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Review: Linum SuperBaX – Switzerland

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the SuperBaX cable by Linum, a light and high performing aftermarket cable.

Disclaimer: Linum provided the SuperBaX at no cost for this review. Linum is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the SuperBax.

About Linum:

If you have ever considered buying an aftermarket cable, you definitely came across Linum. The Danish earphone cable brand has been around for a few years already and has brought us many great cables in the past.… Read the full article

Canon exec confirms 8K EOS R mirrorless camera is in development

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While cameras were a no-show at CES 2019, a Canon executive dropped a small bombshell when speaking to photography publication Imaging Resources in an exclusive interview.

According to Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, the top product-planning man at Canon Inc, video recording is playing a major role in future development of the new EOS R system. With that in mind, “an 8K video capable camera is already in our EOS R-series roadmap,” Mr Mizoguchi said.

“And we are not just looking at video from a camera perspective, we are also working on how to make RF lenses better for video capture as well.… Read the full article

First look: Sony 360 Reality Audio

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

RIP, stereo. You'll be missed. But the audio world has moved on and now we’re ready for something more than two channels of audio. 

But how far can this brave new world of audio tech take us? Well, if Sony's recently announced 360 Reality Audio format is anything to go by, it's around 24 object-based channels arranged in a 360-degree soundstage. 

360 Reality Audio is an ambitious attempt to create a new immersive music format designed to be streamed over mobile music streaming services and played through compatible headphones.… Read the full article

Audience OHNO III speaker cable Review

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |


Just recently I penned a commentary piece bemoaning the state of affairs concerning speaker cables, binding posts, termination and how the twain shall indeed never meet. Keeping the hyperbole to the limit, let’s just say of all the speaker cables I managed to easily plug in and out of speakers and amplifiers, one manufacturer stood out from the rest in being the Universal Donor, the O Negative blood type of my very own speaker cable ecosystem. No contraindications with any of the seven sets of speakers at my disposal.

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Godin Have Announced Their First Ever Acoustic Guitars

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Two years in the making, Simon Godin himself is gearing up to usher in a “radical new chapter” for Godin Guitars with his self-conceptualised and designed new acoustic guitars – the first to ever bear the Godin signature.

“The Godin brand has a strong reputation of quality and is firmly established in the guitar market,” Simon says (heh). “This made the task of creating a new line of acoustic guitars that much easier. This project was my chance to create something that expressed my vision for the future of the company.… Read the full article

Oppo will officially launch smartphones in the UK on January 29

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo will finally launch its smartphone portfolio in the UK on January 29.

The launch was confirmed by an invite Oppo sent to TechRadar, declaring the arrival of Oppo UK along with the tagline "the time is now".

The phone maker already has a strong presence in a number of countries including many in Asia as well as India and Australia.

We knew a UK launch was on the cards after the firm exclusively confirmed to TechRadar back in July 2018 that it would be coming soon to our shores.… Read the full article

Is Amazon developing a game streaming service?

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While most of the tech world has its eyes focused on CES 2019, a new report released today says Amazon could be working on a new game streaming service that will deliver games digitally while running them on cloud servers.

That tidbit of news is according to a report on The Information, and while the details are thin, the publication says Amazon could be joining Sony, Google and Nvidia as a game streaming provider as early as next year. 

So why the skepticism?… Read the full article

Klipsch Museum Basement Find Magnadyne W-8

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , , |

Extra points if you can guess what this device was originally designed to do….
PWK was trying to use this to dry glue in the original factory building. The problem arose that everytime they turned it on it blocked TV receptions all across Hope, AR. What could do that? Lets look at the inside.
Panel needs abit of cleaning.

Hmm a giant transformer and two extra large tubes. The  tubes are United Electronics 311-CH
Beautiful porcelin pass thoughs. 
 Nice graphite plates.… Read the full article

LG HomeBrew takes all the fun out of making your own beer – but I want one anyway

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

I go to plenty of tech press conferences where I hear a lot about how 5G is going to change my life or how I need a smart fridge to be happy, but this week was the first time I heard the word 'beer' said on stage.

LG’s press conference was my first of CES 2019 and the company spent a lot of time talking through its upcoming smart home plans – like its new smart closet – but my ears pricked up when I heard the phrase 'home brew.'

The LG HomeBrew is best described as a Nespresso-like brewery kit.… Read the full article

HP and PayPal team up for new SMB POS system

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Ahead of NRF 2019, HP has announced that it is expanding its SMB offerings with the launch of a new all-in-one POS system and that it is partnering with PayPal to utilise its payment processing services.

The company has shied away from targeting the SMB market in the past but now it is looking to leverage its success in retail and hospitality to deliver solutions that address the needs of SMB retailers and hospitality operators.

HP is releasing a new Android-based POS system called the Engage One Prime which has been optimised for SMBs in retail and hospitality.… Read the full article