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 […]
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 […]
Speaker design? Think Fink!
Behind the scenes at Fink Audio Consulting – the most famous speaker company you’ve never heard of!
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Horch House – reviving classic recordings through ‘soft refurbishing’, in analogue and digital
Premium-priced label undertakes transfers from the original masters to LP, hi-res digital files – and even reel-to-reel tape One of the joys of the annual High End Show, held each May in Munich, is the sheer variety of products on display. Downstairs from the glitzy showrooms in the main atrium space, an ever-growing number of […]
Bowers & Wilkins 803 D3: the Daleks have landed!
When you’re dealing with speakers this big and heavy, a simple courier drop-off isn’t quite possible! So the delivery of the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond speakers began with a false start: space had been cleared both for the 803 D3s and their massive boxes, and then – slightly anti-climactically – the hapless courier […]
New Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamonds in air force blue – and why you can’t buy them
Spotted during a tour of the Bowers & Wilkins factory the other day, a rather unique pair of the company’s new 800 Series Diamond speakers Had a fascinating tour of the Bowers & Wilkins factory this week, as part of the launch event for the new 800 Series Diamond speakers: in preparation for the range, […]