Posts Tagged: 2003

Sony MDS-JA333ES

In 2003, MiniDisc was well on the way out. Sales were plummeting, and the spurt that the format enjoyed between 1998 and 1999 looked like ancient history. Of course, it was precisely at this stage in its sales cycle that

Sony MDS-JA333ES

In 2003, MiniDisc was well on the way out. Sales were plummeting, and the spurt that the format enjoyed between 1998 and 1999 looked like ancient history. Of course, it was precisely at this stage in its sales cycle that

Townshend Audio Maximum

Supertweeters really work, bringing not only better treble extension but superior midband focus too – especially when you’ve got a good source with an extended top end in the first place, of course. So when the Maximum was launched in the early part

Townshend Audio Maximum

Supertweeters really work, bringing not only better treble extension but superior midband focus too – especially when you’ve got a good source with an extended top end in the first place, of course. So when the Maximum was launched in the early part

Shanling SCD-T200C

How we marvelled at this striking, post-modern design back when the new century was still young! Yet over a decade later, the 2003 SCD-T200C now looks positively vintage with its acres of silver brushed aluminium, blue LEDs, valves, perspex and silver painted steel.

Shanling SCD-T200C

How we marvelled at this striking, post-modern design back when the new century was still young! Yet over a decade later, the 2003 SCD-T200C now looks positively vintage with its acres of silver brushed aluminium, blue LEDs, valves, perspex and silver painted steel.

Sony SCD-XA9000ES

Sony came out in favour of SACD as its preferred digital audio format, leaving DVD-A for the likes of Pioneer and Matsushita. The company’s first machine was 1999’s SCD-1, followed by the second generation, multi channel SCD-XA777ES of 2002. Then,

Sony SCD-XA9000ES

Sony came out in favour of SACD as its preferred digital audio format, leaving DVD-A for the likes of Pioneer and Matsushita. The company’s first machine was 1999’s SCD-1, followed by the second generation, multi channel SCD-XA777ES of 2002. Then,

Naim CDX2

When the Naim CDX2 was launched in 2003, it seemed that Compact Disc was beginning to falter, faced as it was with an onslaught from SACD and DVD-Audio. So for Naim to pitch a new CD player right into the

Naim CDX2

When the Naim CDX2 was launched in 2003, it seemed that Compact Disc was beginning to falter, faced as it was with an onslaught from SACD and DVD-Audio. So for Naim to pitch a new CD player right into the

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD

To commemorate the two long decades since its famed Dr. Thomas preamp first graced dealers’ shelves, in 2003 Anthony Michaelson uncorked the Cockburn’s Special Reserve, polished the silver and launched a celebratory range of Tri-Vista products. The first two were

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD

To commemorate the two long decades since its famed Dr. Thomas preamp first graced dealers’ shelves, in 2003 Anthony Michaelson uncorked the Cockburn’s Special Reserve, polished the silver and launched a celebratory range of Tri-Vista products. The first two were

ELP LT-2XRC

In the great pantheon of audiophile eccentricity, the Edison Laser Player laser turntable takes the highest prize. Unlike so many oddball products bashed together on someone’s kitchen table, this one cost vast sums of money to develop. Indeed, it’s a

ELP LT-2XRC

In the great pantheon of audiophile eccentricity, the Edison Laser Player laser turntable takes the highest prize. Unlike so many oddball products bashed together on someone’s kitchen table, this one cost vast sums of money to develop. Indeed, it’s a