New Dynamo subs from Martin Logan

August 28, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

High-end speaker maker Martin Logan has launched an all-new generation of Dynamo subwoofers. The brand might be better known for its electrostatic speakers, but it’s been building woofers to augment its ESL panels for years, in addition to an extensive […]

Yamaha takes aim at the high end

August 28, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

After months of rumours, Yamaha has finally released a range of new, high-end components. The Yamaha 5000 Series consists of a stereo pre-amplifier, a stereo power amplifier, and a belt-drive turntable. They join the NS-5000 stand-mount speakers released in late […]

Ocean Way Audio heading for SA

August 28, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ocean Way Audio, arguably one of the most innovative, music-orientated companies on the pro audio and high-end audio scene, will soon be represented in South Africa. HFX Systems has been appointed the SA agent for the company, and will soon […]

KEF Q950: Heart and soul

August 21, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

There’s nothing subtle about the new KEF Q950. Large in stature and generous in their delivery, the big floorstanders also deliver plenty of thrills on the musical front. By Deon Schoeman KEF’s Q-Series loudspeakers have enjoyed an extended run of […]

Exclusive tonearm range now in South Africa

August 21, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

One of the world’s most exclusive – and expensive – tonearms is now available in South Africa through HFX Systems. Swedish Analog Technologies (SAT) is the brainchild of Barcelona-born Marc Gomez, and the original SAT tonearm caused a sensation when […]

HiFiMAN adds SE version to HE1000 line-up

August 21, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Personal stereo specialists HiFiMAN has extended its HE1000 headphone offering with a new SE version. Launched at the recent Hong Kong Hi-Fi Show, the HE1000 Special Edition features improved sensitivity to allow broader compatibility, espeically with less powerful source devices. […]

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 […]