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 [...]

Apple iPod Classic sent the way of the Walkman

apple ipod classic finale

Apple has cunningly used the diversionary tactics of announcing huge iPhones and a swanky wrist-based peripheral in order to kill off one of its classics. Literally. The iPod Classic. That’s right. Apple has quietly taken the iPod Classic around the back of the company’s Cupertino HQ and ‘discontinued’ it. Permanently. It’s almost as though the [...]

Ears on with new high-end Technics C700 and R1 Hi-Fi systems

technics r1 top

Technics is back. I’ve never been so happy to see a brand return and when I walked in to Panasonic’s area at IFA and saw the legend “Rediscover Music – Technics” a big ol’ grin was slapped across my face. You cannot over-emphasise how much impact Technics has had on the music scene. Almost every [...]

Will new ROAM earbuds put Beats on the Ropes?

roam buds

Beats co-creator, Steven Lamar, is coming straight for Apple’s newest brand with Ropes. Steven Lamar actually filed a lawsuit against Beats saying that the headphone cobbler had cut him and some others out of the potential of earning millions in royalties. He also says that he came up with the idea for Beats and was [...]

McIntosh MXA70 – the big little system

McIntosh MXA70 compact hifi

Legendary American high-end Hi-Fi manufacturer, McIntosh Laboratory, is launching its big little system. Named the MXA70 it is available for the first time in the UK from Jordan Acoustics, McIntosh’s UK distributor. The McIntosh MXA70, as you would expect, is a highly versatile high-performance hand-built audio system, constructed in McIntosh’s Binghamton (NY) factory. The system [...]