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Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

/ DACs

Audiolab Q-DAC

Launched in 2013, the £400 Q-DAC was designed to capitalise on the success of the award-winning M-DAC of a year or so earlier. It’s effectively a ‘low calorie’ M-DAC, with much of the same good stuff under the hood, but cost-cut

Sony MDS-JA333ES

In 2003, MiniDisc was well on the way out. Sales were plummeting, and the spurt that the format enjoyed between 1998 and 1999 looked like ancient history. Of course, it was precisely at this stage in its sales cycle that

Sony MDS-JA333ES

In 2003, MiniDisc was well on the way out. Sales were plummeting, and the spurt that the format enjoyed between 1998 and 1999 looked like ancient history. Of course, it was precisely at this stage in its sales cycle that

Leema Xen 2

Prior to starting Leema, Lee Taylor was the recipient of BAFTA and Palme d’Or awards for his work in recording and mixing for television, music and film, while Mallory Nichols had previously been involved in the manufacturing of MAGTRAX monitors

Leema Xen 2

Prior to starting Leema, Lee Taylor was the recipient of BAFTA and Palme d’Or awards for his work in recording and mixing for television, music and film, while Mallory Nichols had previously been involved in the manufacturing of MAGTRAX monitors

Zu Druid IV

Made in Ogden, Utah the Zu Druid is one of the more interesting floorstanding loudspeakers that I have come across. This, the 2006-vintage fourth generation version, is a particular favourite. The one-and-a-half way speaker has a full-range drive unit along with

Zu Druid IV

Made in Ogden, Utah the Zu Druid is one of the more interesting floorstanding loudspeakers that I have come across. This, the 2006-vintage fourth generation version, is a particular favourite. The one-and-a-half way speaker has a full-range drive unit along with

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

Heybrook TT2

By 1980 when the Heybrook TT2 came out, almost every major development in turntable design had already happened. We had got quartz-locked direct drive, but British manufacturers largely eschewed it on cost grounds. So most UK decks were variations on

Heybrook TT2

By 1980 when the Heybrook TT2 came out, almost every major development in turntable design had already happened. We had got quartz-locked direct drive, but British manufacturers largely eschewed it on cost grounds. So most UK decks were variations on

Musical Fidelity CLiC

Launched in 2011 for £1,239, the M1 CLiC was an extremely impressive bit of kit in its day. Described as a preamplifier, DAC and network music player all in one, it seemed wonderfully versatile at the time. Pair it up

Musical Fidelity CLiC

Launched in 2011 for £1,239, the M1 CLiC was an extremely impressive bit of kit in its day. Described as a preamplifier, DAC and network music player all in one, it seemed wonderfully versatile at the time. Pair it up