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Triple Test bookshelf speakers – 1000 Euro – Sonus Faber – Focal – Elac

On Sunday, March 27, we tested three impressive pairs of bookshelfs live for you. We also measured them and combined them with three amplifiers. This is to paint a complete picture. It was therefore a somewhat complex live stream, but certainly interesting. At least, that’s what we thought, because the results were surprising. Why? Welll… […]

Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4

Review Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 – A Fresh New Start

August 2021: Bowers & Wilkins introduces the new 800 D4 series. This is always a “happening”, as Bowers & Wilkins can rightfully be called an icon in our industry. The British brand has several innovations to its name. With the ‘Nautilus Tube’ as one of the most famous. In the D4 line this ‘tube’ has […]

Cabasse Pearl Keshi

Review Cabasse Pearl Keshi – delusions of grandeur?

“What cool desktop speakers,” I hear as my visitor walks in. “Well… this isn’t really for the desk,” I report cautiously. “But it can be done, right?”, the editorial visitor asks. “Yes, anything goes…”, I say somewhat reservedly. Anyone who hears these Cabasse Pearl Keshi’s will understand that it can offer something more than some […]

Elac Uni-Fi Reference UBR62

Review Elac Uni-Fi Reference UBR62 bookshelf – Three’s a charm?

Every speaker is different. Believe us we know. We have tested dozens of them and they all sound different. And that, of course, is what makes this hobby so fascinating. Sure, anyone can put a tweeter and a woofer in a cabinet, but whether the music will touch you… that question still remains. Whether the […]

Review Dynaudio Emit 10 bookshelf speaker – Enthusiastic entry-level speaker

Bookshelfs. We love them at Alpha AUdio. Not surprisingly, we immediately say “Yes” when the Danes ask us to review and listen to The Dynaudio Emit 10. It’s the new entry-level speaker brand from Denmark. But don’t be fooled by the asking price of just under 750 euros per pair without stands and just over […]

Totem Acoustics Element Fire V2

Review Totem Acoustics Element Fire V2 – Fireworks!

It’s not often that we get to test a manufacturer’s top model but when it happens it’s party time. We receive from (Belgium) importer Joenit the special Totem Acoustics Element Fire V2 standmount speaker to play with. I love my job! In the meantime we have tested a number of Totem speakers and each time […]

Review Yamaha NS-3000 – King of Speed

There are products that impress immediately and there are models that take longer to get under your skin…. Which is better, we’ll leave in the middle for now. But the Yamaha NS-3000 belongs to the latter category. Not a splashy entry, but count on not hanging garlands when you have to unplug them after a […]

Review Elac Solano BS 283 bookshelf speaker

When Elac Electroacustic announces a new speaker, an email to importer Servi-Q is quickly sent. After all, Elac makes excellent speakers in every price range and never disappoints. Elac is an institution and has nothing more to prove. Yet they do not relax in Germany. They are collaborating more than ever with the world’s best […]

Review Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Signature

Bowers & Wilkins has a rich history. The British company that was founded in 1966 by John Bowers has now been around for 55 years. In those nearly six decades it has made many discoveries. The tweeter on top, Kevlar cones and now Continuum as the material for the units, surroundless midrange drivers, the Nautilus […]

Bowers Wilkins DM5

Review Bowers & Wilkins DM5 bookshelf speaker

Yours truly was visiting a friend who was cleaning out his office; he asked me to check if there was anything interesting in music equipment. If not, the thrift store would pick it up. There was a lot to see, including a collection of historic 78 rpm records and an antique mechanical gramophone with horn. […]