In the first of his new hi-fi column, RICHARD VAREY looks at the meaning behind common – and not-so-common – categories.
Speaker sound can be improved immeasurably with customisable plinths. Richard Varey explains.
Are hi-fi fans being taken in by ludicrous claims made by sellers of preposterously expensive gizmos? RICHARD VAREY has some advice for you.
GARY STEEL goes on the attack against audio snobbery as he details his rock and roll odyssey with Cerwin-Vega loudspeakers.
‘Hana’ is a Japanese name meaning ‘flower’ and usually given to baby girls. It’s also the name of a very good new cartridge. Our Andy’s flapping appendages like it. A lot.
Richard Varey has a marathon session with a hi-fidelity maestro with a singular vision. Warning: this piece may change your whole perspective on hi-fi.
Richard Varey gets amorous with a retro-styled NZ-designed preamp.
Andy Baker is a sceptic, but like most hi-fi nuts, he’ll try any tweak for the chance of sonic improvement.
Ash Kramer looks at products from Glass Audio aka Audiodesksysteme Gläss including a CD washing machine and a vinyl washer that uses ultrasonics to clean your records.
Okay, so it happened way back in May, but we’re always rooting for our fellow Kiwis when they take their wares overseas and proceed to wow the punters. Simon Brown from Design Build Listen reports.
Netherlands company Metrum cooks up a trio of toasty audio products: a preamp, a power amp, and mono blocks.
Ash Kramer gets to hear Golden Ear’s much heralded Triton One powered tower speakers down in Hamilton.