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

Naim Audio have unashamedly been at the pinnacle of British Audiophile manufacturers for many years, and the NAC552 preamp is at the pinnacle of the products that Naim manufacture. Naim set out with a no-holds-barred policy when designing this preamp, drawing on years of innovation and experience. The preamp uses a

Well, that was an excellent event! Interesting and informative narrative delivered by James from Linn to whom we are extremely grateful! Mumford and Sons seem to have received praise and criticism by the bucket load, however the facts speak for themselves – over 600,000 copies of the album “Babel” were sold in

The Sim2 M150 caught our attention when it was first launched last year. Using 3 high power LEDs as the light source changes the way that the colours are generated – instead of starting with a “white” light source and then separating the colours out via a colour wheel, the

At HiFi Cinema, the forecast snow has arrived. We’ve not let it dampen our spirits though, and are still managing to work!  No customer visits today though. It’s the perfect day to be snug indoors with an excellent movie (we suggest “The Spy Who Loved Me” for the skiing sequences),

The Aurum A5 amplifier is the top-end model from Aurum Phonologue a German HiFi manufacturer. Aurum have not long been selling into the UK, and we got hold of the A5 about 6 months ago. When we first heard it, we were hugely impressed, and consider it to be right

  Happy New Year! View this email in your browser HiFi Cinema Newsletter Linn Lounge presents… you are cordially invited to our next Linn Lounge presents.. event. This is on the 29th January from 7pm and features the story and music of Mumford and Sons. James from Linn will be

The Naim Fraimlite is a superb looking HiFi Stand designed by Naim for Naim Equipment. That doesn’t mean of course that you can’t fit anything else onto it instead, though you do have to be wary of the centre pillar at the back for other kit! The Fraimlite is a

Speaker cable is definitely at the low glamour end of HiFi components, however it is the vital link to allow your amplifier to drive the speakers in the most accurate way possible. The average length of speaker cable we install is in the region of 4 to 5 metres from

The Linn Klimax DS is arguably one of the best possible HiFi music sources available anywhere. It is the top-of-the-range streaming music player, capable of turning the vast majority of streaming formats up to 24 bit 192 KHz into an analogue signal to feed into your pre-amp, or power-amp depending on

We were delighted to be able to provide some electronics to help DALI show off their Epicon 8 and Epicon 2 loudspeakers to their best at the launch event in London last week. This event had a number of journalists and interested parties in attendance, and we supplied some top-end

We were dismayed to learn this morning that the Anthem MRX-700 will no longer be made. Anthem tell us this is due to a global lack of availability of some components that are used in it. Fortunately the MRX-300 and MRX-500 are not affected. If you want a higher performance Anthem

The Humble AV Receiver typically sits at the heart of a home cinema system. It acts as surround sound decoder, audio and video switch / preamp and power amp, which is asking a lot from a single box. The majority of AV receivers struggle to do everything well when everything

Just when you thought that you knew what would create the best sound in a particular size of loudspeaker, along comes a manufacturer with a new development that shakes things up: Enter the DALI Epicon 2. This little powerhouse of a speaker is simply sublime in all aspects. Aesthetically DALI

Some installs take a little more effort than others. This home cinema system is based in a Chalet high in the French Alps, and needed some work after a series of power cuts had fried the hard disk where the customer’s music was stored and seriously upset the Arcam AVR600 AV receiver

The Oppo BDP-103EU reviewed here is Oppo’s new version of the multi-function Blu-Ray player. It boasts a huge range of features many aimed at getting the very best picture and sound out of your media. It works superbly out of the box with minimal setting up, however if you want to

The Linn Magik DSM is in effect a single box source/pre-power unit, however saying this doesn’t really do it justice! When you add in HDMI switching, a plethora of other source inputs and the Linn DS player, plus the punchy and highly capable internal power amplifier, the true picture starts