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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]