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 […]

Marantz bids legendary Ishiwata farewell

May 21, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

One of the audio industry’s longest-standing partnerships has been dissolved with the announcement that the legendary Ken Ishiwata will no longer be acting as the brand ambassador for Marantz. The charismatic Ishiwata’s relationship with the Marantz brand stretches back 41 […]

News: Sonus faber baby makes a comeback

May 14, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

When Sonus faber started out in the 1980s, much of its early reputation was built on small but beautifully crafted and inherently musical loudspeakers. No wonder then that the Italian speaker maker chose to celebrate its 35th anniversary with last […]

SA-produced upgrades make LP12 sing!

May 7, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

After a long gestation period, DewAudio has released two key upgrades for the venerable Linn LP12 turntable. The upgrades are designed to offer a significant sonic improvement, and because they’re locally made, they’re highly cost effective, too. Designed and developed […]

Ribbon cable promises airy sound

May 7, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

German cable specialist In-Akustik has made quite a name for itself with its AIR technology, which uses a helical conductor configuration and a clever spacer system to effectively achieved an air-based dielectric – considered the ultimate in cable design. However, […]

Furutech connectors now with NCF

May 7, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Furutech’s revolutionary NCF material, which is at the core of the brand’s highly effective cable support products, is being introduced in a new range of high-end connectors. Furutech describes NCF as a crystalline material that generates negative ions, which in […]

NAD, PSB, BlueSound find a new SA home

April 30, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

The Lenbrook Group, brand owners of NAD Electronics, PSB loudspeakers and BlueSound streaming products, has announced the appointment of a new importer/distributor for the Southern African region. AV Imports, a new company with audio industry stalwart Francois van Rooyen at […]

Sexier looks for Audio Research CD6 and CD9

April 30, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Just as you thought that the compact disc was dead, or at least dying, Audio Research has announced further enhancements to its CD6SE and Reference CD9SE CD player/DACs. Most obvious is the revised styling, which now closely resembles the aesthetics […]