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    Chord Electronics Gofigure app updated ready for new firmware

    by Andy Bassett
    Chord Electronics Gofigure app updated ready for new firmware
    Chord Electronics has updated Gofigure, the set up app for the company’s portable streamer/servers, Poly and 2go.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Rega Aethos Integrated Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Rega Aethos Integrated Amp Review
    The Aethos is the amp that Rega would like you to partner with its more expensive turntables. Does it deliver the same levels of performance?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 speakers gain Signature status

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins 705 and 702 speakers gain Signature status
    Like a rite of passage or a graduation ceremony, Bowers and Wilkins puts forward its best-of-the-best for Signature Status and the two newest graduates are from the 700 Series range of speakers, Congratulations, come on down and receive your award, the 705 and 702.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Why don't more music fans use studio monitors?

    by Andy Bassett
    Why don't more music fans use studio monitors?
    After all, they're designed to give a flat response and represent the musician's work as recorded/produced/mixed. Is it because they're ugly black boxes or do folks like a little extra character? See what the forum audiophiles think here.  
  • Movies & TV Article

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    50 Great Live Albums For Easing Yourself Back Into The World

    by Ed Selley
    50 Great Live Albums For Easing Yourself Back Into The World
    Feeling a bit isolated? Groups of six not doing it for you? Revel in the thrill of the live event with these considered cuts.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Quad Artera Solus adds DTS Play-Fi upgrade

    by Andy Bassett
    Quad Artera Solus adds DTS Play-Fi upgrade
    Renowned British Hi-Fi manufacturer Quad has announced the Artera Solus Play, an upgraded version of its all-in-one Artera Solus which will now open up a whole new world of streaming and multi-room capabilities with the addition of DT Play-Fi support.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Bang & Olufsen announces Beoplay E8 Sport earphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Bang & Olufsen announces Beoplay E8 Sport earphones
    Danish premium audio company Bang & Olufsen has announced its first true wireless luxury sports earphones - the Beoplay E8 Sport.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Eclipse TD712z Mk2 Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Eclipse TD712z Mk2 Standmount Speaker Review
    The TD712z Mk2 is the flagship of the Eclipse range and the ultimate expression of their design philosophy. How does it stack up against more conventional rivals?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

    Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation hardware gets native Qobuz Support

    by Andy Bassett
    Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation hardware gets native Qobuz Support
    Naim Audio has introduced an update which will enable native Qobuz support across its Mu-so 2nd Generation family of hardware products.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Bowers & Wilkins headphone discount for Father's Day

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins headphone discount for Father's Day
    Father’s Day is the 21st June and it’s only right and proper that it should be celebrated in an appropriate way and Bowers & Wilkins have come forward with a tempting alternative to socks - its PI3, PX5 and PX7 headphones at discounted prices.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Sound United negotiate Bowers & Wilkins acquisition

    by Andy Bassett
    Sound United negotiate Bowers & Wilkins acquisition
    UPDATED: Bowers & Wilkins and Sound United have begun early talks to explore a mutually beneficial arrangement.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Marten unveils Parker series speakers with isolators

    by Andy Bassett
    Marten unveils Parker series speakers with isolators
    Swedish premium loudspeaker company, Marten, has unveiled its Parker series of speakers: the Parker Duo, the Parker Trio, and the Parker Quintet, which all feature isolators made by IsoAcoustics.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Focal Kanta No2 Floorstanding Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Focal Kanta No2 Floorstanding Speaker Review
    The smaller of the two Focal Kanta floorstanders takes the same driver technology as the very capable Kanta No1 and ups the size. Does it maintain the same high standards?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    MQA expands global partnerships for high end experience

    by Andy Bassett
    MQA expands global partnerships for high end experience
    The cancellation of important networking events such as Munich High End hasn't stopped pioneering audio technology company, MQA from growing its network of international partners and expanding its reach as it announces a series of new collaborations.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Pro-Ject Classic Evo Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Pro-Ject Classic Evo Turntable Review
    The Classic Evo channels both styling and design approaches from a bygone age - does it make for a great modern turntable?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Technics announces SL-1210GAE limited edition turntable

    by Andy Bassett
    Technics announces SL-1210GAE limited edition turntable
    To celebrate its 55th anniversary, Technics has announced the limited edition SL-1210GAE turntable and also the development of a new reference-class integrated amplifier, the SU- R1000.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Monitor Audio launches IMS-4 music streamer

    by Andy Bassett
    Monitor Audio launches IMS-4 music streamer
    Monitor Audio, although probably best known for its loudspeakers, has unveiled the IMS-4 music streamer which features BluOS and Apple AirPlay 2 and is suitable for custom installations where premium sound quality is required.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Absolute Sounds prepares upcoming Hi-Fi launches

    by Andy Bassett
    Absolute Sounds prepares upcoming Hi-Fi launches
    Absolute Sounds have a suite of high end audio companies under its wing, all with plans to launch new hardware and while Covid-19 may have changed the method of launch, the lineup of exciting new products remains the same.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    PMC twenty5 21i Loudspeaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    PMC twenty5 21i Loudspeaker Review
    PMC has refreshed the twenty5 series and claims that the improvements are considerable. Does the smallest member of the family deliver on the promise?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    iFi launches iPhono3 Black Label phono stage

    by Andy Bassett
    iFi launches iPhono3 Black Label phono stage
    Audio tech specialist iFi Audio has unveiled a new flagship phono stage, the iPhono3 Black Label, designed to help vinyl fans really get the best out of their turntables.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    T+A launches P3100 HV preamplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    T+A launches P3100 HV preamplifier
    The latest preamplifier in the company’s HV series, the P 3100 HV boasts reference quality components and a unique circuit board layout, matched by its premium end price.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    50 Essential albums for lockdown listening

    by Ed Selley
    50 Essential albums for lockdown listening
    With millions of albums at your disposal on streaming services, where do you start if you want to branch out from your existing catalogue? How about here…  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Would adding a DAC improve my laptop based sound system?

