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Aiwa XD-S1100

Although routine these days, the idea of recording high quality digital audio on to a computer was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. Even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor Horn. Instead, the recording industry’s

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Aiwa XD-S1100

Although routine these days, the idea of recording high quality digital audio on to a computer was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. Even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor Horn. Instead, the recording industry’s

Sony ST-J60

The radical new 1978 range of Sony tuners was topped by the ST-J55 (£200), ST-J60 (£295) and flagship ST-J75 (£375). Stylistically these were a radical departure for the Japanese consumer electronics giant, with slimline proportions that were a marked contrast

Sony ST-J60

The radical new 1978 range of Sony tuners was topped by the ST-J55 (£200), ST-J60 (£295) and flagship ST-J75 (£375). Stylistically these were a radical departure for the Japanese consumer electronics giant, with slimline proportions that were a marked contrast

Cambridge Audio NP30

Launched in 2011, the £400 NP30 was an affordable yet capable network music player. It plays 24-bit WAV and FLAC files (plus standard 16-bit of course), but there’s no Apple Lossless. It also does MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG Vorbis. It directly connects

Cambridge Audio NP30

Launched in 2011, the £400 NP30 was an affordable yet capable network music player. It plays 24-bit WAV and FLAC files (plus standard 16-bit of course), but there’s no Apple Lossless. It also does MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG Vorbis. It directly connects

Realistic Optimus Pro LX5

  From time to time we see interesting new variations on the loudspeaker theme; sometimes manufacturers come up with better cone materials for their mid/bass units, and occasionally interesting tweeters pop up. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in

Realistic Optimus Pro LX5

  From time to time we see interesting new variations on the loudspeaker theme; sometimes manufacturers come up with better cone materials for their mid/bass units, and occasionally interesting tweeters pop up. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in

Sony ST-S770ES

Back in 1991 Sony Corporation was Japan’s best-known purveyor of premium priced electronics – from Trinitron televisions and MiniDisc recorders to portable video cameras and CD players. Basically, if you wanted a ‘good’ TV or hi-fi, you could save yourself

Sony ST-S770ES

Back in 1991 Sony Corporation was Japan’s best-known purveyor of premium priced electronics – from Trinitron televisions and MiniDisc recorders to portable video cameras and CD players. Basically, if you wanted a ‘good’ TV or hi-fi, you could save yourself

Sony SS-5050 Carbocon

  The nineteen seventies was a fascinating time for loudspeakers. Most designs from that decade were invariably pretty crude, but there were still some breathtaking boxes on sale, using state-of-the-art technology. Indeed, there was a far larger gap between run-of-the-mill

Sony SS-5050 Carbocon

  The nineteen seventies was a fascinating time for loudspeakers. Most designs from that decade were invariably pretty crude, but there were still some breathtaking boxes on sale, using state-of-the-art technology. Indeed, there was a far larger gap between run-of-the-mill

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –