B&W surprises with high-end wireless multiroom

April 23, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

It’s called Formation, and it’s the wireless multiroom speaker system that’s been under development by Bowers & Wilkins for the past three years. The loudspeaker maker unveiled the first five of what is expected to become an extended multiroom product […]

Yamaha MusicCast WXAD-10: Baby box of tricks

October 2, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Don’t judge this book by its cover! The Yamaha WXAD-10 might look like an innocuous little box, but its feature set is impressive: it adds streaming capability to anything from existing stereo systems to lifestyle mini-systems, and delivers the sonic […]

McIntosh enters the custom install space

September 11, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

US high-end audio brand McIntosh is targeting the custom install market with a new range of multi-channel distribution amps, as well as in-ceiling and in-wall loudspeakers. The new MI254 and MI128 distribution amps employ closed-loop digital switching Class D amplifier […]

Yamaha RX-V585: Class without the cost

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

The multichannel, multi-feature complexity of AV receivers usually goes hand in hand with a hefty price tag. But Yamaha’s 7.2 channel RX-V585 links immersive sonics to an extensive features list – for a lot less than expected … By Deon […]

Primare’s Prisma lands in SA

July 31, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Swedish audio manufacturer Primare’s new Prisma models are now available in South Africa. The two newcomers are the I35 Prisma integrated amplifier/network player, and the CD35 CD/network player. Prisma refers to Primare’s latest network control and playback platform, which includes […]