Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Pioneer’s getting back into the TV business – well, almost…

The announcement, reported in trade magazine ERT, that Pioneer TVs will soon be back in Dixons stores, could just show the way forward for the big Japanese names Pioneer was a – umm – pioneer for the Japanese TV business when it launched its Kuro range back in the Spring of 2007, it embarked on […]

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REVIEW: Peachtree Audio nova125 – reinventing the integrated amplifier

From time to time, you have to challenge your preconceptions of what constitutes ‘serious hi-fi’: fortunately, the Peachtree Audio nova125 is everything a ‘normal’ amplifier isn’t It’s mainly designed for use with digital sources, yet has a valve in its preamp stage; it’s capable of a hefty 125W per channel output, yet comes wrapped – […]

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Amidst all the weeping and wailing about the end of plasma, are we missing the bigger picture?

The reaction to the announcement that Panasonic is shutting down plasma panel production, and thus ending its line of plasma TVs by March next year, has been extraordinary. Amidst the editorials – some even exhorting us to sob like some Victorian cortege mourner, donning our best deepest ever blacks and joining the mute procession down […]