Hi-Fi Choice

Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 28, 2015  |  0 comments
We all know what a good speaker should do, but how to do it is another matter altogether – there are many different ways of attempting this. Moving coil drive units in a wooden box are the most common and simplest type to produce, but arguably the most flawed. Still, because the concept is so old there has been plenty of time to refine it, and Tannoy came up with its own solution nearly 70 years ago. Its first dual concentric design – the Monitor Black of 1946 – was a coaxial speaker combining mid/bass and treble units in one drive unit.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 28, 2015  |  0 comments
DETAILS Product:Devialet Silver Phantom Origin:France Type: Modular music system Price: £3,629 Weight:10. 5kg Dimensions(WxHxD): 253 x 255 x 343 mm FEATURES 3,000W internal ADH amplifier Internal DAC and wi-fi streaming upto 24-bit/192kHz Format support: MP3/AAC/ALAC/FLAC/WAV Ethernet and optical inputs Configurable for mono or stereo DISTRIBUTOR:Devialet UK WEBSITE:en. devialet. com Read the review here .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jul 08, 2015  |  0 comments
This month sees our 400th issue, a special anniversary edition celebrating 40 years of expert hi-fi reviews and buying advice. In putting together this issue, I have come to realise just how significantly the world of audio has changed in an amazingly short amount of time. I was perhaps a bit too young to remember the very first issue of Hi-Fi Choice when it launched in its original A5 format back in 1975, but I do remember the music and sounds of the time that got me hooked, even if I was listening on a mono cassette radio recorder or my dad’s 8-track tape player in the family car. For anyone wanting to recall the era our Year In Music feature is just for you, and revisits 1975 with a comprehensive rundown of the bands and albums that defined the magazine’s birth year.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  0 comments
PRODUCT Q Acoustics 3050 ORIGIN UK/Germany/China TYPE Floorstandingloudspeaker WEIGHT17. 8kg DIMENSIONS(WxHxD) 298 x 1,000 x200mm FEATURES ● 1x 25mm softdome tweeter ● 2x 165mm mid/bass drivers ● Quoted sensitivity:92dB/1W/1m DISTRIBUTOR Armour HomeElectronics TELEPHONE 01279 501111 WEBSITE qacoustics. co. uk Read full review in issue 398 .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jun 02, 2015  |  0 comments
DETAILS PRODUCT Scansonic MB-1 ORIGIN Denmark TYPE 2-way standmount loudspeaker WEIGHT 6. 1kg DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 178 x 312 x 286mm FEATURES ● Ribbon tweeter ● 115mm mid/bass driver ● Impedance: >6ohm DISTRIBUTOR Dantax A/S TELEPHONE +45 982476 77 WEBSITE scansonic. dk Read the full review in issue 398 . .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Jun 01, 2015  |  0 comments
Pop quiz time. What’s the biggest growing sector within the hi-fi industry of the last four or five years? Bluetooth adaptors? Hi-res music streamers? Portable music players? No, give up? Would it come as a surprise if we were to reveal that headphones is the answer? Probably not given the fact thatthe rest of the page is filled with picturesof them. . .
Hi-Fi Choice  |  May 08, 2015  |  0 comments
Welcome to the June 2015 issue of Hi-Fi Choice – the essential guide to getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you're buying, tuning or tweaking. . . 

 Flicking through the pages of our latest issue shows that the LP usurped by CD in the mid-eighties is still very much alive and well.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 23, 2015  |  0 comments
In the not too distant past ‘proper hi-fi’ inevitably had to equate to stacks of similar sized and similar looking separates for it to be taken seriously by audiophiles. But with improvements in more efficient amplifier technologies – such as Class D – combined with the move to higher quality streaming from portable devices, compact hi-fino longer necessarily means compromised quality, as we’ve recently seen with Quad’s Vena (HFC 390) and NAD’s D 7050 (HFC 382) both of which come from companies with long-standing reputations for producing class-leading products. Like these two brands, PS Audio’s usual stomping ground also lies inthe high-end separates arena where its DACs and digital products sit alongside a selection of audio power plants. The Sprout is a different beast, representing the culmination of two and a half year’s work by sales director Scott McGowan, son of CEO and founder Paul McGowan.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 20, 2015  |  0 comments
After years in the wilderness it looks as though vinyl is finally coming in from the cold. Vinyl sales are higher than they’ve been since 1997 when Britpop ruled the world and many people are universally shunning poor quality downloads and streams in favour of the black stuff. You see, there’s nothing quite like the routine of removing an LP from its sleeve, placing it onto a turntable and then putting the needle into the groove and sitting back to enjoy your music as it really should be heard. But what’s that, you don’t own a decent record player? We might just be able to help you out with that.
Hi-Fi Choice  |  Apr 16, 2015  |  0 comments
Welcome to the May 2015 issue of Hi-Fi Choice - the essential guide to getting the best possible sound from your hi-fi, whether you're buying, tuning or tweaking. . . 

 With the continuous evolution of drive unit technology, the development of cabinet manufacturing processes and increasingly sophisticated measurement devices you’d think that we would have reached the pinnacle of loudspeaker design, manufacturing and performance and that loudspeakers would pretty much all sound the same.