Monthly Archives: October 2013
The appeal of Fiio’s X3 portable music player, which I reviewed a couple of months back on this site, has been boosted with the latest firmware update, adding 24-bit/192kHz asynchronous DAC funtionality. With the new firmware – FW2.05 – installed, the superb little pocket music player will not only play high-resolution files stored in its […]
The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is the company’s first one-box streaming system, and one of those audio products seemingly designed to become part of your life Some products get reviewed: they’re rotated fairly rapidly – over the course of a week or so – through the main reviewing system, get boxed up after everything is […]
There’s a lot to be said for Linn’s Kiko system: it’s an interesting designer twist on the company’s streaming products, and in many ways a fine add-on for anyone already set up for music streaming, but wanting a simple solution in another room. However, if you want something less of a style statement and more […]
…Don’t worry – they’ve already tried that at the factory!
A visit to Linn to hear the new Klimax Exakt system, and the 40th Anniversary LP12 turntable in an all-digital system Quiet night in Glasgow last Tuesday: thanks to the small matter of a football match (don’t ask), the city’s bars and restaurant seemed strangely empty, at least until the game was over, and then […]
A piece published on the CNN website over the weekend, dramatically headlined The death of the home stereo system, suggests that a decent sound system is no longer a priority for first-time consumer electronics buyers. Whereas once new arrivals in college rooms or their first flats would unload and set up the hi-fi before doing […]