• Acoustic Energy 103 loudspeakers

    Acoustic Energy 103 loudspeakers

    In many ways I’m the worst possible person to review these speakers. My frame of reference is a bit skewed. I haven’t listened properly to a pair of box speakers for the best part of three years, and I haven’t critically listened to, or owned a pair of speakers that retail for 550 quid brand […]

     
  • ***SOLD OUT*** DAILY DEAL – David Bowie – Reality Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl

    ***SOLD OUT*** DAILY DEAL – David Bowie – Reality Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl

    SOLD OUT!!!! Exclusive Hifi Wigwam deal. David Bowie Reality on Beautiful Transparent Green 180gm Vinyl for only £24.95 Delivered.  Released in a time when vinyl popularity was at an all-time low, Reality never saw its proper official vinyl release. Until now. Music on Vinyl recently pressed this iconic Bowie album, and we have managed to secure […]

     
  • Acoustic Energy 1 series – Now at Purite North

    Acoustic Energy 1 series – Now at Purite North

    This new-from-the-ground-up range are extremely affordable, room-friendly loudspeakers designed for stereo and multichannel use.  They comprise two stereo models – the standmount 101s at just £275 per pair, and the floorstanding 103s at an absurdly reasonable £550 per pair, as well as a matching center (£199) and active sub (£600) for A/V use. They differ […]

     
  • New HiFi Show for the North West

    New HiFi Show for the North West

    Cranage Hall Audioshow – 15 June 2014 Welcome to the UK’s newest high-end Audio Show! Great Location: Located just two miles from the M6 motorway on the A50 between Holmes Chapel and Knutsford, Cranage Hall is in the heart of Cheshire’s countryside.   This luxurious hotel offers over 30 good sized rooms suitable for demonstration of […]

     
  • New ATC Standmounts wow Jason Kennedy

    New ATC Standmounts wow Jason Kennedy

    Jason Kennedy investigates the new ATC SCM11  ATC being ATC its website doesn’t mention the fact that the SCM11 is a new version of its stalwart standmount. They have a pretty stealthy approach to marketing which means that the brand is a well kept secret, albeit one that has a pretty big following in both […]

     
  • Big Mac – Streaming integrated!

    Big Mac – Streaming integrated!

    Perfect as a modern audiophile system ‘hub’, the new MA8000 offers D/A decoding at up to 32-bit/192kHz for up to five digitally connected devices, plus a high-quality complement of analogue inputs. The MA8000 has an incredible 15 inputs in total: six line-level; two balanced; five digital; plus a high-quality MM and MC phono input. The […]

     
  • Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B Output Tube – An examination of provenance, quality and production costs in the murky world of audio tube manufacture

    Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B Output Tube – An examination of provenance, quality and production costs in the murky world of audio tube manufacture

      I recently bought a quad of Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300Bs (shortened to SERP hereafter) and found that, to my ears and in my system, they perform better than even vintage Western Electric 300Bs, with considerably more bottom and top end extension and a faster, more agile sound. When a ’wammer asked the community […]

     
  • Jason Kennedy’s Bristol Show Report.

    Jason Kennedy’s Bristol Show Report.

    SHOW REPORT The Bristol Sound & Vision show is Long established as the premier show for all things Hifi and AV in the UK. Attracting the great and the good as it does, we sent Jason Kennedy along to see what was what. Jason’s show highlights below should hopefully inspire you to not only put […]

     
  • Kickstarter Project Launched to Fund Development of Stunning New Speaker System

    Kickstarter Project Launched to Fund Development of Stunning New Speaker System

    British audio pioneer, Ferguson Hill, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of an innovative new speaker product, the Ferguson Hill Clear Speaker System. Created to deliver an elegant solution for music and TV sound, the system builds upon Ferguson Hill’s trademark horn-loaded loudspeaker technology to satisfy all the audio and design […]

     
  • Allnic L-1500 Valve Line Pre Amplifier.

    Allnic L-1500 Valve Line Pre Amplifier.

