AVM makes its South African debut

April 16, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Audio Video Manufuktur (AVM) is a German audio manufacturing company that first opened its doors in 1986. While relatively successful in its home country, AVM has only really become internationally recognised over the past decade. At the core of its […]

Latest tech for new Samsung soundbars

April 16, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Innovative technology is a key hallmark of two new soundbars just launched by Samsung. The two new Q-Series models employ both acoustic beam technology and an adaptive sound feature to deliver what Samsung describes as an immersive surround sound experience. […]

Focal celebrates 40 years

April 16, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

French high-end audio brand Focal is celebrating 40 years of loudspeaker technology and innovation, epitomised by its catalogue of highly regarded and award-winning speakers. Based in Saint-Etienne, the Focal product range is proudly made in France, with the company overseeing […]

Ascendo Live 15 promises audio thrills

April 9, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

The latest loudspeaker from Ascendo promises to make recorded audio – music or home theatre – come vividly alive. The newcomer’s specs make for pretty impressive reading, starting off with a bespoke, pro audio standard 300 mm coaxial driver incorporating […]

A powerhouse with a difference

April 9, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Nobody would be too surprised if McIntosh Labs released a new power amp. But the US brand has raised a few eyebrows by releasing its own power conditioner. The MPC500 Power Controller has been designed to protect connected components from […]

New DACs and transport from T+A

April 9, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

High-end audio marque’s T+A has bolstered its product portfolio with the launch of two sophisticated digital-to-analogue converters, and a dedicated CD/SACD transport. The SD 3100 HV and SDV 3100 HV are two reference-standard D/A converters with streaming capability. Both feature […]

Harman Kardon boosts Samsung soundbar sonics

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Two new, premium soundbars by Samsung now feature Harman Kardon-enhanced performance. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 soundbars were developed by Samsung in collaboration with Harman Kardon, which contributed its experience and expertise in the consumer audio space to the project. Samsung […]

McIntosh products get the Roon nod

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Eleven components from the McIntosh Labs stable have been confirmed as fully compatible with the ground-breaking Roon music management system. The Roon system provides an intuitive, feature-rich way to engage with and organise music libraries and selected streaming services. The […]

Ringo Starr rules at Pro-Ject

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Another week, another limited-edition, artist-inspired turntable from Austrian audio company Pro-Ject. The turntable features a colour scheme as flamboyant as the ex-Beatles drummer it’s named after.That’s not surprising, considering the collage of peace signs and circular patterns that graces the […]