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The MA7900 Integrated Amplifier Helps Bring Audio Dreams to Reality

  Tom Frantzen | 16Dec2016 A “Big Mac” is always something special – at least in amp form – so kudos to the people in Binghamton for their successful transportation of a legendary design into the digital age. You can spot a McIntosh amp a mile off: the “blue eyes”, in form of modern LED-lit VU …

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Definitive W7 + Play-Fi, Hands on with an AirPlay Competitor for Home Wireless Music

Benjamin Mayo | 22Apr2016 I love the concept of streaming music around the home. There are a lot of great wireless Bluetooth speakers for wireless music on the move, but it’s still unclear what to choose for a static home environment. Apple’s answer is AirPlay, but it has flaws: no multi-room support from iOS devices, limited …

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Quad Vena Review

What Hi-Fi? | 05 Jan 2015 The Vena’s a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp Compact stereo amps are all the rage at the moment. Products such as the Monitor Audio Airstream A100 and NAD D 3020 have been a breath of fresh air, bringing clever design, smart …

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McIntosh C2500 Review

What Hi-Fi? | 07 Jan 2014 We love the way the C2500 looks and its comprehensive feature list. It has an engaging way with music replay too. McIntosh’s C2500 must be the most versatile high-end preamp we’ve ever tested. Look beyond the distinctively gothic appearance and you’ll find a forward-looking, comprehensively equipped product that can …

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Clearaudio Smart Matrix Professional Record Cleaning Machine

Hifi Pig | 14 Dec 2015   Keeping your records in pristine condition is vital to their longevity and the lifespan of your cartridges. Stuart Smith cleans up his act with the Clearaudio Smart Matrix Record Cleaning Machine at £775. German brand Clearaudio produce a couple of record cleaning machines (RCMs), the Double Matrix Professional …

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Q Acoustics 3010i and 3020i: Best bookshelf speakers under £250

Expert Reviews | 28 Nov 2019 Sasha Muller | Nov 2019 – Q Acoustics’ 3010i and 3020i bookshelf speakers punch way above their weight – the sound quality is seriously impressive for the price. Instruments spread wide and deep, and there’s more punch and impact than the old non ‘i’ models could muster. You just don’t …

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Triton Reference, Monstrous Sound and Astonishing Value

The Occasional Magazine | Summer 2019   They’re big. That’s the first impression one gets sitting in front of the GoldenEar Triton Reference loudspeakers. Physicality, writ large. Turning them on (and up) only reinforces that impression. The disconnect comes immediately: “Wait, how much did you say these things cost?!?” Modern marketing tells us, repeatedly and …

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