The Absolute Sound (TAS) has just published its brand new and biggest ever Buyer’s Guide to Loudspeakers. The 2016 edition covers all types of speakers, from floorstanders, stand-mounts and desktops to planars and horns, across a range of price brackets.
The magazine’s review team has mulled over the world’s top models and picked out a select few to provide audiophiles with an easy-to-navigate PDF guide, available as a free download.
In 2013 DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1, which was an immediate hit in its native Japan. International distribution soon followed, as did rave reviews from the worldwide audiophile press. Now the company is proud to announce its new flagship, the Master 1.
High-end hi-fi distributor Decent Audio is delighted to announce a new exclusive UK distribution agreement with renowned Danish loudspeaker brand Raidho. On 29th-30th October a selection of Raidho’s stunningly ambitious speakers will make their UK debut at this year’s Hi-Fi Show Live in Windsor. Come along and find out what’s behind the brand’s reputation as a true revolutionary.
Clearaudio recently extended their renowned Innovation range of turntables with a new model, the Innovation Basic. While it’s actually anything but ‘basic’, the price is very competitive and brings the Innovation range within reach of a greater number of music lovers.
Right now is a terrific time to be a music lover and audiophile, given the almost endless choices of wired and wireless options on which to spin your favourite tunes. Then again, those endless choices can be a tad bewildering, with traditional stacks of black boxes at one end of the spectrum and the tiniest of portable devices at the other.
“The trick is to find a happy medium,” advises Hi-Fi Choice. “For true music fans where sound quality is everything, there’s only one way to go.” The integrated amplifier.
For the magazine’s September 2016 issue, the team gathered up a host of integrateds across a range of prices and came up with five models that should be on your audition list if audio nirvana is your goal.
Among them is British brand Exposure Electronics’ 3010S2-D, a Hi-Fi Choice Editors’ Choice model with “A fast, powerful sound that’s highly involving yet tonally smooth and impressively neutral.”
Read the full feature in the September 2016 issue of Hi-Fi Choice
If you’re in the market for one heck of a pair of high-performance loudspeakers but feel daunted by the array of choices on offer, check out the latest issue of The Absolute Sound. The October 2016 edition of the US audiophile magazine includes in-depth reviews of six ‘super speakers’, including the Gamut RS3i – the little guy with the surprisingly big soundstage.
“We endeavour to include a wide selection of hi-fi equipment in Hi-Fi Choice, ranging from so-called entry-level systems right up to those exotic items that most of us can only drool over,” begins Neville Roberts in the magazine’s October 2016 issue.
Singled out as a ‘Hot Product’ at the 2016 Munich High End Show, Computer Audio Design’s new GC1 Ground Control tackles noise reduction at the level of the signal ground plane, with remarkable results.
Japan-based Immutable Music has long been renowned for its small but outstandingly formed range of Transfiguration phono cartridges, whose revolutionary design completely restructures the conventional moving coil (MC) concept. Now, the range is undergoing a number of enticing enhancements and first to arrive in the UK is the company’s flagship model, the Proteus.