Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

MEL Audio Rechav II

Even back in 2004, it felt like CD players were reaching the autumn of their lives. The onslaught from DVD-Audio, SACD and indeed universal machines was such that fewer and fewer folk wanted old, unreconstructed CD separates anymore. Those who

MEL Audio Rechav II

Even back in 2004, it felt like CD players were reaching the autumn of their lives. The onslaught from DVD-Audio, SACD and indeed universal machines was such that fewer and fewer folk wanted old, unreconstructed CD separates anymore. Those who

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

Marantz DV-12S1

By 2002, the DVD-Audio versus SACD war was raging. Many manufacturers first nailed their colours to one format’s mast, but soon realised they needed to cater for both new hi-res disc types. This was before the era of so-called ‘universal’

UB40 – Signing Off

Two months into the nineteen eighties, and British popular music was enjoying a particularly purple period, with brilliant post-punk bands like The Undertones and The Jam electrifying the singles charts. There was also a full-blown ska revival going on, with

UB40 – Signing Off

Two months into the nineteen eighties, and British popular music was enjoying a particularly purple period, with brilliant post-punk bands like The Undertones and The Jam electrifying the singles charts. There was also a full-blown ska revival going on, with

Revealed: The Greatest Speaker of the Nineteen Seventies

In 1977, in a small office inside Wharfedale’s new production facility in Highfield Road, Bradford, a group of four young design engineers decided to do something very special to commemorate the company’s forty-fifth anniversary. The iconic Yorkshire loudspeaker marque was

Revealed: The Greatest Speaker of the Nineteen Seventies

In 1977, in a small office inside Wharfedale’s new production facility in Highfield Road, Bradford, a group of four young design engineers decided to do something very special to commemorate the company’s forty-fifth anniversary. The iconic Yorkshire loudspeaker marque was

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Weiss DAC202

Daniel Weiss cut his engineering teeth working for Studer-Revox, specialising in the design of sampling frequency convertors. He left to form Weiss Engineering Ltd in 1985. His company is certainly better known in pro circles than domestic hi-fi, with clients

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Weiss DAC202

Daniel Weiss cut his engineering teeth working for Studer-Revox, specialising in the design of sampling frequency convertors. He left to form Weiss Engineering Ltd in 1985. His company is certainly better known in pro circles than domestic hi-fi, with clients

Stravinsky – Rite of Spring

When the ‘Rite of Spring’ was first performed in Paris in May 1913, there were boos after the first few bars of the Bassoon solo, degenerating into public arguments in the subsequent bars and by the end of the work,

Stravinsky – Rite of Spring

When the ‘Rite of Spring’ was first performed in Paris in May 1913, there were boos after the first few bars of the Bassoon solo, degenerating into public arguments in the subsequent bars and by the end of the work,