Devialet Expert 220 Pro: The sound of elegance

September 25, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

High-end audio and designer aesthetics don’t necessarily go hand in hand. But French marque Devialet has managed to combine sculptural design with top-class sonics, with some clever electronics added for good measure By Deon Schoeman It’s been a good six […]

New integrated amp from Krell

July 17, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

It’s been almost two decades since Krell released its first integrated amplifier, the KAV-300i – a move that flew against the face of high-end trends at the time, but turned out to be a trendsetting one. The KAV-300i proved that […]

Aesthetix offers upgraded Saturn Series

July 10, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

US high-end audio brand Aesthetix has released upgraded versions of its Saturn Series components. Dubbed the Eclipse edition, the enhancements include new circuit components, improved chassis isolation and sophisticated power supply grounding. The new circuit components include the use of […]

First ever turntable from Burmester

May 22, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

German high-end audio marque Burmester  debuted a new turntable at the recent High End Munich show – a first for the company. The new 175 turntable is the latest addition to Burmester’s Reference Line, and showcases the brand’s customary attention […]

Apollo Extreme is latest from TARA Labs

April 24, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

US cable specialist TARA Labs has added a new model to its range of high-end cables. The Apollo Extreme line-up consists of interconnects in single-ended and balanced form, as well as speaker cables offered in stereo or bi-wire configurations. The […]

New brands debut in SA

March 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Cape Town high-end audio importer and distributor Esoteric Audio has added two new brands to its portfolio: MBL Akustikgeräte, and Kii Audio. Over the past three decades, MBL Akustikgeräte has established itself as one of Germany’s top-flight high-end audio brands, […]

Esoteric Audio’s K-Series decks updated

March 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Japanese high-end audio brand Esoteric Audio has announced a series of updates to its K-01X and K-03X CD/SACD players. The upgraded, third-generation versions gain an ‘s’ at the end of the respective model designation, and benefit from several improvements. The […]