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Integrated amplifiers

PS Audio Sprout

PS Audio Sprout

With Bluetooth and vinyl bases covered, the stylish Sprout mini-integrated has plenty on offer. Andr...

Hegel H80 - £1,350

Hegel H80 - £1,350

Chris Ward discovers the pleasures of understated Norwegian hi-fi as he takes Hegel's single-box amp...

Teac AI-301DA - £400

Teac AI-301DA - £400

The AI-301DA is a versatile amp that will play hi-res formats and more. Adrian Justins' problem is d...

Micromega MyAmp - £480

Micromega MyAmp - £480

You don't have to be a nihilist to enjoy Micromega's new MyAmp integrated amplifier and DAC, says Da...

Icon Audio Stereo 845 PP - £5,995

Icon Audio Stereo 845 PP - £5,995

Icon Audio's thumping new Stereo 845 PP integrated amplifier has got one hell of a lot of bottle, re...

Outboard DACs

Chord Electronics Hugo - £1,400

Chord Electronics Hugo - £1,400

Sounding like no other digital convertor that David Price has heard, Chord's DAC/headphone amp is a ...

B.M.C PureDAC - £1,290

B.M.C PureDAC - £1,290

Followers of fashion know that DAC/preamps are all the rage, and with the PureDAC, it's justifiably ...

Sony UDA-1 - £499

Sony UDA-1 - £499

Andrew Simpson asks if this mini DAC/amp marks a return to form for the daddy of digital audio

NAD DAC 1 £300

NAD DAC 1 £300

NAD's new £300 DAC connects both wirelessly and effortlessly. But, asks Richard Black, how doe...

TEAC UD-H01 - £300

TEAC UD-H01 - £300

TEAC's latest 'Reference Series' DAC is more than just a pretty box, says Richard Black, it's also a...

Network Media Players

Cabasse Stream Source - £299

Cabasse Stream Source - £299

The Cabasse Stream Source is a neat hub that unleashes music from networked devices. Lee Dunkley che...

Primare NP30 - £2,000

Primare NP30 - £2,000

Music streaming Swedish style, Andrew Simpson hits the download button on Primare's network player

Astell & Kern AK240 - £2,200

Astell & Kern AK240 - £2,200

Built like a battleship, the AK240 is Astell & Kern's most sensational portable hi-res player yet. A...

Sony NWZ-ZX1 digital audio player - £549

Sony NWZ-ZX1 digital audio player - £549

Hi-res is helping Sony give its Walkman brand a new lease of life. Adrian Justins avails his ears of...

Yamaha R-N500 - £449

Yamaha R-N500 - £449

FM radio, streaming, vinyl playback? This new all-in-one does the lot. But what about its sonics ask...

CD / SACD / DVD / BD players

Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

Cyrus CD XT Signature - £1,750

For those looking for their best - and likely last - ever CD transport, Cyrus gives you its CD Xt Si...

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC - £1,580

Could we really be facing the final days of CD? If so, this could be the player to save the day reck...

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

Creek Evolution 50CD - £950

The latest affordably priced Creek CD player is the Evolution 50CD. David Price thinks it chooses it...

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

Marantz CD6005/PM6005 - £350/£380

It's finally time for Marantz's budget CD player and amplifier to get a refresh and David Price is s...

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Audiolab 8200CDQ - £950

Richard Black tests the preamp-equipped 8200CDQ player/DAC from Audiolab, and finds himself falling ...

Loudspeakers

Cadence Avita

Cadence Avita

This floorstanding loudspeaker puts the exotic into our Exotica pages as we take this unique Indian ...

Elac Air-X 403 - £2,848

Elac Air-X 403 - £2,848

David Price auditions Elac's new wireless Air-X 403 standmount loudspeaker

Polk Audio RTIA1 - £299

Polk Audio RTIA1 - £299

Polk's RTiA1 isn't the newest small speaker design you can buy, but it's been big in the US for year...

ATC SCM19 - £1,996

ATC SCM19 - £1,996

This standmount has so much pro heritage it could be used in Abbey Road, but asks Jason Kennedy how ...

Eclipse TD-M1- £999

Eclipse TD-M1- £999

The TD-M1 takes Eclipse's design principles and makes them accessible. Ed Selley waves the flag for ...

Turntables / Arms / Cartridges

The Funk Firm Flamenca - £850

The Funk Firm Flamenca - £850

With its unique performance, Andrew Simpson finds out why the new Flamenca could set your heart on f...

