Stax invented the world’s first electrostatic headphones in 1960.  Electrostats operate as di-poles, the sound comes out the front and rear, requiring a truly “Open Air” cage design with no surface area to create back-wave interference. More »

On 24th August, BMG will release a new self-titled album by Gilbert O’Sullivan. More »

The DALI Oberon series is there latest and more affordable range of loudspeakers and DALI say it “combines all of the wisdom we have gathered over the last 35 years”. More »

UMC have announced today a huge 6-CD box set release that features all of Mott The Hoople’s recordings (previously unheard and unreleased tracks too) between 69 and 71, including hits like ‘Thunderbuck Ram’, ‘Laugh At Me’, ‘Waterlow’, and a new version of ‘Rock And Roll Queen’. More »

Dan Worth looks at the effects of swapping out crossover components in his Ayon Seagull C loudspeakers. Not so much a review but a personal journey of exploration of what can be achieved by improving what is already there and of particular interest to those interested in DIY Audio.  More »

International consumer electronics show, IFA 2018, is underway in Berlin and MQA has a strong presence, with several partners showcasing new MQA-enabled products. More »

Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM range of headphones now includes a new product, the MOMENTUM True Wireless Bluetooth earphones. More »

Bang & Olufsen have launched a new wireless earphone. Designed as an “urban lifestyle essential”, Beoplay E6 uses some of Bang & Olufsen’s latest design innovations. More »

Eight little feet that sit around your platter and which your record is placed on from English company MCRU and costing £24. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

Melodika, a Polish manufacturer of cables and loudspeakers, has introduced new models of installation speakers dedicated for both home and professional use, the in-wall BLI6W (pictured) and in-ceiling BLI5. More »

Dan Worth looks at the effects of swapping out crossover components in his Ayon Seagull C loudspeakers. Not so much a review but a personal journey of exploration of what can be achieved by improving what is already there and of particular interest to those interested in DIY Audio.  More »

Acoustic treatment manufacturer GIK Acoustics has announced the release of five new designs available in the company’s Impression Series line of acoustic panels and bass traps. More »

Eight little feet that sit around your platter and which your record is placed on from English company MCRU and costing £24. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

A hugely important part of any Hifi system, the cables, supports, power and acoustic treatments are well represented at Festival of Sound, find out more here. More »

Made in Switzerland the Boenicke W5SE are a very small speaker with a reasonably high price tag of £4595. Stuart and Linette Smith take a listen.  More »

Following the recent announcement that legendary prog-rock band Camel will bring their acclaimed live show to London’s Royal Albert Hall in Sept 2018, the band are happy to reveal that this will be preceded by an extensive run of UK tour dates.

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Made in Switzerland the Boenicke W5SE are a very small speaker with a reasonably high price tag of £4595. Stuart and Linette Smith take a listen.  More »

It’s just one month to go until Festival of Sound 2018 at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, 28th to 30th of September. We are looking forward to covering the show for you and bringing you all the info and pictures.  The show is a unique blend of Hifi, music and seminars from music and Hifi industry specialists, so here are the most recent confirmed additions to the show. More »

AVM’s latest Compact Streaming CD Receiver, the INSPIRATION CS 2.2 4T will be unveiled by PMC UK Distribution at Festival of Sound in September. Based on the CS 2.2, the enhanced CS 2.2 4T now features the latest Bluetooth 4.2 standard, with a dedicated second antenna on the rear of the unit. More »

Talking of Hifi shows, places like Las Vegas, Munich, London and Bristol spring quickly to mind. I have to admit, though, that I had not heard of the Copenhagen show until I was asked to attend it in 2018. Yet Denmark itself is quite a big name in the Hifi manufacturing world.  Not only are there big names we all know such as Ortofon, Bang and Olufsen and Scandyna, but today Denmark plays a significant contribution to the market place with the major contingent including Copland, Dynaudio, Dali, Gryphon, Lyngdorf Audio, Densen, Vitus Audio, Gamut and Tangent, to name just a few. Add to that companies in the whole of Scandinavia and you can see just what a large effect this part of the world has played in the development of the audio and video industries. More »

Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio brand, has introduced the sixth iteration of its 600 Series speakers.    More »

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