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Review - Chord Mojo

Chord Mojo

Chord Electronics launches high-quality protective leather case for Mojo and Poly just in time for Christmas
C hord Electronics has introduced a high-quality Japanese-made protective leather case for Mojo and Poly. (£120) which is available now. Designed to complement Chord Electronics’ award-winning Mojo DAC/headphone amp and Poly wireless streamer/player, the Poly/Mojo leather case offers stylish protection for on-the-go usage. The case has been styled by Chord Electronics’ John Franks and Fumi Higashi San of VanNuys Inc. and is exclusively manufactured by VanNuys Inc. in Tokyo.



Review - Leema Pulse 4

Leema Pulse 4

Leema Pulse IV unites turntables and digital devices with high-res audio, Bluetooth and more
L eema Acoustics’ new Pulse IV amplifier is the ideal ‘hub’ for contemporary music-listening with its turntable connectivity, Bluetooth playback and seven digital inputs enabling a huge range of devices to connect.

The Pulse IV is a highly versatile and powerful integrated amplifier that enables a world of music to be enjoyed with Leema Acoustics’ sound quality thanks to a huge connectivity suite bringing together music playback in all its forms, whether on vinyl, streamed from smartphones and tablets via aptX Bluetooth, or stored on computers, laptops and more.



Review - KEF R Series

KEF R Series

KEF Launches R700 loudspeaker in stunning new Black Edition
K EF has launched its renowned R700 loudspeaker in a new limited to 500 pairs ‘Black Edition’. The £2,200 ‘Black Edition’ of the R700 has a deep and lustrous new finish that uses meticulously created new black components to adorn the deep gloss black finish of the cabinet.



Review - Audio Research VT80SE

Audio Research VT80SE

Audio Research launch the VT80SE power amp
T he new Audio Research VT80SE will premiere at the Warsaw Audio Video Show in Poland on November 17 - 19, 2017 in Room Studio TV2 at the PGE Narodowy Stadion. Audio Research are pleased to introduce the VT80SE, the Audio Research amplifier with the widest appeal to the greatest number of music lovers worldwide. By combining world-class performance with flexibility and features like auto-bias, the VT80 has been an amp that is easy to take home and just forget as you enjoy your music collection again for the first time.



Review - Klipsch R6 i

Klipsch R6 i

Henley Audio Announce Uk Distribution Of Klipsch And Jamo
H enley audio have announced a new distribution agreement with KGE, which means they’re able to bring the globally iconic Klipsch and Jamo brands back to the UK.



Review - Focal Clear

Focal Clear

Focal launch the Clear headphones
T he Focal Clear headphones at £1,399 sit between Elear and their top of the range model Utopia. Clear are an open backed, over ear headphone. Clear shares the Elear’s tweeter adding a frameless copper voice coil.



Review - McIntosh MC1.25KW

McIntosh MC1.25KW

McIntosh launch the MC1.25KW - their most powerful monobloc power amps
M cIntosh launches its most powerful single-chassis monoblock power amps offering 1,200 watts, weighing in at 71kg, and costing £29,995 per pair. The new MC1.25KW is one of McIntosh’s most advanced amplifiers to date as a Quad Balanced Power Amplifier.



Review - Audeze LCD-MX4

Audeze LCD-MX4

Audeze launch the LCD-MX4 headphones
A udeze have announced the newest addition to their award-winning LCD Collection, the LCD-MX4. Powered by Audeze’s patented Fluxor magnets, the LCD-MX4 focuses 1.5 Tesla of magnetic flux on the lightweight 20 ohm impedance diaphragm. It is perfect for use where one isn’t likely to have a dedicated high-powered headphone amp and can be driven easily by a laptop or studio equipment.



Review - KEF Kube

KEF Kube

KEF Debuts All New Kube Subwoofer Range
K EF has their new Kube range of subwoofers. There are three of these the KEF Kube12b, Kube10b, and Kube8b. KEF’s design and engineering team coordinated closely to develop an advanced Digital Signal Processing algorithm (DSP) known as iBX. This Intelligent Bass Extension algorithm extends depth to maximise the capabilities of the custom designed driver, delivering unparalleled precision and ultimate synchronicity between amplifier, driver and sealed cabinet.



Review - Chord Mojo

Chord Mojo

Chord Officially launch Poly - A Streamer for the Mojo DAC
C hord Electronics, is empowering smartphones as hi-fi-quality music players with the launch of Poly, an advanced streamer that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream music from a range of devices, with smartphone control. Poly is available now at £499; the Mojo DAC is £399.



