• Headline Hifi News

    ST-70 step-up transformer From Ortofon

    This new dual mono unit features Lundahl transformers, surrounded by a specialised mu-metal shielding Just a brief news item on this one. Reportedly, the ST-70 has been engineered using, “…an industrial-grade PCB.”…

  • Headline Hifi News

    MC A Mono cartridge from Ortofon 

    The MC A Mono betrays design elements from the MC A 95 cartridge and has been created using Ortofon’s SLM technique where fine particles of Titanium are welded together, layer-by-layer, to…

  • Headline Hifi News

    MC Anna Diamond From Ortofon 

    …is not a rapper but a flagship cartridge updated and now part of the Exclusive Series of moving coils. First released in 2012, the new MC Anna moving coil cartridge uses a…

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    Melody M-CR412 From Marantz

    Marantz has launched the Melody M-CR412 featuring CD playback, FM/DAB+ radio and Bluetooth The maximum power output is rated at 60W and features four channels of amplification. You can connect two…

  • Book Review

    Defying Gravity, Jordan’s Story

    Authors: Jordon Mooney & Cathi Unsworth Publisher: Omnibus Press Price: £20 Mooney highlighted the essence of her own journey after a meeting with noted artist, Andy Warhol, “…take someone like myself:…

  • Turntable Review

    Valore 425 Turntable Plus From Gold Note

    Ever bold in aesthetic terms, Paul Rigby reviews this Italian midrange turntable  Yes, Gold Note never shirks from its design responsibilities. Especially when that pertains to adding a certain chic effect…

  • Book Review

    The Final Days Of EMI: A Sad Tale

    Title: Selling the Pig Author: Eamonn Forde Publisher: Omnibus Press I’ve been waiting for a book like this to appear for months now. Finally, here it is and it’s been written…

  • Hifi News

    Bellini & Donizetti Amps From Audio Analogue

    Part of its twentieth anniversary, Audio Analogue has released Anniversary editions of the company’s earlier classic amplifiers, the new Bellini preamplifier and Donizetti power amplifier BELLINI PREAMPLIFIER A fully differential, zero…

  • Hifi News

    Reference Ruby Cartridge From AVID

    This new Reference Ruby cartridge is the first of three low output moving coil cartridges to be released from the company  There’s not a great amount of information on this one…

  • Hifi News

    Saboten L Cartridge From Miyajima

    The new Saboten L (‘L’ for line-contact stylus) is a low-output moving-coil design with a cactus-spine cantilever The company spent several years searching for the right cactus plant with the correct…

  • Turntable Review

    RT81 Turntable From Fluance

    A lifestyle turntable positioned at a budget turntable price, this ‘semi-automatic’ is reviewed by Paul Rigby Fluance has been around since 1999 selling surround sound equipment but you’d be forgiven for…

  • Hifi News

    D300 Speakers From Wharfedale Price Drop

    Wharfedale has upped the efficiency of its production techniques which means that it can lower the price of its entry-level D300 Series speakers NEW PRICES D310 bookshelf speakers £159 per pair…

  • Hifi News

    Hex Gun From Chord: Crimp Your Style

    Now you can access factory-quality terminated cables from your local dealer – as long as he has the whizz-bang Chord crimping tool called the [wait for it] ChordOhmic Hex Gun! So…

  • Hifi News

    Astral 16 Receiver From Focal 

    Integrating a Class D Pascal Audio amplifier, Astral 16 has 16 channels, of which 12 are amplified and four are pre-amplified (balanced XLR outputs) and dedicated entirely to audio (filtering, equalisation, bass…

  • Hifi News

    AE308 Sub From Acoustic Energy

    Acoustic Energy has announced the AE308 active subwoofer, featuring a DSP module The AE308 offers a 500W amplifier mated to a 12” long-excursion doped and stiffened pulp-fibre driver. The AE308 also…

  • Cartridge & Arm Review

    Pick-It DS2 From Pro-Ject

    The end product of a collaboration with Ortofon, Pro-Ject’s Pick-It DS2 moving coil cartridge is a lower midrange or, if you like, high-end budget cartridge. Paul Rigby reviews… If I was…

  • Cable Review

    Boomslang, Storm, Anaconda & Python

    Four sets of speaker cables for you. All from True Colours Industries (TCI) and all at different price points as reviewed by Paul Rigby If you’re in the market for a…

  • Cable Review

    Ultra Black II From Tellurium Q 

    An updated design from the original Ultra Blacks (but you guessed that already, eh?), Paul Rigby reviews these rather svelte speaker cables I’m not going to spend too much time talking…

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