    by Andy Bassett
    Would adding a DAC improve my laptop based sound system?
    There are lots of affordable DACs available, so is it recommended adding one to a source such as a laptop or smartphone? Will there be a definite quality boost or just a relative one? Why not let us know what you've done with your setups and what the results were?  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 In Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 In Ear Earphone Review
    The Andromeda is one of the longer running models from Campfire Audio and here for 2020 is the newly updated version. Does it deliver?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Campfire Audio launches Ara and updates Andromeda and Solaris earphones

    by Andy Bassett
    Campfire Audio launches Ara and updates Andromeda and Solaris earphones
    US personal audio experts Campfire Audio has announced a brand new 7 driver earphone, the Ara, along with updated 2020 versions of its Andromeda and Solaris models.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Pro-Ject T1 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Pro-Ject T1 Turntable Review
    Pro-Ject tweaks its entry level formula in the pursuit of higher performance and better looks. Can the T1 deliver on the brief?  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Neat Ministra Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Neat Ministra Standmount Speaker Review
    The Ministra looks a little more conventional than some Neat speakers we’ve seen in the past but there’s still some unusual engineering at work - how does it stack up?  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Campfire Audio Io In Ear Earphone Review

    by Ed Selley
    Campfire Audio Io In Ear Earphone Review
    The Io is Campfire Audio’s approach to making a relatively affordable earphone that embodies the virtues that they consider important. Does it deliver?  
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  • Home AV Thread

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    What are the benefits of bi-wiring speakers and when is it recommended?

    by Andy Bassett
    What are the benefits of bi-wiring speakers and when is it recommended?
    Do any Home Cinema and Hi-Fi enthusiasts bi-wire their speakers if they have the option, and what difference does it make? And just what is the difference between bi-wiring and bi-amping? Please post your opinions / experiences in the thread for others.  
  • Hi-Fi News

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    Dynaudio launches new Contour 'i' speaker range

    by Andy Bassett
    Dynaudio launches new Contour 'i' speaker range
    Dynaudio updates its 2016 Contour speaker range adding a new Esotar tweeter and improved woofers.  
  • Hi-Fi Article

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    Social Distancing, Music and You; A Concert for One

    by Ed Selley
    Social Distancing, Music and You; A Concert for One
    We’ve taken a look at film and TV to see you through lock down, now it’s the turn of music to play its role.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt DAC Review
    AudioQuest’s minimalist DAC line has a new flagship with claims of further improvements in performance and sleek new casework. Can it deliver on the promise?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Cambridge Audio 851N audio player now Roon Ready

    by Andy Bassett
    Cambridge Audio 851N audio player now Roon Ready
    The Azur 851N from Cambridge Audio is the company’s latest network audio player to include integration of Roon’s high-resolution streaming and music management technology.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Naim NAIT XS3 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Naim NAIT XS3 Integrated Amplifier Review
    The smaller of Naim’s two new integrated amps has many of the improvements of the more expensive Supernait 3. Is this the sweetspot of the range?  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Yamaha adds new A-S series integrated amps to website

    by Andy Bassett
    Yamaha adds new A-S series integrated amps to website
    Yamaha quietly unveils its latest A-S series of integrated amplifiers and adds them to its website with barely a whisper of a fanfare.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    KitSound Immerse 75 Wireless Headphones Review

    by Greg Hook
    KitSound Immerse 75 Wireless Headphones Review
    We take a look at KitSound's Immerse 75 Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling, available for under £80 they look to offer a tasty specification for the price.  
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  • Hi-Fi Review

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    iFi Audio Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC Review
    Bluetooth can deliver outstanding results but in order to do that you need the right equipment. Enter iFi with one of the cleverest Bluetooth DACs yet.  
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  • Hi-Fi News

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    Melco launches home demo scheme

    by Andy Bassett
    Melco launches home demo scheme
    Melco has announced a home demo initiative so that customers can continue to shop for its products during the UK coronavirus lockdown.  
  • Hi-Fi Thread

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    Is there still a place for graphic equalizers with home Hi-Fi equipment?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is there still a place for graphic equalizers with home Hi-Fi equipment?
    Given the rise of room calibration software, are graphic equalizers really necessary any more? What about parametric equalisers? Do you use any additional EQ, or is bass / treble all you really need? Let us know what you think in the thread.  
  • Hi-Fi Review

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    Marantz Melody X All-in-One System Review

    by Ed Selley
    Marantz Melody X All-in-One System Review
    Marantz promises that the Melody X is ‘True Hi-Fi’ in a compact and user friendly container. Is this the affordable one box of choice?  
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