News: Vayta Dekk Isolation Platform

News: Vayta Dekk Isolation Platform

Vayta, a new all-British audio company, is introducing the Vayta dekk, the first of its range of audio isolation platforms, through a Kickstarter campaign that began on July 14th, 2014. Consumers interested in becoming the first to own this revolutionaryproduct – and receiving a host of other benefits – are encouraged to seek out the Vayta Kickstarter […]

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Review: Icon Audio Stereo 20PP amplifier

Review: Icon Audio Stereo 20PP amplifier

The Icon Audio Stereo 20PP integrated amplifier represents an homage to the valued and widely respected,1955 Leak Stereo 20 amplifier. This affordable new design – priced at a very reasonable £699.95 – is intended for smaller rooms, being a compact unit, or for driving high efficiency loudspeakers that do not demand huge amounts of power. […]

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Review: Witch Hat Audio Cables For Naim

Review: Witch Hat Audio Cables For Naim

Witch Hat Audio is a company of two parts, the first half offers servicing of all solid-state electronics but especially those from Naim Audio, where its chief technician learned his trade: the second half, manufactures electronics and cables – in particular cables to suit Naim electronics, even including replacements for Naim’s infamous and highly proprietary multi-core Burndy cables. The […]

Review: Dynamique Audio Shadow & Magellen

Review: Dynamique Audio Shadow & Magellen

The Dynamique Audio Shadow mains cable, priced at £430 for a one-metre length, certainly looks well built and worth the expense – not that it is overly expensive. At the wall end there is a truly substantial, Furutech Gold over silver 13A in-line connector and at the far end sits an equally meaty Furutech FI-11 […]

News: Clarity Alliance at the National Audio Show 2014

News: Clarity Alliance at the National Audio Show 2014

The Clarity Alliance wrote to tell us what is has planned for the National Audio Show (aka “Whittlebury”, the venue for which is pictured above) this year It will take over the Luffield Suite, one of the largest suites at the Whittlebury Hall Show, which runs between 20 and 21 September 2014, within which many of its […]

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News: AudioQuest Joins Clarity Alliance

News: AudioQuest Joins Clarity Alliance

The Clarity Alliance, the UK hi-fi industry’s trade body, has welcomed the largest cable supplier to the high-end specialist market, AudioQuest, to its growing number of members, expanding the number of brands supporting the work of the Alliance. The membership of AudioQuest brings further international reach and growth within the manufacturing sector of the industry’s […]

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News: M2Tech Van Der Graaf Power Supply

News: M2Tech Van Der Graaf Power Supply

Italian DAC supremo, M2Tech is releasing its new four-output Van Der Graaf power supply for use with its range of high-end, high performance DACs. The supply will sell, we understand from the UK distributor, Purite, for around £800 in the UK. The Van Der Graaf is an extremely low noise power supply that is suitable for […]

News: Simple Audio Roomplayer: Try It For 30 days

News: Simple Audio Roomplayer: Try It For 30 days

Simple Audio has announced a special two-month offer to customers giving  them the opportunity to try high resolution music streaming in their home with the highly acclaimed new Roomplayer+ for 30 days on a ’30 days to love me’ guarantee. Music streaming is on the rise and Simple Audio has the perfect, cost-effective music streaming […]

News: Roth RA1 Competition Winner

News: Roth RA1 Competition Winner

We were delighted that our competition to win a pair of Roth Audio Oli RA1 loudspeakers attracted some 6,400 entries. The lucky winner selected from that number, businessman, Richard Taylor bought himself  a Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1 amplifier – our budget recommendation  to accompany his computer set-up – to partner them and he wrote to […]

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Opinion: Art Dudley & The True Value of Hi-Fi

Opinion: Art Dudley & The True Value of Hi-Fi

My friend and  professional writing colleague from America, Art Dudley, recently started something of a ruckuss when he penned an article for Stereophile magazine (Listening #138), which began, rather cleverly, with a reference to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement and then segued into the value of today’s high-end audio.  Dudley said “Before mass production dominated […]

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