FEATURE: Cyprus and high-end audio may seem to be an unlikely association, but Aries Cerat is forging its own path.
FEATURE: The founder of Slovenia’s Erzetich Audio is a man who puts sonic results before technical measurements.
FEATURE: From Ruark Acoustics to Vita Audio to Ruark Audio… through changes, the company has kept it all in the family.
FEATURE: Auris Audio and EarMen aren’t big names right now, but founder Milomir Trosic has a keen eye on the future.
REVIEW: A new power amp can bring about impressive sonic enhancements… and the Accuphase P-4500 doesn’t disappoint.
NEWS: There’s nothing subtle about the dCS Bartók DAC/streamer/preamp, and it does just about everything except wireless.
REVIEW: If you can live with small speakers, the Boenicke Audio W5 makes an excellent case for emptying your wallet.
REVIEW: Monitor Audio continues to be in good form at any price, as the Bronze 2 proves.
NEWS: Sony has been making a whole load of its products – for the mass and specialist markets – in Malaysia since the 1980s; we visit the Penang factory for a quick tour.
REVIEW: If you’re looking for convenience when expanding on your TV’s sound, the Samsung HW-650 offers an acceptable and fuss-free option.
NEWS: The Selekt DSM isn’t like the other Linn digital music streamers, not in design and structure… but like all things Linn, audio quality marches ahead.
REVIEW: When do you say “enough”, when you don’t have megabucks to spend on hi-fi equipment? The Accuphase E-470 integrated amplifier certainly seems to represent that point…
NEWS: The Sony DMP-Z1 is certainly an ambitious product, both in terms of the technology it sports and its price tag… exactly who will it buy into it, is what we are keen to know.
FEATURE: It may not be one of the key hi-fi events in the circuit, but the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show certainly didn’t lack esoteric hi-fi equipment or variety.
NEWS: Sony uses Hong Kong to hold its world premiere for some cool new gear targeted at headfi people and stage users.
REVIEW: Wait, a CD player in these times? Well, why not? We still have years left before the format dies (if at all, just look at vinyl), and in that time, machines like the Bryston BCD-3 make the CD life more inviting.
REVIEW: If vinyl is your thing, here’s a turntable that takes you on a breathtaking trek into the analogue high-end realm. Life won’t be the same after a ride with the Kronos Audio Sparta turntable…
REVIEW: Now, what are these…? No cabinets? Do they work? How do they sound? And more importantly, is there any bass at all? We take a shot at Spatial Audio’s M3 Turbo S.
RANTS ‘N RAVES: It’s not just sentiment or sound that keeps the man from clearing his shelves off his collection of CDs… patience and convenience have roles, too!
REVIEW: Little things can be quite a bit of fun, as we find out with the latest version of the Dynavector P75… be prepared to be hands-on, though, if you like tweaking with jumpers!
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