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

IsoAcoustics Present STAGE 1 Instrument Amp Isolators

IsoAcoustics’ expansive product range of decoupling isolators includes solutions for studio monitors, Hi-Fi speakers and even Hi-Fi components. For the very first time at Winter NAMM 2019, IsoAcoustics unveiled a brand new addition which caters for guitarists.

  • Posted on 28 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

IsoAcoustics GAIA Titans Ship to the UK

This month IsoAcoustics have announced shipment of their brand new GAIA Titan isolator models designed for premium high-fidelity speakers. For those of you unfamiliar with the origin of the GAIA range, what better time than now for a quick recap...!

  • Posted on 28 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

Ultimate Acoustics: Focal Stellia & Arche

At this year’s New York edition of CanJam Global, Focal announced two innovative new members of their high-end headphone range: the closed-back Stellia headphone, and Arche; Focal’s very first (and strikingly confident) foray into the dedicated DAC and headphone amp component market.

  • Posted on 14 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

Presenting the Novafidelity HA500H

At the Bristol Hi-Fi Show this month SCV will be proud to present the latest audiophile innovation from Korean manufacturer Novafidelity: the HA500H. A veritable Swiss Army knife of audio, the HA500H is a hybrid headphone amplifier with built-in digital-to-analogue conversion, and a preamplifier, all with a-synchornous USB DAC functionality.

  • Posted on 12 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

Power Up With The Avantone Pro CLA10A

After the release of Avantone Pro and Chris Lord-Alge's NS10 replica, in June of 2018 and the subsequent release of their CLA200 power amp, the CLA10 soared to become the world’s number one bestselling passive studio monitor.

  • Posted on 8 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

Trade Up to Focal Elear This Spring and Save!

A wealth of vigorous Hi-Fi industry research tells us that cold winter evenings at the start of the year tend to pass quicker with a brand new set of high-end reference headphones. That’s why throughout February 2019 SCV, Focal UK and several of our valued UK dealers are offer a chance to save big on the Focal Elear when you trade in your old headphones!

  • Posted on 7 February 2019 by Roy Brockington

New From NAMM 2019 Round Up

The NAMM professional audio trade show returned to sunny Anaheim, California last month and customarily the industry was treated to a torrent of new and exciting musical equipment innovations. In this piece we’ll take you on a quick-capsule review tour to highlight our favourite new picks from The NAMM Show 2019!

  • Posted on 6 February 2019 by Roy Brockington