Two New Releases From Benchmark Media Systems

Last month at the prestigious Rocky Mountain Audio Fest consumer audio show in Denver, Colorado, Benchmark Media Systems presented several new additions to their family of Hi-Fi converters and amplifiers. In this article we take a closer look at the the new kids on the block as well as a deeper dive into their respective features.
 

  • Posted on 14 November 2018 by Roy Brockington

Focal Release Utopia & Questyle QP2R Bundle

Revered speaker and headphone company Focal JM-Lab have teamed up with Shenzhen audio manufacturer Questyle Audio to present a high-end headphone and high-resolution digital audio player combo that offers a gold standard in personal listening experience.

  • Posted on 23 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

SCV at The Hi-Fi Show Live 2018

The Hi-Fi Show Live in Windsor is an annual and highly-popular speciality audio event brought to audiophiles from the fine people at Hi-Fi News and Record Review magazine. Each year fans and connoisseurs of hi-fi personal audio and portable audio gather to experience demonstrations, meet designers and attend insightful audio industry presentations.

  • Posted on 22 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

Avantone Announce CLA200 Power Amp

Earlier this year Avantone Pro announced a revamped homage on the classic NS10M passive studio monitor design, the CLA10 - built in partnership with engineer and producer Chris Lord Alge. At lightning speed, New York based manufacturer Avantone Pro has now announced a follow up and a much lauded addition to the new CLA range of products.

  • Posted on 19 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

IsoAcoustics Extends OREA Family

On a continuing mission to systematically free your hi-fi system from parasitic vibrations, IsoAcoustics have this month announced a new model which will extend their isolation stand family to cater for an even greater variety of hi-fi equipment.

  • Posted on 18 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

Focal Presents Elegia

After their entry into the high-end headphone market in 2016 with the groundbreaking Utopia and Elear models, Focal’s reputation for offering world-class reference listening has gone from strength to strength. Last year Focal also announced the introduction of another innovation: Clear, a third reference headphone which sought to bridge the gap between Elear and Utopia at a mid-way price point.

  • Posted on 12 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

Find Us At The London Drum Show 2018

The London Drum Show is an unparalleled event for drumming enthusiasts attracting players to the UK each year from some of the furthest reaches of the globe. This year’s line up boasts 3 performance stages featuring masterclasses from some of the most notorious drummers in the music business, plus educational seminars on topics from playing techniques to drum microphone placement and soundproofing.

  • Posted on 11 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

Novafidelity's X45 Highly Recommended By Hi-Fi Choice

In this month’s issue of UK publication Hi-Fi Choice Magazine, Editor Lee Dunkley got to grips with Novafidelity’s X45 Reference Streamer and DAC, a title which - by HFC’s own admission - almost sells the versatility of the product a little short! Dunkley gave a comprehensive over view of the product’s compatibility, analogue and digital ins and outs, as well as its 'somewhat daunting’ multimedia storage, music streaming and MQA support capabilities.

  • Posted on 9 October 2018 by Roy Brockington

10 New Features in Music X v1.3.0

Music X from Novatron (Novafidelity’s parent company) is an ultra-versatile remote control app available for iOS and Android on tablets and smartphones. With the release of version 1.3.0, Novatron have added no less than seven new functions to give users even more control and to help keep libraries of musical material in-check.

  • Posted on 20 September 2018 by Roy Brockington

SCV at Festival of Sound 2018

In just over a week The Festival of Sound (formely known as The Indulgence Show) will be making a triumphant return to Hammersmith’s Novotel West for a weekend chock-full of portable audio, luxury Hi-Fi and even live music. This year SCV will be attending in full force representing our premier high-end hi-fi and consumer audio brands. A quick rundown of products we’ll be sharing at this year’s event can be found below.

  • Posted on 20 September 2018 by Roy Brockington

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