Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pioneer R1 tablet

Pioneer licenses its brand for $100 Walmart tablet

Kuro fanbois look away now – your day’s about to get a whole lot worse The recent news that Pioneer TVs are about to reappear in European shops had the Kuro faithful elated – well, for a moment, anyway – before their hopes were dashed: all that’s going to be Pioneer about the new TVs, […]

Linn 24 bits logo

Linn offers four weeks of free high-resolution music for Christmas

Teaser track from Handel’s Messiah already online, then three-track Studio Master download kicks off festive campaign on December 1 Whether you’re a fan of high-resolution music or not yet sure what all the fuss is about, Linn is giving you the chance to explore further with its 24-bits of Christmas promotion, offering a free Studio […]

Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier

REVIEW: Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier – so much more than the name suggests

The new headphone amp from Meridian is its most ambitious personal audio product so far, with analogue and digital inputs, processing to get the sound out of your head and the ability to be used as a preamp And then there were three: on the heels of Meridian’s Explorer DAC/headphone amp and recently-launched Director DAC […]

So is Pure Audio Blu-ray the solution to hi-res music format bafflement?

A new release of one of the most celebrated classical recordings – Allegri’s Miserere by The Tallis Scholars – is designed to broaden the appeal of high-resolution surround sound The Tallis Scholars (picture: Eric Richmond) The brave new world of high-resolution audio is a minefield for the unwary traveller, or indeed the under-informed would-be guide. […]

REVIEW: NEAT Motive SX1 – the great big little speakers

Smaller than you might think, NEAT’s latest Motive SX1 speakers deliver an unmissably thrilling ride As floorstanding speakers go, the new NEAT Motive SX1 is small. Seriously small, as in standing well under 100cm tall and with a slimline front baffle, meaning a pair take up considerably less front-room real-estate than most standmounted designs. Coming […]

WD boosts its My Cloud offering with four-bay NAS solution

My Cloud EX4 designed for ‘ultimate reliability’, offers up to 16TB of storage To say I’m quite a fan of Western Digital’s WD Red hard drives is something of an understatement: I’m now running two NAS units using six of drives – a four-bay as a main server, a two-bay as a backup – and […]

Pure’s new Deutsche Grammophon radio – who you callin’ yeller?

  I don’t usually go a bundle on ‘special edition’ audio products – they’re pretty much fashion-driven, and as such tend to go out of style faster than things that go out of fashion very quickly. There have been some horrors pushed out onto the market over the years, including Ferrari-branded headphones looking like industrial […]