Tag Archives: network music

REVIEW: Astell & Kern AK500 system

Nothing looks quite like the extraordinary Astell & Kern AK500 system ‘stack’ – but if you’re expecting it to be style over substance, think again… The Astell & Kern AK500N is unusual enough: a high-end CD ripping/storage/network player, all housed in a near-cube with styling apparently inspired by the Matterhorn, powered by internal batteries and […]


REVIEW: Network music and more – with a Gramofon. Or two. Or…

The Gramofon is small, inexpensive, and can deliver music from your network or streaming services to wherever you have an audio system – simple as that Regular readers will know that I’m thoroughly sold on the benefits of wired networking for music: no, I’m not going to claim sonic benefits, but for stability and reliability, […]

WD Red 6TB

WD ups its Red NAS drives to 6TB

Larger-capacity Western Digital Red models designed for use in housings up to eight bay – a 48TB NAS, anyone? Must be some kind of synchronicity: just as I was looking at my existing music storage system and working out how long it would be before the existing 3TB drives were full, along comes a press […]


REVIEW: Cambridge Audio Minx Xi – simply streaming with style

The Cambridge Audio Minx Xi is the company’s first one-box streaming system, and one of those audio products seemingly designed to become part of your life Some products get reviewed: they’re rotated fairly rapidly – over the course of a week or so – through the main reviewing system, get boxed up after everything is […]