Interview Sony's Eric Kingdon tells us about his love of hi-fi and music, and his passion for vintage gear.
Awards It's Awards time again, and after a year's worth of testing we reveal the best value speakers on the market.
The amplifier is rated at an astonishing 6kW into a 2ohm load, so there’s unlikely to be a speaker in existence that it can’t drive properly.
The Sonetto range is an expansive, eight-strong line-up that includes standmounters, floorstanders, centres and even a wall-mount speaker.
Interview We talk to the man behind Naim's electronics about everything from tape decks to Class D amps, designing the Naim Statement and what's on his home hi-fi system.
The new models are the result of four years of development and build on the streaming platform first seen in the company’s highly regarded Uniti series.
On December 27th 1947, AT&T's Bell Labs in New Jersey went public with its remarkable new technology...
Finkteam has finally launched its WM4 floorstanders after showing the speakers in various states of development in recent years.
The Burmester 175 is a full record-playing package that includes arm, cartridge, power supply and phono stage. Impressively, Burmester makes every part.
Cambridge-based digital specialist dCS (Data Conversion Systems) is the rarest of breeds. It's one of just a handful of British companies that truly competes on the world stage in the rarified atmosphere of state-of-the-art, top-top-end hi-fi. The company turns 30 this year so what better time, we thought, to visit dCS to see what it does and how it does it?
Interview Fink Audio Consulting is one of the most influential and least well-known companies in the global loudspeaker market.
Streaming technology has matured to deliver a combination of quality, stability and ease of use. Our 2016 Awards are a mix of the established and the new, with the Product Of The Year going to Cambridge Audio’s Azur 851N.
This is the first year we’ve given an Award to a high-end product featured in the Temptations pages of the magazine – the section that celebrates the more expensive, most aspirational kit that passes through our test rooms.
The digital-to-analogue converter market is booming at the moment and it[s time for us to reveal the best value DACs on the market. Chord Electronics dominates in 2015, taking three of the four gongs going...
We were so impressed by Gamut's £15k pre/power amplifier pairing that we added it to our reference system. So we thought it only right we found out a little bit more about the company.
This year's Munich High End Show buzzed with the usual mix of the exotic and sensible where high-end hi-fi is concerned.
Neat Acoustics has revealed a new floorstanding speaker at the Munich High End Show. The Momentum SX7i speakers are due on sale next month and are expected to cost around £8000.
Devialet has revealed a lot more about the technology behind its ambitious Phantom wireless speaker at the Munich High End Show. This unit is available in two versions, differentiated by price and power output.
French speaker giant Focal has introduced a new high-end range of speakers called Sopra. It fits between the company's established Electra and Utopia lines, and currently consists of two models, the rather imaginatively titled No.1 and No.2.
T+A's new R Series features two integrated amplifiers, a CD/network player and a turntable, and uses technology based on the company's high-end HV range.
Canadian high-end manufacturer Classé has announced Sigma, a new entry-level series that sits below the established Delta products in terms of price. The Sigma range consists of two power amplifiers and a 7.1 channel cinema processor/preamp.
Introducing our nine favourite sets of speakers this year, with prices ranging from £200 to £2500. Our Award-winning speakers include products from B&W, Wharfedale, PMC and Q Acoustics.
Parasound has launched an upgraded version of its much-liked Zdac digital-to-analogue converter. The company has kept the fundamentals of the original electronic design but has taken the opportunity to improve connectivity and the headphone amplifier circuit.
McIntosh has shown two new transistor-based power amplifiers at CEDIA Expo 2014. By the company's standards these are entry-level units with the MC152 stereo amp weighing in at $4500 and the monobloc MC301 costing $5000.
High-end digital specialist Wadia has introduced two new products into its entry-level Series 1 range. The first is the di122, a well equipped digital-to-analogue converter, which handles music streams of up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as supporting DSD 5.6 through its USB input. The Wadia also has four SPDIF inputs (split evenly between optical and coax) that support 24bit/192kHz signals.