The cheapest audio upgrade you’ll ever make: new Miyajima three-point contact metal headshell washer

PRESS RELEASE

Miyajima, the Japanese company best known for its stunningly crafted artisan phono cartridges, has created a beautifully simple yet highly effective little audio accessory for vinyl lovers – and it costs less than your average record!

Continue reading The cheapest audio upgrade you’ll ever make: new Miyajima three-point contact metal headshell washer

AVForums Editor’s Choice Awards: Exposure XM5 is ‘Best Hi-Fi Amplifier 2018’

AVForums, Europe’s number one home entertainment tech community, has announced its Editor’s Choice Awards for 2018, celebrating “the hi-fi products that really shone this year”. Picking up the Award for Best Hi-Fi Amplifier is Exposure Electronics’ XM5 integrated model. Quite an achievement, particularly when you consider this little amp’s compact, half-width size.

Continue reading AVForums Editor’s Choice Awards: Exposure XM5 is ‘Best Hi-Fi Amplifier 2018’

Ultimate Hi-Fi of 2018 includes DS Audio, Soulines, Timestep, Exposure, Raidho, Magnepan & Furutech

Each year, the expert team at Hi-Fi News brings us the magazine’s audio highlights of the previous 12 months – “the hardware that turned our heads and the music that stirred our souls throughout 2018.” In the bumper 108-page Yearbook issue, “the very best that hi-fi has to offer” includes source components from DS Audio, Soulines and Timestep, amplifiers by Exposure, loudspeakers from Raidho and Magnepan and cables by Furutech.

Continue reading Ultimate Hi-Fi of 2018 includes DS Audio, Soulines, Timestep, Exposure, Raidho, Magnepan & Furutech

Affordable, audiophile ‘CS’ range from classic German turntable brand Dual arrives in UK

PRESS RELEASE

Remember Dual? Once the biggest turntable manufacturer in Europe, the German brand was on most music-lovers’ lips throughout the vinyl heydays of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. If you wanted a really good record player that was easy to use and very realistically priced, then Dual was on your list. So here’s the good news: if you still want a really good record player that’s easy to use and very realistically priced, the Dual turntable is back in the UK. Just be sure that you’re getting the ‘right’ one…

Continue reading Affordable, audiophile ‘CS’ range from classic German turntable brand Dual arrives in UK

New Mimas integrated amplifier from Californian Aesthetix arrives in the UK

PRESS RELEASE

Californian creator of very-high-performance audio, Aesthetix, has crafted its first integrated amplifier. “For years, our customers begged us to combine our Calypso linestage and Atlas power amplifier,” says chief engineer and company head, Jim White. “We listened, and got to work.” Four years in development, the Mimas integrated amplifier is now available to audiophiles and music lovers in the UK.

Continue reading New Mimas integrated amplifier from Californian Aesthetix arrives in the UK

Hi-Fi World Turntable of the Year Award-winner Technics SP-10R features Glanz MH-104S tonearm

The New Year issue of Hi-Fi World showcases the magazine’s annual awards, featuring “the products that wowed us in 2018”. Winner of the sought-after title of ‘Turntable of the Year’ is the superb Technics SP-10R professional deck. It’s a stunner alright, but look closely and you’ll also notice another wow factor: the Glanz tonearm with which the Hi-Fi World review model was fitted.

Continue reading Hi-Fi World Turntable of the Year Award-winner Technics SP-10R features Glanz MH-104S tonearm

“Sensational”: Exposure XM5 integrated amp awarded AVForums ‘Highly Recommended’ badge

“One of the masters of the old ways turns their attention to some new thinking – and the results are sensational,” writes Ed Selley in his review of British brand Exposure’s XM5 integrated amplifier for the audio website AVForums.

Continue reading “Sensational”: Exposure XM5 integrated amp awarded AVForums ‘Highly Recommended’ badge

Exposure 5010 series wins coveted AVTech Media ‘Best High End Pre/Power Amplifier’ Award

The AVTech Awards may not be the most familiar of audio gongs to your ears, but trust us, this is an award that’s worth having. Why? Because AVTech Media is the company behind three of the UK’s premium AV magazines – Hi-Fi Choice, Hi-Fi News, and Home Cinema Choice. Every month, the company tests and reviews more hi-fi, TV and home theatre equipment than any other organisation in the UK, and so its annual Awards represent a considerable achievement by the winners. What’s more, there are no long lists here, just one winner in each product category.

Continue reading Exposure 5010 series wins coveted AVTech Media ‘Best High End Pre/Power Amplifier’ Award

“An audio supermodel”: Hi-Fi Plus investigates the revolution afoot among Raidho’s loudspeakers and test-drives the “all-new” XT-5 floorstander

“If you think you know how it’s going to sound, best think again,” writes Roy Gregory in the November issue of Hi-Fi Plus magazine. “It’s hard to make a case for the sonic quality of Orange Juice recordings, but when Edwyn Collins sings through the XT-5s, you really do wish you’d met a girl like her.”
Continue reading “An audio supermodel”: Hi-Fi Plus investigates the revolution afoot among Raidho’s loudspeakers and test-drives the “all-new” XT-5 floorstander