Author Archives: andreweverard

Mutec MC-3+ USB

REVIEW: Mutec MC-3+ USB: clocking the best way to improve your digital audio

German pro-audio company proves that, for the best possible sound, timing is everything That’s the problem with being interested in audio: just when you think you have your system completely sorted, along comes something to challenge your assumptions and show you there’s still room for improvement. The problem is doubled (at least) when you make […]

Denon and Marantz poised to launch a huge range of new products

High-end flagship Marantz 10 Series system due early 2017, HEOS multiroom spreads to more products from both brands Denon and Marantz are set to launch a wide range of products across their product lines in the next few months, with Marantz having replacements for the popular CD6005 and PM6005 entry-level stereo components, a CD player […]

REVIEW: Neat Iota Alpha – not a speaker to be overlooked

The innovative little floorstanders from Neat Acoustics are here: and they’re every bit as magical as first demonstrations suggested I was very taken with the little Neat Iota floorstanding speakers when first I encountered them at the Bristol Show in February: they didn’t even have a name, but they proved quite a talking-point – not […]

Affordable OLED TVs could be coming – though you’ll have to wait

The Sharp/Foxconn alliance appears to have OLED technology in its sights, though we’ll be in the next decade before it starts making TV panels. But is that going to be too late? The protracted negotiations regarding the acquisition of a major stake in Sharp by Taiwan-based Foxconn have led to a lot of speculation over […]

Neat’s Iota speakers grow into the WTF sensation of the Bristol show

Compact – actually, make that tiny – floorstanders pick up the plaudits at Sound and Vision event   This could so easily be one of those clickbait stories: ‘They wanted to design a new loudspeaker – and you won’t believe what happened next!’ You see, the latest model from  British speaker company Neat Acoustics – […]

The end of 3D TVs? What took them so long?

So long, SwimmyVision™ – you really won’t be missed Reports coming out of Korea over the past few days suggest that the world’s leading TV manufacturers – LG and Samsung – have finally realised that 3D is a gimmick that’s had its day. Again. OK, so the big two aren’t completely dismissing the facility, which […]

REVIEW: Naim Mu-so Qb

Things weren’t promising the first time I heard the new Naim Mu-so Qb in action: after being introduced to the technology, the initial taste of what it could do, in an unfamiliar listening room, playing far too loud for the space, put me in mind of the window-rattling bass boom I’d heard from a pimped-up […]