Review - dCS Rossini

dCS Rossini

dCS Launches MQA Support Across Product Ranges
M QA, the digital audio technology that makes hi-res streaming a reality, comes to dCS components via a major software update. This unique implementation of MQA is the only way to unlock its full sonic potential, as explained in the attached press release. The update will roll out range by range throughout Q4 2017, beginning with the Rossini component series this month.



Review - KEF LS50 Wireless

KEF LS50 Wireless

KEF introduces LS50 Wireless Nocturne by Marcel Wanders
T oday, in the inspiring setting of the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, KEF has launched an exciting Special Edition of its highly-renowned LS50 Wireless Digital Music System – the LS50 Wireless ‘Nocturne’ by Marcel Wanders.



Review - Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II

Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II

Bose launch the QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
T he Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II , at £329.95 are Bose’s top of the range headphone and now with the Google Assistant built in. The new QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II are engineered with world class noise cancellation. And now they're even better. With Google Assistant built in, you can control music, send and receive texts and get answers using just your voice. The new Action button gives you seamless access to your Google Assistant. Control the level of noise cancellation, your music, receive texts and get the answer to just about any question.



Review - Chord Hugo 2

Chord Hugo 2

Chord Electronics announces protective leather case for its award-winning Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp
B ritish high-performance audio specialist, Chord Electronics, has launched a high-quality Japanese-made protective leather case for its new Hugo 2 DAC/head amp which is available now priced at £125.



Review - NAD C 558

NAD C 558

NAD launch the C 558 turntable
A s vinyl goes from strength to strength, NAD has unveiled a brand new belt-drive design featuring chunky anti-resonance MDF plinth, heavyweight glass platter and Ortofon OM10 cartridge as standard. Available November 2016 priced at £449.



Review - McIntosh MA5300

McIntosh MA5300

McIntosh launch the MA5300 Integrated Amp and DAC
T he McIntosh MA5300 integrated amplifier, their smallest and most powerful solid-state integrated amplifier, will retail at £6,750. The MA5300 integrated amp offers 100 Watts per channel, plus a USB DAC, phono stage and a headphone amp.



Review - NAD C 268

NAD C 268

NAD launch the C 268 Power Amp
T he NAD C 268 power amp is conservatively rated at 80Wx2 or 300Wx1 bridged mono with 500W peak capability. The C 268 is NAD’s latest affordable power amplifier. Balanced and RCA inputs, 12v triggers, variable input level control and current sensing auto turn-on highlight the features list. There is also line-outs for daisy chaining for bi-amped and tri-amplified systems.



Review - NAD C 328

NAD C 328

NAD launch the C 328 - Integrated amp
T he C 328 joins NAD’s latest integrated line up (C338, C368, C388) with analogue, digital and BT connectivity as well as a built in phono stage. Priced at £499, this integrated is the entry level model into NAD’s latest Hybrid Digital amplifier range. Available from November/December



Review - B&W PX

B&W PX

B&W launch the PX noise cancelling wireless headphones
T he B&W PX Noise cancelling wireless headphones at £329 offer adaptable noise cancellation, 22-hour battery life and intuitive controls that respond naturally to your behaviour.



Review - KEF Space One Wireless

KEF Space One Wireless

KEF launch the Space One Wireless headphones
C ollaboration between Porsche Design, and KEF, has resulted in the launch of the £349 SPACE ONE WIRELESS Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones. The SPACE ONE WIRELESS headphones, blending high-performance Active Noise-Cancelling technology and Bluetooth wireless connectivity with exemplary comfort and sound performance, constitute a new pinnacle for consumers demanding high-quality elegance and superior design along with exceptional sound quality.



Review - McIntosh MHA50

McIntosh MHA50

McIntosh sound quality on the move with the new MHA50 Portable DAC + Headphone Amp
M cIntosh have entered the world of the Chord Mojo and Oppo HA-2 SE with their very first portable DAC headphone amp the MHA50 which offers both wired and wireless connectivity to devices via aptX Bluetooth 4.1. Inevitably it is more expensive at £895.



Review - iFi Audio Ear Buddy

iFi Audio Ear Buddy

iFi Audio launch the Ear Buddy
I Fi Audio have launched the ‘Ear Buddy’, a low-cost, plug-in headphone optimiser that attenuates the output signal of your headphone socket to better suit headphones with high sensitivity, thus countering the negative effect of digital volume controls (which virtually all of today’s handheld devices contain). It increases useable volume range (allowing for finer adjustment), lowers background noise and improves dynamic range. It is particularly effective with good quality in-ear headphones, noise cancelling headphones and in-flight entertainment systems.



