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.
Sound and Vision
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.
Sony’s OLED sound-through-screen A1 Series is here at last.
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!
Ash Kramer reviews Edifier’s R2000DB powered bookshelf speakers.