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.

Chord Company

Chord Company Exhibition

The Chord Company were once again prominently placed near the entrance to the Sound & Vision show this year. The first stop for most people was to grab a Chord Company bag and booklet which is a great marketing move as every visitor carried it around for the rest of the day.

New Naim Uniti Range

New Naim Uniti Range Report

Naim ran a closed-door demo of their new Uniti range, co-hosted by their partner Focal. Jason Gould from Naim introduced the range from top to bottom: Uniti Nova, Uniti Star, Uniti Atom and Uniti Core. On show was a Uniti Nova hooked up to a pair of £10,000 Focal Sopra No.2 floor standing speakers.

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.

Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35 headphones review

Bose QuietComfort 35 review

Bose is the king of noise cancelling but competition is getting more fierce all the time. Read on to see what I make of the latest model in my Bose QuietComfort 35 review.

Wireless streaming to hi-fi

Stream wirelessly to stereo hi-fi

Do you regularly use online music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music? Do you have a decent stereo hi-fi but perhaps don't use it so much because you no longer buy CDs? If so then read on...