Sound Advice

Why is Hi-Fi Expensive?

  Why is Hi-Fi Expensive? Actually most of it isn’t. Far from it. But that’s not how people perceive it. The main reason for this is perhaps because people associate any kind of electronics with computers and other mass-market white goods. With these items the price is always falling. Mind you the quality almost always […]


Chord Hugo 2

  Chord Hugo 2 £1800 Hugo 2 arrives! Next-generation Hugo 2 revolutionises Chord Electronics’ game-changing debut portable DAC/amp Hugo 2 adds new features, state-of-the-art performance, plus an all-new chassis design 5thJanuary 2017, CES, Las Vegas: Chord Electronicshas unveiled Hugo2, a dramatically redesigned version of its legendary portable DAC, featuring all-new casework,flexible new features, plus next-generation […]

Chord Poly

Chord Poly offers greater flexibility and performance to Mojo Chord Electronics’ Poly brings wireless, network and SD playback to the award-winning Mojo DAC Poly – a revolutionary new network module which is set to introduce high-res wireless streaming, SD card and network music playback to Mojo, with both smartphone control and playback £499 Chord Electronics’ […]

What does Streaming mean?

What does streaming mean? It means listening to music! We’ve posted recently on our Facebook page about streaming and one particular post created a lot of discussion so I thought I’d expand on it here. The reason for the post in the first place was because the press and media seem to think streaming is […]


Project turntables

  Project Turntables Project turntables have become synonymous with performance and value for money. ProJect products are the result of an exemplary cooperation within a rapidly uniting Europe. For over fifty years record players have been designed and built at Pro-Ject’s manufacturing facility in Litovel, situated to the east of Prague. This plant is one of […]

New Brio R

New Brio

The new Brio  from Rega will be available in December 2016. RRP is £598 This is what we’ve managed to glean about the new Brio. The Brio has a completely new case to house its improved circuits and parts. It now sits in a fully aluminium two-part case which boosts the Brio’s heat sinking capabilities […]


Cyrus One

Cyrus One – New product The original Cyrus One was launched in the mid 80’s and revolutionised integrated amp performance. From a small box it offered a number of features, a level of build quality and a level of performance that were remarkable. Now Cyrus return to product with the New Cyrus One £699 Good […]



LINN LP12 – featured in LINN’s winter promotion. Timeless design. Upgradable architecture. Save 10% on any LP12 configuration by trading in your turntable. Or indeed any working turntable. The saving is substantial and higher the better version of LP12 you go for. Precision engineered and refined over the last four decades, the Sondek LP12 is […]


Bluesound wireless streaming products We’ve been eagerly searching for affordable streaming solutions for some time and have enjoyed success with our Auralic products. Bluesound came to us with little fanfare by a friend of the company who had been aware of it for some time. He asked if we’d be prepared to give it a […]


Auralic Aries Mini

Auralic Aries Mini – streaming audio made affordable. £449 The Auralic Aries Mini came home with me this weekend. This is essentially a streamer in a box that is not much larger than a CD case. It offers an extremely capable Streamer and decent quality DAC all in a compact and affordable package. ARIES MINI […]