Clearaudio extends its entry-level offering with new Essence MC cartridge

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“Take the best and make it better,” has always been the driving motto of the Suchy family, the team behind the Clearaudio brand. And it’s one that applies to every product in the brand’s extensive range – from the ultra high-end to a small but growing collection of entry-level temptations.

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The “anything but subtle” difference: new improved Furutech DeMagα (Alpha) keeps LPs, CDs and cables free of magnetic distortion

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A decade after the launch of the original DeMag, Furutech have released a new, improved ‘Alpha’ edition of the now renowned demagnetiser.

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Take two front covers: Clearaudio’s flagship and entry-level turntables each hold their own in the April press

Ken Kessler is seriously impressed by Clearaudio’s £111k Statement v2 turntable and TT1 tonearm in the latest issue of Hi-Fi News. Meanwhile over at What Hi-Fi, the £1,000 Clearaudio Concept goes head-to-head with Pro-ject’s 2Xperience SB.

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Hi-Fi Plus & Hi-Fi World review Riva Turbo X Bluetooth speaker

“What musically satisfying yet highly cost effective choices are available to today’s newcomers to the world of high-performance audio?” asks Chris Martens in the March issue of Hi-Fi Plus.

Pondering the question further, Martens reaches the conclusion that “perhaps the best starter system might not be a traditional system at all, but rather a compact, affordable, yet surprisingly capable single-chassis device such as the Riva Turbo X Bluetooth speaker.”

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Backs to the wall: Swedish Larsen loudspeakers come to the UK – and win fans at The Bristol Show

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Most loudspeakers are designed for, and tested in, an anechoic chamber – an echo-free room with absorbent material on all surfaces, hence one without sound reflections. But in reality we neither live nor listen in such a room, so to get optimal sound from conventional speakers requires precise placement well away from walls – leaving us with a lot less ‘room’ for living and listening.

Larsen is a Swedish loudspeaker brand whose models are specifically designed to resolve this conundrum by working with, rather than fighting, sound reflections.

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Bristol Show 2016 exclusive: Kudos Audio flagship Titan 808 loudspeakers to run ‘Actif Avec’ Devialet Expert system

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In 2015 The Bristol Show saw the preview of Kudos Audio’s new flagship loudspeaker, the Titan 808, incorporating ground-breaking active Linn Exakt technology. Now Kudos are ready to unveil yet another exciting development: active operation with Devialet’s Expert audiophile system.

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Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary zero feedback integrated amplifier

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20 years ago Audio Analogue introduced to the world the original Puccini integrated amplifier. It rapidly developed a reputation as one of the finest sounding and superb value amps on the market, delivering high-end performance at a fraction of the cost normally associated with such hi-fi components. It was Audio Analogue’s very first product; the Puccini launched the brand and put the company’s name firmly on the high-end audio map.

To celebrate this anniversary Audio Analogue have created the Puccini Anniversary, a genuine zero feedback design developed by the specialist AirTech R&D department within the Audio Analogue family.

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New Scansonic HD M-series loudspeakers to make Bristol Show debut

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Do you covet the sweet sound of Danish brand Raidho’s stunning loudspeakers, but lack a couple of zeros off the price tag?

Then you’re in luck, as sister brand Scansonic brings its fabulously affordable Raidho-inspired ‘HD’ range to the UK, including the new and deliciously affordable M-series.

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