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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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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 NOVEMBER 2017

 

It looks big and sounds it too. But the new Tannoy Cheviot easily fits just about any room. It’s low and slim, yet houses their big 12in Dual Concentric drive unit. If you want raw power and a delivery that shakes you, don’t miss reading our review in the November 2017 issue of Hi-Fi World.

  As LP sales overtake CD you’ll be needing a good pickup cartridge to hear what those wonderful grooves have to offer. Audio Technica of Japan have a reputation for making the best. In our latest issue we review their latest 700 Series moving magnet cartridges, aimed at those who want superb vinyl quality. 

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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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