By What Hi-Fi? | October 08, 2018 Wharfedale delivers movie magic on a small scale Don’t have much space in your home but still want to indulge in your home cinema hobby? For some, a soundbar just doesn’t cut it. It’s easy to balk at the thought of introducing a full 5.1 surround sound package into your home when you have limited space - but Wharfedale has just the solution. A follow-up to the excellent DX-1HCP and DX-1SE speaker packages, the

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Reviewed on 16th November 2017 Q Acoustics leaves its budget roots to challenge the high-end establishment. The Q Acoustics brand has been a major success story. The company is barely a decade old, but in that time it has delivered a series of class-leading and affordable products that have garnered plenty of What Hi-Fi? Awards. But it seems that is no longer sufficient - the brand is targeting an expansion into the high-end market. The Concept 500 floorstanders are its initial

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7th March 2016 | What Hi-Fi? So, if you’re not familiar with the Clearaudio Concept turntable by now, the concept is essentially getting the most exceptional sound you can from your records at this price. If that, combined with the five stars at the top of this review and this deck’s mantelpiece full of What Hi-Fi? Awards, doesn’t convince you to part with a grand, we suppose our work is cut out with the remaining stretch of

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8th December 2015 | What Hi-Fi? Ordinary describes their looks, but not the ProAcs’ sonic performance Look at Lionel Messi. Universally regarded as one of the best footballers on the planet, yet, with his short stature, sizeable conk and schoolboy haircut, he’s otherwise about as ordinary-looking a chap you’re likely to see this side of a geography classroom. We’ll let you fill in the blanks before this metaphor becomes even more laboured, but the point

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5th January 2017 | by Adam Smith The S3 Mk II speakers are a high-price pair of speakers that are apparently designed to increase dynamic range and lower distortion. Magico has announced a new pair of seriously high-end speakers, the S3 Mk II, which are launching at CES 2017. Sitting between the S1 Mk II and the S5 Mk II, this addition to the S Series features a new 9in bass driver that promises to lower distortion.

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by Verity Burns | 28th November 2016  The £3600 premium floorstanders are a departure from the rest of the brand's more affordable line up, and offer new drivers and cabinet improvements. After previewing it quietly at the Munich Show earlier this year, Q Acoustics has officially announced its first high-end loudspeaker, the Concept 500. They will cost £3600 a pair. That’s some move away from the company’s previously more budget focus – and it's a

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