At a penny shy of £1000 the Airpulse A300 are an active loudspeaker with onboard amps and DAC. Alan McIntosh puts them through their paces. 

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Costing £1000 the Blackwoods are the latest loudspeaker from Electricbeach and use an interesting driver layout. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.

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Think electrostatic hybrid loudspeakers and a handful of names will come to mind, and likely top of that list will be Martin Logan. Here Janine Elliot takes their ElectroMotion ESL X costing £4998 for a spin. 

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Made in the Czech Republic but with an Italian heritage, Xavian Perla loudspeakers are a smallish loudspeaker made of solid oak and costing €1990 plus stands. Could these be the pearl in the oyster you have been looking for?

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If you are in the market for a sub-£200 loudspeaker you have lots of options, but Wharfedale is a name that has been in this market for donkeys’ years and so if only for that reason their D320 standmounters attracted our attention. But how do they perform? Harry and Stuart Smith find out. 

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As a bit of a departure for Hifi Pig Janine Elliot checks out this unusual and innovative personal surround-sound set up called the JBL Soundgear BTA and costing just shy of £200. More »

The A.R.T Stilleto 6 V3-S speakers cost £3500 which seems very reasonable for their size, fit and finish. Janine Elliot hooks them up to her system to put them through their paces.  More »

Since the first part of this write-up, which you can read here,  I’ve been busy concluding the final crossover compliment for my Ayon loudspeakers. It’s been a time consuming and interesting experience. Time consuming with regards to implementing, running in and assessing any changes incrementally and interesting with regards to the experience and journey the project has taken me on – at times working backward in order to strengthen the sonic bond between components once more experience had been gained through hours and hours of listening tests as each next stage was configured. More »

Jern 14 EH Loudspeakers from Denmark are an unusual design both in the way they look and the materials they are made from, Stuart Smith takes a listen to them partnered with REL t5i subs which are vital as the speakers only go down to 90Hz. The Jern 14 EH are €/£3.998 for a pair, the Jern plate for REL T/5i subwoofers are €/£399 each and the REL subs are available at £549 each. Stands for the 14 EH are available, though not tested here, for €/£1198.

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Audio Physic are a German manufacturer with a great reputation, Ian Ringstead takes a listen to the company’s Classic 5 floorstanders costing £1598. More »

With a fine heritage of experience behind them, Fyne are a new company based in Scotland. Here Alan McIntosh takes a listen to their £600 Standmount model f500.

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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 »

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 »

The RMB 40/4 Loudspeakers (£3000) are a distinctive and interesting design, Dave Robson takes a listen. More »

Dan Worth takes a listen to the Goldenear Triton 5 floorstanding loudspeakers which for £2300 looks at face value to be a lot of speaker for the money.  More »

Aimed at the budget market the Cyrus ONE amp packs a lot of features into its diminutive box, allied with the equally budget friendly ONELinear speakers you have a full system for a little over £1000. Ian Ringstead takes a listen.  More »

Alan Clark at Kralk Audio in Yorkshire, England has designed a budget range of speakers and called them The TBD range, standing for The Dogs B******s. Ian Ringstead auditions the TDB4s, the second smallest of the range and costing £355 to £465, depending on the finish chosen, to ascertain whether these really are the dog’s danglies, or indeed a dog’s dinner.   More »

Made in Finland these floorstanding loudspeakers from Amphion cost £3600. LIonel Payne takes a listen for Hifi Pig.  More »

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