Icon Audio Stereo 845 PP

The 845 power triode started life as a radio transmitting vacuum tube; physically large and with an impressive anode dissipation of 75 watts, it ran 1,250V on the anode no less. The thoriated tungsten filament – which glowed like a

Icon Audio Stereo 845 PP

The 845 power triode started life as a radio transmitting vacuum tube; physically large and with an impressive anode dissipation of 75 watts, it ran 1,250V on the anode no less. The thoriated tungsten filament – which glowed like a

Sim Audio Moon 600i

A dual mono integrated Class AB powerhouse (sporting a claimed 125W into 8 Ohms), this was a pricey bit of kit when launched for £5,750 in 2010. It’s well built and nicely finished, but a £6,000 Japanese product it isn’t – there’s

Sim Audio Moon 600i

A dual mono integrated Class AB powerhouse (sporting a claimed 125W into 8 Ohms), this was a pricey bit of kit when launched for £5,750 in 2010. It’s well built and nicely finished, but a £6,000 Japanese product it isn’t – there’s

Quad II

One of the longest running British power amplifiers, the Quad II has a legendary reputation and can be considered a definitive and iconic valve design. Launched in 1953, it acquired a matching preamplifier – the QC 22 – in 1959,

Quad II

One of the longest running British power amplifiers, the Quad II has a legendary reputation and can be considered a definitive and iconic valve design. Launched in 1953, it acquired a matching preamplifier – the QC 22 – in 1959,

Roksan K3 Integrated

This £1,250 integrated amplifier was launched in 2016. It has five line inputs, moving magnet phono stage and aptX wireless Bluetooth but interestingly though, no DAC functionality is offered. Indeed, aside from the Bluetooth which is unashamedly a convenience feature, this

Roksan K3 Integrated

This £1,250 integrated amplifier was launched in 2016. It has five line inputs, moving magnet phono stage and aptX wireless Bluetooth but interestingly though, no DAC functionality is offered. Indeed, aside from the Bluetooth which is unashamedly a convenience feature, this

Michell TecnoArm

If, as LeCorbusier said, “design is intelligence made visible”, then Roy Gandy, creator of the Rega RB300, is not short of a braincell or two. This tonearm, first launched in summer 1983, is a seminal design. You can criticise its

Michell TecnoArm

If, as LeCorbusier said, “design is intelligence made visible”, then Roy Gandy, creator of the Rega RB300, is not short of a braincell or two. This tonearm, first launched in summer 1983, is a seminal design. You can criticise its

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