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    Jasmine Records CD Round-Up

    A host of Jasmine CDs have emerged from the veteran outfit, Paul Rigby takes a brief look at each A grand total of six CDs have winged their merry way to…

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    Festival of Sound 2019 Show – Cancelled

    The organisers of Festival of Sound are cancelling the show for this year and looking towards 2020 to pick up the reigns once more The Festival of Sound organisers intriguingly declared…

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    X1 Belt-Drive Turntable From Pro-Ject

    The X1 moves onwards from the 1 Xpression Carbon and features a “heavyweight” MDF structure, DC/AC generator board with speed control board (for automatic switching between 33 and 45rpm as well…

  • Vinyl News

    MATRIX TAPES COMPLETE: THE VELVETS

    Pressed on vinyl for the first time. This new box set features eight pieces of vinyl plus an 18 page booklet, all contained in a drop-top box The Velvet Underground toured…

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    S800 CD player From Mitchell & Johnson

    The S800 is based upon the ESS Sabre DAC chip, optimised for 44.1kHz replay apparently. Also, alongside the RCA outs are balanced XLR outputs. The S800 features a solid aluminium fascia…

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    Music Library Free Update From Melco

    The Melco Intelligent Music Library will soon be available as a free firmware update for existing Melco users, in addition to being pre-installed on all new machines leaving the factory The…

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    Select USB Cables From Kimber

    Kimber Kable has announced the launch of the Kimber Select USB cables in a three-model range The Select USB-Copper provides silver-plated copper with low-density PTFE insulation. Pure copper conductors are used…

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    T1 Budget Turntable From Pro-Ject

    The T1 is the first turntable in a new budget-orientated T-Line range,  featuring a CNC-machined plinth and “no plastic parts” Oh and, “…no hollow spaces inside the T1, avoiding unwanted vibrations,”…

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    Metallic Finishes For Gold Note Decks

    The top of the line Gold Note turntables, the Mediterraneo, Giglio and Valore 425 Plus, are now on offer in special-edition finishes More pictorial than wordy, I suppose, here’s a quick…

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    DS-10 DAC From Gold Note

    Featuring a modular design, you can attach an external hard disk and USB as music sources and there’s a switchable preamp stage synchronised with the remote control and app The new…

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    Delos isolation platform From IsoAcoustic

    The Delos is designed to isolate turntables and electronic components from any interference caused by external vibrations and resonances The mass of the dense Delos’ maple wood platform and the integrated…

  • Vinyl News

    Gilbert O’Sullivan, Jack Sels, Heinali & More!

    Brief commentary of vinyl releases from BMG, Injazero, Dope Noir, Sdban, 130701 amongst others Heinali’s Iridescent (Injazero, www.injazerorecords.com) features intriguing synth constructions via a modular set-up from thus Ukrainian artist. Soundscape…

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    Arve Henrikson, T.Rex, Leo Sayer and more!

    Brief commentary of vinyl releases from Demon and Rune Grammofon… DEMON Three collections for you from this UK outfit (www.demonmusicgroup.com) features T.Rex’s excellent Dandy in the Underworld (1977) includes a bonus…

  • Hifi News

    MA-01 Flexible Amplifier From KJF Audio

    Flexible? Indeed, enough that each MA-01 sold can be a custom built device, configured from a website menu while the company makes construction a standard process, keeping the price relatively low…

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    DRA-800H Network Receiver From Denon

    The DRA-800H network receiver includes a FM/DAB+ radio, a phono input, digital inputs including HDMI and more According to the company, the DRA-800H includes, “…custom resistors and audiophile grade capacitors…” while…

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    Alexa For Two New Yamaha Bars 

    Yamaha has introduced two new sound bars, the YAS-209 and YAS-109, both with native Alexa voice control In addition they feature Wi-Fi connectivity to play tunes through Spotify Connect, Amazon Music…

  • Hifi News

    INTEGRA Amplifier From AVID

    From the company that has truly embraced the capital letter, the INTEGRA is AVID’s entry level integrated amplifier  It includes a 750 VA mains transformer, 88,000uF storage capacity, bespoke capacitors and…

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    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.”…

  • 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…

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    Super OM 5E Cartridge From Ortofon

    The Super OM 5E has an improved generator system compared to the standard OM 5E The improvements within the OM Series continue but now push towards the upper limits of its…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

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