Home | Audio Reviews | Audio Shows | Partner Mags | News  


Enjoy the Music.com
Hi-Fi World
July 2016
In This Issue...
All About Loudspeakers
Article By Noel Keywood


Hi-Fi World July 2016


  This month we have the privilege of presenting to you the first review world-wide of Martin Logan's new Renaissance electrostatic loudspeaker see p10 of this issue. Apparently, export models were shipped before the home market the USA and since we are known by Martin Logan to be somewhat interested in electrostatics, they were happy for us to receive a pair for review pronto. And I was happy to review them.

If you want to hear this loudspeaker to die for or perhaps disagree with that comment then I'd recommend getting an audition at your dealer. Just remember to phone first. Open panel loudspeakers are worth hearing, especially Martin Logans. I would like to know your opinion, because there's always debate about the difference between a box and an open panel, one that reviewer and musician Rafael Todes and I are constantly involved in, for example.

We were surprised to learn Bowers & Wilkins have been sold to new owners, if less so that Tannoy's Coatbridge plant will close, something that has been on the cards for months since Behringer's Music Group took over last year. Since both are global brands with a valued customer base I doubt they will be diminished, so much as re-structured. Tannoy design is likely to take place in Manchester with product being built in China. I've seen big Wharfedales being built by five men at a time in IAG's Shenzhen factory and a very good job they made of it too. Music Group specialise in professional audio so they could spin Tannoy off: just look at what happened to Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mini. Germany excels in this sort of thing.

As they excel in holding what is now probably the biggest hi-fi show on the planet. The High End show in Munich is just a 90 minute flight from the UK and these days costs around 60 return. I'd encourage you to go it can be done in a day because it is a show like no other. Most British manufacturers exhibit you may be pleased to know, but it attracts companies from around the world, who demo some startling products. As always, Silbatone was for me a highlight see our report on p53 since their 1924 Western Electric cinema system, driven by very early valve amplifiers, is extraordinary in its sound, wowing visitors and exhibitors alike.

Not that good hi-fi has to be big or expensive (or old) as our exclusive review of the new Blue Aura V40 hybrid valve amplifier attests. Here's a small unit that combines tubes with the convenience of Bluetooth for hooking up to your mobile device. It's different but sounds superb see p61. I hope you enjoy this issue where we cover the big, the small but most importantly the best equipment on offer. 

--- Noel Keywood, editor.



Click here to subscribe to Hi-Fi World.












































































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright  1995 - 2020  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.