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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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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Audio Myth’s Dispelled?

From ultra-low noise AC power cables to a frequency-calibrated jar of stones, it’s pretty amazing what can be sold in the pursuit of better sound. As it turns out, most of these subtle yet pricey upgrades/enhancements are nothing more than placebo – and hearing is a very subjective thing. Originally presented as part of a […]

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COMO AUDIO: Solo and Duetto

Paul Rigby writes ….. Tom DeVesto founder of Cambridge SoundWorks and Tivoli Audio, has just launched Como Audio and the Solo and Duetto entertainment systems are the first products under that new brand that is the subject of a new Kickstarter campaign that you can follow HERE. Solo has a custom Digital Signal Processor (DSP) with a […]

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YG ACOUSTICS: BilletDome Tech

Greg Borrowman writes ….. The concept behind YG Acoustics’ new ‘BilletDome’ tweeter is so simple that the only wonder is that it’s never been done before. But, like many simple ideas, it’s also a brilliant one, and a great solution to a common problem. In essence, what YG Acoustics has done is put a small […]

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The hidden benefits of recycled vinyl

Paul McGowan writes:  Reader Barry McCarthy wrote me: “I like reading your quick daily thoughts on the state of our hobby. Today’s post caused me to to think of over abundance and how we live with it. I have a much more modest collection of music (about 400 LPs and 600 CD/SACDs). Recently, as I […]

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PS Audio: Offended? Offended!

Paul McGowan writes: I have always smiled when I witnessed fellow designers getting offended by some engineering claim they either disagree with or can’t understand – that is until it happened to me. Recently our engineering team has been scratching our collective heads over how software can affect sonic performance when everything we know says […]

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