WHARFEDALE: Denton 80th Anniversary Edition loudspeaker test review

HiFi World: The Wharfedale Dentons’ 1960s retro look will inevitably be a matter of taste. Personally, I love it. But taken on sound quality alone there’s no argument: Wharfedale have produced a very impressive, sophisticated, detailed and musical speaker here at an almost bargain price of £500. They combine class-leading levels of detail, coherence and […]

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David Murray: Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note, Volume 2 – review

David Murray was in Britain in October, and his appearance at Ronnie Scott’s highlighted both his Sonny Rollins-like power, tone and unpredictability and the casualness over group participation that can make him seem (like Rollins) a prodigiously gifted enigma who’s at his freest on his own. This seven-disc set in CAM Jazz’s Black Saint/Soul Note […]

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Austerity and 2nd hand hi-fi

I have noticed comments posted on this and other forums with regards to surprise as to why some items haven’t sold. I have just been looking at an item for sale in private exhibitions which (thank heavens) has now sold in the form of an Ortofon 2M black. I have an item for sale myself […]

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Does the very best hi-fi get ignored? Discuss.

Lets examine what hi fi is supposed to be about i.e. the most life like reproduction possible with nothing added and nothing taken away from the original. How many items of hi fi equipment I wonder are passed by for doing exactly that??! If equipment has an unnaturally warm sound, or slightly excess bass giving […]

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