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David Gilmour “On An Island” Vinyl Reissue 9th October

We have just received the exciting news that Parlophone records will be releasing a vinyl reissue of David Gilmour’s 2006 album “On An Island” on 9th October 2015. Fans of Gilmour will know that this album is incredibly scarce on vinyl. The original was deleted shortly after release, and has …

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Magneplanar 0.7 Loudspeakers Are Smaller On Space

What do you do if you covet Magnepan’s soaring loudspeakers but don’t have the largest of listening rooms? “We hear you”, said Magnepan. Enter the new 0.7 (‘point seven’), a scaled down version of the brand’s acclaimed 1.7 model. To say that Magnepan’s Magneplanar 1.7 flat-panel loudspeaker is highly regarded …

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Ming Da MC34-A Integrated Valve Amplifier Review

Specifications: Power output: 38W RMS per channel Distortion: <0.8% at full power Frequency response: 20-50kHz +/- 1db Signal to noise ratio: >90db Inputs: RCA 4 line level Dimensions: W 380mm X D 290mm X H without cage 195mm, with cage 205mm. First Impressions: Okay, the review sample is white, this …

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TEAC Unveils Entry-level Turntable

TEAC, one of Japan’s best known hi-fi brands, has introduced a new entry-level, belt-drive turntable that won’t break the bank… the £249.99 TN-200 TN-200 Key Features: • Belt-drive turntable • Built-in MM (Moving Magnet) phono stage with USB output • Phono, line, and USB outputs • High-performance MM cartridge included …

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Roksan Xerxes 20 Plus/PUG/Shiraz/VSC2 Review

The Roksan Xerxes is thirty years old this year which means that a review of it notionally makes as much sense as subjecting an Austin Montego to a punishing road test. There is however a method in the madness. The Xerxes is conceptually thirty. The idea of the Xerxes- a …

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McIntosh Launches Solid-State Digital Preamp: The C47

McIntosh Laboratory has launched the new C47, a flexible 12-input digital preamp that combines contemporary technology with the core values of the iconic brand. The C47 has been designed to offer huge flexibility with both digital and analogue source components. It offers a high-quality built-in phono stage for the direct …

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Denon Debuts Lifestyle DRA-100 Network Stereo Receiver

UK 2015 – Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, announces a new addition to its recently introduced Denon Design Series. The DRA-100 Network Stereo Receiver (£799) has been created for serious Hi-Fi listeners looking for a compact and high quality design. At the same …

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Gramofon Connects with HTC

Fon’s clever little Wi-Fi music streaming device adds support for HTC Connect™ Gramofon is the new must-have music gadget that makes it easy to stream music over the cloud to any audio system you own, from portables to hi-fi separates. Simply plug the little black box into your system via the supplied …

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