Review - KEF Performance Speaker Stand

KEF Performance Speaker Stand

Introducing the KEF Performance Speaker Stand
E ver wondered what to seat your LS50s on ? Well KEF have the answer in the KEF Performance Speaker Stand. The KEF Performance Speaker Stand - created for easy placement of your KEF bookshelf speakers anywhere in the home. Position your speakers in the ideal listening position without sacrificing style and elegance.



Review - IsoTek Ascension

IsoTek Ascension

IsoTek launch the Ascension Power Cable
I soTek has launched a new high-end flagship power cable called Ascension. The Ascension represents the ultimate in conductor purity and power cable construction. Unlike other traditional 3-core power cables Ascension features three, 4sqmm Ohno Continuous Cast copper (OCC copper) high purity conductions, these are then silver plated before being encased in extruded FEP with an air dielectric barrier. This assembly is then individually wrapped in Mylar and shielded with an Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) braid before being deep cryogenically treated down to -196 degrees Centigrade. This complex construction delivers extended openness, a sound with more perceived micro dynamic detail, and inner space and air between instruments within the sound stage. Ascension brings you closer to the music, with unprecedented tonal accuracy, as well as an open yet dynamic delivery of your favourite recordings.



Review - Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics launch the M2 - Their first Soundbase
T he £299 Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase, the first Soundbase from Q Acoustics has been developed using the same technologies and design expertise used in the Q Acoustics speaker range and Soundbar products. The M2 Soundbase delivers TV and audio sound performance. Using a powerful 80 Watt amplifier, unique BMR(TM) wide dispersion sound technology and built in subwoofer. The M2 delivers a room filling, immersive and cinematic experience from a small and sleek one box solution. This compact and versatile design can shelf mount, support a TV or fit discreetly into a cabinet. A seamless addition to your viewing or listening room, the low profile M2 Soundbase brings movies to life with the MoviEQ(TM) function for increased bass to provide home cinema sound. The M2 doubles as an all in one music system for music lovers streaming high quality music via Bluetooth APTX or NFC for Android devices. You can also connect to the M2 via HDMI or optically. So when the TV is off, you can stream your favourite music. Whether for movies or music, the philosophy of the M2 is simple, to deliver unrivalled, stunning and immersive sound in a sleek and compact design where unwieldy home cinema set ups and bulky soundbars just don't meet the brief.



Review - McIntosh MA7200 and MAC7200

McIntosh MA7200 and MAC7200

McIntosh next-gen amplifier is turntable and digital ready with an upgradable modular DAC
T he new MA7200 forms part of a new line of updated amps and contains a high-quality phono stage for turntables, plus an upgradable multi-input DAC with USB; MAC7200 receiver adds an AM/FM tuner.



Review - Bose Soundlink Micro

Bose Soundlink Micro

Bose launch the Soundlink Micro
T he £99 Bose Sounlink Micro is a waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker that is small enough to clip on to your belt or bicycle handlebars. It features a tear-resistant silicone strap, custom-designed transducer and silicone passive radiators. The SoundLink Micro’s exterior is constructed from silicone rubber with minimal seams and gaps and scratch resistance. The Bose Connect app allows you to control your SoundLink Micro speaker’s Bluetooth connections easily. Two SoundLink Micro speakers can be connected together in Party Mode for power or Stereo Mode.



Review - B&W 700 series S2

B&W 700 series S2

B&W launch the 700 S2 speaker range
B &W have recently upgraded the 600 series of speakers to produce the 600 S2 series and their top of the range 800 series resulting in the 800 D3 series. It comes as little surprise to see them now improve the CM Series with this new 700 Series of speakers, the 700 S2 speaker range. The 700 S2 speaker range, as might be expected, sits between the 600 S2 range and the 800 D3 range and consists of 3 floorstanders, the 702 S2, 703 S2 and 704 S2. The floorstanders are joined by three stand mounters the 705 S2, 706 S2 and 707 S2. Finally there are two centre channel speakers, the HTM7 1 S2 and the HTM72 S2 and an active sub woofer. This is a total of 9 speakers in the new 700 S2 range.



Review - Audeze LCDi4

Audeze LCDi4

Audeze launch the LCDi4 - Planar Magnetic In-Ear headphone
A udeze describe the LCDi4 In-Ear Headphones as taking the technology from their top of the range LCD-4 over-ear headphone and scaling it down to create a top of the range in-ear headphone that is far more portable. The LCDi4 is designed to give the user a truly wide and accurate soundstage, superior transient response, bass response flat from 900Hz down to 5Hz, the LCDi4s with a single driver deliver a coherency of sound lacking in multi-driver designs. The LCDi4 is available in limited quantities by special order at $2495 USA retail.




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