Audiophiles luring youngsters into boring conversations

PARENTS have been warned about audiophiles, who are increasingly targeting young people for dull chats about hi-fi. Record shops have become magnets for middle-aged, socially awkward men attracted by products labelled ‘Audiophile Edition’. 14-year-old Tom Logan said: “I was looking at an old Fleetwood Mac record, when this bald man kind of crept up beside […]

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PS Audio: SET down for this one

Paul McGowan writes: One of the quirkier and exotic types of power amplifiers are a tube based product known as a Single Ended Triode or SET for short. A SET is a class A power amp using one output tube, typically a triode, to drive your loudspeaker.  They are generally low power devices with poor […]

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STEREO MAGAZINE ISSUE #7: Download it as a PDF document to read it offline at any time you like.

47 pages! Auralic discovered a seductive HiFi recipe with the brilliant Aries Mini, and now its winning ingredients satisfy real sound aficionados as part of the new „Altair“. T+A integrates a retro look B&W: The P7 goes wireless Air-filled insulation ELAC amp with room calibration Technics unlimited AVM Ovation All-in-One NAD modernizes its classics KEF […]

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AERIX: ‘Say hello to chiseled good looks and 360˚ sound’

They say ….. Aerix introduces Duet, a high-specification sound system complete with integrated CD player as well as wireless music streaming. Using cutting-edge technology, Duet creates an immersive 360-degree audio atmosphere — no matter where you are in the room. The design incorporates two minimalist cubes – each features aluminium plating with flawless finish – […]

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SONUS FABER: Extraordinary new wireless music streaming system

They say ….. Italian loudspeaker maestro reveals extraordinary wireless music streaming system Based in Vicenza, Italy, Sonus faber has long been known for the exceptional level of craftsmanship that makes its loudspeakers among the most desirable in the world. The company’s latest creation brings Sonus faber’s sonic mastery to the world of wireless audio for […]

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VIFA: The Helsinki. Petite but powerful – new portable Vifa speaker sets new standards

They tell us: Helsinki is the newest sibling to Vifa’s series of well-designed, wireless loudspeakers. With its distinctive small, compact shape, combined with incredible sound-capabilities, it sets new standards for the segment of small, portable loudspeakers. Small, but with grand sound. A product to go or to stay. Contemporary yet classic. A surprising, organic choice […]

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CONSTELLATION AUDIO: Inspiration Preamplifier 1.0

From the desk of Frank Berryman   Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Constellation Audio Inspiration Preamplier 1.0 ($9900) at SOundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “While it may not be the quietest preamp I’ve heard, and its operation is less than intuitive, the Inspiration Preamp 1.0 redefines what $9900 can buy in terms of […]

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PRO-JECT AUDIO SYSTEMS: VT-E

Paul Rigby writes ….. A bit of a surprise, this one. The VT-E is Pro-Ject’s first ever vertical turntable and can be installed on a desktop or a wall.  Based on the dual speed Elemental turntable, the belt-driven VT-E has a pre-set 8.6” tonearm and Ortofon OM5e cartridge. The VT-E plinth and platter are made from […]

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LUXMAN: MQ-300 Valve Stereo Power Amplifier

Paul Rigby writes ….. The MQ-300 is a new generation of vacuum tube stereo amplifiers from Luxman, including the latest direct heated triode – the TA-300B. Following in the design footsteps of the MB-300 released 31 years ago, the MQ-300  is based on the cosmetic design and circuit configuration of the MB-300, the renowned vacuum tube […]

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TEAC: TN-570 flagship turntable

  Max Langridge writes ….. he S-shaped tonearm sports a light alloy headshell to make swapping cartridges quick and easy and is height adjustable to compensate for different cartridge sizes. TEAC supplies the deck with an AT100E MM cartridge. It features an electronic speed change too, saving you the hassle of removing the platter to […]

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ROTEL: Their RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier

From the desk of Frank Berryman Rotel Electronics, widely acknowledged for 50 years as a leader in affordable high-end electronics designed for serious audiophiles and home-theater fans, has introduced the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier built upon the award-winning Rotel RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 power amplifier in a sleek, single chassis design. While home theater is […]

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BRYSTON: BLP-1 turntable

Max Langridge writes ….. The BLP-1 uses a belt-drive mechanism and is fitted with a proprietary pulse width modulation (PWM) power supply called the BTP-1. The power supply drives the high torque motor which, Bryston says, delivers exceptionally accurate 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speeds. Records are placed on the 35mm thick Delrin platter which […]

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