Tag Archives: home cinema

Bowers and Wilkins 684 S2

REVIEW: Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2 loudspeakers

The price is right, and the sound is bang on the money, too: the smaller floorstanders in B&W’s latest 600 line-up are a serious bargain OK, so before we start, a small declaration of interest: the product manager at Bowers & Wilkins, Andy Kerr, is a fellow What Hi-Fi? exile who’s fallen on his feet […]

Roth OLi RA1

REVIEW: Roth Audio OLi RA1 – tiny speakers with more than a little magic

Remember when Britain was known as the home of the £100 super-speaker? Manufacturers in other countries scratched their heads when they saw what brands such as Mission, JPW, KEF and Wharfedale could do for so little money, then scratched even harder when they realised the giveaway price was per pair, and not each (as is […]

Focal Aria cone

REVIEW: Focal Aria 926 loudspeakers

A new speaker range; a new drive-unit material. Focal’s Aria 900 line-up makes its début this weekend, and judging from the Aria 926 floorstanders (above) I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks, the French speaker company could be on to something rather special. New materials are the lifeblood of the loudspeaker industry. There’s […]