What Hi-Fi? | 19 Jul 2019 Easy-going and well made entry-level floorstanders To the UK-based audiophile, Wharfedale needs little introduction. The game-changing Diamond speaker series from 1981 still tops the firm’s product list today – albeit in its 11th iteration. But here, we’re testing an even more budget-conscious line in Wharfedale’s arsenal. Compatibility (Image credit: Wharfedale) The D300 Series has been designed to run concurrently with the Diamond 11 range. According to Wharfedale, it harnesses

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What Hi-Fi? | 05 Jan 2015 The Vena’s a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp Compact stereo amps are all the rage at the moment. Products such as the Monitor Audio Airstream A100 and NAD D 3020 have been a breath of fresh air, bringing clever design, smart features and excellent sound to the world of hi-fi. They’re a great shout for those of us who consume music

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Brent Butterworth | 13 Jul 2015 Listening to the new GoldenEar Technology Triton Five tower speaker took me back to a day about 24 years ago when I was an editor at Video magazine. Home theater was just starting to happen, and one of the most interesting of the half-dozen or so purpose-built home theater speaker systems available at that time came from Definitive Technology, a new company led by a guy named Sandy Gross.

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What Hi-Fi? | 07 Jan 2014 We love the way the C2500 looks and its comprehensive feature list. It has an engaging way with music replay too. McIntosh’s C2500 must be the most versatile high-end preamp we’ve ever tested. Look beyond the distinctively gothic appearance and you’ll find a forward-looking, comprehensively equipped product that can easily form the heart of any top-end stereo set-up. The visuals are all McIntosh. The brand has such a strong

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