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HANA: Moving Coil Cartridges

They say ..... Hana means “brilliant and gorgeous” in Japanese. The Hana brand cartridges are hand made by the Excel Sound Corporation in Tokyo, Japan; who have been making cartridges and cartridge components on an OEM basis for over 40 years, specialising in Moving Coil type cartridges. Hana is launching with four new MC cartridges, […]

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EXPOSURE: Introducing the new XM series

They say ..... Hoping for some good news in 2017? Then look no further, as Exposure Electronics launches its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components. Responding directly to the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl amid a digital age, the series offers a smart solution for those who seek great performance across multiple media but don’t […]

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ARCAM: New product – the rPHONO

They say ..... Designed specifically to replace an in-built phono amplifier or to add a turntable connection to your existing amplifier, the rPhono is the latest addition to the rSeries. The rPhono benefits from Arcam’s more than forty years of analogue audio expertise and uses the finest quality parts in a layout that is optimised […]

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ARCAM: New product – the rPLAY

They say ..... The rPlay is the latest addition to the rSeries and allows you to add network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system using DTS PlayFi, Apple Airplay® or UPnP enabled music sources. It also features an SPDIF output that can be connected to an AVR, such as the AVR850. The […]

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NAGRA: New product –

They say ..... The Nagra HD AMP have just been awarded the prestigious GRAND PRIX from Japanese magazine Stereo Sound, we are quite thrilled. The Nagra HD AMP is the result of an ambitious project that spanned over almost 5 years and allowed Nagra to redefine what a high power amplifier should be. The HD […]

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Music

FREDDIE KING: Going Down At Onkel Po’s (2CD)

Even though he died over 38 years ago, Freddie King’s legend continues to grow. His highly emotional propulsive playing that fused blues, soul and rock paved the way for multiple generations of soulful string benders. Freddie is a member of both the blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was listed at #25in […]

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ESSENTIAL READING: Philip Glass biography

“Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.” MORE

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RAY DAVIES: Return To Waterloo (DVD )

They tell us...... MOJO ‘Video Of The Month’ – 9/10 UNCUT Full page review – 9/10 Ray Davies of the Kinks, well-respected as one of rock’s best storytellers, makes his filmmaking debut as director, writer and composer of ‘Return To Waterloo’. This hour long feature is a unique approach to the synthesis of music, video […]

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HOWLIN’ WOLF: Killing Floor Live 1964 1973 (2CD)

Howlin Wolf was a musical giant, and his influence is still felt far and wide on both Blues and Rock.• Sam Phillips said of his voice “this is where the soul of man never dies.• His compositions have been performed by the royalty of rock and roll including The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Doors, Led […]

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