“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.
PRESS RELEASE: Japanese cable and connector specialist Furutech announces the launch of a brand new HDMI cable for improved audio and video performance.
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.”
“If you take reel-to-reel seriously, do yourself a favour and give an RX reel a spin,” writes Martin Pipe in Hi-Fi World. “It takes better care of your precious tape, will aid sound quality, and could even prolong the life of your machine.”
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.
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.
There’s no shortage of devices that produce RF noise that can interfere with the sound of your hi-fi system. Fortunately, there’s also no shortage of simple, effective and affordable solutions from Furutech.
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.
“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.”