Bluesound UK launch of audiophile multiroom streamers

Bluesound Node

Last week I was invited to attend a little get together arranged by a new name in home audio who also happens to have significant provenance. The company in question is Bluesound and this was its official UK launch lead by Brand Chief, John Banks. Bluesound, the new high resolution music streaming brand, officially launched [...]

Chord paint Hugo black – audiophile mobile DAC headphone amp

Chord Hugo dac black

British Hi-Fi tech is amongst the best, and I am certainly a fan. At the pointy end of quirky is Kent-based Chord Electronics. Hugo (you-go) is a portable hi-tech box which contains a DAC (digital analogue converter), headphone amp, preamp and Bluetooth receiver. The latest version of Hugo hit the shelves in the middle of [...]

Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp review

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You will probably already be aware of what I think about Musical Fidelity, the thirty-odd year old top-end Hi-Fi firm. You may even have seen the unboxing of the beast. Now, after some quality hours spent with the Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier, it’s time for my thoughts. Let’s go through what the M6si has [...]

Panasonic SH-ALL1C networked audio streamer review

panasonic sh-all1c angle

I have had the chance to live with the networked audio streamer from Panasonic called SH-ALL1C. The SH-ALL1C  is a networked audio bridge which packs its own DAC (Digital Analogue Converter) and will let you include a range of speakers in your new multi-room system as well as slurping up sounds from your networked devices. [...]

Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amp unboxing

MF M6si unboxing 5 showing shoulder

A rather large box arrived for me yesterday and inside it was Musical Fidelity’s latest integrated top-end amplifier – the M6si. After wrestling with the 21.5KG package I managed to get inside. I am definitely going to take my time to review this amp and allow it to get settled and warmed up so, I [...]

Tidal to stream HiFi quality audio

Tidal

There’s a new music streaming service in town, it’s called Tidal and it’s packing a secret weapon – Instead of dishing out the usual MP3, AAC or OGG files, Tidal streams lossless FLAC files that offer several times the bitrate of most other music services. Tidal, the new audio streaming service from WiMP HiFi, will [...]