Category Archives: loudspeakers

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

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