VPI Nomad - £795

VPI Nomad - £795

Boasting an in-built phono stage, headphone amp and cartridge for under £800, Andrew Simpson f...

Analogue Works Turntable One - £1,200

Analogue Works Turntable One - £1,200

Vinyl junkies get lucky as Andrew Simpson checks out this new wheel of steel that's built on impress...

Avid Ingenium turntable and arm - £825/£1,015

Avid Ingenium turntable and arm - £825/£1,015

Avid's latest turntable moves away from its traditional design philosophy, Ed Selley investigates wh...

Michell Engineering GyroDec SE - £1,808

Michell Engineering GyroDec SE - £1,808

Full spring suspension and a competitive performance makes the Michell a strong contender

All-in-one Systems

Naim mu-so - £895

Naim mu-so - £895

David Price lives a life of style and sophistication with Naim's new mu-so compact hi-fi system

Yamaha CRX-N560D - £400

Yamaha CRX-N560D - £400

With comprehensive networking this micro system shows that good things can come in small packages, r...

McIntosh MXA70- £5,995

McIntosh MXA70- £5,995

Here's a small system with bags of charisma and retro charm, says David Price

JBL Authentic L16 - £900

JBL Authentic L16 - £900

Vintage style is very hip, but is this wireless speaker system from JBL bang on trend or a step too ...

Devialet Ensemble 120/GT1 SE - £6,290

Devialet Ensemble 120/GT1 SE - £6,290

From one of the most advanced hi-fi designers of our age comes an amp and speaker package to set the...

Pre/power amplifiers

Oppo HA-1  - £1,099

Oppo HA-1 - £1,099

Ostensibly, Oppo's new HA-1 is designed to partner its superb PM-1 headphones, but it's so much more...

Parasound ZCD/ZPRE2/ZAMP - £400/£400/£350

Parasound ZCD/ZPRE2/ZAMP - £400/£400/£350

Parasound has launched its new Z Custom Series audio units designed for the home. Neville Roberts ch...

Cambridge Audio Azur 851D - £1,000

Cambridge Audio Azur 851D - £1,000

For digital devotees who need every base covered, Cambridge Audio has its new 851D DAC/preamplifier....

Nytech Audio CP132/CPS102/CPA401 - £1,972

Nytech Audio CP132/CPS102/CPA401 - £1,972

Nytech is back with its new preamp/power supply/power amp combination. Lucky David Price is the firs...

Parasound Halo P5 - £999

Parasound Halo P5 - £999

In today's preamplifier world, you've got to be all things to all men - and Parasound's P5 attempts ...

Phono preamplifiers

Icon Audio PS3 MkII - £2,499

Icon Audio PS3 MkII - £2,499

When it comes to reviewing 'no expense spared' valve amplifiers, only one man's up to the job: Nevil...

Creek Wyndsor	Phono - £1,500

Creek Wyndsor Phono - £1,500

Creek has upped the ante with its first no compromise phono stage, Jason Kennedy puts the new Wyndso...

Primare R32 - £850

Primare R32 - £850

Primare's beautifully built, full-width phono stage is the perfect partner for serious vinyl systems...

Dynavector P-75 MkII - £595

Dynavector P-75 MkII - £595

Can a humble cartridge-maker craft the perfect phono stage? Dynavector's radical P-75 looks to invig...

Linn Uphorik - £1,850

Linn Uphorik - £1,850

In this exclusive review Jimmy Hughes looks at Linn's new 'universal' phono stage and discovers a mu...

Cables and Accessories

Aedle Valkyrie VK-1 headphones

Aedle Valkyrie VK-1 headphones

French headphone brand wins prestigious design award for its VK-1 cans. Read our Choice Extras revie...

Focal Spirit Classic - £299

Focal Spirit Classic - £299

The Spirit Classic is a headphone with an effortless but musically arresting style that warrants you...

Bowers & Wilkins  P7 - £330

Bowers & Wilkins P7 - £330

The P7 is a very good headphone for those who want to enjoy their music in the home and on the move

Musical Fidelity M1 HPA - £400

Musical Fidelity M1 HPA - £400

Jimmy Hughes looks at the latest solution for audiophile-quality sound from headphones - Musical Fid...

Grado PS500 - £700

Grado PS500 - £700

Straight from Brooklyn, New York, comes the brand new Grado PS500 headphone. Richard Black lives the...

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