Names are important. At a fundamental level, the name of a company lets people know what the company does and what it stands for. San Diego-based audio company MrSpeakers designs and manufactures some of the finest headphones available today. It does not, however, make loudspeakers. Time, then, for a change of name.
Continue reading Change of name for US-based MrSpeakers headphone brand to Dan Clark Audio
Japanese optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio has just launched its third audio accessory, the ION-001 vinyl ionizer. As you might expect from DS Audio, it is elegantly crafted, a breeze to use and, most important, impressively effective.
Continue reading New ION-001 vinyl ionizer from optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio
While some in the audio industry seem convinced that the era of compact disc has well and truly had its day, David Price isn’t so sure. “It rather reminds me of 1988, when compact cassette knocked vinyl off the top spot for the first time,” he writes in Hi-Fi Choice. And we all know what became of vinyl, eh? Good job, then, that companies such as Exposure are still investing in CD.
Continue reading “Making history”: Hi-Fi Choice thinks Exposure’s new XM CD shows there’s still plenty of life left in CD yet
Catch up with the latest R2R news and reviews over at The Reel-to-Reel Rambler, where David Denyer and fellow hi-fi journalists Ken Kessler and Neville Roberts delve into the world of open reel tape.
And don’t forget that ‘the rambler’ will be at Hi-Fi Show Live in Ascot on 26th & 27th October! Find out more here.
Hi-Fi Plus editor Alan Sircom is seriously impressed the smallest member of Kudos Audio’s four-strong flagship Titan series. Find out why in the magazine’s September issue.
Continue reading “A real star”: Hi-Fi Plus reviews Kudos Audio’s Titan 505 standmount loudspeaker
“Despite its diminutive dimensions, this half-size CD player/integrated amp combination offers a grown-up sound along with facilities normally seen on full-width separates,” writes David Price in the November issue.
Continue reading “The mouse that roared”: Hi-Fi News reviews Exposure’s compact XM CD player & XM5 integrated amp
Colorado-based Ayre Acoustics’ QB-9 DAC has been one of the company’s most successful ever products. Ayre are now releasing a brand new update bringing the QB-9 right back to the cutting edge of audio technology.
Continue reading Ayre Acoustics upgrades much-loved QB-9 DAC to new ‘Twenty’ edition
The September issue of Hi-Fi Choice magazine features a selection of audio ‘extras’ designed to give you the absolute maximum performance from all things hi-fi. And “if you care about getting the best from your vinyl, it cannot be overstated just how important it is to keep your records clean”, says the magazine. Continue reading Clearaudio Smart Matrix Silent record cleaning machine earns ‘Hi-Fi Choice Recommended’ badge
The September issue of Hi-Fi Choice magazine features “Six great-sounding solutions for intimate listening at home or for when you want to be able to enjoy your sounds while on the move.” Among the selected six is Mr Speakers top-of-range Voce headphone. Continue reading Mr Speakers Voce headphone receives the full five stars & Hi-Fi Choice Recommended badge
David Denyer’s R2R blog, https://thereeltoreelrambler.com has just announced some exciting news! This autumn, David and a range of audiophile colleagues will showcase and celebrate reel-to-reel master tape at the UK’s biggest high-end hi-fi show in Ascot on 26th and 27th October.
Continue reading David Denyer’s ‘the reel-to-reel-rambler’ to host a room dedicated to all things R2R at The Hi-Fi Show Live 2019