bFly Little Fwend
Snap, crackle, snap, crackle, snap, crackle… a background noise that will have every vinyl enthusiast hurtling through the house at breakneck speed. Quick. Get to the turntable and lift the precious cartridge off the lead-out groove! We all know pickups...
Gato Audio pre-/power amp, CD player
Enhanced Listening Gato Audio is looking to combine the virtues of classic design with modern soundscapes with the PRD-3S, PWR-222 and CDD-1 combo. So just how well does this sweeping electronic ensemble from the Danes really fare? The words “Danish...
Technics SL1200 GAE2
I Will Survive How retro can a global digital electronics company really be? Can You “clone” spirit? An inner dialogue. ”This is not equipment for a DJ. Otherwise, Technics would have just sent two SL­1200GAEs and a mixer to match....
Who-is-who WBT Wolfgang Thörner
Revolution Of The Disregarded The weakest link of the chain is the connection. In the case of a stereo system, the common RCA plug is therefore to blame. Before WBT came on the scene, it was usually ignored. Shortcomings that...
Oswalds Will Audio
OMA’s Enormous Sound Theater Is the US really the Land of unending opportunities? Is everything there really bigger and better? No way. Our report on hi-fi retailers in New York* reaches the rather level-headed conclusion that, in a direct comparison,...
Audio Note Peter Quortrup
Q: As in the Quintessential Maverick There is so much more to discover… Although the guy is actually old enough to do it, Peter Qvortrup, born in 1950, isn’t for a moment thinking about heading into a comfortable retirement. And...
WiW AVM Udo Besser
Handmade The Modern Way As is so often the case with hi-fi start-ups, Audio Video Manufaktur was born of a combination of engineering and product development passion, scientific curiosity and a no-compromise love of music. Engineering graduates Günther Mania and...
Anne Bisson Trio: Four Seasons In Jazz
Intimate Chamber Jazz For Every Mood My first thought as I pick up the brand new double LP Four Seasons In Jazz from the Anne Bisson Trio: “This is heavy!” Three hundred grams of space vinyl with a molecularly sealed...
Cologne Philharmonic
Professional musician Stefan Gawlick travels the world and knows almost every major concert hall around the globe. In this series, he reports on the acoustics and other characteristics of famous venues — both in the auditorium and on stage. Up...
Golden Hall
Professional musician Stefan Gawlick travels the world and knows almost every major concert hall around the globe. In this series, he reports on the acoustics and other characteristics of famous venues both in the auditorium and on stage. Up now:...
The Who vs Uriah Heep
Covering normally refers to songs being performed by other artists, but actual album covers attract their share of impersonators, too. The covered cover: Is it a witty reference, respectful homage or parody? Or is there a deeper meaning behind it?...
Mytec Liberty DAC II
Mytek Audio proudly introduces the Liberty DAC II; the new portal for all things digital from Mytek Audio. Capable of exceptional quality playback and monitoring of all high resolution digital formats in both PCM and DSD, the Liberty DAC II...
McIntosh AS125/AS901
McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to unveil its new AS125 and AS901 Amplifier Stands. The AS125 is ideally suited to be used with a variety of McIntosh monoblock...
Audio Technica BHA100 and DAC100
Audio-Technica is now shipping its AT-BHA100 balanced headphone amplifier and AT-DAC100 digital to analog converter, two high-resolution audio components designed to deliver extraordinary sound quality. The high-end AT-BHA100 and AT-DAC100 utilize premium-quality chips and internal components. Additionally, the AT-BHA100 features...
Chord Clearway Power
Following the rollout of several new signal-carrying cables in recent times, England’s Chord Company has applied its 37-year expertise to power cables once more, with the launch of Clearway Power. Despite its low price of £125 (1 m), the Clearway...