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Welcome to the magazine's 2010 redesign

Dominic Dawes Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 3:39pm

Wow – it’s been quite a journey from the moment, several months ago, when I sat down with our art director Paul Mitchell, and we asked ourselves ‘how can we make this magazine better?’Today, if you’re a subscriber, you get to see the answer – if ...

Revealed: Quad's new Elite Series hi-fi in detail

Andy Clough Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 4:33pm

We've just had official confirmation of tech specs and prices for Quad's new Elite Series of hi-fi components, on sale from September. Here are details and pictures of the first five models in the range: Quad Elite CDS £799.95• D/A Converter: ...

NaimUniti upgrade to 96kHz/24-bit: don't try this at home

Andrew Everard Mon, 8 Mar 2010, 1:49pm

There are two reasons why I have a problem with firmware updates, and one is that they can be used to cover deficiencies in a product – things the manufacturer should have addressed before putting it into the shops.I've lost count of the number ...

Aston Martin BeoSound DB9: our verdict on its £4750 in-car audio system

Andy Madden Tue, 26 Jan 2010, 2:58am

 Aston Martin BeoSound DB9 Volante£125,7174 starsForFantastic integration between speakers; excellent imaging; poised, controlled bass delivery; expressive midrange; oh, and that V12 engine noteAgainstUnintuitive interface; small display; ...

I remember when... audio tape decks led the way (March 1984)

Charlie Ghagan Mon, 25 Jan 2010, 5:05pm

Anyone who's spent a rainy day meticulously compiling a mix tape will have fond memories of the audio cassette. After all, presenting your loved one with an iTunes playlist wouldn't go down quite so well on Valentine's Day, would it? Of course, ...

The Big Question: Where on earth should I start with upgrading my budget hi-fi?

Andy Clough Fri, 22 Jan 2010, 3:11pm

THE TESTIt’s a problem that most hi-fi lovers have encountered. We start with a modest hi-fi set up, and love listening to our music on it. But over time, the inevitable desire to upgrade arises. Now, it’s easy to say, “No problem, just bin your ...

O Solo Neo: more details of Arcam's new streaming music system

Andrew Everard Thu, 14 Jan 2010, 11:28am

This is Arcam's forthcoming Solo Neo, the wi-fi-equipped version of the company's popular all-in-one music system. First shown at CES in Las Vegas, it should be in the shops in April or May this year. From the front there's little to ...

Why car hifi should be taken seriously

Andy Kerr Thu, 6 Aug 2009, 2:51pm

How many hours do you spend in your motor each week? It’s small wonder so many cars offer upgraded hi-fi systems these days – and often, the sound on offer is a revelation If you think upgraded car audio is all about sound-off competitions and ...

Monitor Audio's new Silver RX speaker range: more information, more pictures

Andrew Everard Tue, 28 Jul 2009, 2:02pm

More information on, and pictures of, the new Monitor Audio Silver RX range. announced this morning. Below is the complete line-up, comprising two standmounters, two floorstanders, centre and surround speakers and a subwoofers.All the speakers ...

Flute you, madam: Bang & Olufsen's alarm clock would wind up controlling your system

Andrew Everard Thu, 16 Jul 2009, 4:01pm

Spot the hi-fi component. Found it yet? Just in case you're a shade distracted, you should be looking at what looks like a flute sitting on a rack on the wall. This is the new BeoTime from Bang & Olufsen, a combined alarm clock and system ...