Andy Bassett

Andy started contributing to AVForums in mid 2018 and is responsible for supporting the editorial team led by Phil Hinton. Initially bought on board to update the product database behind the site and proof read the many reviews and articles the editorial team creates, Andy started looking after the AVForums' social media feeds and ensures a steady, daily stream of posts informing members of the regularly updated news and reviews available on the main site.

At the start of 2019 he began to contribute to the site's main news items and now provides daily updates on developments in the home cinema and Hi-Fi fields.

During his teenage years, Andy discovered a passion for writing and playing music and he spent several years as a professional musician. It was during this time that he became interested in the audio production side of music and how the psycho-acoustic perceptions of the human brain can be manipulated by audio technology.

A life long film buff, the video-age was a revelation to him and helped build his knowledge of cinema. He is also interested in PC gaming, though refrains from competing against anyone under the age of 30 for fear of a drubbing by younger fingers and faster responses - LucasArts style graphic adventures are much more his scene.

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  • TV News

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    Philips TVs available in more Currys PC World stores

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips TVs available in more Currys PC World stores
    Philips, Europe’s fastest growing, profitable TV brand expands its agreement with Currys PC World, the UK’s no.1 electrical retailer, to offer more Philips TVs in more stores.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Sonus faber announces Il Cremonese ex3me special edition speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    Sonus faber announces Il Cremonese ex3me special edition speakers
    Limited to just 50 pairs, the Il Cremonese ex3me floorstanding speakers use new technology for improved neutrality.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    9

    KEF unveils LS50 Meta speaker and S2 Floor Stand

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF unveils LS50 Meta speaker and S2 Floor Stand
    KEF presents the LS50 Meta speaker, the first in the world to use the innovative Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT).  
  • Hi-Fi News

    1

    KEF announces LS50 Wireless II speakers

    by Andy Bassett
    KEF announces LS50 Wireless II speakers
    KEF has taken its first generation LS50 speaker and given it a complete innovation overhaul to create the LS50 Wireless II for a fully active wireless stereo speaker system with the signature KEF look and sound.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    8

    What's new on Amazon Prime Video UK for October 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's new on Amazon Prime Video UK for October 2020
    With the big guns of The Boys having returned in September, it will be interesting to see just what Amazon Prime can conjure up during October to match Billy and Homelander squaring off against each other.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    2

    Falcon Acoustics unveils IMF100 home assembly speaker kit

    by Andy Bassett
    Falcon Acoustics unveils IMF100 home assembly speaker kit
    Falcon Acoustics has introduced the IMF100, the first of six build-your-own loudspeaker models.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    22

    What's New on Disney+ UK for October 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's New on Disney+ UK for October 2020
    While some of Disney's streaming rivals might have been tempted to load up on Halloween themed content for October, Disney+ looks to the stars with two big shows - its returning flagship, The Mandalorian and new series The Right Stuff.  
  • Movies & TV Article

    15

    What's New on Netflix UK for October 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    What's New on Netflix UK for October 2020
    September gave us a pretty good choice of new Netflix shows and films and, moving into the last quarter of 2020, the world’s number one streaming service looks to be keeping up its game for October.  
  • Movies & TV News

    19

    Mulan rumoured to net $260M in US after Disney+ premiere

    by Andy Bassett
    Mulan rumoured to net $260M in US after Disney+ premiere
    Disney’s bold move to premiere Mulan, one of its biggest movies of 2020, directly onto its streaming service for an additional charge rather than rely solely on a theatrical release could well have paid off in spades according to latest reports.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    3

    McIntosh announces C8 Tube Preamplifier and MC830 Solid State Amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    McIntosh announces C8 Tube Preamplifier and MC830 Solid State Amplifier
    McIntosh continues its pursuit of high quality audio combined with prestige retro design and introduces the C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier and MC380 Solid State Amplifier.  
  • Home AV News

    Denon DHT-S416 soundbar its first with Chromecast built-in

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon DHT-S416 soundbar its first with Chromecast built-in
    The DHT-S416 joins its fellow soundbars in the comprehensive DHT range but is the first to come with Google Chromecast built-in.  
  • Gaming News

