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Phonon SMB-02 Headphones Review

“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 …

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Acoustic Energy 103 Loudspeakers Review

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 …

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Pure Sound Tenuto Platter Mat Review

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 …

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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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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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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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Mulidine Allegretto V4 Speaker Review

These award winning little two way French speakers seemed a little disappointing when I first lifted them from the box. Plain styling, small, and without any fancy plugs or flashy decals they seemed relatively light weight for a £2495.00 speaker. It took a while to notice the subtle chamfering of …

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