CROFT: Quad or Croft?

The thread starts: Decision Time. Sspeakers – Harbeth SHL5 Plus – decided. So – after a series of auditions with different sources and pre/power/integrated amplifier combinations with the Harbeth SHL5, I have excluded a few options (all of them excellent in their own right – but NOT for me) – no Devialet, definitely NO Naim, […]

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“The only speaker licenced by BBC Worldwide”?

From the Harbeth archives; the thread starts …. News of the launch of a Dr Who loudspeaker by the BBC’s highly-profitable commercial arm, begs the question as to what defines a BBC speaker these days. Once the three initials B B C ensured credibility and assured performance. The plastic, and doubtless China-made, “Tardis” speaker is […]

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Cambridge Azur 851N vs Pioneer N-70AE – which is the better music streamer?

What Hi-Fi? write: Music streamers are going from strength to strength – and that’s in part thanks to the efforts of both Cambridge and Pioneer. But which company builds the best music streamer between £1000 and £1500? Let us enlighten you… Continues HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please […]

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SONY VINTAGE: The ‘compact lifestyle’ system, Sony vintage and the Rega RB300

I read a feature on the Sony vintage amp and tuner combo and it has rekindled my interest in a vintage receiver for a non-serious system. I’m talking a silver fronted, wood panelled, yellow backlit hernia-inducing beast I’ve realised how good some of these are and how much some manufacturers put into them which now […]

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Roberts Stream 94i – test review

What Hi-Fi write ….. Roberts’ Stream 93i radio has won a What Hi-Fi? Award three years running – so how do you improve on something that’s clearly the best in its category? The answer is carefully and conservatively. Roberts has only made a few small changes for its replacement, the Stream 94i, including the addition […]

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NVA / Richard Dunn: “I now have the future of the company basically agreed without me”

Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 pm Mr. Dunn writes on the Hi-Fi Subjectivist site: “I am still effectively cancer free, but even without that time creeps up. I now have the future of the company basically agreed without me. It will involve one of my major suppliers. He will still be direct sell but expanding […]

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WHARFEDALE: Yes folks, it happened just like this: Wharfedale Option-One speakers and an unexpected customer reaction – by Howard Popeck.

  One afternoon in the early 1980s I demonstrated a system to a distinguished, immaculately suited American who was a high-flyer. His employers had phoned me to tell me that on his behalf they would pay for his chosen system – and there was no budget limitation. His chauffer waited outside while I went through […]

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FUNK FIRM @ The Bristol Show #1

We are told: Funk will be at Bristol where they will have their full range of turntables on show and will be demoing various aspects of analogue re-play. Partnering Funk will be Loudspeakers from Orpheus loudspeakers – we think these are quickly best described as “Son of Minipod”. Not only do they do look very […]

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ICON AUDIO: From 2012 – New Version Of The MB845 Amplifier: 110W of Pure Triode Power

In 2012 they said: The Icon Audio MB845 mono amplifier is already something of a legend.  Both the original and MkII versions have become reference amplifiers for hi-fi magazines and reviewers and have provided a new level of enjoyment to music lovers worldwide. The new MB845 MkIIm extends the performance, features and ease of use […]

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KEF: Their headphones perfect a portable blend of sound and style

They say: Created for lovers of both music and design, three additions to the M Series draw on KEF’s audio heritage to bring first-rate sound to mobile consumers M Series Headphones, all boasting state-of-the-art acoustic technologies with lightweight and stylishly engineered designs. The new headphones include the M400 portable on-ear headphones, with a plethora of […]

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CHORD: Mojo test review

“A DAC that delivers much of the sound of its £1400 sibling, Hugo, at a fraction of the price… Tested at £399” Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/chord/mojo/review#P1jUS9BY0UezVejl.99 ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published on this site

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