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NEWS: New Horizons for Boston Acoustics

Dominic Dawes Thu, 20 Dec 2007, 1:10pm

Boston Acoustics is making a strong pitch for the 21st century, style-conscious consumer with its new range of speakers, the Horizon Series. The innovative new speakers use curved self-damping ABS plastic cabinets, built into an unusual ...

NEWS: Dali updates acclaimed Helicon Series

Dominic Dawes Wed, 19 Dec 2007, 8:37pm

Were you a fan of the Dali Helicon 300, 400 or 800 speakers? We certainly were, which is why we're rather looking forward to getting to grips with the Mk2 versions, which are out now. Featuring upgraded crossovers, new binding posts and a ...

NEWS: New DAC aims for the best of both worlds

Dominic Dawes Wed, 19 Dec 2007, 8:26pm

High-end hi-fi fans should check out this innovative new DAC (Digital-to-Analogue-Converter) from Accustic Arts. The TUBE-DAC II combines solid-state technology with traditional valve technology in order to blend the precision and robustness ...

NEWS: Martin Logan develops the world's first fully active electrostatic speaker

Andy Clough Mon, 17 Dec 2007, 5:15pm

US-based speaker specialist Martin Logan has unveiled what it claims is the world's first fully active hybrid loudspeaker. The £2090 Purity model (above) has a built-in 200W digital power amplifier, meaning that no external power amps are ...

The Best of the Week - 14/12/07

Andrew Everard Fri, 14 Dec 2007, 4:39pm

The January issue is now on sale, and the new Ultimate Guide, covering 2008's new technology, is in the shops. So time to kick back and gorge ourselves on mulled wine and mince pies, then? Not quite – there's the small matter of a ...

NEWS: Harbeth M40.1 due to debut in Las Vegas

Andrew Everard Fri, 14 Dec 2007, 3:38pm

This is Harbeth's much-anticipated M40.1 speaker, due to be showcased at the 2008 Las Vegas CES show at the beginning of January prior to the start-up of production early in the New Year. The new speaker is an upgrade of the classic ...

NEWS: Denon upgrades DJ controller with USB MIDI interface

Andy Clough Fri, 14 Dec 2007, 1:13pm

Budding DJs take note: Denon has upgraded its DN-HD2500 DJ media player and controller. It now has a USB MIDI interface to control PC software, and ASIO driver support. The £649 DN-HD2500 is a hard-drive based unit that can import, store, ...

NEWS: Revo launches first DAB+/wi-fi radio

Andrew Everard Thu, 13 Dec 2007, 12:35pm

Available from tomorrow, December 14, this is the new BLIK RadioStation from Scottish company Revo – the first radio to combine DAB, the new DAB+, and wi-fi capability for the reception of internet radio stations. The compact unit, which ...

January issue on sale December 13th

Andrew Everard Tue, 11 Dec 2007, 2:17pm

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting worried, the old man's hat is filling up with pennies, but here in Magazineland it's already January. And all good little girls and boys know what that means: the new issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound ...

NEWS: NAD adds compact all-in-one - with or without DAB

Andrew Everard Mon, 10 Dec 2007, 12:58pm

New from NAD is an all-in-one music system combining amplifier, CD player and tuner, designed to fit in small spaces where conventional systems just won't go. The C715 measures just 21.5cm wide, and comes in two versions: the standard one, ...