We don’t review AV receivers very often at Alpha Audio. The reason is that testing AV equipment is quite difficult. Different rules apply than with stereo systems. For example: AV-equipment also processes video. And with video there is a lot to be tested. Then there are countless codecs to deal with. In short: it’s a […]
Yamaha has its own multiroom ecosystem under the name MusicCast. Now there is an update for a lot of devices. It adds Amazon Music HD.
It was time for another big group test. Live on Youtube, with you! On saturday 22-08-2002 we tested seven beautiful amplifiers in the price class of 2500 euro next to each other. Three are a bit different: the NAD is the cheapest with 1800 euro, the Advance Paris is a pre- and power-amp combination. And […]
The purpose of a hi-fi system is – quite simply explained – to amplify the source and convert it from electric currents to vibrations in air. And that without adjusting the recording and characteristic of the sound. Colour, imaging, timing… everything must remain intact. If there’s one manufacturer on this planet that should be able […]
Streamers have become a standard source in many high-quality audio systems. This is not surprising, given that all major brands have had a streamer in their range for more than five years. Sonos even around fifteen years. In short: streamers are now mature sources. We are curious about the current status of the hardware. After […]
This Saturday (10:00 (CEST)) we are going to test three compact and affordable streamers. The reason is that we get a lot of questions about streamers in this price range. We have the brand new Sonos Port, the Yamaha WXC50 and the Bluesound Node 2i. Maybe we’ll put the Metrum Acoustics Baby Ambre next to […]
It’s almost like vinyl versus streaming: active and passive loudspeakers. Active speakers kill the hobby, many fans believe. But on the other hand: active offers a lot of value for money. Everything is matched. And that has many advantages. We put five completely different active monitor speakers side by side: PSI, Yamaha, Behringer, HEDD and […]
Yamaha’s own multi-room system MusicCast makes it possible to have music reverberate throughout the house and create speaker groups.
What a test. We have learned a lot from being able to put these beauties right next to each other. Because honestly: they are all beautiful devices. Every brand has its own signature. Every brand has its strong and less strong points. And unfortunately it’s true: saving money makes sense.
The Yamaha Vinyl 500 is a very special vinyl turner which, in addition to analogue material, can also handle the latest digital music formats and streaming protocols.