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Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 08, 2014  |  0 comments
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Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 07, 2014  |  0 comments
PRODUCT Q Acoustics Concept 40 ORIGIN: UK/Germany/China TYPE: Floorstanding loudspeaker WEIGHT: 18. 5kg DIMENSIONS: (WxHxD) 170 x 972 x 288mm FEATURES: ● 1x 25mm softdome tweeter ● 2x 125mm mid/bass drivers ● Quoted powerhandling: 25-150W ● Quoted sensitivity:90dB/1W/1m ● Quoted frequencyresponse: 53Hz-22kHz (+/- 3dB) DISTRIBUTOR: Armour HomeElectronics TELEPHONE: 01279 501111 WEBSITE qacoustics. co. uk Read the full In Depth review in the June issue 385 on sale now! Click here to buy a copy.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 07, 2014  |  0 comments
DETAILS PRODUCT Creek Evolution 50CD ORIGIN UK/China TYPE CD player/DAC preamplifier WEIGHT 5. 5kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 430 x 60 x 280mm FEATURES ● 2x Toslink and 2x coaxial digital inputs ● 1x USB input, 1x aptX Bluetooth input (optional) ● 2x digital outputs ● 1x RCA phono out, 1x balanced XLR out ● Wolfson WM8742 DACs DISTRIBUTOR Creek Audio Ltd TELEPHONE 01442 260146 WEBSITE creekaudio. com Read the full review in the June issue 385 on sale now! Click here to buy your copy. .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 07, 2014  |  0 comments
Models on test: Inspire Hi-Fi Black Magic Si £560 Music Hall MMF-2. 2 £350 Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB £425 Rega RP3 £550 SOTA Moonbeam Series II £600 Stanton STR8. 150 £500 From the master of turntable upgrades comes a UK-built, stripped-back design that oozes style. But all that acrylic isn’t just for effect, so how will it fare in the sonic stakes? With three decades of hi-fi knowhow behind its quality components and carrying a Goldring cartridge and Pro-Ject tonearm, this Czech deck’s got a lot to offer and we smell a bargain.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 17, 2014  |  0 comments
London-based startup Musaic achieved its Kickstarter funding campaigntarget with 25 hours to go. Thanks to the 197 backers, the funds willenable it to launch a full suite of streaming products later this year. The launch was first announcedat January'sConsumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas byCEO Matthew Bramble who said: “We wanted to design a wireless hi-fi system that’s stylish and compact, and would deliver incredible sound in every room. ” He also adds, “.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 09, 2014  |  0 comments
Details PRODUCT Ruark R7 ORIGIN China TYPE All-in-one style system WEIGHT 30kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 1,000 x 175 x 400mm (without legs) FEATURES ● CD (CD-Audio, MP3); DAB; DAB+; FM; MP3; WMA; AAC; FLAC; WAV; A2DP; aptX Bluetooth ● DLNA streaming over wi-fi with UPnP ● 2x 5. 5in dual concentric drivers ● 1x 8in long-throw subwoofer DISTRIBUTOR Ruark Audio TELEPHONE 01702 601410 WEBSITE ruarkaudio. com Click here to read the full review in the May issue 384 . .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 08, 2014  |  0 comments
ATC SCM7 £810 p27 A hi-fi standmounter from a company with a reputation for professional monitors. It looks great, but how does it sound to a domestic audience? Dali Ikon 2 Mk2 £639 p29 There’s no denying this Danish loudspeaker company’s fine provenance, and there’s also no denying the Ikon 2’s very interesting three-driver design. Focal Aria 906 £798 p31 One of France’s largest and most successful brands, this new box sports a dramatic upgrade to its mid/bass unit in the form of a new flax cone material. KEF LS50 £800 p33 Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary recently, esteemed speaker maker KEF decided to knock up something a little special, and the LS50 (get it?) is the result.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 08, 2014  |  0 comments
Details PRODUCT Cyrus Lyric 09 ORIGIN UK TYPE One-box system WEIGHT 9kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 420 x 105 x 320mm FEATURES ● Claimed 170W RMS per channel into 8ohms ● 24/192 upsampling DAC with digital, USB and Bluetooth inputs ● DAB, FM and internet radio ● App, remote and touchscreen control DISTRIBUTOR Cyrus Audio Ltd TELEPHONE 01480 410900 WEBSITE cyrusaudio. com Click here to read the full reveiw in the May issue 384 . . .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 08, 2014  |  0 comments
Details PRODUCT Yamaha R-N500 ORIGIN Japan/Malaysia TYPE Network receiver WEIGHT 9. 8kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 435 x 150 x 387mm FEATURES ● Network music playback via AirPlay and Ethernet with optional wi-fi and Bluetooth ● Support for FLAC/ ALAC/WAV/MP3 up to 24-bit/192kHz ● 80W amplifier (claimed) ● USB, S/PDIF and MM phono input DISTRIBUTOR Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) TELEPHONE 0844 8111116 WEBSITE uk. yamaha. com Click here to read the full reveiw in the May issue 384 .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 01, 2014  |  0 comments
System matching Part of the key to a successful setup is finding the perfect partnership, here’s how. . . It’s funny how much time and money can be devoted to buying hi-fi systems without stopping to consider one of the most critical determining factors for sound quality – that of amplifier-speaker matching.