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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ICON AUDIO: Their mighty flagship limited special edition MB81 mono blocks

They tell us ….. Has Icon Audio founder David Shaw designed the ultimate triode amplifier? Previewed at September’s National Audio Show and lovingly created to fulfil a personal ambition, these gargantuan amps will be sold in limited numbers as a very special edition. “If I’m completely honest,” says Shaw, “for much of the past year […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: To preview HUGO TT partnering amplifier, TTOBY, plus new SPM1050MKII power amp at HIGH-END 2016, MUNICH

They tell us ….. The TToby is an exciting new desktop stereo power amplifier designed to complement the Hugo TT DAC and take advantage of its high-quality digital preamp functionality. The TToby has been created using the same form factor as the Hugo TT and its introduction enables desktop audio lovers to create a high-performance […]

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ICON AUDIO: Valve CD player: the CDX2

They tell us: Leicester-based valve specialists Icon Audio have launched their second CD player, the CDX2. Replacing Icon’s earlier, more expensive CDX1, the CDX2 has been specifically designed to deliver comparable sonics but at a lower, mid-range price. The aim, says Icon’s founder and chief designer David Shaw, was “to craft a CD player with […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

  Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “One one hand it outperforms all competition in its price range. On the other it is supposed to be a portable amp/DAC and it’s really not, it better fits more “traditional” high-end setups (although does listening […]

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ICON AUDIO: Their CDX2

    They say ….. The CDX2 features the latest 192kHz 24bit upsampling technology for high resolution. The CDX2 also uses an all triode valve class A output stage using T J Full Music or original Mullard valves. Attention has been paid to the construction which makes it a hefty 9kg. The digital and analogue […]

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SPENDOR: Does moving from S6e to S8e really makes sense ?

Hi folks, quick love goes as quick as it came. This is maybe valid for the most spectacular speakers. First listening of my S6e gave me the impression: they will be sold. Meanwhile I honor it’s true involving midband. Bass is despite it’s dimensions full bodied and nearly perfect for my loft apartment. Bigger stands […]

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KUDOS AUDIO: Titan 808 loudspeaker with ground-breaking Linn Exakt technology

  Originally published in 2016 The Titan 808: believe everything you’ve heard Until now, the mighty Titan 88 has held its own as Kudos Audio’s flagship loudspeaker – and for good reason. Designed without compromise to be the clearest, most coherent and musically engaging loudspeaker the company had ever created, the Titan 88 was the […]

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KEF LS50 test review

The drive unit complement is the latest evolution of KEF’s trademark Uni-Q array. The Uni-Q may look like a single unit, but it’s really a 25mm aluminium dome tweeter in the centre of a 13cm magnesium/aluminium–coned mid/bass. The idea is to improve the way the speaker disperses sound and help integration. MORE   ===//=== Please […]

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IMF: Calling all IMF Professional Monitor IV enthusiasts

The thread starts ….. I have heard/seen no mention of these speakers for years. does anyone else remember them? in the days when only my schoolfriends who were smart enough to leave asap and set up businesses like importing grado cartridges could afford to buy them, they were reckoned by many to be THE ultimate […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: SPM 1050 power amplifier reaches Mk.II: including many improvements

Paul Rigby writes ….. Chord Electronics’ new SPM 1050 Mk.II power amplifier, first unveiled at High End 2016, Munich, is now available worldwide. The new Mk.II version directly replaces the original. The latest-spec Mk.II model offers enhanced isolation on the mains transformer and, in keeping with the original, low-distortion amplifier circuitry and features four proprietary […]

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