    70

    PS5 launches 19th Nov in UK for £450

    by Andy Bassett
    PS5 launches 19th Nov in UK for £450
    Sony’s latest online PS5 event showcased a number of games coming to the Playstation platform and snuck in the console's price and availability in the last few moments, matching Microsoft’s Xbox Series X in the UK and US.  
  • Home AV News

    BenQ launches V6050 and V6000 ultra short throw laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ launches V6050 and V6000 ultra short throw laser projectors
    BenQ consolidates its position as a leading innovator of display technologies with the upcoming release of two new ultra short throw (UST) laser projectors for home entertainment - the V6050 and V6000.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Bowers & Wilkins launches PX7 Carbon Edition headphone

    by Andy Bassett
    Bowers & Wilkins launches PX7 Carbon Edition headphone
    Commemorating the 10th anniversary of its very first headphone and reminding audio fans looking for a premium quality personal music experience about one of its most popular recent offerings, Bowers & Wilkins has launched the Carbon Edition PX7 headphone.  
  • Tech News

    18

    Apple unveils Series 6 Watch and new iPad Air

    by Andy Bassett
    Apple unveils Series 6 Watch and new iPad Air
    A largely expected lineup - i.e one that didn’t include mention of the iPhone 12 - brings the new Series 6 and cut down SE watches plus the latest 8th generation iPad and A14 Bionic powered iPad Air 2020.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Leema Acoustics streamers add Roon compatibility

    by Andy Bassett
    Leema Acoustics streamers add Roon compatibility
    A key software upgrade adds Roon to the Stream IV, Elements Streamer and Quaser and enables them to become Leema Acoustics' best-performing streamers to date.  
  • TV News

    2

    TCL eyes QD-OLED TV debut at IFA 2021?

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL eyes QD-OLED TV debut at IFA 2021?
    The dust has barely settled on this year’s semi-virtual IFA event but TCL could already be planning a surprise for IFA 2021 by unveiling a Quantum Dot OLED TV.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Melco EX Series to become Roon Ready

    by Andy Bassett
    Melco EX Series to become Roon Ready
    Roon compatibility is coming to Melco’s latest EX series of digital music libraries.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    19

    Arcam announces ST60 dedicated music streamer

    by Andy Bassett
    Arcam announces ST60 dedicated music streamer
    Arcam, the Cambridge based audio specialist, has announced its first source solely dedicated to high performance music streaming - the ST60.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    2

    Bose announces QuietComfort Earbuds ready to preorder

    by Andy Bassett
    Bose announces QuietComfort Earbuds ready to preorder
    Bose’s latest true wireless earphones have faced a long and winding road to get here but the QuietComfort Earbuds and Sports Earbuds have finally arrived.  
  • TV News

    12

    LG launches Magnit Micro LED display

    by Andy Bassett
    LG launches Magnit Micro LED display
    LG has officially launched its Micro LED based business scale signage solution called Magnit, designed for superior image quality and streamlined installation.  
  • Gaming News

    20

    Xbox Series X price and launch date finally confirmed

    by Andy Bassett
    Xbox Series X price and launch date finally confirmed
    Microsoft has announced that November the 10th is the release date and £449 ($499) is the price for its next generation games console, the Xbox Series X.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    1

    Astell&Kern announces KANN ALPHA Hi-Res audio player

    by Andy Bassett
    Astell&Kern announces KANN ALPHA Hi-Res audio player
    The Astell&Kern range of portable audio players has a new arrival - the KANN ALPHA, which offers a high power output in a more portable design with longer battery life plus Bluetooth 5.0.  
  • Home AV News

    18

    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII surround processors

    by Andy Bassett
    Rotel introduces RSP-1576MKII  and RAP-1580MKII surround processors
    Rotel has unveiled two new surround sound processors - the RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII, both featuring Dirac room correction software - which join the Japanese technology company’s long standing family of home theatre components.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    4

    Sonus faber unveils Lumina speaker collection

    by Andy Bassett
    Sonus faber unveils Lumina speaker collection
    Sonus faber, the renowned Italian luxury speaker manufacturer has launched the Lumina range of speakers - the Lumina I standmount, Lumina III floorstander and Lumina Center I.  
  • TV News

    11

    LG BX OLED TVs now shipping

    by Andy Bassett
    LG BX OLED TVs now shipping
    LG’s entry level BX OLED models are now available and for the more patient TV purchasers could represent the OLED bargain they’ve been holding on for.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    1

