Why Magnepan is considering a mini version of its flagship 30.7 loudspeaker

Magnepan’s flagship 30.7 loudspeaker is a giant in every sense of the term. It’s a four-way, four panel titan of a design that stands more than two metres tall, with a sound quality that has earned both ecstatic reviews and highly prestigious awards.

But since you need a BIG space for this loudspeaker, the 30.7 isn’t for everyone. Perhaps it should be though, says Magnepan…

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Upgrade to active operation: Exposure launches new VXN active crossover and power supply in collaboration with Kudos Audio

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Experience incredible audio performance enhancements by upgrading your loudspeakers to active operation, with Exposure’s new VXN active crossover and VXN power supply.

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Ken Kessler’s pick of the pick-ups: the entire DS Audio range!

Hi-fi journalist Ken Kessler doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is – both in the positive and the negative. In the 2019 Hi-Fi News Yearbook he focuses on the former, looking back on “two of the greatest new products to ever enter my listening room.” High praise indeed!

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Multi-award winning Clearaudio Concept turntable package now launched in new Active edition

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“Take the best and make it better” has always been the motto of German brand Clearaudio. So it’s reassuring to know that the company’s design team applies that motto throughout the range, from uber top-end to affordable entry level.

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Cost-No-Object Loudspeaker of the Year: Magnepan 30.7 highly commended in Hi-Fi Plus Awards 2019

This December sees one of the largest ever issues of Hi-Fi Plus magazine, which is devoted to the magazine’s annual Awards. Our wider world may be in turbulent times, but “the level of innovation and intuitive design that has gone into recent audio products is hugely uplifting,” says editor Alan Sircom. So, while we may not all have access to ‘cost-no-object’ budgets, we can still rest assured that these categories of award-winning models are contributing to the advancement of hi-fi and hence the musical enjoyment of us all.

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Dan Clark Audio headphones doubly commended in Hi-Fi Plus Awards 2019

Every year, Hi-Fi Plus magazine picks out the best products its review team has seen over the previous 12 months. When it comes to headphones, not one but two from Dan Clark Audio are commended as being among the very best: one at the high-end and one high on value.  Continue reading Dan Clark Audio headphones doubly commended in Hi-Fi Plus Awards 2019

Exposure’s XM CD player wows yet again, winning Hi-Fi Plus Awards’ ‘Disc Player or Transport of the Year’

It’s had rave reviews from Hi-Fi Choice, Hi-Fi Plus and Hi-Fi News. Now, the latest addition to Exposure’s compact XM series earns yet another gong for this multi award-winning range: the XM CD player is ‘Disc Player or Transport of the Year’ in the Hi-Fi Plus Awards 2019.  Continue reading Exposure’s XM CD player wows yet again, winning Hi-Fi Plus Awards’ ‘Disc Player or Transport of the Year’

Hi-Fi Show Live 2019

Now in it’s seventh year, the unique high-end audio extravaganza that is Hi-Fi Show Live went from strength to strength this year, with its move to a spectacular new venue: the vast but elegant Ascot Grandstand. Exclusive product launches, packed workshops and a raft of superb sonic demonstrations were the name of the game this October.

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Aesthetix Mimas integrated amp and DS Audio’s DS-E1 optical phono cartridge in Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2019

Every issue, Hi-Fi News delivers in-depth reviews of high-end audio equipment. And every December, the magazine’s Yearbook showcases the best of the best products reviewed throughout the year. It’s the music enthusiast’s go-to guide for the world’s most outstanding hi-fi.

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