UNISON RESEARCH: Unico 150

The Unico range of hybrid electronics from Unison Research has added the Unico 150 dual-mono integrated amplifier to the range, an integrated amplifier designed to accommodate a variety of sources via its three RCA and two XLR pair inputs as well as the bi-wirable speaker terminals and boasts a new three-plate front fascia that can […]

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MIYAJIMA: Madake cartridge

PAUL RIGBY writes ….. Madake is the Japanese term for a particular species of bamboo, Giant Timber Bamboo, often used in various types of traditional Japanese craftsmanship but now quite rare. The cantilever for Miyajima’s new cartridge, rather than being made from the usual metal (e.g. aluminium, boron) or crystalline solid (e.g. ruby, sapphire or […]

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NIXIE: CFT615C Tube Clock

*Display special layering digits *Classic wooden case design CFT615C Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Clock DESCRIPTION CFT615C is a Wooden Case Nostalgia Style Nixie Tube Desk Clock. Using Genuine Nixie Tubes Technology to provide special and classic layering digital time display  Suitable for Ornament and Premium item in Household, Office, Shop and other comparable spaces. Classic wooden Nixie […]

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DAVONE: Just 29 inches tall, the Davone Ray-S speaker is a force to be reckoned with

STEVE GUTTENBERG writes ….. Beautifully crafted in Denmark, the Davone Ray-S, speakers’ sound looms large. Most of my favorite floor-standing high-end speakers are big and tall, but the Davone Ray-S sits low to the floor — it’s a mere 29 inches high mounted on its steel stand. The Ray-S is a thoroughly modern, truly elegant […]

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CABASSE: A trio of Cabasse debuts at The Indulgence Show

They tell us …. Cabasse distributor, Connected Distribution, will use The Indulgence Show to unveil three new important models from the French manufacturer, including the new Baltic 4 high-end lifestyle speakers, Murano Alto compact tower speakers and the company’s first Bluetooth portable speaker, SWELL. Baltic 4 The Baltic 4s combine audiophile sound quality and stunning […]

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‘Twisted light’ beamed across Vienna – is this a future audiophile application?

Physicists have sent a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna. It is the first time that information has been transmitted outdoors using the “twist” of a visible light beam. This twisting property could allow very fast communication because light with different amounts of twist, encoding separate channels of information, could be […]

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GERMAN PHYSIKS: Carbon MkIV Loudspeaker

  Kriz Tan has posted a review of the German Physiks Carbon MkIV loudspeakers at Hi-Fi Senses. His conclusions: “The German Physiks Carbon MkIV might be the last speaker I would own at the moment of writing this. It was so beautiful visually and sounded sonically superb.” You can read the full review here.

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TEMPLE AUDIO: Bantam One Integrated Amplifier

Clive Meakins has posted a review of the Temple Audio Bantam One integrated amplifier (£680) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The diminutive Bantam One is a simple yet brilliant integrated amplifier; it’s very nicely finished, performs really well and will match a wide range of typical speakers. The amplifier being 90% efficient even has […]

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PS Audio: Why is it we are forgiving and tend to overlook loudspeakers as a source of coloration in our systems yet demand perfection in our electronics down to the tiniest degree?

Paul McGowan writes: Why is it we are forgiving and tend to overlook loudspeakers as a source of coloration in our systems yet demand perfection in our electronics down to the tiniest degree? We are convinced that tenths of a dB, a few pico seconds of jitter, a slightly different cable dielectric are all critical […]

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HEGEL: H360 Integrated Amplifier

  Kirk Midtskog has posted a review of the Hegel H360 integrated amplifier ($5700) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Its neutral tonal balance, articulate and lovely rendering of details, commanding power reserves, spacious soundstaging, and natural imaging are laudable. At $5700, as solely a linestage integrated amp of its quality and power output, it […]

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PS Audio: No DC here

Paul McGowan writes:  Number 4 on our list of 9 areas to pay attention to is making sure there’s no DC on the output of the DAC.  This might seem meaningless and something everyone just sort of does as a matter of course but how you do this can have a sonic impact and it’s […]

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PS Audio: Can it get better?

Paul McGowan writes: I was chatting with one of our customers on a recent tour of our facilities and he asked if it would be overkill to strive for higher sampling rates and greater bit depth in recordings given the fact current 192kHz 24 bit recordings exceed (by far) the limits of human hearing and […]

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DYNAVECTOR: Bring the concert hall and opera house to your home with a Dynavector SuperStereo adapter

“…plug in the ADP-2 processor and the whole experience is dramatically lifted, with a huge increase in scale, authority, instrumental weight and warmth and overall space. In fact, the volume control on the Dynavector acts as almost a ‘bloom’ button. Turn it up from zero and you’ll hear the soundstage swell in front of you, […]

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