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    Mitchell & Brown launches Symphony Bar400 soundbar

    by Ian Collen
    Mitchell & Brown launches Symphony Bar400 soundbar
    The UK brand has added an affordable audio solution to work alongside its range of affordable TVs, complete with a wireless subwoofer for a 2.1-channel 400W solution.  
  • Hi-Fi

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    Acoustic Energy Corinium Loudspeaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Acoustic Energy Corinium Loudspeaker Review
    The Corinium is Acoustic Energy’s statement to be seen as more than an affordable speaker manufacturer and the company has pulled out all the stops to make it. Is the result good enough to gain entry to more premium price points?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    7

    Advance Paris X-i75 Integrated Amplifier Review

    by Ed Selley
    Advance Paris X-i75 Integrated Amplifier Review
    Having given us a fascinating take on a CD player, Advance Paris is now showing what they can do with an integrated amplifier. The short answer is ‘quite a bit’…  
    9
  • Hi-Fi

    Nothing Ear True Wireless Headphones Review

    by Simon Lucas
    Nothing Ear True Wireless Headphones Review
    Not for the first time, Nothing has served up an individualistic take on an established product type - but for once this is only partially to do with design…  
    8
  • Hi-Fi

    68

    What’s a good amplifier for a desktop set-up?

    by Ian Collen
    What’s a good amplifier for a desktop set-up?
    One of a couple of threads looking for recommendations to improve a desktop or second-room audio system and, as always, the forum has plenty of great suggestions for good things in small packages.  
  • Hi-Fi

    1

    iFi Audio launches ZEN DAC 3 and ZEN Phono 3

    by Ian Collen
    iFi Audio launches ZEN DAC 3 and ZEN Phono 3
    The two new additions to the ZEN range offer refined designs and some suitably updated features, hoping to further charm casual audio fans and vinyl enthusiasts.  
  • Home AV

    226

    Do you need a power amp for your home AV system?

    by Ian Collen
    Do you need a power amp for your home AV system?
    With one member unsure whether a 3, 5, or 7-channel solution would be needed to boost their set-up, this very helpful discussion steered them through a host of possible upgrade options to what we hope is a happy ending.  
  • Home AV

    127

    What's the best subwoofer set-up for both movies and music?

    by Ian Collen
    What's the best subwoofer set-up for both movies and music?
    Another snowballing thread where one user’s specific problem leads into a wider discussion on the best set-up and settings to help make the bass sound ace whatever the source.  
  • Hi-Fi

    9

    System Audio Silverback 1 Speaker + Stereo Hub Review

    by Martin Dew
    System Audio Silverback 1 Speaker + Stereo Hub Review
    The Silverback 1 active and wireless speaker pair are designed for on-wall or on-shelf duties. With a versatile Stereo Hub for multiple inputs, it seems that all source options are catered for here. But how do they set up and how do they sound?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    4

    Marantz 50 Series Amplifier and CD Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Marantz 50 Series Amplifier and CD Player Review
    What could be more charmingly retro in 2024 than reviewing an amp and CD player together? When the products in question come from Marantz though, things aren’t quite as trad as they seem as the 50 Series will now demonstrate…  
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  • Hi-Fi

    Sony announces new ULT Power Sound series

    by Ian Collen
    Sony announces new ULT Power Sound series
    Designed with music lovers in mind, the new ULT Tower 10, ULT Field 7, and ULT Field 1 speakers will be joined by some wireless ULT Wear headphones rolling out later in the month.  
  • Hi-Fi

    9

    Advance Paris X-CD9 CD Player Review

    by Ed Selley
    Advance Paris X-CD9 CD Player Review
    Advance Paris is back in the UK with a fascinating portfolio of products and few of them are more intriguing than the X-CD9; is this the last disc spinner you’ll ever need?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    15

    Newcastle Audio Show with Peter Tyson in partnership with AVForums

    by AVForums
    Newcastle Audio Show with Peter Tyson in partnership with AVForums
    Peter Tyson Newcastle are holding an open-day audio show at their premises on the 27th and 28th of April and you are invited to come along and listen to some very special systems. The event is free to enter and you are welcome to pop in at any time over the weekend.  
  • Hi-Fi

