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Review ELAC 4Pi Plus.2 super tweeter – Airy lightness

Sometimes you see products that you know exist, but have simply never tried. A super tweeter is one of those things. So when Elac launched the new 4Pi Plus.2 (what a name), your author did not really have to think long: this is the moment to put a pair of ‘bulbs’ on our speakers! And […]

Review DALI Opticon 6 MK2 – Light-footed giant

The speaker market is unprecedentedly crowded and saturated. On the one hand, that’s an advantage – there’s a lot of choice and tough competition keeps prices down – but it’s also incredibly difficult to make a choice: there’s just too much. Fortunately, there are many reviews to be found online, so you can at least […]

Wharfedale Diamond 12.2

Review Wharfedale Diamond 12.2 – Bright like a diamond?

Wharfedale is a big name in the hi-fi world. The originally British brand has put many beautiful – affordable – speakers on the market. It is now part of IAG – International Audio Group – Audiolab, Quad, Castle, Mission, Leak and for example Elco – A big player. Let’s see if Wharfedale can still make […]

Cyrus Audio i7 XR

Review Cyrus i7-XR integrated amplifier – eXtreme(R)

“Made in the UK” is the first thing that appears when we start up today’s test object and that announcement immediately puts a smile on our faces. Not because we have a special bond with the island but because Cyrus Audio is clearly proud of his/her origins. Provenance, pedigree is important. Necessary even. Especially now […]

Quartet test Teufel Bluetooth speakers – Rock ON!

With the vacations just around the corner, we might ask ourselves: how do we do handle the music? Will we only take a personal audio system with us, or do we want to be able to listen together in the cottage, caravan or tent? This certainly has its advantages; not everyone is in their own […]

Authentic Audio Image – AAI: cables and pads – High level tweaking

Authentic Audio Image – AAI – is a manufacturer of cables and accessories from Slovakia. The Dutch importer, Musicom, has sent us three sets of pads and a whole set of cables from the “Vittorioso” line for some tweaking. In short: there’s work to be done!

Review NuPrime Ida-8 integrated amplifier

The NuPrime Ida-8 integrated amplifier has been available for a while but because it did so well in our last bookshelf multitest it deserves a full-fledged review. This amplifier “matched” very well with each speaker and drove them effortlessly as well. So the focus today is on NuPrime and Jason Lim with his interesting amplifiers […]

Review DALI Phantom M-375 in wall speaker – Fantoomsound

The world of cinema and custom install is very different from that of traditional hi-fi. Custom Install is, however, a strongly emerging market. For years. Just look at the range of all major brands. Where first bookshelfs and floorstanders dominated, you now see more and more in-wall and active models. The wishes and demands of […]

Driade Model 2S – With the ‘S’ of Sublime

The Driade Model 2 stole the show in the extensive €4000 speaker comparison. The 2S is the replacement for this model. The bar has been set high by its predecessor, will the 2S exceed it or will it be limbo dancing?

Aurender N150

Review Aurender N150 – compact and complete

The world of streaming seems to be dominated by two systems: Sonos and ROON. Sonos for those who think “good is good enough” and ROON for the die-hard audiophiles. Appearances are deceiving, however. There are plenty of enthusiasts who just use Tidal connect, stream with Spotify or very consciously choose other systems. Think of Diretta, […]