Direct-drive Thorens turntable debuts

June 4, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Thorens took analogue fans by surprise at the recent High End Munich show with the release of its first direct-drive turntable in more than three decades. The TD 402 DD harks back to the marque’s famous TD Series turntables, but […]

Chord springs a phono surprise

May 28, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Chord Electronics unveiled a new phono stage at this year’s High End Munich expo. The Huei follows a similarly compact form factor as the marque’s Qutest DAC, and features both moving magnet and moving coil compatibility. The main functions are […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]