    10

    Mission unveils new 750 bookshelf speakers

    by Ian Collen
    Mission unveils new 750 bookshelf speakers
    Although it echoes the retro stylings of the previously re-imagined 770 and 700 models, this latest speaker ushers in an all-new and more compact/affordable addition to the line-up.  
  • Home AV

    1

    SVS unveils Ultra Evolution speaker series

    by Ian Collen
    SVS unveils Ultra Evolution speaker series
    UPDATED 04-April-24 with UK pricing and May release window. The upgraded lineup is comprised of the Pinnacle, Titan and Tower floorstanders, the Bookshelf, along with a more compact Nano variant, plus a dedicated Centre channel and the Elevation speakers for your Dolby Atmos/surround needs.  
  • Hi-Fi

    5

    Campfire Audio launches Fathom earphones in the UK

    by Ian Collen
    Campfire Audio launches Fathom earphones in the UK
    The company’s latest in-ear monitors boast six custom-made balanced armature drivers and Phase Harmony Engineering to ensure they hit all the right notes.  
  • Hi-Fi

    31

    Castle Windsor Earl Standmount Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Castle Windsor Earl Standmount Speaker Review
    The Castle name is back in the UK with a pair of domestically produced speakers and the Earl is here to see if it can win you back to the ways of wood.  
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  • Hi-Fi

    Pro-Ject Audio unveils two new T2 turntables

    by Ian Collen
    Pro-Ject Audio unveils two new T2 turntables
    Adding to the existing T2 W, the new T2 and T2 Super Phono strip away the wireless tech for some more affordable analogue upgrades over the older T1 series.  
  • Hi-Fi

    9

    Bowers & Wilkins launches 700 Series S3 Signature speakers

    by Ian Collen
    Bowers & Wilkins launches 700 Series S3 Signature speakers
    The new-and-improved range adds further refinements to the 702 S3 floorstander and 705 S3 standmount speakers, along with the HTM71 S3 marking the first centre to earn its illustrious Signature status.  
  • Hi-Fi

    2

    Noble Audio launches FoKus Triumph TWS earbuds

    by Ian Collen
    Noble Audio launches FoKus Triumph TWS earbuds
    The new True Wireless Stereo package incorporates an xMEMS Cowell speaker alongside the company’s own custom mid/bass driver, while thankfully avoiding the premium price tag of its high-end siblings.  
  • Tech

    86

    Powergrip YG-3 Mains Conditioner Review

    by Ed Selley
    Powergrip YG-3 Mains Conditioner Review
    Looking for a mains distribution system that combines hefty power delivery capability with some useful smart features? Powergrip thinks they have exactly what you need.  
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  • Hi-Fi

    23

    Is a dedicated DAC preferable to a streamer for Hi-Res audio?

    by Ian Collen
    Is a dedicated DAC preferable to a streamer for Hi-Res audio?
    While many of the answers to this fair question point to the latter option, this discussion also opens up some welcome recommendations and use-case solutions for getting the best sound at a sensible price.  
  • Hi-Fi

    3

    Triangle Borea BR03 Connect Powered Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    Triangle Borea BR03 Connect Powered Speaker Review
    Having already provided two different takes on the Borea BR03, Triangle is back again with a spec that feels tailor made for 2024. Does it deliver on the promise?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    3

    Cyrus Audio launches Classic Phono pre-amplifier

    by Ian Collen
    Cyrus Audio launches Classic Phono pre-amplifier
    Cyrus is billing this as more of an update over the Phono Signature stage it's replacing rather than a complete redesign, but that could still make it a big deal for those serious about their vinyl.  
  • Hi-Fi

    7

    iFi Audio launches Go Bar Kensei portable DAC

    by Ian Collen
    iFi Audio launches Go Bar Kensei portable DAC
    Developed in collaboration with JVC, the new ultraportable solution introduces K2HD technology to the line-up to help restore the source audio to its original master quality.  
  • Hi-Fi

