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There was always a significant divide between the flagship Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series and the speaker echelons below it. The new 700 Series narrows that gap, both technologically and sonically.
There’s something special about bookshelf speakers. Most would think of them of larger, heftier ...Read More
One slimline box, multiple functions – that’s PS Audio’s value-added Stellar Gain Cell DAC. But can this keenly priced multitasker live up to the expectations created by more senior members of the PS Audio product line-up, including the DirectStream and DS Junior DACs?
The rise ...Read More
There was a time when integrated amplifiers were considered compromised, compared to the more fancied, and dearer, separate pre-amp and power amp combinations. But is that still the case?
Over the past few years, an increasing number of top-class integrated amplifier designs have proved that ...Read More
Headphones are becoming ever more sophisticated, and more technologically advanced. The latest reference design from Audeze is a good case in point. While it carries a hefty price tag, and isn't exactly lightweight either, it delivers a level of musical engagement that makes for enthralling ...