PMC: Their twenty5

Paul Rigby says ….. PMC is launching the twenty5 series to mark the company’s 25th anniversary and there’s five designs in the range. In keeping with all PMC products, the foundation of the twenty5 series is Advanced Transmission Line bass loading, enhanced with the new aerodynamically designed Laminair vent technology. I’m an old aviation journalist, […]

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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO: Azur 851A integrated amplifier test review

Stereophile write:  The more integrated amps I review, the more I want to tell manufacturers: Please, skip the DAC, omit the phono stage, lose the Bluetooth—just give me the best sound quality, and the most vivid, most transparent line stage and control center (with pre-out) you can design. Make sure this line stage has appropriate […]

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QUAD: The 99 revisited

I seem to remember the 99pre was criticised for being a mediocre product when compared to the 909. I’ve just resurrected mine after five years and have made up a balanced cable to run from the D type ampbus output to my power amp’s xlr inputs (a fiddly job). I’ve recently been using a Benchmark […]

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Myryad MT 100 FM stereo tuner test review. Stereophile Magazine.

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language defines “myriad,” derived from a Greek word meaning “ten thousand,” as “a very great number of persons or things.” British and unabashedly ambitious, Myryad Systems has set itself myriad design goals for its M-series stereo components: audiophile performance, real-world pricing, convenience, circuit simplicity, common remote-control function, and physical beauty. […]

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MERIDIAN: Explorer 2 test review

WHAT HIFI wrote… It’s unlikely that many budget DACs (digital-to-analogue converters) will suffer from enochlophobia (the fear of getting lost in a crowd). Of late, the likes of the Award-winning Audioquest DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red, the HRT microStreamer and dSp, and the TEAC HA-P50 have been go-to options in the sub-£200 terrain, sitting under […]

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HARBETH: A stupid question?

My SHL5 Plus speakers arrived today! Now – as I was preparing to open the box, I noticed a sticker On top saying “Warranty will not be valid if this sticker is disturbed”. I cannot figure out how I can possibly open the package without tearing off the sticker. I am probably missing something glaringly […]

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Bowers and Wilkins and Emirates launch E1 “tailored for flying” headphones

Becky Roberts writes: The E1s are bespoke versions of B&W’s P7 Wireless over-ears, and are set to feature as part of Emirates’ First Class cabin experience. Continues HERE ===//=== 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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BLACK RHODIUM: Concerto interconnects – test review

An extract: There really is something fundamentally very right about these cables. While many current cables sound hyped in one direction or another, for example being lightning fast yet thin, or richly smooth yet dynamically restrained, the Black Rhodium Concerto sounds neutral and accurate while retaining a full tonality to deliver a cohesive, engaging and […]

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CELESTION: The most interesting sixteen (so far) archived posts

While working on the British Stereo project we started a bit of ‘housework’ re tidying up our Celestion archive. Stripping out the no longer relevant posts we have distilled it down to sixteen and you can see these at http://www.hifianswers.com/tag/celestion/ Thanks Neil   ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please […]

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Roberts launches Stream 94i do-it-all DAB radio

What Hi-Fi? write ….  The Award-winning Roberts Stream 93i was close to radio perfection, our only criticism was the lack of Bluetooth connectivity. Roberts has addressed that issue with the new Stream 94i, which also brings a refreshed design and new user interface to the party.Besides Bluetooth, the Roberts shares all the same streaming features of its sibling, […]

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iFi iSilencer 3.0 USB sound booster

We are told …. More and more audio products connect to devices like phones and computers via USB. This is convenient, but there’s a problem… USB connections are not designed specifically for audio; they’re electrically ‘noisy’ and swimming in EMI, which affects the quality of the audio signal. The iSilencer 3.0 solves this with Active […]

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