“Slimline tonic”: Hi-Fi News is impressed by Scansonic’s slender multi-driver MB6B loudspeaker

The MB series is Scansonic’s high-end range and the MB6B the top model in the range. “In an arena where bulky, room-dominating speakers prevail, this design takes a different approach,” writes reviewer Andrew Everard.  Continue reading “Slimline tonic”: Hi-Fi News is impressed by Scansonic’s slender multi-driver MB6B loudspeaker

“An easy winner”: Magnepan’s LRS ‘Little Ribbon Speaker’ is Hi-Fi World’s Loudspeaker of the Year 2020

“Little in size and price, but large in sonic impact,” wrote Hi-Fi World’s editor Noel Keywood in his September 2020 review of Magnepan’s entry-level planar magnetic loudspeaker. So much so, in fact, that it hasn’t since been bettered. “These loudspeakers break the mould,” says the magazine.

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Probably the best tuners in the world – Canadian brand Magnum Dynalab has a new UK distributor

PRESS RELEASE: FM broadcasting looks set to stay with us for quite some time and, when it comes to FM tuners, Canadian Magnum Dynalab creates the best of the best. What’s more, the brand is forging ahead with a new range of superb quality digital components. In the UK, the company has just signed a new distribution agreement with County Durham-based Decent Audio.

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“Arguably the finest entry-level speaker money can buy”: Hi-Fi Plus is utterly convinced by Magnepan’s LRS ‘Little Ribbon Speaker’

“Stated simply, Magnepan’s LRS is the most expressive, revealing, resolving, sharply focused and well balanced loudspeaker at or anywhere near its price that I have ever heard,” writes Chris Martens in the magazine’s January issue. “It is brilliant, too, at imaging and rendering spacious three-dimensional soundstages.”

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Stereophile interviews Cameron Jenkins of Stranger High Fidelity: can he bridge the gap between pro audio engineering and home hi-fi?

“Why is there so much separation between the professional audio and audiophile worlds? Is that separation by design, or even necessity?” asks Julie Mullins in US hi-fi magazine Stereophile. Mullins is putting the question to David Denyer and Cameron Jenkins, who are challenging that separation. Jenkins is an award-winning recording engineer and record label owner who has worked with Lana Del Rey, the Verve, John Cale and many others; he recently launched Stranger High Fidelity, a bespoke high-end audio retail service that operates from his UK pro recording studios.

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Hi-Fi of the Year: Clearaudio’s Concept Active deck and Dan Clark’s Aeon 2 headphone among Hi-Fi Choice magazine’s pick of 2020

“Call it what you will – the very best of the best, the cream of the crop, top of the list, head of the heap, king of the hill,” says Hi-Fi Choice editor Steve Sutherland. Either way, the magazine’s Yearbook is packed with ideas for either tweaking your system or seeking a whole new change of direction – or simply fantasising about ideal setups.

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“This may be the best cartridge I’ve ever heard”: Ken Kessler reviews DS Audio’s new flagship Grand Master optical pickup for Hi-Fi News

The Grand Master optical cartridge is not only DS Audio’s new flagship, but its completely new design also sees in the company’s ‘third generation’ of what is proving to be a peerless approach to phono cartridge engineering. Ken Kessler finds his music delivered “with such conviction that I was getting too emotional to be critical.”

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MBL N51 integrated amplifier & N31 CD/DAC among Canadian high-end journal Audiophilia’s Products of the Year

Published and edited since 1997, Audiophilia is one of Canada’s most popular web magazines for audio and music journalism. The magazine’s annual Product of the Year awards showcase the review team’s top picks from the equipment reviewed in full that year. Of the 17 products awarded, two are from German MBL.

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