Author Archives: andreweverard

The CAT6 sat on the mat…

As an inveterate fiddler, and a long-term believer that almost anything you do to a hi-fi system – any hi-fi system – makes some difference, I’ve just damped my network switch. Yes, I know that sounds like I may have got over-excited, and had an accident of the kind that be a bit dangerous with […]

CD may be in decline, but it’s still less expensive than ‘down the line’

So the latest stats from the record industry suggest that not only is streaming accounting for an ever-larger slice of the music sales ‘pie’, but download sales are declining even faster than the beleaguered CD. Might I suggest that the download slowdown isn’t just due to the convenience of streaming, but because downloads are just […]

Naim further expands the appeal of new Uniti models with Roon integration

Forthcoming firmware update will allow full Roon operation, allowing network hi-res music streaming from computer storage and superior search and browsing capability I’m enjoying the new Naim Uniti series: I’ve already had the Core, the Atom and the Nova through my hands for various reviews, and have been impressed with both the new capabilities and […]

Bang & Olufsen launches a conventional loudspeaker – well, almost…

New BeoLab 50 model takes the technology of the outlandish BeoLab 90 and makes it rather more domestically acceptable Just had an interesting flying visit to Denmark to hear the new Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 50 speakers, launched today. Trips to the acoustics department in Struer are always fascinating, but this one was doubly so […]

Speaker design? Think Fink!

Behind the scenes at Fink Audio Consulting – the most famous speaker company you’ve never heard of!

Naim: not just a new Uniti, but a complete New Uniti range

Complete ground-up redesign sees four network audio models launched, all based on the company’s new ‘platform for the future’

Something big from Salisbury

Spent a fascinating day down at Naim Audio in Salisbury last week, getting acquainted with something big – very big – on the way from the company. Lips very much zipped until the official reveal later this week, but here’s a hint or two…