BRISTOL SHOW 2012: Nine new products from Talk, Saxon and Edwards Audio

Talk Electronics, Saxon and Edwards Audio have no fewer than nine new products on show here at Bristol.

They're all exhibiting together, along with speaker specialist Arcaydis.

Here's a brief summary of what we've seen so far:

1. Saxon P720 200W stereo digital power amp £1200 (see right, bottom of hi-fi rack). This will be joined in due course with a preamp and multichannel power amp.

2. Edwards Audio MC2 MM/MC phono stage with two sets of RCA inputs, mono mode and separate, dedicated power supply. £1000 for the pair.

3. Edwards Audio Apprentice entry-level turntable (pictured below) at £299, which is based on the Rega RP1 but uses a new belt, oil and has an optional matching MM phono stage (£89.95).

4. Edwards Audio TT2 turntable with upgraded arm, new counterweight, ceramic bearing, a new belt, aluminium inner hub with stainless steel spindle. £599. (See top picture, on top of the hi-fi rack).

5. Edwards Audio IS1 isolation power supply for turntables and DACs. £199.

6. Edwards Audio SP1 bookshelf speaker in light oak, £549. Available from April. There'll be a gloss black version later.

7. Edwards Audio Apprentice 1A 50W stereo amplifier, £495, available April (above left).

8. Edwards Audio HA1 headphone amp with 3.5mm and RCA inputs £279 (above right).

9. Talk Cyclone 2 70W stereo amp £899, available April.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.