Esoteric High-End Hi-Fi

Esoteric High End Electronics

Now for a taste of true high end hi-fi. Esoteric is a sub-division of the Japanese company, TEAC. The goal of Esoteric is to deliver no compromise high-end hi-fi. This is a no-holds barred approach to music reproduction where the very best engineering and technology combine to provide the best possible sound.

Dynaudio Contour 20

Dynaudio Speakers Room

Dynaudio were present at Sound & Vision in Bristol with a dimly lit room showcasing their latest speakers designs. A large black & white mural of David Bowie adorned the front wall, flanked either side by by a pair of Dynaudio Contour 60. I find it interesting to see what other manufacturers a hi-fi brand uses to demo its own products. In this case, Dynaudio were using Naim electronics, a very good match indeed.

Ruark Audio

Ruark Audio Exhibition

Of all the stands at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol, the cosiest and most homely was that of Ruark Audio. Ruark's products are all living room friendly by combining modern technology with chic retro looks and possibly had the highest WAF rating at the entire show. Dynamic Headroom took a look at what Ruark had to offer.

Sound & Vision Show 2017 Bristol

Sound & Vision Show Bristol 2017

This year's Sound & Vision Show in Bristol was bigger and better than ever. 2017 brought together a whole range of hi-fi brands, large and small, with a bewildering array of products on show. Dynamic Headroom brings you an unbiased, direct and straight forward review from the show. Read on for the low down on some great new products and for my report from the Sound & Vision Show 2017 in Bristol.

Best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210

Best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210 (1)

Here at Dynamic Headroom HQ, the Technics SL1210 mark 2 is the turntable of choice in my hi-fi system. Actually, it was left over from my DJing days, but nevertheless it was dusted off when the vinyl revival started and I began buying vinyl again. Upgrading to another deck would set me back £1000 in order to get a performance bump to make it worthwhile. I don't have that kind of money so began to wonder, what is the best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210? And can I do it on the cheap?

Leema Elements integrated amplifier review

Leema Elements Integrated Amplifier Review

In my quest to find the perfect amplifier with a built in DAC I discovered the Leema Elements. As well as having a DAC (digital to analogue converter), this product also ticks the box of being a quality British hi-manufacturer too. Read on for the Dynamic Headroom Leema Elements integrated amplifier review.