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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 […]

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’

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

There’s more to Dolby Atmos than flying instruments!

I’ve just published a blog on the new recording by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, released on Blu-ray Audio complete with Dolby Atmos sound Is there a place for Dolby Atmos in music? Yes, I understand all about the need for flying debris in those big action movies. but for a recording of a […]

Naim adds DSD to nDAC and DAC-V1, boosts sound quality

Two models gain single-rate and double-rate DSD64/DSD128 via a free firmware download, available from today Naim has just announced a firmware update for its Naim DAC (or nDAC) and DAC-V1 models, allowing both to handle DSD music files. DSD can be input over the asynchronous USB connection from a computer in the case of the […]