Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech continue their assault on the various unwanted ‘intruders’ that can get in the way of peak hi-fi performance. The new destat III effortlessly eliminates dust and static from analogue and digital media, from audio and video components and, well, from pretty much anything….
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“Try before you buy” is the wise advice from Hi-Fi Choice when it comes to choosing from the “astonishing array” of hi-fi upgrades and accessories now available to the ardent audiophile. In the July issue, the magazine recommends six of the best add-ons “to take the performance of your system to the next level”.
Continue reading “A fantastic solution”: Furutech’s SK-Filter among Hi-Fi Choice’s pick of six accessories for fine-tuning your sound
In the latest group test by Hi-Fi Choice, six sub-£1,000 moving coil cartridges battle it out to discover which is “the king of spin.” Just nudging in at £999, van den Hul’s most affordable model, the DDT II Special, takes the prize.
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“Sometimes its difficult to enthuse about pick-up cartridges thanks to their workmanlike, matter-of-fact sound,” writes Nick Tate in the July issue of Hi-Fi News. But Tate has no trouble enthusing here. “Within seconds of its stylus hitting the groove, the Crimson XGW Stradivarius sings like a canary…. Suddenly you’re marvelling at the almost supernatural tightness of the syncopation between bass guitar and drum kit, and the soaring lyricism of the lead guitar.”
Continue reading “Surely one of the finest pick-up cartridges around”: Hi-Fi News is struck by van den Hul’s new Crimson XGW Stradivarius
“Don’t be fooled by its petite exterior,” writes David Price in the magazine’s June issue, “this new integrated may be small in stature but it’s certainly not in sound.”
Continue reading “Little wonder”: Hi-Fi Choice recommends Exposure’s compact and very bijou XM5 integrated amp
“Whether driven by craft-beard sporting Millennials or nostalgic baby boomers, the vinyl resurgence shows no sign of slowing,” notes the ‘Tech’ section of yesterday’s Sunday Times.
In view of which, Matt Bingham selects three of the best turntables upon which to spin your discs. Among the three is Clearaudio’s multi award-winning ‘plug and play’ Concept turntable package.
Continue reading “In the groove”: Clearaudio Concept among Sunday Times ‘three of the best turntables’
“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?
Continue reading “Beyond ‘seamless’… I was captivated”: Positive Feedback reviews a complete Gamut system
In which a die-hard analogue man with a serious open reel tape habit discovers a digital elephant in his listening room… and is forced to dismount from his high horse and listen!
Continue reading Talking tape: Where digital (successfully) meets analogue… meet Analogy Records
Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, cleverly packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp.
Continue reading When less really is more… Exposure adds two new amps to the compact XM series. Who says high-performance hi-fi needs an ‘XXL’ space and budget?
Like the violins, violas and cellos crafted by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries, almost all of van den Hul’s phono cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by Dutch master cartridge designer Mr A.J. van den Hul himself. But has van den Hul now cracked one of the key secrets of the famous Stradivari sound? The new ‘Stradivarius’ edition of his Crimson phono cartridge would suggest so….
Continue reading van den Hul releases new ‘Stradivarius’ edition of Crimson phono cartridge (and the name’s no coincidence…)