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If you recognise the RME brand, you’re probably an audio professional. The German company specialises in digital audio solutions, primarily targeting the pro audio industry. However, there is a fringe of home audio enthusiasts that has discovered and started using RME’s products. Recognising that there ...Read More
Some weeks back, we featured a turntable platter mat in our news section that promises to significantly enhance vinyl playback. The Dereneville Magic Mat is made in Germany and has found a ready following among vinyl enthusiasts in Europe. The Magic Mat’s makers claim that ...Read More
Arguably one of ace trumpeter and jazz legend Miles Davis’ most iconic albums, In A Silent Way
is the kind of set that demands repeated, rapt listening. And even then, each encounter reveals something new: intricacies, subtleties, musical dialogues, elusive details that all too easily ...Read More
Vivid Audio has a reputation for fearless innovation, both technically and aesthetically, linked to beguilingly honest musicality. The new Kaya range is Vivid’s third loudspeaker line, and pushes the sonic boundaries while introducing an all-new design language
By Deon Schoeman
It’s easy to forget that ...Read More