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06/04/2018 Oppo Digital calls time on Blu-ray Players

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In January of this year we wrote an article mentioning that Oppo’s only competition in the market – Marantz – had ceased manufacturing their CD/Blu-ray players. This left Oppo with a specific market-place all-to-themselves. Our lead comment was: ‘If you are in the market for a high-end universal player, there is no one that comes […]

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27/12/2017 Brigadier Audio’s BA-2s command Arcam’s attention


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I recently came across an intriguing article on SoundStage! Australia where Edgar Kramer was writing a report on his visit to the Arcam factory in the UK. (full article here) Arcam have built two studios within the complex to showcase their equipment. One is a theatre, and the other is a dedicated two channel room […]

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10/05/2017 NAD’s ‘Sleeper’ C368 Integrated Amplifier

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We have regularly lambasted the current gibberish that passes for power rating for amplifiers. In many cases the specifications quoted are laughable, and appear to be written by the marketing department rather than by the technical staff. There is no consistency in rating procedures making any attempt of a valid comparison impossible, with Home Theatre […]

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03/03/2017 OneAudio Mu.2 bookshelf speakers may rule them all….

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The Autumn edition of our newsletter has just arrived, and in it we featured a new Australian speaker – the OneAudio Mu.2. At the time of writing the newsletter we had a pair of what we believed to be the final version of the speaker for audition, and if you are on our mailing list […]

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17/02/2017 Get smart on tech needs for your home

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I have just read an article by a chap in the United States who recently built a home where the cabling for security, networking, audio distribution, automation etc. was part of the package. Once the home was completed it was discovered that most of what had been installed was redundant. The cameras were wired for […]

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