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Technics Ottava f SC-C70 Review

Pros Contemporary form factor Audio upscaling of 16-bit sources Wide, musical soundstage Cons Unconvincing bass response Ineffectual Space Tune EQ CD playback can sound a

Chord Blu MkII review

Verdict The finest CD transport we’ve heard. Partner with the DAVE and we doubt you can do better regardless of price For Exceptional insight, dynamics

Q Acoustics Concept 500 review

The Q Acoustics brand has been a major success story. The company is barely a decade old, but in that time it has delivered a

Naim Uniti Nova review

While we’re concerned, first and foremost, with getting absolutely the best sound quality at any given price, we’re not so dogmatic that we don’t want

Ruark Audio R7 Mk3 Review

Pros  High-fidelity sound from a single box  A beautiful piece of furniture  Tons of sources and connections  Optional TV mount turns it into a great

Dali Spektor 2 review

On paper, there’s little to differentiate Dali’s new Spektor 2s from any of their main rivals. These speakers stick to the classic budget standmounter formula

Marantz CD6006 UK Edition review

When it comes to CD players, few manufacturers come close to matching Marantz’s track record. The company has always been a strong force, but in

Apple AirPlay 2 – everything you need to know

Apple’s AirPlay 2 is the company’s big move into multi-room, and it’s supported by some big-name brands. But how does it work, and do you

JBL K2 S9900 review

Verdict JBL’s K2 S9900s are a fantastic pair of speakers that deliver a spellbinding combination of dynamics, insight and finesse. Retro appearance may not suit

NAD C 338 review

You wouldn’t need to borrow a friend’s hands to count how many £600 stereo amplifiers are capable of streaming music from Spotify, Tidal and Google

Naim Uniti Atom review

There comes an age where it’s no longer a compliment to be told you look older than you are. Generally, it’s not all that long after you’re

Bryston BCD-3 review

Why buy a dedicated CD player like the Bryston BCD-3? It’s a fair question in this age of streaming and file downloads. The answer is

iFi nano iOne review

What was it your mother taught you about dropping your ‘H’s? We ’adn’t ’eard of iFi before the iOne found its way onto our review schedule, but

Chord Hugo 2 review

Our infatuation with Chord’s remarkable Hugo DAC – which manifests itself in its five-star multiple-Award winning statu – is as strong as ever. We overlook its

Oppo Sonica DAC review

Is it a DAC? Is it a streamer? Is it worth £800/$1200? Despite its name, the Oppo Sonica DAC is much more than just a

Master & Dynamic MA770 hands on

When we reported on Master & Dynamic’s entry into the world of ultra-premium wireless speakers back in April, we were intrigued most of all by

Apple AirPlay 2 – everything you need to know

Apple’s AirPlay 2 is the company’s big move into multi-room, supported by some big-name brands. But how does it work, and do you need to

GoldenEar SuperSub X Subwoofer Review: The last time a cube was this devastating, it had Borg in it

Pros Goes exceptionally deep for a small sub Easy to place Well built Cons Not ideal for music Limited connectivity and controls Not cheap What

Linn Majik LP12 Turntable Review : Historical curio or living legend?

Pros Exceptionally engaging and beguilling sound Endlessly upgradeable Beautifully made Cons Totally dependent on a decent setup Only plays 45rpm via adaptor Clunky power switch

Quad Z-4 Floorstanding Speaker Review : The Quad is big but also rather clever

Pros Supremely refined and spacious sound Easy to drive Great build Cons Not the most ballistic performer Rosewood finish a little brash Fairly big What

Arcam rPlay review

Verdict An affordable, easy-to-use way to introduce myriad streaming solutions to your hi-fi system For Insightful, solid and articulate sound Vast streaming service support 24-bit/192kHz

Leema Acoustics Quasar All-in-One System Review : The name is celestial but is the Quasar a star?

Pros Exceptional sound quality Good connectivity Superb build Cons Control app is limited Setup more involved than rivals What is the Leema Acoustics Quasar? The

KEF R500 Floorstanding Speaker Review : It’s unquestionably elegant but does the R500 deliver?

Pros Superbly refined and engaging sound Handsome appearance Excellent build Cons Bass can be slightly overblown Fairly demanding of partnering equipment Tricky packaging What is

Audiovector SR3 Signature review

We like upgradable hi-fi. It’s an excellent way to preserve your initial investment and still get an improvement in sound. Brands like Naim and Cyrus

Focal Utopia review

We like a bit of ambition, and Focal has been nothing if not ambitious with these Utopia headphones. While their eye-watering price will get people

B&W 805 D3 review

Such has been the consistency of B&W’s design approach that it’s easy to dismiss recent generations of the 800 series as just more of the

Best music streaming hi-fi system for £8000/$12000

System building needs careful thought so, whether you’re replacing or making improvements, we thought we’d offer a little advice. When you’re spending this kind of

Astell & Kern XB10 review

PROS Light, compact design aptX HD support Balanced headphone output Loud, detailed sound with plenty of bass CONS Lacks USB DAC functionality Plastic casing KEY

Monitor Audio PL100II Platinum Speaker Review : Give your music a Platinum finish

Pros Detailed yet impressively refined sound Beautifully built Easy to drive and position Cons Won’t flatter poor equipment Possibly not always the most joyous speaker

Best music streaming hi-fi system for £3300/$4950

System building needs careful thought so, whether you’re replacing or making improvements, we thought we’d offer a little advice Like the glory of an open