Posts Tagged: 2010

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

Mordaunt Short Performance 6

Founded in Fulham in 1967, Mordaunt Short fast became a solidly middle class loudspeaker brand selling to people looking for strong performance in a conservatively styled package. The 1977 Pageant, for example, was a staple of suburban respectability, a sort of Volvo of hi-fi. But the

Mordaunt Short Performance 6

Founded in Fulham in 1967, Mordaunt Short fast became a solidly middle class loudspeaker brand selling to people looking for strong performance in a conservatively styled package. The 1977 Pageant, for example, was a staple of suburban respectability, a sort of Volvo of hi-fi. But the

Raidho C1.1

It’s hard to be a small standmounter at the best of times, but when you cost £10,900 it is trickier still. Who would be Raidho’s C1.1, a compact speaker that costs more than almost every large one? The only way it can

Raidho C1.1

It’s hard to be a small standmounter at the best of times, but when you cost £10,900 it is trickier still. Who would be Raidho’s C1.1, a compact speaker that costs more than almost every large one? The only way it can

Esoteric X-05

Every Japanese company has a specialisation; something about which it’s particularly proud. With Sony it was always innovation and miniaturisation, with Matsushita it was always reliability and affordability (just like Honda and Toyota respectively). Nakamichi’s oeuvre was always cassette, Pioneer made

Esoteric X-05

Every Japanese company has a specialisation; something about which it’s particularly proud. With Sony it was always innovation and miniaturisation, with Matsushita it was always reliability and affordability (just like Honda and Toyota respectively). Nakamichi’s oeuvre was always cassette, Pioneer made

Brinkmann Bardo

The traditional objection about direct-drive, where the platter is driven from a motor mounted right at its centre, was that you could here it ‘cogging’. This was the issue arising from the fact that the fields of a direct-drive motor’s

Brinkmann Bardo

The traditional objection about direct-drive, where the platter is driven from a motor mounted right at its centre, was that you could here it ‘cogging’. This was the issue arising from the fact that the fields of a direct-drive motor’s

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