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TANNOY MERCURY 7.4

 

A decent floorstanding loudspeaker for £400? Unlikely we thought, until Tannoy delivered their new uber-budget Mercury 7.4 to our offices. They inhabit a totally different world to the massive Prestige Tannoys we specialise in reviewing, but entry level hi-fi fascinates us – and ‘World readers. So here’s a quick but insightful on-line look at the new Tannoys, by editor Noel Keywood. Reviewer Jon Myles fleshing out the details in our forthcoming August 2017 magazine issue.

 

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ENTOTEM PLATO

Here's a digital streamer that plays LP! Well, OK – Entotem's Plato records LP onto its hard drive then plays it, so you need a turntable, with MM or MC cartridge. Then it not only stores and  plays LP, it also identifies it automatically – from internet lookup at Gracenote – retrieving and displaying cover artwork! 

Add in hi-res digital playback from 2TB of on-board hard disc storage as well as optional 45W power amplifier and you have one amazing new all-in-one "music centre" – to use an old term. This is a super-new hi-res variety though. 

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LATEST ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Q Acoustics have a deserved reputation for great sounding budget loudspeakers. So when respected engineer Karl Heinz Fink told us their new Concept 500 upmarket design set standards at the price point we took notice. Don’t miss our review, informed by listening and measurement, in the September 2017 issue of Hi-Fi World. This could be the one for you.

   Sony have a turntable, the PS-HX500, that uniquely turns LP to DSD digital. Or does it? All is not as it seems. Find out more in our in-depth review.

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CIRRUS LOGIC AUDIO CARD FOR

RASPBERRY PI

 

 

 

Cirrus Logic recently (Feb 2015) introduced a £25 audio card for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B educational computer. Able to record and play high resolution audio right up to 24/192 specification we put this new card through its paces to see just how good it was. Read more...

 

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