Category Archives: loudspeakers

Sennheiser PXC-250

When Sennheiser’s PXC-250 portable headphone was launched back in 2005, noise-cancelling technology was nothing new, but here was an affordable, practical and elegant implementation of it. NoiseGard™ is the name that Sennheiser gives to its particular take on noise-cancelling. Essentially, the system

Sennheiser PXC-250

When Sennheiser’s PXC-250 portable headphone was launched back in 2005, noise-cancelling technology was nothing new, but here was an affordable, practical and elegant implementation of it. NoiseGard™ is the name that Sennheiser gives to its particular take on noise-cancelling. Essentially, the system

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 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

Spendor S3/5se

By the early part of the new millennium, ‘retro’ was all the rage and in hi-fi the revival of the BBC LS3/5a loudspeaker spearheaded the movement. The guilty truth was however that – even back then – this iconic little

Spendor S3/5se

By the early part of the new millennium, ‘retro’ was all the rage and in hi-fi the revival of the BBC LS3/5a loudspeaker spearheaded the movement. The guilty truth was however that – even back then – this iconic little

Quad ESL-989

Quad’s Peter Walker was absolutely right to seek a better way to make a loudspeaker. He was inspired by the failings of his flagship loudspeaker – the Quad CR Corner Ribbon – which was a bold hybrid design that used a ribbon

Quad ESL-989

Quad’s Peter Walker was absolutely right to seek a better way to make a loudspeaker. He was inspired by the failings of his flagship loudspeaker – the Quad CR Corner Ribbon – which was a bold hybrid design that used a ribbon

Monitor Audio Silver 1

  A BMW 1-series in speaker terms? There’s absolutely no sign whatsoever that this £500 British-designed standmounter is a budget product, or indeed a mid-price one. The quality of the finish is so good that those who know nothing about hi-fi

Monitor Audio Silver 1

  A BMW 1-series in speaker terms? There’s absolutely no sign whatsoever that this £500 British-designed standmounter is a budget product, or indeed a mid-price one. The quality of the finish is so good that those who know nothing about hi-fi

Podium One

Launched in the UK in 2006, this was the brainchild of Shelley Katz – an accomplished classical musician who began his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique in Montreal, and went on to the Julliard School in New York. As a soloist, chamber musician

Podium One

Launched in the UK in 2006, this was the brainchild of Shelley Katz – an accomplished classical musician who began his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique in Montreal, and went on to the Julliard School in New York. As a soloist, chamber musician