Audio Analogue’s hefty yet stripped-down audiophile amplifier may not be for everyone, but it is definitely “an amplifier worth hearing,” says Hi-Fi World’s editor Noel Keywood. Continue reading “Gloriously open sound”: Hi-Fi World reviews Audio Analogue’s Puccini Anniversary amplifier
Exposure’s XM series of compact-but-feature-laden components has earned a healthy complement of accolades and awards, and the latest component in the series, the XM CD player, is no exception. Having already won over reviewers at Hi-Fi News, Hi-Fi Plus and Hi-Fi Choice, and with a Hi-Fi Plus ‘Disc Player of the Year’ Award, will it also impress Hi-Fi World? Jon Myles puts it to the test in the March issue.
To mark its twentieth anniversary, Italian hi-fi brand Audio Analogue took a fresh look at several of its most noteworthy amplifiers, redesigning them from the ground up to create a new flagship range. The range kicked off with the Puccini and Maestro integrated models, which were then joined by the new Bellini preamplifier and Donizetti power amplifier. Hi-Fi News has been enjoying the latter pairing.
Kerr Acoustic is already a well-known name in professional audio circles – the company’s loudspeakers were used to mix and master rapper J Hus’s Big Conspiracy, which has just enjoyed a week-long stint at number one in the UK’s official top-40 album charts. Now, founder Jes Kerr plans to bring his high resolution loudspeakers to the home audiophile market, via a new UK distribution agreement with Berkshire-based Sound Fowndations.
Active versus passive loudspeakers? It’s a topic that’s been known to divide audiophiles almost as much as valves versus solid state, or even analogue versus digital. But what if you could have it all… Hi-Fi News reviews Exposure Electronics’ new VXN all-analogue outboard crossover, partnered with Kudos Audio’s Titan 707 loudspeakers. Continue reading “Crisper, clearer, faster and more detailed”: Hi-Fi News goes active with Exposure’s VXN crossover and Kudos Audio loudspeakers
Dan Clark Audio, formerly known as Mr Speakers, has just released a new version of its Aeon Flow planar magnetic headphone. But the enhancements in the new Aeon 2 are such that this is less an upgrade, more a completely new product. Hi-Fi Plus is seriously impressed by its performance. Continue reading “A new benchmark for mid-priced high-end headphones”: Hi-Fi Plus is impressed by Dan Clark Audio’s new Aeon 2 closed-back planar magnetic ‘phones
San Diego-based Dan Clark Audio, previously known as Mr Speakers, has just launched its newly enhanced Aeon 2 headphone, the successor to the acclaimed planar-magnetic Aeon design.
Raidho often features on audiophiles’ wish lists, and for good reason. The Danish company crafts loudspeakers for discerning music lovers who seek superlative sound, world-leading technological innovation and striking visual design. At the top end of Raidho’s range is the new TD Series, which has just arrived in the UK.
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…
Experience incredible audio performance enhancements by upgrading your loudspeakers to active operation, with Exposure’s new VXN active crossover and VXN power supply.