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Offline jostber  
#521 Posted : 21 July 2019 14:53:29(UTC)
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Offline Martin Colloms  
#522 Posted : 23 July 2019 06:57:27(UTC)
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But we also have the Magico A3, for the first full review of this disruptive entry into the High End loudspeaker chicken coop.

First impressions, just a few hours in , suggest a genuine and generous slice of Magico action combined with a very tidy profile and with relatively easy installation from cardboard boxes ,rather than the usual massive shipping crates.

It jumps straight into UK and EU high end speaker territory, thanks to advanced largely computer controlled mass production methods adopted at the Californian factory.

No, it cannot be an S3II on the cheap just because of format and driver similarities, but it will be interesting to see how those design limits have been pushed.

We plan to publish in the July/August/September issue out late August.

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#523 Posted : 24 July 2019 14:07:12(UTC)
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#524 Posted : 01 August 2019 13:12:25(UTC)
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An accident of fate , magazine planning, what you will, has led to an Eclipse review for the next issue.

I have taken on the TD512mkII, the smaller of the near spherical enclosures on a stand, and which has fine off axis directivity, thanks to the curved shape ,small size and the single driver layout.

It can do light jazz, folk and small choral forces impressively well and with near superb single driver musical timing.

Yes it is reflex loaded but it is detuned and low Q , almost sealed box.

To my dismay it also came with a costly Eclipse sub woofer claimed to match the timing of the full range unit.

The results were surprising as you will find when we publish the complete review.

Martin Colloms

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#525 Posted : 03 August 2019 07:17:06(UTC)
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#526 Posted : 03 August 2019 10:47:58(UTC)
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The new Luxman PD-151 turntable:

http://www.luxman.com/product/detail.php?id=32

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#527 Posted : 25 August 2019 17:23:20(UTC)
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we have the Audio Note tri-motor turntable in the next issue and it caused quite a stir
With several versions it harked back to the original Voyd, than the fine A/N version with triple PAPST motors, I reviewed two of those, and now we have the latest series with a choice of three levels of power supply quality.

Could the reviewers hear the difference where the only change was power supply and resulting cost?

And by chance we have covered five integrated amplifiers from £25,000 to £3,500.

more news to come soon

Martin Colloms
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#528 Posted : 25 August 2019 17:25:42(UTC)
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An accident of fate , magazine planning, what you will, has led to an Eclipse review for the next issue.

I have taken on the TD512mkII, the smaller of the near spherical enclosures on a stand, and which has fine off axis directivity, thanks to the curved shape ,small size and the single driver layout.

It can do light jazz, folk and small choral forces impressively well and with near superb single driver musical timing.

Yes it is reflex loaded but it is detuned and low Q , almost sealed box.

To my dismay it also came with a costly Eclipse sub woofer claimed to match the timing of the full range unit.

The results were surprising as you will find when we publish the complete review.

Martin Colloms



A quirk of editorial fate and the Eclipse has had to move to the OCT-DEC HIFICRITIC issue ......
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#529 Posted : 25 August 2019 20:19:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Martin Colloms Go to Quoted Post
we have the Audio Note tri-motor turntable in the next issue and it caused quite a stir
With several versions it harked back to the original Voyd, than the fine A/N version with triple PAPST motors, I reviewed two of those, and now we have the latest series with a choice of three levels of power supply quality.

Could the reviewers hear the difference where the only change was power supply and resulting cost?

And by chance we have covered five integrated amplifiers from £25,000 to £3,500.

more news to come soon

Martin Colloms


Looking forward to the turntable review. There is not very much information on this on the web.
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#530 Posted : 17 September 2019 09:05:05(UTC)
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The new Rega Planar 10 turntable:

http://www.rega.co.uk/planar-10.html



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#531 Posted : 18 September 2019 17:44:07(UTC)
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The new Rega Planar 10 turntable:

http://www.rega.co.uk/planar-10.html





If we can get it !

Martin
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#532 Posted : 18 September 2019 18:09:45(UTC)
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#533 Posted : 22 September 2019 12:07:57(UTC)
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I would like a full review of the Devailet amplifier range
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#534 Posted : 22 September 2019 15:00:06(UTC)
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How about one of the ProAc floor standing speakers for all their density and veracity of timbres ?

Cheers,

Chag -
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#535 Posted : 24 September 2019 20:01:21(UTC)
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I would be interested in a review of the Rupert Neve Fidelice DAC Pre amp
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#536 Posted : 29 September 2019 16:04:45(UTC)
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The new Graham Audio LS 5/9f speakers:

https://onahighernote.co...well-ls5-9f-loudspeaker/

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#537 Posted : 02 October 2019 14:09:40(UTC)
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New product

we have the Karl Heintz Fink Borg for review, to be published later next month

absolutely not to be underestimated and quite unconventional,

such as its 10ohm nominal load impedance, and its 260 mm dia paper- pulp cone bass-midrange unit.

Mated to a 3 inch high, one inch wide Heil 'ribbon' AMT.

Martin Colloms
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#538 Posted : 03 October 2019 21:37:19(UTC)
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The new Townshend Allegri Reference preamp would be very interesting.

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#539 Posted : 06 October 2019 09:50:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Martin Colloms Go to Quoted Post
New product

we have the Karl Heintz Fink Borg for review, to be published later next month

absolutely not to be underestimated and quite unconventional,

such as its 10ohm nominal load impedance, and its 260 mm dia paper- pulp cone bass-midrange unit.

Mated to a 3 inch high, one inch wide Heil 'ribbon' AMT.

Martin Colloms


Hmmm.

Interesting.

This peaks my interest, as I have a predilection for / towards big two way systems, I am currently running BBC LS5/1AEs and Spendor SA3s in other systems.

Simon

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#540 Posted : 10 October 2019 11:12:30(UTC)
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The new Wharfedale EVO4 series speakers that is coming out this month:

http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/evo-4-series/

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