Monthly Archives: June 2014


Gibson completes acquisition of Philips consumer electronics brands

Audio, video, multimedia and accessories operations join Onkyo and TEAC in the stable of the 120-year-old guitar company UPDATE Gibson Brands, Inc. has confirmed it has completed the acquisition of WOOX Innovations, the audio, video, multimedia and accessories business of Dutch electronics giant Royal Philips. The 120-year-old Nashville-based company says the deal ‘marks a major […]

PJB H850 headphones

REVIEW: PJB H-850 headphones – why they beat Beats, and at a fraction of the price

With their roots in famous speakers and pro audio, these headphones deliver serious bass, and so musically they should be celebrated way beyond the studio or rehearsal room Products find their way to me for review in a variety of ways: some come as the result of a press release or are spotted at a […]

Linn Mahler Lieder

Linn Records rethinks digital music strategy as Studio Masters gain in popularity

Scottish label’s Studio Master releases to be available worldwide through other online stores; from August Linn Records site will only sell its own releases Linn Records is refocusing its digital distribution strategy, in a move set to see the company’s 24-bit Studio Master content available via other digital music stores worldwide from next month. At […]

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So, as if we weren’t confused enough by DSD, FLAC, PCM and HRA…

The Americans are having another crack at defining what makes a high-resolution recording – and the goalposts are on the move again You may remember that, at the beginning of this year, I expressed some dismay about the coining of the term Hi-Res Audio, or HRA, by America’s Consumer Electronics Association, and the rather lacklustre […]

HEOS by Denon

Denon and Marantz Dealer Conference 2014: We can be HEOS for ever and ever…

The arrival of the new HEOS wireless multiroom sees the D+M Group shaping up a century-old company for a very different future Things are changing at D+M Group, the parent company of Denon and Marantz: yes, core products such as amplifiers and AV receivers are very much still present, but the company is reinventing itself […]