YAMAMURA CHURCHILL:

  Neil – what’s the story re Yamamura Churchill Limited please? First things first – the following is not to be confused with (a) Yamamura Systems S.R.L. nor (b) Yamamura Systems (US) Inc. So, this is what I have discovered online: British company founded in 1994 by Robert William Charles Spencer Churchill and was based […]

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BLUE HORIZON: The Outer Sanctum

  They say: Blue Horizon’s new Sanctum isolation platform is specifically designed to isolate individual high-performance components such as turntables, DACs, preamplifiers, power amplifiers, CD players and streamers from all sources of unwanted vibration. The platform’s construction brings together a selection of materials from opposite ends of the elasticity spectrum, combining them to reduce resonance. […]

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ELAC: Their Uni-Fi Series speaker line

  They say ….. ELAC, a leader in premium loudspeakers and consumer electronics proudly unveils the Uni-Fi series of loudspeakers designed by Vice President of Engineering Andrew Jones.“My goal with the Uni-Fi series was to create a line of speakers with technology and performance normally reserved for speakers costing significantly more,” Jones said. “By going […]

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Ceramic loudspeaker cabinets

Neil. Hi. Has anyone successfully used ceramics for a speaker cabinets? Yes indeed. Zako Audio spring to mind. Here’s the back story as best we can ascertain. “Company that started trading in 1999 as “Zako Speakers Inc” but was incorporated in 2000 as Zako Audio and was based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Owned […]

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Ask an expert: White Noise Audio

Hi guys. What can you tell me about White Audio Labs and can they be contacted perhaps under another name? Our archives drew a blank on this one and so we asked around. Here’s all that we found. “Tiny British operation run by David White that was on the vanguard of a wave of small […]

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MONITOR AUDIO: Their Platinum II Series Loudspeakers

They say ….. The Platinum II range has produced the most musical, accurate and beautiful loudspeakers Monitor Audio has ever made. Inspired by rigorous new analysis and breakthrough innovation by the engineering team, Platinum II is a potent mix of evolutionary refinement and discovery, offering genuine audiophile performance with a stunning design and materials specification. […]

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Accuphase DG38

Hi, and thanks for stopping here. Re the post below, we’d really, really like to know what you think. Have you got time to leave a comment? Thank you. Neil McCauley / HFA editor in chief +++++++++ Does anybody have any experience working with this room acoustic unit from Accuphase. Can you share it?

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ASTELL and KERN: AK380 Copper Music Player

  Each AK380 casing is milled from a solid, 1.7Kg block of copperwhich is then hand finished and coated in a four-stage process that prevents oxidization and produces a brushed-metal finish. The player is completed by a carbon-fibre backing, and comes with a V1 leather case. Only 500 units of the AK380 Copper will be […]

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SIMAUDIO: Moon Evolution 780D DAC

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon Evolution 780D DAC ($15,000) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “To say that I like Simaudio’s Moon Evolution 780D would be a gross understatement. I’m enchanted by it. It’s the best-sounding DAC I’ve heard in my system, and quite possibly the best-sounding DAC I have heard, […]

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Avantone CLA200 Studio Power Amplifier

CLA200 is a dynamic and classically designed A/B studio power amplifier capable of delivering 200W into 8 ohms per-side. Built in ‘traditional’ classic-studio style, the CLA200 features front-facing transport handles, wide-angle VU meters and high quality Japanese components. Rather than employing fans for heat regulation, Avantone have utilised convection technology to ensure the amp stays […]

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Monitors vs Hi-fi Speakers: Part 1

Loudspeakers are traditionally designed for either monitor or hi-fi applications, but is there actually any difference? And just how suitable are hi-fi speakers for nearfield monitoring in the project studio? In part one this month, we examine measured responses. “Can I use my hi-fi speakers as nearfield monitors?” It’s a question often asked of Sound […]

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