Roksan are another great British hi-fi brand who have earned themselves a good reputation by creating products that combine quality and value. Monitor Audio recently acquired Roksan and so brought together two hi-fi brands that, on paper, look to have a good synergy. Henley Designs distribute Roksan products in the UK.
Two powerhouses of British hi-fi were in tandem here. Musical Fidelity brought their Encore all-in-one, their range of Nu-Vista electronics and paired them up with the Kef Reference 1 speakers. Nordost speaker & interconnect cables with Hi-Fi Racks shelving completed the picture. Here at Dynamic Headroom, this was the first time I had heard the new Kef Reference range so I was looking forward to this one.
Canton are a German hi-fi company who were established in 1973. Over the years they have produced a wide range of speakers from large floor standers to soundbars. The Canton representative was a very cheery chap who had speakers hooked up to a Denon amplifier and CD player. Dynamic Headroom took a seat near the front and sat down for a listen...
Room 306 at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol featured a host of different brands coming together to create a top notch system. Dynamic Headroom paid a visit and discovered something a little bit different.
Technics are back and they mean business. The relaunched SL1200 series of turntables, for which Technics has become an iconic brand for many, are grabbing all the headlines. Turntables were of course on display at the Sound & Vision Show this year but so were some of the new electronics and speakers from Technics. Dynamic Headroom paid a visit to the Technics room for a listen.
Here at Dynamic Headroom we are all about discovering cool new hi-fi brands and products. Ophidian Audio is a name that many of the visitors to the Sound & Vision Show had not heard of before, myself included. Ophidian will be a well known brand judging by their performance in Bristol.
Dynamic Headroom visited the Quad room at the Sound & Vision Show 2017 to see what was on offer.
Chord Electronics were at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol showcasing their range of futuristically styled hi-fi components. Read on for the Dynamic Headroom low-down of this high tech hi-fi room.
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 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.