Posts Tagged: 2006

Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

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

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

ATC SCM19

If ever there was a loudspeaker company with its heart and soul in the professional audio market, it is ATC. Started in 1974 by Billy Woodman to produce drive units for broadcast and recording studios, its first design was a

ATC SCM19

If ever there was a loudspeaker company with its heart and soul in the professional audio market, it is ATC. Started in 1974 by Billy Woodman to produce drive units for broadcast and recording studios, its first design was a

Onkyo A-9755

By the end of the first decade of the twenty first century, China was beginning to make real inroads into the world’s hi-fi market, taking advantage of its low manufacturing costs to produce large and impressive amplifiers for less money

Onkyo A-9755

By the end of the first decade of the twenty first century, China was beginning to make real inroads into the world’s hi-fi market, taking advantage of its low manufacturing costs to produce large and impressive amplifiers for less money

JungSon JA-88D

Much of what is wrong with transistor amplifiers can be surmised in two words; switching distortion. The sound of those little three legged semiconductors turning themselves on and off on demand is omnipresent, and most people get used to it

JungSon JA-88D

Much of what is wrong with transistor amplifiers can be surmised in two words; switching distortion. The sound of those little three legged semiconductors turning themselves on and off on demand is omnipresent, and most people get used to it