Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sony TA-A1ES

REVIEW: Sony TA-A1ES amplifier

For various reasons, it’s taken a while to get my hands on Sony’s flagship high-resolution audio player, the HAP-Z1ES – which isn’t the subject of this review. The buzz has been building about this novel approach to the whole computer music thing, with its onboard storage, DSD upconversion and lack of any sign of network […]

Ruark Audio MR1

REVIEW: Ruark Audio MR1

Striking design meets solid audio engineering in these classy Bluetooth speakers Bluetooth is a good thing because… Unlike Apple AirPlay, it enables almost any portable device or computer to work with a wider range of speakers and other products. Bluetooth is a bad thing because…  Exactly that universality means there’s been a massive onslaught of […]

linn.sms.hiddensystemshomecinemaroom03

Streaming Made Simple – the Linn way

Worldwide events designed to introduce consumers to computer-based music Linn’s giving its music-streaming systems a major push at the moment: a promotion is just wrapping up offering buyers of its DS products incentives including free Linn Records music and Apple hardware, and Saturday, February 8th saw Linn dealers worldwide offering Streaming Made Simple sessions designed […]