RICHARD VAREY has been hard at work indulging his inner audiophile. In the first of a two part review of a trio of products, he takes a close look at Metrum’s Adagio Digital Preamp DAC and Forte Power Amplifier. And his verdict?
GARY STEEL auditions two superb new audio products in the perfect venue. He’s so damn lucky.
PAT PILCHER tests out the Orbitsound ONE P70 soundbar and discovers that while it doesn’t look like a Star Wars’ prop, it does the Starship Enterprise bridge justice.
Ultra-thin screens often mean tinny, transistor radio-like audio. But you can reclaim quality sounds using a soundbar or soundbase and PAT PILCHER’s here to give us all the info you need to do so.
There’s a lot of controversy around Tidal’s premium, ‘better than CD’ MQA formula. GARY STEEL has a good hard listen through an award-winning streamer.
PAT PILCHER heads to LG’s Sydney new TV lineup showcase – where TVs were not only looking better than ever, but getting a whole lot smarter too.
Looking to immerse yourself in that movie or some music on your new TV? Then consider an AV receiver to take the sounds to another level. PAT PILCHER gives us the lowdown on what to consider before you buy.
There’s one place in Auckland where you can check out a selection of esoteric, and mostly stylishly European, sound gear: Audio Reference. GARY STEEL visits its new Devonport showroom and auditions the magical Magico S3 MkII speakers.
Gary Steel is in a state of mourning over a great brand biting the dust.
LCD, OLED, QLED, HDMI ports, HDR – TV land is acronym soup, and that’s before we throw in questions over resolution, refresh rates and whether to go for a smart TV. But PAT PILCHER is here to help us out, with a definitive guide to buying a TV.
Listen up as PAT PILCHER gives us the low-down on AKG’s new Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones. Can they really take on Bose?
If you live in Auckland you’ll get a rare chance this weekend with the grand opening of the new Audio Reference showroom in Devonport.