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Convert Technologies Plato Class A review

What is Convert Technology’s Plato Class A? Answer: it’s a wonderfully versatile single box solution for those that want to play music (and, to a

Elipson Alpha 100 RIAA BT Review

Pros Reliable wireless connection Solid, detailed mid-range Good treble resolution Almost completely plug-and-play Cons Not the most dynamic Too plasticky for the price Phono stage

KEF LS50 Wireless review

When someone says the words ‘hi-fi system’, what do you think of? If you’re anything like us, you’ve just pictured a separates combination made up

SME Model 15A review

SME has quite some pedigree. It was founded in 1946 and originally known as the Scale Model Equipment Company. As the name implies, the company

Rega RX5 review

The Rega brand has been built on four decade’s worth of class-leading turntables, and in recent years, a series of highly accomplished amplifiers. The company

Audio Technica AT-LP3 review

The recent popularity of suitcase turntables with fully automatic functionality has reduced the record player to a toy, a retro trinket. They appear to cater

Arcam rPhono review

Phono stages have one of the hardest jobs to do in hi-fi. They have to amplify the tiny signal put out by the cartridge by

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

Linn Klimax LP12 review

The Linn LP12 was introduced in 1973. This unassuming belt-driven turntable took a while to gain traction, but by the ’80s it had become the

Luxman EQ-500 review

Phono stages aren’t the most glamorous item in a hi-fi chain. But if you want to hear your cherished record player at its best, a

The best 15 turntables of What Hi-Fi?’s lifetime

Our celebration of Record Store Day means we get to pay homage to the 15 best turntables What Hi-Fi? has spun in its four decades.

Clearaudio Concept MM V2 review

Clearaudio is an established German company that makes a range of turntables, arms and cartridges that includes some extremely exotic examples. The flagship Statement turntable is

Pro-Ject VT-E review

PROS Conversation piece Decent mid-range detail Simple speed change CONS Feels flimsy and unstable Bit of a faff to operate Limited cart upgrade options Lean,

Roth VA4 review

With more people buying vinyl each year, there’s a greater number of turntables being bought (or dusted off) and plugged in. If you’re in the

Elipson Omega 100 RIAA BT review

While much of the rest of the world appears to be regressing to the rather unsavoury ideologies of a century or two ago, it is

Technics SL-1200GR Hands on Review

The launch of a new Technics SL1200GR turntable at CES 2017 created a stir of seismic proportions, and we were the first in the queue

McIntosh MT5 review

Few high-end companies can boast a heritage like the McIntosh brand. It’s easily one of the oldest around, founded in Maryland, USA in back in

Monitor Audio Platinum PL300 II review

We reviewed the first generation of Monitor Audio’s Platinum PL300s back in 2008. At that time, Monitor Audio didn’t have a reputation for high-end speakers,

Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II review

Verdict The Cronus Magnum II offers a different blend of talents to the transistor-based class leaders, but is just as appealing For Robust and refined

Pro-Ject Elemental review

PROS Not just another boring rectangle Wonderfully warm, full sound Simple setup CONS No dust cover KEY FEATURES Belt-driven 8.5-inch tonearm Ortofon OM5e MM cartridge

Pro-Ject 6 Perspex SB review

PROS Striking looks Deep, controlled bass Immense soundstage Great value CONS Annoying screw-down clamp KEY FEATURES Belt-driven Pro-Ject 9cc Evolution 9-inch tonearm 33/45rpm Suspended sub-chassis

T+A G 2000 R MC review

PROS Sumptuous fit and finish Plug-and-play simplicity Wonderful subtlety, detail and timing Bouncy bass Immersive soundstage CONS Treble is a little reserved KEY FEATURES Belt-driven

Sony PS-HX500 review

PROS Recording software is very intuitive Nice build quality Upgradable CONS Built-in phono stage holds it back Hi-res recordings sound only okay KEY FEATURES Belt-driven

Classe Sigma 2200i Integrated Amplifier Preview

Summary Product Name: Sigma 2200i Integrated Amplifier Manufacturer: Classe MSRP: $5,500 First Impression: Pretty Cool Executive Overview The Canadian manufacturer Classe, of The B&W Group

Dynaudio Xeo 2 review

PROS Detailed, nuanced sound Excellent build quality Compact and stylish CONS Expensive Lose grip at higher volumes KEY FEATURES Bluetooth aptX RCA phono input w173

Mark Levinson No.585 review

Verdict A hugely capable amplifier that excels in resolution, composure and build quality. The built-in DAC is good too For Excellent resolution Fine organisation and

With A Vertical Platter, The Floating Record Makes Playing Vinyl An Entirely New Experience

For some reason, vinyl records are back on the rise, with new players, recorders, and accessories coming out. Despite renewed interest in the format, however,