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Thursday, 11th Oct 2018
#26

Reviews

Equipment Review

Abyss AB-1266 Phi: beyond hi-fi.

The Abyss AB-1266 Phi headphones are among the finest headphones on the planet. Manufactured in USA, almost entirely in-house, using proprietary techniques, highest quality materials and patent pending technology. The more I listen to them, despite my […]

By Douglas Whates • 16th Nov ’17
Music Review

Igor Stravinsky / The Rite of Spring – MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

MUSIC:
*****
SOUND:
*****

A bold new interpretation that dares to delve deeper into the music.

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is probably the supreme musical masterpiece of the twentieth century. It has received excellent performances in the studio and live concerts issued on vinyl […]

By Jack Lawson • 21st Jun ’17
Equipment Review

Splitting time: Esoteric G-02X Master Clock takes accuracy to new levels…

Having pioneered digital processing over three decades Esoteric’s 30th anniversary clocks are a technical triumph and a musical revelation. We tested the entry level G-02X – not cheap at £5,500 so what does it do?

Here is a clock that is extremely […]

By Jack Lawson • 12th Apr ’17
Equipment Review

Unison Research Max 1

Unison MAX-1 loudspeakers now on dem. Italian flair, gorgeous cabinets and the golden age sound you thought had gone forever. This could be for you. Read on.

The JBL 4425 studio monitor was launched in 1985. It employed a compression driver, bi-radial […]

By Jack Lawson • 5th Apr ’17
Equipment Review

ProAc Tablette 10

At first glance it is an ordinary loudspeaker but ProAc has never made anything ordinary. In fact, the tenth “tablette” since 1979 is a breakthrough product and one which answers the needs of our time. To the best of my knowledge it is the first sealed […]

By Jack Lawson • 29th Nov ’16
Equipment Review

Mojo S: An Immersive Experience. A Pinnacle Product.

Are these the best loudspeakers in the world? I am being provocative, always determined to change the world, one review at a time, one reader at a time. The Mojo S cannot be the best loudspeaker in the world. Even at £20k they are a gateway to a range of […]

By Jack Lawson • 10th Nov ’16
Equipment Review

Gryphon Diablo 300: The King is Dead. Long live the King.

Listening to music. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it. In the past few years years I have trekked through Denmark, France, Italy, and Germany to visit Gryphon, Unison, Zingali, Burmester and others. I take products home. In this way I learn how […]

By Jack Lawson • 28th Oct ’16
Music Review

Luce Trio: Pieces, Vol. 1

MUSIC:
*****
SOUND:
*****

A profound, understated album which successfully straddles the classical/jazz divide.

On paper this album is a recipe for disaster: a jazz trio of alto sax, electric guitar, and double bass improvising over themes by Baroque and early music heavyweights […]

By Douglas Whates • 17th Oct ’16
Music Review

Faure: Requiem (The Choir of King's College, Cambridge)

MUSIC:
*****
SOUND:
*****

Sublime music, captured in vivid sound.

Arranged here in its original liturgical score and played with the sound of a 19th century French Orchestra (which is very distinctive), this is a feast for the soul as well as for the ears. Vivid recording captured […]

By Jack Lawson • 17th Oct ’16
Equipment Review

Bring out the best in your headphone with Unison Research SH

A few short years ago dedicated headphone amplifiers were few and far between. With the explosion in popularity of high-end headphones all that has changed and we’re now seeing headphone amps from a wide variety of manufacturers, old and new.

When news […]

By Douglas Whates • 17th Oct ’16

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