Grado goes wireless – finally

October 30, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

It’s taken a while, but headphone and phono cartridge maker Grado Labs has finally joined the wireless ranks with its GW100 Bluetooth headphones. The company is making no excuses for its delayed entrance into what has become a popular segment […]

Graham Slee Accession now MC-compatible

October 30, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Graham Slee’s line-up of phono pre-amps and step-up amps are highly regarded among vinyl-loving music fans. The good news is that the Accession phono stage, which was a moving coil-only model up to now, can now be had as an […]

Lumin adds new models to streaming portfolio

October 30, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The Lumin range of network devices has been extended with the arrival of two new models. The Lumin X1 is the marque’s new flagship network player, while the U1 Mini network transport aims to make Lumin’s streaming technology more accessible. […]

Harbeth speakers launch in South Africa

October 23, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Harbeth loudspeakers are now available in South Africa. The British speaker marque has its origins in the iconic studio monitors developed under the direction of BBC Research and Development head, HD Harwood. Harwood is credited with pioneering the use of […]

DS Audio ST-50 stylus cleaner: Cleaning up

October 16, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Dust and grime are the enemy of any vinyl playback system. That’s especially true of the phono cartridge – and the stylus, in particular. DS Audio has come up with an ingeniously simple, user-friendly and effective solution. By Deon Schoeman […]

More headroom, more style

October 16, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh Labs has released a new stereo power amplifier. The 300 watt MC312 replaces the MC302, but while nominal power output has remained unchanged, McIntosh claims that dynamic headroom has been upped by 27 percent. Improvements include doubling the filter […]