It might be called a ‘Blu-ray player’ but Oppo’s audiophile-grade UDP-205 is actually a stunning multi-purpose sound and visual hub, and DR RICHARD VAREY struggles to find fault with this superb machine.
Sound and Vision
Simon Brown designs award-winning, New Zealand-made tonearms for record players. DR RICHARD VAREY is very taken with his latest.
Sony has announced its new in-car systems which feature built-in 100-watt D-Class amplification, DVD player and enhanced connectivity.
It’s a 4K universal Blu-ray player with a difference. It’s the Cambridge Audio CXUHD.
Can an affordable cable really, fundamentally improve the sound of your hi-fi? DR RICHARD VAREY puts the Burson Audio Cable+ Pro Active Buffer Cable to the test.
Ever wondered whether stereo was good for you? A brilliant wee ‘stereo fixer’ – The Soundstage Activator – sends DR RICHARD VAREY off on a fascinating voyage to discover the truth about the way we listen to music.
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.
Our intrepid correspondent PAT PILCHER gets to hear his eyeballs move in a freaky alternate universe.
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.