The season of spending is upon us. If you have been waiting on a specific piece of equipment, now might be the right time to pull the trigger. Below you will find all of the best audio deals and discounts available for this, the time honored consumerist holiday that brings out some of the once-a-year sales for some of the niche gear. As part of the growing trend, many of the participants are extending their sales out in a larger arc, starting as early as a week out and extending through the 31st for some.… Read the full article
A game of two halves. Not a cringeworthy 1970s slice of British football commentary but the 2017 Warsaw AV Show. The three-day event runs across two distinct areas of town with shuttle buses and taxis moving visitors between the two zones.
Near the central railway station, the Radisson Blu Sobieski and Golden Tulip hotels house 70+ exhibitors. A few kilometres down the road and, the PGE National Stadium accommodates a further 140 rooms plus a headphone area to rival CanJam Europe.… Read the full article
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2017 – Best Buy: Chord Clearway interconnect, Clearway speaker cable and C-line interconnect
We swept the board at the recent What Hi-Fi? Awards. Chord Company was the ONLY cable manufacturer in the running. Big thanks to everyone at Haymarket and What Hi-FI? for a great night!
Best analogue interconnect £50+
Chord Clearway analogue interconnect
“The improved transparency and precision coming from our system is significant”
Best speaker cable
Chord Clearway speaker cable
“The Clearway helps your system better stitch instruments together”
Best analogue interconnect under £50
Chord C-line analogue interconnect
“This is Chord displaying once again an understanding of what makes hi-fi great”
September 29th is creeping up faster than a distracted driver in a Tesla on a deaf dog crossing the road, and with that show’s launch will come some interesting news from inert-speaker designers extraordinaire Magico: The all-new M6. The 2014 M-Project saw the limited-edition M3 hit markets, and create real industry buzz among consumers, and critics alike for its sonic capabilities, so as a follow-on, the company decided to push the envelope even further, and push out as challenging a design as they could in 2017.… Read the full article
LA Audio Show 2017: Upscale Audio’s PrimaLuna Dialogue HP integrated much more than ‘good for the money’
If you run into a friendly, middle-aged man at an audio show calling himself “Uncle Kevvy,” you can be sure that nearby there will be two things: lots of tubes and good sound.
He may not be your real uncle, but Kevin Deal will treat any tube lover like family. The owner of Upscale Audio eats, sleeps and dreams about valves and has an affinity for audiophiles who share his passion.
When not selling a broad range of new equipment from his large Upland, California-based store, his idea of a vacation is going overseas and rummaging in dusty warehouses for overlooked boxes of new-old-stock tubes.… Read the full article
This is Part 2 of the High End Munich 2017 show report, you can find Part 1 right HERE.
Of course our friends from Hifiman were in Munich and they had several exciting new products to show. First of all there were the two new IEMs
I personally preferred the tuning of the RE2000 but the 800 was the the most neutral of both. After I listened to these Mark let me listen to the EF1000 which was connected to two Susvara headphones, one in balanced and one in Single Ended mode
I usually tend to prefer the balanced output but with the new HE-6 I preferred the single ended output.… Read the full article
High End Munich. My favorite show of the year! Why is that you say? Well, it has all the (big) brands that really matter, all the product launches, it’s not too crowded and it has beer. Oh and to get there we have 700 kilometers of unlimited German Autobahn.
As usual this will be a picture report of the show, split over two parts as there are over 100 pictures: Eye candy à volonté. Enjoy!
The “normal” Abyss is one of the very best headphones around.… Read the full article
Far easier for the Victor Meldrews of the audiophile world to dismiss the manufacturer aiming beyond the audiophile echo chamber as pandering to hipsters than it is to admit a new product worthy of (their) closer scrutiny. Doubly so when a product dares to challenge established thinking.
Offering an alternative to passive loudspeakers powered by outboard amplifiers (once again) are Dynaudio. If we are to believe the Danish company’s promo shots, the 2017 revision of its Focus XD active loudspeaker range is aimed at younger folk than you’ll find at the average audio show.… Read the full article
Join us in Bristol on 24-26 Feb for the Sound & Vision Show, where we will be launching a brand new cable range featuring our ground-breaking insulation material, Taylon – as used in the flagship ChordMusic series.
Book your tickets (from our main display stand) for exclusive demonstrations in Room 112 – also including an insightful session based around shielding.
Elsewhere, our now familiar foyer area will have demonstrations of the award-winning Shawline and Clearway RCA cables via headphones, plus demos of the incredible new ShawCan headphone upgrade cables.… Read the full article