    5 star Timbre Merchant. Review item: Allnic L-1500 Valve pre amp @ £4395.00 Reviewer’s system: Acoustic Solid Turn table, with Audio Note Arm and Benz Glider cartridge. Puresound P10 phono stage and Puresound T10 Step up transformer. Advantage (Bladelious) power amp. Teac VRDS CD player. Meadowlark Shearwater HotRod loudspeakers. All cables from MCRU and Wychwood […]

     
 
 
 

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  • Phonon SMB-02 Headphones

    “Do you want to review a pair of headphones that Jack is bringing in?” As questions go from our dear leader it was simple enough. It took me a little bit of time to answer though. The first reason was prosaic enough- I’m now at the stage of baby parenting where I operate superficially like […]

     
     
  • Acoustic Energy 103 loudspeakers

    Acoustic Energy 103 loudspeakers

    In many ways I’m the worst possible person to review these speakers. My frame of reference is a bit skewed. I haven’t listened properly to a pair of box speakers for the best part of three years, and I haven’t critically listened to, or owned a pair of speakers that retail for 550 quid brand […]

     
     
  • Pure Sound Tenuto Platter Mat

    Pure Sound Tenuto Platter Mat

    A new addition to my system – and it’s Foo! (Well, sort of…) Pictured above is the Tenuto platter mat from Pure Sound. Paul, the previous owner of the lovely Palmer 3.0 under the mat, recommended this as a must-have upgrade – plus it looks the dogs – so I bought one. Like the spiffy […]

     
     
  • DAILY DEAL – The Beatles Apple-Shaped USB Drive (Contains 14 Studio Albums) £99.95!!

    DAILY DEAL – The Beatles Apple-Shaped USB Drive (Contains 14 Studio Albums) £99.95!!

    Exclusive Hifi Wigwam deal. The Beatles 16GB USB Drive containing all 14 studio albums in FLAC and MP3 flavours. £99.95 delivered. Following the September 9 (9-9-09) debut of The Beatles’ digitally re-mastered catalogue on CD, comes this exquisitely crafted, apple-shaped USB drive. Loaded with the critically acclaimed re-mastered audio for The Beatles’ 14 stereo titles, […]

     
     
  • ***SOLD OUT*** DAILY DEAL – David Bowie – Reality Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl

    ***SOLD OUT*** DAILY DEAL – David Bowie – Reality Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl

    SOLD OUT!!!! Exclusive Hifi Wigwam deal. David Bowie Reality on Beautiful Transparent Green 180gm Vinyl for only £24.95 Delivered.  Released in a time when vinyl popularity was at an all-time low, Reality never saw its proper official vinyl release. Until now. Music on Vinyl recently pressed this iconic Bowie album, and we have managed to secure […]

     
     
  • Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B and 6SN7 tubes

    Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B and 6SN7 tubes

    Click away now if you are of a sensitive disposition. This isn’t going to be pretty. It’s a story of the pursuit of audio perfection (so we know already it will end in tears), a story of decisiveness in adversity, of capitalism and market forces in the raw, of Western arrogance, of pension plans going […]

     
     
  • Musaic debut a multi-room music system that can control your home

    Musaic debut a multi-room music system that can control your home

    Shoreditch startup takes on Sonos Shoreditch based tech-startup Musaic has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new kind of multi-room music system, made up of wireless speakers that can be placed around the home. Led by experienced hi-fi professional Matthew Bramble, Musaic hopes to raise the additional funding they need to take their wireless hi-fi […]

     
     
  • Acoustic Energy 1 series – Now at Purite North

    Acoustic Energy 1 series – Now at Purite North

    This new-from-the-ground-up range are extremely affordable, room-friendly loudspeakers designed for stereo and multichannel use.  They comprise two stereo models – the standmount 101s at just £275 per pair, and the floorstanding 103s at an absurdly reasonable £550 per pair, as well as a matching center (£199) and active sub (£600) for A/V use. They differ […]

     
     
  • New HiFi Show for the North West

    New HiFi Show for the North West

    Cranage Hall Audioshow – 15 June 2014 Welcome to the UK’s newest high-end Audio Show! Great Location: Located just two miles from the M6 motorway on the A50 between Holmes Chapel and Knutsford, Cranage Hall is in the heart of Cheshire’s countryside.   This luxurious hotel offers over 30 good sized rooms suitable for demonstration of […]

     
     
  • New ATC Standmounts wow Jason Kennedy

    New ATC Standmounts wow Jason Kennedy

    Jason Kennedy investigates the new ATC SCM11  ATC being ATC its website doesn’t mention the fact that the SCM11 is a new version of its stalwart standmount. They have a pretty stealthy approach to marketing which means that the brand is a well kept secret, albeit one that has a pretty big following in both […]