A turntable that does it all?

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

McIntosh has given new meaning to the all-in-one concept by creating a self-contained turntable that includes a phono stage, pre-amp, power amp, DAC and headphone amp – all in a compact form factor not much bigger than a regular disc […]

Meridian tech turns LG soundbars into sonic stars

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

LG’s latest trio of soundbars – the SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG – promises to deliver outstanding sonics, thanks to the collaboration between the Korean electronics giant and high-end audio specialist Meridian. Rather than merely Meridian-tweaked LG designs, the new soundbars […]

New high-end USB cable from Atlas

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Scottish cable specialist Atlas has extended its high-end Mavros range with the introduction of the Mavros Grun USB cable. The design objective was to minimise reflective losses in high-speed USB transmissions. This, the company claims, has been achieved through improved […]

Real science behind turntable’s magic platter

January 22, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

You could be excused for believing that there’s magic at play when first encountering Slovenian start-up Mag-Lev’s innovative LM1 turntable. That’s because it features a platter that levitates completely, without any contact with the plinth. As a result, the ML1 […]

Technics debuts high-end network disc spinner

January 22, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Technics has added a versatile digital player with disc-spinning and networking capabilities to its high-end Grand Class line-up. The newcomer features premium components, painstaking construction, and comprehensive noise and interference countermeasures, as well as innovative technologies. The SL-G700 combines a […]

Revolve Turntable: An audio obsession

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Many of us dream of being able to afford a truly high-end turntable. But Lance Dixon has taken that dream one step further: he’s designed, developed, engineered and assembled his own top-class turntable. And it’s truly a work of sonic […]

In-Akustik adds silver to the cable mix

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

German audio accessories and cable specialist In-Akustik has introduced silver-conductor versions of its flagship AIR-series speaker cable. Based on the marque’s highly regarded, helically spaced conductor configuration, which also allows an air dielectric construction, the LS-4004 AIR and LS-2404 AIR […]