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QUAD VENA I

 

 

With Quad’s Vena II amplifier you get it all, including a top quality digital section boasting ESS Sabre32 series DAC, Bluetooth input and phono stage for a turntable – for just £649 (UK price). Don’t worry about the 50 Watt power output (our measurement) ‘cos if you have reasonably sensitive loudspeakers it’s more than enough for very high volume. Here’s affordable hi-fi with Quad quality sound.  Read more...

 

 

WHARFEDALE DENTON

85th ANNIVERSARY

Wharfedale's latest (2019) Denton 85th Anniversary edition large bookshelf loudspeaker recalls bass power from the past. Not since the go-go 1970s, when loudspeakers were big, bold and powerful, has a small loudspeaker had guts! Read more...

 

CHORD ELECTRONICS HUGO TT2

Digital convertors from Chord Electronics are like no other. Inside lies their own silicon chip to convert digital to analogue; everyone else has to buy-in this specialist part. Better, their chip is out in front, others struggling to keep up – as our measurements show. With Hugo TT2, released 2019 and reviewed here, you get their technology in – well – sort-of affordable form at £3995 in the UK.  

   Worse (for competitors) and better (for audiophiles) Hugo TT2 can be linked to their M Scaler CD processor (one million tap digital filter) for an experience no one else can offer – they don’t have the technology . Read more ...

 

CHORD ELECTRONICS M SCALER

M Scaler – a one million tap digital filter for Hugo TT2 and other DACs (possibly). Read more...

 

LATEST ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019alt

 

B&W introduce their Formation Duo wi-fi connected streaming loudspeakers that work from the 'net. Phew! Don't miss our unique coverage, with measurement, of this great new loudspeaker from one of the world's leading manufacturers. And Naim update their Mu-So all-in-one home system. Two great names in UK audio you can find in our latest issue of Hi-Fi World, available on bookstands and Apple Newsstand now.

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AUDIO TECHNICA VM95

 

Looking for a budget cartridge? Audio Technica have launched a new (2019) budget VM95 series of moving magnet (MM) designs featuring no fewer than six different stylus tips. Price? £30-£170  (UK). That’s not so much as good cartridges go.  

But which one to buy?

Read our in-depth review complete with measurement. Read more…

 

 

 

 

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