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Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B and 6SN7 Tubes Review

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 …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sophia Electric Royal Princess 300B Output Tube Review –

…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, …

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