Deon Schoeman

Signing off

June 18, 2019 Adam Schoeman 0

My dad was a man with many talents, but playing, listening and recording music was one of those that he was particularly passionate about. I became very aware of this passion when I, a youth of probably no more than […]

More Melody from Marantz

June 11, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Following on the recent launch of the new Melody M-CR612 (also known as the Melody X), Marantz has added a lower-specced, more affordable model to its all-in-one lifestyle hi-fi family. The M-CR412 still offers an integrated CD player, built-in Bluetooth, […]

Direct-drive Thorens turntable debuts

June 4, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Thorens took analogue fans by surprise at the recent High End Munich show with the release of its first direct-drive turntable in more than three decades. The TD 402 DD harks back to the marque’s famous TD Series turntables, but […]

Chord expands its Ultima amp family

June 4, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics has released a pair of monoblocks featuring technology from its high-end, Ultima flagship power amp. The Ultima 2 and Ultima 3 replace Chord’s SPM-6000 and SPM-4000 amps, and link their Ultima DNA to fresh aesthetics. The casework of […]

Chord springs a phono surprise

May 28, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics unveiled a new phono stage at this year’s High End Munich expo. The Huei follows a similarly compact form factor as the marque’s Qutest DAC, and features both moving magnet and moving coil compatibility. The main functions are […]

Even more shine for Ortofon’s MC Anna

May 21, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

A long-time favourite among vinyl enthusiasts and music lovers, Ortofon’s MC Anna moving-coil cartridge has already established itself as a top-end model, with the price to match. Now there’s an even more advanced version to take over the flagship role. […]

Revitalised Linton makes a welcome return

May 21, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Wharfedale’s Heritage loudspeaker range has been given a significant boost with the addition of the Linton Heritage, a reimagined version of the original Linton that was at the cutting edge of British speaker design in the 1970s and 80s. The […]