What the heck is ‘artisan audio’? DR RICHARD VAREY explains what it is, and why it’s so attractive to a particular kind of hi-fi freak.
GARY STEEL is falling in love with music all over again, and it’s taken a nifty valve amplifier to shoot love’s arrow.
Hi-fi pioneers Martin L. Borish (NAD) and Richard E. Lord (REL Acoustics) both died in July.
Terry Humphries runs a unique “by appointment” hi-fi showroom and auditioning facility called Audio Reference, which he first launched in Hamilton 10 years ago, then moved to central Auckland. This week, he has reopened in the much more scenic locale of Devonport, in a lovely, sonically improved space full […]
Proac has some new speakers, and they’re on the way to New Zealand shores.
It’s an unassuming and nicely priced amp, but ANDREW BAKER is stoked with the sound and performance of Arcam’s FMJ A29 integrated amp.
SIMON BROWN gets overwhelmed with extravagant oddness at the Munich High End Show, and follows it up with a dessert of Hong Kong proportions.
It’s a show like no other, where passionate dealers in hi-fidelity ply the most outrageous, expensive and sometimes sublime of sound gear. PAUL QUILTER was there.
Ever heard of Class G amplification? A W Baker got a good earful of it with Arcam’s latest integrated. Over to you, Andy!
It looks lovely, and its sounds brought tears to the eyes of hardened old misanthropist GARY STEEL.
In the first part of his two-part international odyssey, PAUL QUILTER describes a visit to the home of one of the most feted and celebrated loudspeaker brands, ProAc.
Is it possible for recordings to sound as good as the musicians when they performed in the studio? RICHARD VAREY has found a record company that do just that.