    5

    JBL Authentics 300 Portable Wireless Speaker Review

    by Ed Selley
    JBL Authentics 300 Portable Wireless Speaker Review
    The Authentics 300 is the smaller relative of the Atmos equipped 500 and does without some of the bells and whistles. Is it a better option though?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    37

    Technics SL-1200GR2 Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    Technics SL-1200GR2 Turntable Review
    The GR2 looks much the same as it always does but underneath is one of the most significant changes in the history of the model. Is it any good then?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    LG launches portable StanbyME Speaker

    by Ian Collen
    LG launches portable StanbyME Speaker
    Designed to work in harmony with its namesake lifestyle TV, as well as being a standalone wireless audio solution, the new stereo speaker features dual 20mm tweeters with a 20W output.  
  • Hi-Fi

    45

    Meze Audio launches Liric 2nd Generation headphones

    by Ian Collen
    Meze Audio launches Liric 2nd Generation headphones
    Updating the original planar magnetic closed-back design, the new-gen model integrates a Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask and enhanced Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver.  
  • Hi-Fi

    4

    Q Acoustics set to launch flagship 5050 speaker

    by Ian Collen
    Q Acoustics set to launch flagship 5050 speaker
    First announced last year, the floor-standing model finally takes its place as the biggest and most powerful loudspeaker solution within the 5000 series.  
  • Hi-Fi

    2

    Astell & Kern HC4 Portable DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    Astell & Kern HC4 Portable DAC Review
    Astell & Kern has taken the company's considerable knowledge of digital and separated it from its portable players. Is the HC4 the best way to enjoy the A&K sound?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    1

    Wharfedale formally announces the Super Denton speaker

    by Ian Collen
    Wharfedale formally announces the Super Denton speaker
    The new addition to its Heritage series made its public debut at the recent Bristol Show and is now officially prepped for a mid-March launch.  
  • Hi-Fi

    Audio-Technica launches ATH-AWKG wooden headphones

    by Ian Collen
    Audio-Technica launches ATH-AWKG wooden headphones
    With a stylish Kurogaki housing crafted from 100-year-old trees, the new headset adds some high-end style to the high-fidelity design.  
  • Hi-Fi

    34

    Q Acoustics M40 HD Wireless Audio System Review

    by Simon Lucas
    Q Acoustics M40 HD Wireless Audio System Review
    The Q Acoustics M40 speaker system could be described as 'Big', 'Wireless’ and 'Affordable'. Of course, these are all relative terms - so what is the company's specific take on how they should all be interpreted and combined. We find out...  
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  • Hi-Fi

    8

    JBL Spinner BT Turntable Review

    by Ed Selley
    JBL Spinner BT Turntable Review
    The Spinner BT takes the functionality we might reasonably expect from an affordable turntable… and adds a massive dollop of JBL design language. How does that work out?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    Pro-Ject launches Juke Box E1 turntable system

    by Ian Collen
    Pro-Ject launches Juke Box E1 turntable system
    The all-in-one solution integrates Bluetooth streaming and Class D amplification, with some optional speakers to complete the Hi-Fi package.  
  • Hi-Fi

    6

    Exposure adds a CD player to its 3510 Series

    by Ian Collen
    Exposure adds a CD player to its 3510 Series
    It joins the previously announced amplifier line-up to act as the final piece in the range of Hi-Fi components.  
  • Gaming

    Final launches wired VR500 Gaming Earphones

    by Ian Collen
    Final launches wired VR500 Gaming Earphones
    This latest addition to its sizeable portfolio comes with ‘sound image localisation’ to create a 3D gaming soundstage and a very affordable price tag.  
  • Hi-Fi

    24

    Leema Neutron and Graviton Pre and Power Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Leema Neutron and Graviton Pre and Power Amp Review
    For its latest range, Leema Acoustics has refined its production and design processes to produce a pre/power duo that, on paper at least, looks to offer huge bang for your buck. Does it pan out?  
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  • Hi-Fi

    9

    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2024: All you need to know about this year's event

    by Ian Collen
    Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2024: All you need to know about this year's event
    The UK’s longest-running Hi-Fi event returns for another packed three days from 23-25 February, featuring some of the hottest products and plenty of big names to tempt audio enthusiasts along for a look and listen.  

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