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Sennheiser Launches It’s New Reference-level HD 800 S Headphones At Headroom

London’s headroom show, which offers music lovers the chance to try the largest range of demonstrable headphones in the UK, has been chosen by Sennheiser to debut the new reference-level HD 800 S headphone. (£1,200). The new HD 800 S is precision-built in Germany and features a striking industrial design. Its transducer is …

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Kevin Fiske reviews the HFIT Mains Block

Review of HiFi In Touch Mains Block If you have an audio system and it requires mains power from more wall sockets than you happen to have nearby, then there’s the gold standard: you pay an electrician to chop your listening room plaster away and install sufficient further sockets to …

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Arcam MusicLife Streaming App Adds Control

Arcam’s in-house app team have been working hard and MusicLife 1.1.3 includes a new control page for Arcam components, Dark Mode and a set of major function updates, a slew of bugfixes and more. Adding to the plethora of streaming functions, the latest version of the MusicLife app adds control …

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Wharfedale Announces DX-1SE 5.1 Home Cinema

The DX-1SE consists of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a similarly diminutive centre speaker and a compact active subwoofer. The speakers take their design cues from the multi-award-winning Diamond standmount speakers, albeit shrunk to a much smaller size – the satellites are just 19cm high. The DX-1SE replaces …

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Kudos Super 10 Standmount Loudspeaker Review

There are more than a few great rivalries in audio- this is as much down to the fact that as a twitching bowl of personality disorders, this is a fairly combative industry. There are times when being a fan of one manufacturer seem to have put you firmly on one …

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Headroom 29th-30th January 2016 – The UK’s Biggest Headphone Event

The headroom show offers music lovers the opportunity to discover the largest range of demonstrable headphones in the UK. The unique two-day experience brings together the world’s leading headphone manufacturers and showcases the latest products, technology and trends in portable audio. Headphones, Headphone Amplifiers, DACs, Portable Audio Players and streaming solutions …

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McIntosh Laboratory Launches Luxury Two-box Preamp

The new C1100 utilises a two-chassis design, allowing the control and power sections to remain completely separate from the audio section. The C1100 comprises the C1100 controller and the C1100 vacuum tube preamplifier. Inside each chassis, the left and right channels are electrically and mechanically isolated from each other, to allow true dual-mono operation, …

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