Review – Icon Audio MB30SE and LA4MKIII

Review – Icon Audio MB30SE and LA4MKIII

  Icon Audio amplifiers, like the Stereo 20PP I reviewed most recently – in July 2014, in fact –, are pragmatic, no BS designs, with an aesthetic that is near industrial and, some might say, almost brutal. Regardless, my first impression upon unboxing the latest samples was to wonder whether my ailing bank account could […]

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Review – NaimUniti2 all-in-one player

Review – NaimUniti2 all-in-one player

The NaimUniti2 is the newest and most improved version of Naim Audio’s original, revolutionary all-in-one player. The original Uniti spawned an entire range of accessible and versatile music streaming systems from Naim and other manufacturers that aim to offer the sort of accomplished sound quality previously only thought possible through separate components. As well as […]

Review – Cabasse MT32 Loudspeakers

Review – Cabasse MT32 Loudspeakers

With the MT32 range of loudspeakers Cabasse brings its high-end technology and elegant contemporary finishes to its “entry-level” products. Cabasse kindly supplied us with two of these ‘budget-conscious’ – models, the £458 Antigua MT32 and the  £798 floor-standing Jersey MT32. Cabasse describes its Antigua MT32 loudspeaker as “the archetypal bookshelf speaker, designed for a rich […]

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Review – Cabasse Stream Source Network Player

Review – Cabasse Stream Source Network Player

I currently seem to be inundated with inexpensive hi-fi components that function far better than their price tickets would suggest. One such is the £299 Stream Source, DLNA Streamer device from French loudspeaker manufacturer, Cabasse. It seems to be the case with French loudspeaker companies, these days, that simply manufacturing loudspeakers alone is not sufficient […]

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News — IAG UK to Distribute LUXMAN

News — IAG UK to Distribute LUXMAN

Cambridgeshire-based IAG UK, the British arm of the International Audio Group, one of the world’s best-known audio equipment manufacturers, has announced its appointment as the UK distributor of the Luxman brand, which it will add to its already prestigious family of products that includes brands such as Audiolab, Castle, Mission, Quad and Wharfedale. SaysIAG UK, “Beautifully built with a classic look […]

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News – NOVAFiDELITY X12

News – NOVAFiDELITY X12

UK network audio specialist, Sygnifi, known for its great value Cocktail Audio CD-ripper/streaming devices, has launched the NOVAFiDELITY brand. The high-tech name marks a new era for the Sevenoaks-based company, as it launches the first of its second generation products, the NOVAFiDELITY X12.   The first product to bear the new name and logo is […]

News – Tidal High Fidelity Streaming
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News – Tidal High Fidelity Streaming

WiMP HiFi, the award-winning Scandinavian music streaming service, has announced it will introduce TIDAL – http://tidalhifi.com – high fidelity streaming to the UK and the U.S. later this autumn. Unlike any other service currently on the market, TIDAL will offer high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos and curated editorial by experienced music journalists. TIDAL, which will be […]

News – Black Rhodium Loudspeaker Cables
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News – Black Rhodium Loudspeaker Cables

Black Rhodium has released six new loudspeaker cables, all designed to to minimise and eliminate more kinds of cable distortion than ever before, says the company. All six cables have been designed for low “Transient Phase Distortion” to reduce distortion from the magnetic effects of current carrying conductors. All of the new Black Rhodium Loudspeaker cables use rhodium plated connectors “for […]

News – KEF Blade Two Debut At Whittlebury
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News – KEF Blade Two Debut At Whittlebury

Following the recent announcement that KEF was to expand the Blade speaker range with the introduction of the KEF Blade Two, the pioneering new model is set to be showcased at this year’s National Audio Show at Whittlebury Hall – the first demonstration anywhere in the UK. Like the original Blade, Blade Two is based […]

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Russ Andrews X4 and X6 Block Mains Extensions
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Russ Andrews X4 and X6 Block Mains Extensions

Russ Andrews Accessories has introduced the X4 Block and X6 Block mains extensions with built in Silencer technology, complementing the hugely popular X2 Block and incorporating the company’s UltraSocket mains sockets to provide a secure and quiet mains supply connection for up to four or six pieces of equipment respectively. Manufactured from impact and fire […]