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CHORD MOJO

Chord Electronics recently announced Mojo – a small, portable, digital-to-analogue convertor (DAC) and headphone amplifier, designed to give superb audio quality from mobile 'phones (cellphones).  Packaged into this pocketable device is a further development of Chord's unique digital-to-analogue convertor that, their figures suggest, now out performs all others. But does it? Can a £399 DAC/ headphone amplifier eclipse all else? We find out, using advanced measurement.  Read more...

 

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Chord Electronics launch Mojo. Read more...

 

Audio Research new amplifers. Read more...

 

 

upvsiteHI-FI WORLD receives Rohde & Schwarz audio analyser. Read more...

 

 

 

 

ENTOTEM PLATO

Here's a digital streamer that plays LP! Well, OK – Entotem's Plato records LP onto its hard drive then plays it, so you need a turntable, with MM or MC cartridge. Then it not only stores and  plays LP, it also identifies it automatically – from internet lookup at Gracenote – retrieving and displaying cover artwork! 

Add in hi-res digital playback from 2TB of on-board hard disc storage as well as optional 45W power amplifier and you have one amazing new all-in-one "music centre" – to use an old term. This is a super-new hi-res variety though. 

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LATEST ISSUE  March 2016

 

Our front page this month is adorned with a massive new tube power amplifier from Audio Research, USA, the Reference 75 SE. Using the latest KT150 power tubes (valves) set in modern circuit arrangements with transistors up-front in a key role, here’s a refreshingly new way to reproduce sound with delicious clarity and refinement. Don’t miss our review of this lovely power amplifier in the latest issue.

   Vinyl spins on, new budget turntables vying for attention in a busy marketplace and Pro-ject – masters of budget – impress us with their new RPM 5 Carbon. If you’re interested in vinyl – don't miss our review of this new spinner.

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CIRRUS LOGIC AUDIO CARD FOR

RASPBERRY PI

 

 

 

Cirrus Logic recently (Feb 2015) introduced a £25 audio card for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B educational computer. Able to record and play high resolution audio right up to 24/192 specification we put this new card through its paces to see just how good it was. Read more...

 

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