Podcast: Best Hi-Fi products of 2020, Plus Best of the Month for TV Shows & Movies (25/11/20)

Phil Hinton

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This week Ed will take us through the best Hi-Fi products of 2020, we will also have an interview with Chris Mullins from Sony Professional about the latest native Sony 4K projectors, plus, the best of the month for music, movies and TV shows.

00:00:28 - Welcome
00:03:15 - Competitions
00:08:15 - Interview with Chris Mullins from Sony Professional Europe
00:09:53 - About Sony's new projectors. VPL-VW590, VPL-VW790 and VPL-GTZ380
00:31:30 - The best Hi-Fi products we reviewed this year
00:32:55 - Best Hi-Fi Speaker Under £1,000 - Mission LX-2 MkII
00:34:00 - Best Hi-Fi Speaker £1,000 to £3,000 - Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature
00:35:18 - Best Hi-Fi Speaker Over £3,000 - Kudos Audio Titan 505
00:36:50 - Best Turntable Under £1,000 - Pro-Ject T1 Phono
00:38:36 - Best Turntable £1,000 and Over - Rega Planar 10
00:40:23 - Best All-in-One Hi-Fi Under £1,000 - Marantz Melody X
00:42:00 - Best All-in-One Hi-Fi £1,000 And Over - Arcam SA30
00:43:33 - Best Hi-Fi Amplifier Under £1,000 - Rega Io
00:44:37 - Best Hi-Fi Amplifier £1,000 to £3,000 - Naim Nait XS 3
00:45:59 - Best Hi-Fi Amplifier Over £3,000 - Krell K-300i
00:47:27 - Best Headphone Under £500 - Philips Fidelio X3
00:49:03 - Best Headphone £500 to £2,000 - Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020
00:50:35 - Best Headphone Over £2,000 - T+A Solitaire P
00:52:06 - Best Digital Hi-Fi Product Under £1,000 - iFi Audio Zen DAC
00:53:18 - Best Digital Hi-Fi Product £1000 And Over - Auralic Altair G1
00:54:50 - Best Wireless Speaker Under £500 - LG PN7 XBOOM Go
00:56:45 - Best Wireless Speaker £500 to £2,000 - Naim Mu-So Qb 2nd Generation
00:58:11 - Best Wireless Speaker Over £2,000 - T+A Caruso
01:00:00 - Best Newcomer 2020 - Vertere
01:02:17 - Hi-Fi Product Of The Year 2020 - Rega Io
01:05:44 - Album of the week: Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow of Fear
01:07:45 - Vinyl of the month: Woodes - Crystal Ball
01:09:33 - Playlist of the month: Qobuz - The Sound of Norway
01:12:00 - Film of the month: Jingle Jangle
01:14:13 - Blu-ray of the month: Total Recall 4K
01:19:00 - Star Trek: Discovery
01:20:25 - The Mandalorian
01:23:15 - Masterchef: The Professionals: The mystery of the missing chef
01:26:33 - The Good Lord Bird TV Show
01:33:40 - Podcast Competition
01:34:55 - Thanks and goodbyes

Presented by Phil Hinton with Steve Withers, Ed Selley and Tom Davies.

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MrMrH

Formerly 'mrmrh'
I asked this in the last podcast thread but thought I’d ask it here to have it fresh for tomorrow’s.
Does the Nov -> Nov cycle of the Editors Choice awards ever leave you wishing a product from a previous year could have stayed on the list? ... Basically when you know that the products you reviewed this year weren't quite as good as a product from a previous year? and if so what is one / are some that have held up really well?
 

MaryWhitehouse

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First ep with Maggie I thought was too much of a caricature then realised there’s no other way to ‘do’ her. An excellent season well worth watching.
 

zubeir

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"I'm conflicted as I fancy Gillian Anderson but she is playing Margaret Thatcher..." 😂😂
 

JH4

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Just wondering if Ed's "Sounds of Norway" included my all time favourite multi instrumental / harmony / totally brilliant girl group Katzenjammer. Check out YT to be convinced.. Guitars, banjos, uke's, keyboards, drums, balalaika, accordion, four part harmonies, etc, etc, and plenty of humour. .. and they ALL play ALL of those instruments quoted, and several more, btw. No other band can do this, as far as I am aware. That's why they are recognised as the best girl group ever, by those in the know.. ( PS: They look Nordically beautiful, as well ! )
 
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Evinger

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Was a short visit this week as I skipped the awards section, but thanks for a fun ride with the rest of it, Chaps!
 

Jokerr

Well-known Member
Thanks for the Pody.

I also had a crush on Magi in my teenage years. My Mum used to complain about me going through so many tissue boxes.
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
Thanks for the Pody.

I also had a crush on Magi in my teenage years. My Mum used to complain about me going through so many tissue boxes.
😱
Must. Purge. The Memory. Of. Reading. That.
 

MrMrH

Formerly 'mrmrh'
When I hear "Sounds of Finland" I think of the excellent movie "Heavy Trip" - well worth a watch.
 

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