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Arcam AVR750 launch   We had a chance to listen to the new AVR750 from Arcam the other day, and this certainly doesn’t disappoint. It has a very high spec, and uses analogue pre-amp technology from Arcam’s A19 stereo amp. It’s truly a joy to listen to, and with pin-sharp video (including 4k


The Linn Power Up summer promotion offers 3 ways to power up your listening pleasure: Go Aktiv Free Aktiv cards when you purchase the power amp(s) required to take your system fully Aktiv – the ultimate playback performance. This is only available for taking a pair of Linn speakers to fully aktiv


HiFiCinema Webstore Now Active Here at HiFi Cinema, we have been working on a new webstore, to allow easier access to those products suitable for selling over the internet. The plan is for it to be as much of a one-stop-shop as we can, so we are open to suggestions


Linn’s Kiko System is a single package music streaming player – in fact it’s more than that: With a wealth of additional inputs it is designed to sit at the heart of an entertainment system to provide high quality music from whatever source you listen to. Whether it is a


These little speakers are by a long way one of the best looking and sounding speakers for desk-top applications that we’ve seen. We were originally enthralled by their looks, but when we received a pair to listen to, the sound quality just put a smile on our faces! -You can’t


When it comes to cinema screens, there have been various attempts to change the screen surface makeup over the years, but principally the screen has been White or silver-white. This is fine as far as reflecting the projector light back into the room for people to see the images, and


If you’ve a 78′ Motor yacht and a passion for high quality music, then installing a Linn DS based music system is the natural progression. This recently completed installation has 4 zones around the yacht, able to stream audio at Studio Master resolution from the on-board 2 x 1Tb NAS


The Paradigm Reference Signature Sub2, is one of the most awesome pieces of kit we’ve ever had in our showroom. It is not for the faint hearted though as it weighs a hefty 106Kgs and had us puffing and wheezing to get it into place. Once installed connected and turned


Never ones to stand still, Linn have been beavering away in the background to improve the sound from their Iconic LP12 turntable. The latest improvement comes in the form of a new cartridge: the Kandid. Linn Say: “This is the best sounding cartridge we’ve ever made… One of the key


Yesterday we went to the CU Exposed show in Covent Garden. This show aimed at the trade from the distributor Computers Unlimited is aimed at showing off the range of gadgets and Gizmos available to us. There were very large amounts of Apple accessories (cases, covers, connectors, batteries – you


If you take a mid-end AV receiver, and don’t use the in-built power amplifier, it may seem like you’re wasting part of your money, however in adding the PVA-5 Power amplifier to the Anthem MRX300, what you get seems to be much more than the sum of the parts! Unloading


This was another great Linn Lounge Event hosted by James from Linn Products, this time featuring the life and music of the late Amy Winehouse. Sadly a few people were put off by the weather, but the rest of us who made it enjoyed the album: Lioness: Hidden Treasures in


Recently we went to see Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel play in concert at The Anvil in Basingstoke. If you are at all into guitar music, then you have to listen to these guys – I reckon they have to be amongst the best in the world, and it was


The Naim UnitiLite is the latest addition to the Uniti range of HiFi single box devices. The Unitilite couples a CD player, Streaming player, optional FM/DAB module, pre-amp, and 50W/channel amplifier in the one box. All you need to do is to add a pair of speakers, for a first


We were helping DALI Loudspeakers out again this year at the Bristol HiFi Show. This year we upped the ante a bit by using Klimax Solos instead of the twin, but was driving a pair of Epicon 2 speakers. These really are great sounding speakers and worth every bit of the


This new projector from Sony, has sincerely impressed us. It’s given the JVC projectors some serious competition, with a very impressive picture. This is the mid-tier version in the range, with the high end one (the VPL-VW1000ES) quite awesome with a full native 4K resolution. Back to the HW50Es though,


pretty much every piece of home entertainment electronics you buy these days comes with it’s own remote control, and largely we take these for granted. When the collection of equipment builds up though, you end up with a large number of remotes that are all doing a very similar job


Linn Lounge presents… The Mumford and Sons evening at the end of January was a great success, and our thanks go out to James from Linn for another well prepared and informative presentation. Sadly due to the pressure on James’ time we cannot have a Mark Knopfler Linn Lounge. If


Sadly there is no time in James’ diary for us to hold the Mark Knopfler Linn Lounge event. The new album “Privateering” is well worth a listen to though, and can be downloaded from Linn Records.   For those that are interested, the script for the Mark Knopfler evening can be