Posts Tagged: 2014

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Icon Audio Stereo 845PP

The famous 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

Icon Audio Stereo 845PP

The famous 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

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Chord Chordette 2Qute

Four years ago, Chord Electronics announced a new portable DAC going under the quirky name of Hugo. This market sector was – and still is – bristling with such products – with everyone from Cambridge Audio to Oppo doing the

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Chord Chordette 2Qute

Four years ago, Chord Electronics announced a new portable DAC going under the quirky name of Hugo. This market sector was – and still is – bristling with such products – with everyone from Cambridge Audio to Oppo doing the

SLiC Innovations Eclipse C

New cable brands often come and go like ships in the night, so does the world really need another? Well, perhaps. The first encouraging sign of the SLiC’s quality was the packaging, which was far less lavish than most cable brands, suggesting

SLiC Innovations Eclipse C

New cable brands often come and go like ships in the night, so does the world really need another? Well, perhaps. The first encouraging sign of the SLiC’s quality was the packaging, which was far less lavish than most cable brands, suggesting

Rotel RCD-1570

Although production is based in Zhuhai, China, this fifty-five year old company has engineering offices in the UK, USA, Japan, Korea and China, and a sixty-strong R&D team including design input from the UK. This CD player is something of a

Rotel RCD-1570

Although production is based in Zhuhai, China, this fifty-five year old company has engineering offices in the UK, USA, Japan, Korea and China, and a sixty-strong R&D team including design input from the UK. This CD player is something of a

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Cambridge Audio Azur 851D

Packed with most of the features and functionality that has popped up over the past decade or so, Cambridge Audio’s new flagship DAC is a veritable ‘greatest hits of digital’ in one convenient package. It’s certainly big and heavy for a

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Cambridge Audio Azur 851D

Packed with most of the features and functionality that has popped up over the past decade or so, Cambridge Audio’s new flagship DAC is a veritable ‘greatest hits of digital’ in one convenient package. It’s certainly big and heavy for a

NAD D 3020

Just as the original NAD 3020 had ‘real world’ features and no gimmicks, so this new D version goes the same way. Any modern budget amplifier has surely got to work in Class D, because this mode of operation has lower power

NAD D 3020

Just as the original NAD 3020 had ‘real world’ features and no gimmicks, so this new D version goes the same way. Any modern budget amplifier has surely got to work in Class D, because this mode of operation has lower power