Monitor Audio’s new ASB-10 compact Active Soundbar system is engineered to restore the power of an audio and video experience by re-energising HD and UHD pictures with the sound they deserve. Although TV panels deliver ever wider more enveloping pictures, their on-board sound quality is in relative decline. Size limitations imposed by shrinking bezels mean that the speakers within them reproduce only fraction of the bandwidth available from today’s DTV boxes, games consoles and media players. More »

Yvette, the latest floorstander from high end loudspeaker manufacturer, Wilson Audio of the USA, combines technologies derived from Wilson’s top-end models in, say Wilson, “a more compact and affordable form”. More »

TAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has announced a new addition to the TCW Custom Install speaker series. More »

Having recently bought Roksan, Monitor Audio are certainly a brand to watch in the coming year. Here Lionel Payne takes a listen to their Platinum PL300ii loudspeakers costing £8000.  More »

Arcaydis Audio have re-launched their EB1 and EB2 loudspeakers after an absence of over 2 years from the market place.  These popular speakers won numerous awards, but had in recent years had become unavailable when the original manufacturer ceased trading. More »

British loudspeaker company, Harbeth celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with the launch of two limited edition products. Harbeth’s SuperHL5plus speaker and brand flagship, the M40.2, will both be available in a walnut veneer with added features including; the latest WBT-nextgen binding posts, a new-look super-tweeter with protection bar and British-made audio grade poly capacitors. More »

Following on from the news of the new Revel by Harman Performa3 Be Concept loudspeakers, launched today at CES 2017, here’s the first picture of the Performa3 F208 Be Floorstander… More »

Based on Revel’s Performa3 F208 (pictured below) and M106 models, the Performa3 Be concepts include two new models: the F208Be 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker and M106Be 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. More »

Although details are scant at the moment, Italian hifi manufacturer, Gold Note, have announced their new loudspeakers, the XT – 7. More »

Kralk Audio got in touch to let us know that they will be opening their new demo room from 6th January 2017. The room is a dedicated listening room where you can come to audition the range of Kralk Audio loudspeakers at your leisure. More »

roksponsmallPMC is enhancing its top of the range SE loudspeakers with a new selection of veneers to complement the latest trends in interior decoration and customer requirements. More »

roksponsmallQ Acoustics has announced its ‘7000i’ 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade. Q Acoustics is a brand of Armour Home Electronics. More »

roksponsmallPMC is has announced the winners of its 2016 UK Retailer Awards, which recognises those retailers that have made a substantial effort with both their PMC business and the development of their own businesses.

Judging against five awards categories, the management team at PMC have chosen a group of winners who have demonstrated consistent levels of expertise and service during the year. The five categories and winners are: More »

roksponsmallMagico have announced the new S3 Mk II, floor standing, three-way (four driver)  loudspeaker. The S3 Mk II nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited-edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project. More »

Bryston has announced today the introduction of the AC1 Micro centre channel loudspeaker in order to provide home theater AC1 Microenthusiasts with a high- resolution center speaker option in a compact form factor.

The design objective of the AC1 Micro was to deliver big sound from a smaller, décor-friendly enclosure. The AC1 Micro is said to be a great fit for tight spaces.

“We received valuable feedback from our dealers and end-users that we needed to add a compact center speaker for space-constrained home theater systems—and the AC1 Micro is the ultimate execution of that design goal,” explained Bryston’s VP of sales James Tanner.

The Bryston AC1 Micro utilizes two 5¼ inch aluminum cone mid-bass drivers on either side of a  single Bryston titanium dome tweeter. Like all Bryston loudspeakers, the drivers are anchored to a robust enclosure constructed of ¾ inch MDF with ample internal bracing. The cabinet is a sealed design. The rear panel also includes threaded mounting holes for optional on-wall brackets.

The Bryston AC1 Micro has an MSRP of $490 each and is available now through authorized Bryston retailers and custom integrators.

KEF has announced the launch of a brand new high gloss piano white edition of its famous LS50 speaker. The original LS50 first 3630_KEF_LS50_Whiteappeared in 2012, has received numerous international awards and having heard them several times myself they sure are good.

The original LS50 was designed to celebrate KEF’s 50th anniversary, and was conceived as a ‘mini monitor’ derived from the legendary LS3/5a, to bring professional studio monitor performance into the home.

At the LS50’s heart beats the highly KEF Uni-Q driver as mentioned. The new high gloss piano white LS50s have a blue Uni-Q driver and should appeal to a wider audience than the original coloured LS50s I feel.

 

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