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Bel Canto – AXPONA 2018

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Rafe Arnott

Bel Canto is not a name that is probably as well known as it should be in audiophile circles in North America, which is kind of crazy if you ask me because A) They are designed and built by hand in Minneapolis, Minnesota and B) They make outstanding-sounding components. There are three product lines which are all comprised of simple but beautiful high-grade aluminum chassis with a low, slim profile and cutting-edge technology. It has been my experience that regardless of which version or series you choose to run music through, they deliver an astonishingly linear frequency response, with deep, controlled bass and an upper register presentation that while detailed, never strays into fatiguing crispness.… Read the full article

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MQA streaming goes mobile: nugs.net on iOS, Groovers on Android

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MQA (the company) dropped the mother of all news annoucement bombs at CES 2017: Tidal’s desktop app would execute the first unfold on MQA-encapsulated hi-res audio streams. The tiny corner of the Internet populated by audiophiles subsequently exploded, mostly with enthusiasm but also some displeasure. The former celebrating the arrival of hi-res content to the mainstream, the latter complaining of back-door DRM by stealth.

The next question to be asked by those maintaining an open stance: when would MQA’s first unfold (core decoding) come to mobile devices?… Read the full article

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Hi-Fi World Awards 2017 – Best Loudspeaker Cable: Chord Sarum T

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Award Received in December, 2017

“It’s rare that something truly different comes along in the world of loud-speaker cables – but Chord’s new Sarum T is just that…

They are easily as good as some much more expensive rivals, being open, uncoloured and superbly natural – letting you hear the sound of your amplifier and loudspeakers as they should be.”

Read the full review here


Sarum T speaker cable is part of the much lauded Sarum T range and features our unique Taylon® insulation and ARAY conductor technology.

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