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TANNOY MERCURY 7.4

 

A decent floorstanding loudspeaker for £400? Unlikely we thought, until Tannoy delivered their new uber-budget Mercury 7.4 to our offices. They inhabit a totally different world to the massive Prestige Tannoys we specialise in reviewing, but entry level hi-fi fascinates us – and ‘World readers. So here’s a quick but insightful on-line look at the new Tannoys, by editor Noel Keywood. Reviewer Jon Myles fleshing out the details in our forthcoming August 2017 magazine issue.

 

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Chord Electronics launch Mojo. Read more...

 

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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 JUNE 2017

 

A flood of budget turntables are coming out of China. Are they any good? We review the new £199 Lenco L-3808 Direct Drive to find out. Don’t miss this in-depth view backed by measurement to see just how good a Direct Drive for peanuts can be.

   Loudspeakers continue to come in all shapes and sizes: this issue sees Devialet’s intriguing Gold Phantoms – pulsating spheres – perform under listening and measurement. Meanwhile, Quad announce their latest ribbon tweeter equipped floorstander, the Z3. Again, we look very closely at what it really does.

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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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