Category Archives: loudspeakers

JBL L100 Classic

When the first JBL L100 was launched at CES 1970 in Chicago, few realised how popular it would be. A consumer version of the 4310/4311 professional monitors, it shared the same driver line-up, with strong Alnico V magnets. A simple

JBL L100 Classic

When the first JBL L100 was launched at CES 1970 in Chicago, few realised how popular it would be. A consumer version of the 4310/4311 professional monitors, it shared the same driver line-up, with strong Alnico V magnets. A simple

Wharfedale Linton Classic

Thirty years ago most audiophiles thought everything old was rubbish, and all we needed was modern technology and fresh thinking to shape our brave new world. Of course this was only true up to a point, and now we are

Wharfedale Linton Classic

Thirty years ago most audiophiles thought everything old was rubbish, and all we needed was modern technology and fresh thinking to shape our brave new world. Of course this was only true up to a point, and now we are

Videotone Minimax

The Videotone Minimax is the great little loudspeaker that history forgot. The story is all the more intriguing by the fact that Videotone was not – unlike about ninety nine percent of speakers back then – British. “Videotone” was the name

Videotone Minimax

The Videotone Minimax is the great little loudspeaker that history forgot. The story is all the more intriguing by the fact that Videotone was not – unlike about ninety nine percent of speakers back then – British. “Videotone” was the name

Yamaha NS-5000

If you’ve been paying attention over the past few decades, you’ll know about Yamaha’s iconic NS-1000M loudspeaker, launched back in 1978. Sporting highly innovative Beryllium midrange and treble dome drivers – which were a fraction of the weight of conventional designs

Yamaha NS-5000

If you’ve been paying attention over the past few decades, you’ll know about Yamaha’s iconic NS-1000M loudspeaker, launched back in 1978. Sporting highly innovative Beryllium midrange and treble dome drivers – which were a fraction of the weight of conventional designs

Wharfedale Glendale 3XP

Wharfedale is an iconic British loudspeaker brand whose heyday was arguably the nineteen seventies, at the peak of the British hi-fi boom when it was owned by the Rank Organisation. Founded by Gilbert Arthur Briggs in his Ilkley home in the

Wharfedale Glendale 3XP

Wharfedale is an iconic British loudspeaker brand whose heyday was arguably the nineteen seventies, at the peak of the British hi-fi boom when it was owned by the Rank Organisation. Founded by Gilbert Arthur Briggs in his Ilkley home in the

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