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NEWS: The ideal hi-fi speaker for apartments arrives

The Spendor D1 speakers are born from a UK company which has refined a design originally conceived in a BBC engineering department during the sixties. The retro look and feel is part of the appeal but the audio technology underneath … Continue reading

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NEWS: Samsung S9 4K TV on sale at Selfridges

Just as a recent statement from Samsung shows a 42% rise in income for the first few months of 2013, the Korean electronics giant has launched a flagship TV in the UK this week, the first ‘ultra high definition’ Samsung … Continue reading

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NEWS: Astell & Kern 100 music player beats iPhone 5

The small black shell of the AK100 houses hi-fi quality tech that now fits in the palm of your hands. Stripping the best chips from full-size budget hi-fi separates, including the DAC hardware that converts digital sounds to analogue, the … Continue reading

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NEWS: B&O hit headphone market with H3, H6 cans

The UK headphone market hit £226 Miliion last year and has seen explosive growth, particularly in the high-end sector and B&O (like hi-fi rivals B&W, KEF and Onkyo) has seen the opportunity and launched two new models. Both the H3 … Continue reading

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NEWS: Sony reveal X9000A – first 4K TV ‘for the home’

Gadget Luxe travelled to the biggest consumer electronics show in the world earlier this month. Amidst the invention and innovation at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony revealed a super high resolution 4K TV in 55 inch and 65 inch … Continue reading

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NEWS: Bang & Olufsen launch BeoPlay A9 speaker & new TV

The BeoPlay A9 speaker isn’t conventional. Yes, it can charge your phone, stream music from your smartphone and accept wired inputs but the design looks like a high-end coffee table seen through the eyes of Dali. There’s 5 speakers inside, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Super slim PS3 reborn as minimalist media server

The PlayStation 3 has had quite a ride after launching in the UK for £425 in 2007. Eager fans who queued outside HMV in Oxford Street for the midnight launch were also given a free 46 inch Sony TV and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Hoover Robo.com 2

The concept is simple yet sci-fi.  Hoover has invented a disc shaped robot that cleans your home on its own, mapping your living space via sensors and sucking up dirt, after coating your floor in UV light to kill bugs. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Philips reveal Fidelio X1 headphones for home hi-fi systems

The Philips Fidelio X1 headphones are part of a steady move by Philips to bring high quality audio products back to a brand which has, for many years, concentrated on TVs and technology outside audio. There’s been previous success with … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Amphion NuForce Helium 410 creates home office audiophile excellence

Amphion are the speaker manufacturer and the NuForce Icon2 is a tiny amplifier which powers the speakers, made in Finland. The concept means that this combo removes the need for traditional hi-fi units and is a halfway house between an … Continue reading

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