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Have you ever sat in front of your system, closed your eyes and thought, it’s like they’re playing in the room? After sending a Calypso Turntable and Illustrious tonearm to Chris Beeching of the Ear Editor, this was the kind of experience he had sitting down with the combination. In a 5/5 review, Chris is ecstatic about the results, and the live feel of the performance: “Origin Live’s turntables are equally as adept at retrieving the huge impacts stored in an LP’s grooves as they are at capturing and presenting the micro details – the ones where you can imagine...

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Check out our video review of the immensely popular and highly regarded PMC Twenty 22i Loudspeakers. Offering exceptional bass thanks to PMC's unique ATL (Advanced transmission Line) system, you can get many of the benefits of a floorstander, with the convenience of a stand mount speaker. Available with PMC's matching stands, this is a real contender at its price point.    Check out our review above, and contact our helpful team f you have any questions, or to arrange a demo!

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I had the pleasure of sitting down with the Fyne Vintage range of speakers which I was very excited to hear. I remember when Tannoy brought out their vintage range, they were stunning and I had high hopes that Fyne would really knock these out of the park with their expertise.    First of all, lets talk about the looks… They are naturally vintage styling, so that will be down to individual preference if you like that or if you prefer a modern take. Personally speaking, I love the styling, and it harks back to a time which really was...

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Top dog in a range of just two outboard DACs from Swiss brand Merason, the DAC1 is a modern-day example of 'less is more' audiophile thinking. We lift the lid and investigate In common with a lot of HFN readers, I have a bit of a 'thing' about overly complex digital devices. I'm not referring to input flexibility – many of us will have systems in which different flavours of digital connection are accommodated, from USB links from a computer to good old S/PDIF from a CD player or the like. No, what I really find obstructive is devices bristling with digital-domain...

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HI-FI + (UK) AUDIOVECTOR R 3 SIGNATUREHI-FI+, DECEMBER 2020 HI-FI+ 2020 HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDAudiovector R 3 Signature “The R 3’s tonal balance is just about spot-on, too. The treble isn’t too soft or too aggressive, the mid-range disappears nicely, and the bass is deep and controlled without sounding too dry or too fat. Of course, there is room for growth here, thanks to the upgrade path. But primarily, the sound of the loudspeakers is both tonally accurate and perfectly pitched for the sort of moderate-sized listening spaces often found in UK, European, and Asian homes.“ “The R 3 Signature is...

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