Yamaha RX-V585: Class without the cost

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The multichannel, multi-feature complexity of AV receivers usually goes hand in hand with a hefty price tag. But Yamaha’s 7.2 channel RX-V585 links immersive sonics to an extensive features list – for a lot less than expected … By Deon […]

Bartók is new dCS streaming DAC

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Following the release of its Network Bridge, dCS Limited has taken a further step into the world of network playback with the release of the Bartók, a streaming DAC that also includes a headphone amp. Featuring technology developed for the […]

Clean that stylus – stylishly

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

DS Audio, better known for its range of innovative optical phono cartridges, also produces a clever stylus cleaner that’s not only compatible with its own cartridges, but also works with conventional MM and MC carts. The DS Audio ST-50 consists […]

New Marantz AV receivers arrive

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

An updated range of Marantz AV receivers has been launched in South Africa. The most significant features of the newcomers include support for Amazon’s Alexa voice command protocol, as well as compatibility with the HEOS multiroom system. The latest Apple […]

Paradigm Persona 5F: True to the high-end promise

August 7, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Paradigm’s new flagship speaker range combines contemporary aesthetics with painstaking craftsmanship, advanced technology and top-class drive units. But do the sonics live up to expectations? We sample the charms of the Persona 5F floorstander to find out …   By […]

Sonus faber’s Sonetto now in SA

August 7, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The latest loudspeaker range from Sonus faber has arrived in South Africa. The Sonetto line-up made its world debut at the High End expo in Munich in May, and combines the craftsmanship and attention to detail the  Italian marque has […]

New Sony Master Series could up the TV ante

August 7, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Sony is aiming for the television high ground with its new Master Series. The new AF9 OLED and XF9 LCD televisions employ an extensive array of proprietary technologies to deliver picture quality levels that approach pro-grade studio monitors, the company […]

Exposure reveals new amps

August 7, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

British audio brand Exposure has launched a new flagship range to replace the ageing MCX Series. The new 5010 line-up is slimmer and lighter than its illustrious forebear, but doesn’t skimp on performance, the company claims. The initial line-up consists […]

Primare’s Prisma lands in SA

July 31, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Swedish audio manufacturer Primare’s new Prisma models are now available in South Africa. The two newcomers are the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player, and the CD35 CD/network player. Prisma refers to Primare’s latest network control and playback platform, which includes […]