Monthly Archives: September 2014

mu-so by Naim

REVIEW: Hands-on with mu-so by Naim

Much-anticipated all-in-one proves stylish and flexible – and it does ‘the Naim thing’, too!   UPDATE: A new Naim control app for mu-so and other Naim network music products, mentioned in the review below, is now available for both iOS and Android smartphone and tablets. The new unified control app for Naim’s mu-so and the […]

Linn Akudorik thumb

Linn gets sourcey with its Exakt Akudorik speaker stands, and Nautilus in its expansion plans

Latest Exakt Akudorik speakers load processing engine and amps into their stands, while third-party speaker program kicks off with a word in B&W’s shell-like Things we clearly all got wrong when Linn first announced its Exakt system about this time last year: one was that it was only ever going to be available at flagship […]

Pioneer VSX-924

UPDATE: Pioneer finds a buyer for its DJ division, a week after agreeing to sell AV business to Onkyo

Following last week’s confirmation of its plans to sell its AV division to Onkyo, Pioneer has found a buyer for its DJ equipment business – but it’s not going to be completely hands-off   Pioneer has today announced the sale of its DJ equipment business, which recently marked its 20th anniversary with the launch of […]

Technics_C700 system.thumb

Technics is back – and here’s the inside story

I’ve been following the development of the products chosen by Panasonic to revive one of the best-known names in audio – and they’re nothing if not ambitious Technics is back. Speaking at IFA in Berlin today, Michiko Ogawa – former Technics engineer, celebrated jazz pianist and the leader of the Panasonic project to revive the […]

Jazz2a

Time to take in some jazz?

Just published, a couple of pieces by me on jazz for beginners for LG/Stuff’s How To Live It One of my more recent ‘hats’ has been writing about audio equipment for Jazzwise magazine, and donning that fedora I have just written a couple of pieces on jazz for beginners for the LG-sponsored ‘How to Live […]