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 […]

NAD’s M10 is a one-box streaming Master

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Don’t be put off by the new NAD M10’s compact, lifestyle-friendly size: the new streaming amplifier is a serious piece of kit, as confirmed by its membership of the brand’s flagship Masters product family. Arguably the most accessible Masters Series […]

Technics brings simpler SL to the turntable game

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Technics has added a simpler, more accessible model to its SL-series turntable range. Like the latest, high-end iteration of the legendary SL-1200, the SL-1500C is a direct-drive design, but comes standard with a built-in moving magnet-compatible phono stage and an […]

Musical Fidelity designer joins new owners

January 15, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

The future of Musical Fidelity, which was sold to Austrian audio company Pro-ject Audio Systems by founder Anthony Michaelson last year, has been further assured with confirmation that long-time MF designer, Simon Quarry, has joined the Pro-Ject team. When the […]

Legendary NAD designer passes away

January 8, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Björn Erik Edvardsen, the legendary NAD engineer and product developer credited with the creation of the iconic NAD 3020 integrated amplifier, as well as many other NAD components, passed away on 16 December last year after a battle with cancer. […]

Magic Mat promises vinyl heaven

January 8, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Dereneville’s Magic Mat has already earned itself an enviable reputation among vinyl playback enthusiasts. Made in Germany, the ultra-thin platter mat is meant to improve sonic performance by controlling the resonant behaviour of LPs during playback. According to Dereneville, the […]

Yamaha competition winners announced

January 8, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

For 20 lucky Audio Video SA On-Line readers, 2019 is getting off to cracking start, thanks to Balanced Audio, importers and distributors of Yamaha AV products. After a great response to our Yamaha Earphone competition which ran during the course […]

Happy holidays – and thank you!

December 18, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

It’s been a whirlwind year, with Audio Video SA making the transition from printed magazine to on-line portal after decades of traditional publishing. Since March this year, we’ve been posting a weekly array of news and reviews, while also offering […]