    Denon A110 Anniversary range celebrates 110 years of Hi-Fi

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon A110 Anniversary range celebrates 110 years of Hi-Fi
    Denon is releasing a very special lineup of Hi-Fi products to celebrate its 110th year - the A110 Anniversary range, which includes; PMA-A110 integrated amplifier, DCD-A110 SACD player, and DL-A110 MC phono cartridge.  
  • Home AV News

    65

    Denon announces AVC-A110 Anniversary AV Amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    Denon announces AVC-A110 Anniversary AV Amplifier
    To celebrate its 110th anniversary, Denon is releasing a very special lineup of products - the A110 Anniversary range which includes the AVC-A110 A/V amplifier.  
  • Home AV News

    266

    Sony announces VPL-VW590 and VPL-VW790 native 4K home cinema projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony announces VPL-VW590 and VPL-VW790 native 4K home cinema projectors
    Updated with prices: Sony has taken the wraps off two new home cinema projectors, the VPL-VW590ES and VPL-VW790ES which join the recently announced professional flagship, the VPL-GTZ380.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    iFi Audio unveils ZEN Phono

    by Andy Bassett
    iFi Audio unveils ZEN Phono
    The iFi ZEN Phono is the company’s first entry level phono stage and takes its place among the ZEN desktop lineup.  
  • Home AV News

    5

    Optoma launches CinemaX P2 UST laser projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma launches CinemaX P2 UST laser projector
    Optoma has announced the introduction of the CinemaX P2 ultra short throw laser projector, the follow up to last year’s debut model, the P1.  
  • Tech News

    6

    Philips Hue adds new Play gradient lightstrip for TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips Hue adds new Play gradient lightstrip for TVs
    Lighting specialist Signify has announced the addition of the Play gradient lightstrip to its Philips Hue lineup which is designed to light up the TV watching experience.  
  • Home AV News

    6

    JVC projector upgrade optimises HDR for free

    by Andy Bassett
    JVC projector upgrade optimises HDR for free
    JVC has announced the new Home Theatre Optimiser, which is part of the next generation Frame Adapt HDR feature on its D-ILA home projectors, and which will be available through a free firmware upgrade.  
  • Home AV News

    2

    TCL launches TS8111 Dolby Atmos soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL launches TS8111 Dolby Atmos soundbar
    TCL launches the TS8111 Dolby Atmos soundbar and introduces the TS61 core soundbar range.  
  • TV News

    TCL unveils New Intelligent Processor for TVs

    by Andy Bassett
    TCL unveils New Intelligent Processor for TVs
    TCL has officially unveiled its latest Intelligent Audiovisual Processor which uses the 2nd Generation AiPQ Engine, aimed at unlocking the potential of its QLED and Mini-LED TV technologies.  
  • Home AV News

    1

    LG launches new CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector

    by Andy Bassett
    LG launches new CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector
    LG has announced a new model in its CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector lineup designed to deliver an authentic movie theatre experience to consumers in the comfort of their own homes - the HU810P.  
  • Movies & TV News

    23

    The Mandalorian returns to Disney Plus on Oct 30th

    by Andy Bassett
    The Mandalorian returns to Disney Plus on Oct 30th
    The series set in a galaxy far far away that helped launch the Disney+ streaming service late last year is set to return in just a few weeks, in time for Halloween no less.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    4

    Technics premieres SU-R1000 Reference Class integrated amplifier

    by Andy Bassett
    Technics premieres SU-R1000 Reference Class integrated amplifier
    Technics issues its Reference Class products in pursuit of delivering the ultimate in sound quality to its customers and the SU-R1000 integrated amplifier continues to evolve the company’s digital amps.  
  • Hi-Fi News

    Technics presents OTTAVA SC-C70MK2 All-in-One Music System

    by Andy Bassett
    Technics presents OTTAVA SC-C70MK2 All-in-One Music System
    Technics has announced the evolution of its SC-C70 All-in-One Music Player with the upcoming release of an updated version, the OTTAVA SC-C70MK2.  
  • Home AV News

    1

    Samsung adds The Premiere projector to Lifestyle entertainment lineup

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung adds The Premiere projector to Lifestyle entertainment lineup
    Unveiled at Samsung’s IFA replacement online event are the LSP9T and LSP7T 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projectors dubbed The Premiere.  

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