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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 […]

Naim expands wireless line with new £595 Mu-so Qb

New model features cubic shape, uses side-mounted auxiliary bass radiators Naim has just announced the second model in its Mu-so line of all-in-one wireless music systems, the £595 Mu-so Qb. Named for its cubic shape, the new model is taller than the original Mu-so, launched some 18 months ago, and is designed to fit into […]

Technics SL-1200G turntable – giving the customers what they want?

The return of the Technics direct drive turntable is official, but the new models are rather more conservative than expected UPDATE: Since I posted the blog below, it’s been reported that Technics is saying the SL-1200G will sell in the USA for $4000. So, at last the Technics turntable is back: the company has just […]