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Mar 022017
 
Sound & Vision, The Bristol HiFi Show, Feb 2017 - A Photo Show Report

This year the Sound & Vision show celebrated its 30th Anniversary and once again the venue was the Marriott City Centre Hotel, in the UK city of Bristol. Interestingly over that 30 years run time the venue hasn’t changed. Held on the 24th February to Sunday 26th February 2017, this show featured a number of product launches […]

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Dec 292016
 
Veracity Audio - Mystra DAC - New Heights, Scaled !

Out of the blue back in August I received an email from, as it later turned out Gregor Szymczyk of Veracity Audio titled ‘DAC Test’, and being honest initially I viewed it as being a phishing email – I was getting a lot of these at the time, all getting increasingly clever, and tailored to try […]

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Jul 032016
 
Kennerton Audio Magister and Ego Headphone Amplifier/DAC - Headphone Magic ?

Kennerton Audio are a new name to me, a higher end division of the Russian company Fischer Audio (also a new name to me) but apparently a big deal in the headphone/in ear phones world, a world I confess I know precious little about. I think it only fair to say right from the get […]

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Jan 142016
 
Coconut Audio's Vibradome Blue Star - Into The Unknown

‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’   Firstly my heartfelt apology to Kamilla Liljegren of Coconut Audio, who contacted me last year (June) out of the blue to review one of her ‘Tweaks’, as she markets them, the Vibradome Blue Star. […]

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Dec 242015
 
Absolute Power - Power Supplies for The Technics 1200/1210 - Paul Hynes Designs, Origin Live, Longdog Audio

Dedication I want to dedicate this review to my parents – I miss you both.   ‘A Beginning is a very Delicate Time’. ‘Know then……..’ This was to have been the first in a series (1) of reviews aimed at exploring the various upgrade options to improve a stock Technics 1200/1210 turntable, a series of […]

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