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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New Marantz HD-AMP1 combines retro style with a specification that’s right up to date – and a superb sound