor Sound Fowndations to stage an exclusive event at the iconic Real World Studios this August.

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