Andy started contributing to AVForums in mid 2018 and is responsible for supporting the editorial team led by Phil Hinton. Initially bought on board to update the product database behind the site and proof read the many reviews and articles the editorial team creates, Andy started looking after the AVForums' social media feeds and ensures a steady, daily stream of posts informing members of the regularly updated news and reviews available on the main site.
At the start of 2019 he began to contribute to the site's main news items and now provides daily updates on developments in the home cinema and Hi-Fi fields.
During his teenage years, Andy discovered a passion for writing and playing music and he spent several years as a professional musician. It was during this time that he became interested in the audio production side of music and how the psycho-acoustic perceptions of the human brain can be manipulated by audio technology.
A life long film buff, the video-age was a revelation to him and helped build his knowledge of cinema. He is also interested in PC gaming, though refrains from competing against anyone under the age of 30 for fear of a drubbing by younger fingers and faster responses - LucasArts style graphic adventures are much more his scene.
The UK service is still playing catch up to its US counterpart but this month sees the appearance of some long awaited content alongside the more usual synchronous launches, bringing Disney+ UK closer to parity with its transatlantic cousin.
Winter’s here, nights are longer and Covid-19 just won’t go away. The good news is that Netflix is one way of forgetting about the woes of the outside world and it’s clear the streaming giant intends to ramp up its Christmas feel good content in a big way.
Fyne Audio adds new standmounts to F1 speaker range
by Andy Bassett
Adding the F1-5 and F1-8 standmount speakers to its flagship F1 speaker series brings the possibility of Fyne’s high end, point source music reproduction to smaller listening environments.
Mark Levinson expands 5000 Series with amplifiers and players
by Andy Bassett
Mark Levinson, the high end audio equipment brand, has unveiled the new No5302 amplifier and No5206 pre-amplifier which join the already shipping No5105 turntable and No5101 streaming SACD player in expanding the 5000 Series.
Apple’s new iPhone 12 range consists of 4 handsets; the iPhone 12 Mini, the standard iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max - all powered by the 5nm A14 Bionic chip and all with 5G capabilities.
Bowers & Wilkins had been at the centre of management and takeover rumours for a while but the uncertainty is over as Sound United has announced that the renowned UK speaker company is now part of its audio family.
Google is pitching its newer smartphones away from the bruising powerhouse flagships of Samsung and iPhone and its latest Pixel 5 and 4a 5G models show off decent mid range specs with plenty of clever software.