Paradigm Premier 600C: Making movie magic

November 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Paradigm’s Premier 600C centre channel is not only the perfect partner to the 800F floorstanders in a home theatre system, but a key role player in achieving movie sound magic. In home theatre terms, the centre channel is arguably the […]

Brush that static away with Furutech

November 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The latest accessory from Furutech is an anti-static brush – and don’t be fooled by its old-school appearance. Replacing the previous SK-III, the new Furutech ASB-1 employs some pretty advanced tech. The brush has been designed to get rid of […]

PS Audio releases Snowmass firmware

November 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Owners of the PS Audio DirectStream D/A converter can now upgrade the unit’s firmware to the latest version. Dubbed Snowmass, the upgrade is the latest in a long line of ongoing firmware updates offering incremental performance improvements. The DirectStream uses […]

Elegia is Focal’s closed-back first

November 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The new Focal Elegia is the French marque’s first foray into the closed-back headphone market. The new high-ender joins the existing, open-backed Utopia, Elear and Clear models and promises to link uncompromising sonics to efficient background noise attenuation. The Elegia […]

Black Swan is Ascendo’s top-flight speaker

November 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ascendo Immersive Audio (AIA), the Germany-based hi-fi and cinema sound speaker manufacturer, has released its new Black Swan flagship loudspeaker system. The Black Swan is a horn-based speaker system designed specifically for home theatre applications, and promising what Ascendo describes […]

B&O’s Edge is a smooth operator

November 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

With a design that’s perfectly rounded, it’s clear that the name of the new Bang & Olufsen Edge wireless speaker hasn’t been inspired by its smooth shape. Instead, it’s most likely a reference to the edgy, contemporary style it exudes. […]

Smaller – but still towers of power!

November 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

If you’ve always lusted after the larger-than-life McIntosh XRT2.1K speaker towers, but found them just too big, too intimidating, or too expensive (or all of the above), here’s some good news: there’s now a more compact, more accessible XRT speaker […]

Yamaha NS-SW050: Small box, big bass

November 13, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Yamaha’s diminutive NS-SW050 is so unassuming that it’s easy to consider it inferior to those big, bad-ass subs. After, all bigger should be better in subwoofer terms, right? Well, the little Yamaha might surprise you … By Deon Schoeman In […]

Flagship amplifiers strike the right Chord

November 13, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has unveiled an all-new statement pre-amplifier and power amplifier combination. The Ultimas feature the striking, chunky and slightly steampunk aesthetics typical of the Chord product range, while promising cutting edge performance. Created to commemorate the marque’s upcoming 30th […]