Stellia Receives 5 Stars from What Hi-Fi

Stellia, Focal’s flagship closed-back high-end headphone, was released earlier this year to resounding applause at the CanJam Global festival in New York and, in the months that have followed, reviewers and end-users alike have set about clamouring to get their hands on a set.

  • Posted on 15 May 2019 by Roy Brockington

Bricasti Announce M15 Professional Power Amplifier

For many years Bricasti Designs have maintained a line of innovative, powerful and achingly good-looking power amplifiers designed for the Hi-Fi market - the largest of which (the Bricasti M28) offers an almighty 800W to a single mono channel with a 2 ohm load.

  • Posted on 3 May 2019 by Roy Brockington

Isolate Your Hi-Fi Floorstanders The Right Way With GAIA

The popularity of Hi-Fi loudspeaker isolation has exploded. Now more than ever, audiophiles and listeners the world over are appreciating the importance of a properly decoupled underlying surface to ensure a solid soundstage and achieve flourishing openness in sound.

  • Posted on 26 April 2019 by Roy Brockington

SCV Pick Up Audix Distributor of the Year 2018

Each year at the NAMM show in Anaheim California, Audix Microphones review the previous 12 months past and recognise a number of key partners with awards reflecting truly exemplary performance. At this year’s show, SCV was honoured to accept the award for Distributor of the Year 2018!

  • Posted on 25 April 2019 by Roy Brockington

Hi-Fi Choice Recommends The Novafidelity X14

In a recently published review from Hi-Fi Choice (issue 446) Editor Lee Dunkley turned his attention to one of Novafidelity’s most compact streaming devices: the X14. Dunkley was quick to note the growing popularity of one-box music systems and the role that Novafidelity and other key manufacturers have been playing.

  • Posted on 12 April 2019 by Roy Brockington

Black Lion Unveil "Bluey" at Messe 2019

At Musikmesse 2019 this month Chicago-based studio outboard and modification wizards Black Lion Audio introduced yet another innovative vintage outboard reissue with a little help from Chris Lord-Alge’s studio – Mix L.A. Lord-Alge is a long-time user of the original UA 1176 FET limiting amplifiers and has used them on countless mixes.

  • Posted on 11 April 2019 by Roy Brockington

Organic Tonality: Meze Audio RAI Penta

Following the huge popularity of Meze Audio's flagship Empyrean headphone product release in mid-2018, the Romanian audio manufacturer is now making a triumphant return to the Head-Fi market - this time with their sights set on in-ear monitors.

  • Posted on 22 March 2019 by Roy Brockington

Meze Empyrean Receives StereoNET 2019 Applause Award

Last month Hi-Fi expert reviewer Jay Garrett featured Meze’s flagship isodynamic Empyrean headphones in a review for digital consumer audio publication StereoNET. During the article Garrett takes an expertly deep dive into the Empyrean’s technical specifications, along with the recent history of Meze.

  • Posted on 14 March 2019 by Roy Brockington

New Quad Channel Preamps from Black Lion Audio

At the NAMM show in early 2019, Black Lion Audio CEO Nate Bierdeman unveiled a pair of new products which extend the scope of two revered preamp models. Over the years Black Lion has earned a flawless reputation for designing high performance preamps in affordable price brackets, and the new B173 Quad and B12A Quad models are no exceptions.

  • Posted on 12 March 2019 by Roy Brockington

Bricasti Launches Model 3 Digital to Analogue Converter

Bricasti are no strangers to the high-end audio market. This year with the introduction of the M3, Bricasti introduce a brand new digital to analogue converter pitched at a more affordable price bracket – everything is high-end, except the price.

  • Posted on 8 March 2019 by Roy Brockington