Monthly Archives: July 2015

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So, two years on…

It’s two years since I set up this site, and it’s been non-stop fun I’ve just been reminded by WordPress that it’s two years since I originally set up this site, with the first story being a review of Just Audio’s AHA-120 headphone amplifier. Over the past couple of years I’ve had great fun here […]

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So it’s official: the law is ‘Not a NAS’

The latest ruling in the on/off/on saga of whether or not we can rip our music will confuse more than it clarifies – and it looks like there will only be one winner… First home taping was killing music, except it didn’t. Copying music to tape, and later digital media, wasn’t allowed, but hardly anyone […]

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Queen: Studio Collection LPs released in September – with a matching Rega turntable!

18-disc set remastered from original master tapes and pressed on 180gm vinyl; limited edition ‘Queen by Rega’ turntable featuring band logo launched simultaneously On the way in September is a complete collection of Queen’s 15 studio albums, restored, remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl – and to celebrate the event there’s a limited edition Queen […]

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Teufel takes the party on the road with Thundertruck

‘Festival on wheels’ touring Germany, packing eight Rockster speakers, subwoofers and a dance floor! There’s nothing like making a big noise about your product, and German-based direct-sell speaker company Teufel is currently doing just that with its Thundertruck, a converted ex-military MAN eight-wheeler packing eight of its Rockster Bluetooth speakers – and more. Now touring […]

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Frankenspiel FS-X: in Single or Dual mode, it’s so much more than just a Bluetooth speaker system

The market is awash with Bluetooth speakers of varying plastickiness, and it’s rare that a day goes by without me receiving at least one press release extolling the virtues of some new miracle said to be just the thing to get the party started/entertain the whole beach/play music while cycling/amaze your friends and win true love – […]

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UPDATED: Marantz celebrates 30 years of Special Editions with new SA-14 1SE and PM-14 1SE

UPDATED 01.07.15: Have been out in Eindhoven for a couple of days for a more detailed listen to the SA-14 1SE and PM-14 1SE, and can now confirm the price is rather lower than suggested in the early reports below. The products are set to go on sale in September, at £1799 apiece. POSTED 04.06.15: […]