cambridge audio cxn v2 review

A hi-fi component streamer designed to complement the rest of Cambridge’s CX Series 2, but which will shine in any system. Read our cambridge audio cxn v2 review. Cambridge Audio’s CX Series is classic hi-fi made modern, the second of Cambridge’s four ranges of separates — above the recent entry-level AX range, below the 851 … Read more

Yamaha Aventage Rx-a2a Review – New Age, new decade

Aventage meant ‘AV entertainment for a new age’. As this award­winning series of receivers enters its second decade, we review the firstand most affordable release from the range. Read our Yamaha Aventage Rx-a2a Review. SUMMARY Yamaha RX-A2A networked AV receiver Price: $1599 + Excellent audio performance + Flexible channel use + MusicCast onboard – Often … Read more

Magico A5 Review

JIM AUSTIN It’s rare for a Stereophile reviewer to review two loudspeakers in a row from the same manufacturer, but then these are unusual times. Because of the pandemic, Magico’s M2s got stuck here for a year (I know: poor me). By the time they were packed up and shipped out, it was time for … Read more

PC SPECIALIST TORVA ELITE R Review

AMD B550 GAMING PC PCSPECIALISTTORVA ELITE R SUPPLIER pcspecialist.co.uk PC Specialist’s all-AMO system aims to deliver well-balanced mainstream performance in games and content-creation workloads, and it starts with a Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card. XFX makes the card in this machine, and while there are no overclocks on this Speedster card, it still has … Read more

NZXT N7 B550 Review

ATX B55O MOTHERBOARD SUPPLIER scan.co.uk It’s been a longtime since we’ve reviewed a motherboard from a brand other than the usual four, and while samples of NZXT’s previous boards were hard to get, NZXT was keen to send us one of its latest motherboard – the N7 BSSO. As its name suggests, it’s a Socket … Read more

CYBERPOWER INFINITY X119 GT Review

INTEL Z590 GAMING PC SUPPLIER cyberpowersystem.co.uk CyberPower’s Infinity X119 GT rig includes an Intel Core i9-11900K, which is one of the beefiest new Rocket Lake-S chips – it has eight Hyper-Threaded cores, and its base speed of 3.5GHz can ascend to up to 5.2GHz using conventional turbo and 5.3GHz with Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost tech if … Read more

Sonus Faber Electa Amator III Review

Che sorpresa! There I was expecting delivery of a pair of small, bookshelf loud-speakers and the courier made me sign for two outrageously large cartons, both of which were so heavy that I had to get a trolley to move them off the stoop. How on earth could either of these cartons contain a pair … Read more

Clearaudio Concept Active Review

From the science city of Erlangen in Bavaria comes this German turntable, which is out to prove that high-quality vinyl replay needn’t come devoid of convenience features. Read our Clearaudio Concept Active Review. SUMMARY Clearaudio Concept Active With Concept MM cartridge: $4499 Wood/dark wood finish $4999 With Concept MC cartridge $5295 Wood/dark wood finish $5995 … Read more

Sony VPL-VW790ES Review – Going NATIVE

Native 4K projection isn’t cheap. But as Sony’s projectors invariably show, it is spectacular. Read our Sony VPL-VW790ES Review. SUMMARY Sony VPL-VW790ES 4K projector + Brilliant Ultra-HD performance + Super long-life light source + Easy set-up –    Motion smoothing could improve –   Won’t accept 576i/50 or 480i/60 So while Ultra High Definition resolution is now … Read more

Hisense 100L5F Review – ULTRA-short & sweet

Hisense’s latest Laser TV bundles a 100-inch screen with a smart ultra-short-throw projector—just the thing for a big night of sport, or any other visual entertainment. Read our Hisense 100L5F Review. Pretty much 18 months ago, I spent an evening in a cliff-top house in Sydney. When I stood in the lounge room, to the … Read more