Category Archives: systems

Naim UnitiQute

Time was when a baby Naim delivered about 7W per channel, as per the original 1985 Nait. By 2010 however, small boxes from Salisbury like the (then) new UnitiQute put out 45W a side – and threw in DAB, FM, uPnP

Naim UnitiQute

Time was when a baby Naim delivered about 7W per channel, as per the original 1985 Nait. By 2010 however, small boxes from Salisbury like the (then) new UnitiQute put out 45W a side – and threw in DAB, FM, uPnP

Aurex microsystem

What to do if you’re a Japanese electronics giant with a worthy but dull range of electronics, and you want to make an audacious bid for the niche high end hi-fi market? Well, anyone in any doubt need look no

Aurex microsystem

What to do if you’re a Japanese electronics giant with a worthy but dull range of electronics, and you want to make an audacious bid for the niche high end hi-fi market? Well, anyone in any doubt need look no

Arcam Solo Mini

Several years after Linn’s Classik arrived, Arcam began to reinvent itself by adding a range of sleeker, less specialist, music making machines. The Solo came first, and was a kind of ‘next gen’ Classik with cleaner and leaner looks than

Arcam Solo Mini

Several years after Linn’s Classik arrived, Arcam began to reinvent itself by adding a range of sleeker, less specialist, music making machines. The Solo came first, and was a kind of ‘next gen’ Classik with cleaner and leaner looks than

Linn Classik Music System

Combining CD player, amplifier and tuner in one, midi-sized box for £995 back in 2002, the Classik fell between the two traditional stalls of audio and hi-fi. This is where its problems began, because people into ‘lifestyle’ systems were unlikely

Linn Classik Music System

Combining CD player, amplifier and tuner in one, midi-sized box for £995 back in 2002, the Classik fell between the two traditional stalls of audio and hi-fi. This is where its problems began, because people into ‘lifestyle’ systems were unlikely

Brennan JB7

Launched way back in 2008, the metal-cased Brennan hard disk music server comprised a hard drive, slot loading CD player and 60W per channel amplifier designed to partner the optional BSB50 loudspeakers (£59) – although it could also be used

Brennan JB7

Launched way back in 2008, the metal-cased Brennan hard disk music server comprised a hard drive, slot loading CD player and 60W per channel amplifier designed to partner the optional BSB50 loudspeakers (£59) – although it could also be used

Philips Black Tulip

Don’t you just love Philips? Virtually every time this ingenious Dutch consumer electronics giant went anywhere near serious hi-fi, it all went horribly wrong. Such was the ‘Black Tulip’ range – the company’s portfolio of avowedly high end late nineteen seventies esoterica designed

Philips Black Tulip

Don’t you just love Philips? Virtually every time this ingenious Dutch consumer electronics giant went anywhere near serious hi-fi, it all went horribly wrong. Such was the ‘Black Tulip’ range – the company’s portfolio of avowedly high end late nineteen seventies esoterica designed

Aiwa microsystem

Warp back to 1978, and remember the Aurex System 15 by Toshiba. This was what the Japanese would call ‘epoch making’ – the first of its type, it was an incredibly small but exquisitely built ‘mini component’ system designed to

Aiwa microsystem

Warp back to 1978, and remember the Aurex System 15 by Toshiba. This was what the Japanese would call ‘epoch making’ – the first of its type, it was an incredibly small but exquisitely built ‘mini component’ system designed to