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Posted by & filed under Digital, Naim.

I love a controversial product and they don’t come more so than this, it had me grinning like a Cheshire cat. It’s been a long wait but finally we have a box that accepts digital data streams properly. As mentioned somewhere else on the Sonata site (the Wadia pages I think) I don’t have any… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Naim.

Well, time for another introduction – say ‘hello’ to Sonata’s first Network Player. Our UnitiServe’s new best mate and what a brilliant pair they make, the streaming revolution is truly gathering pace and it’s great to see a world class product like this in our studio. The ND5 is jam-packed with clever innovation and design,… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Naim.

Say ‘hello’ to Sonata’s first hard-disk music player and server. What a clever piece of kit this little devil really is and so easy to use. Naim have done a wonderful job of taking the angst out of this kind of device, which is just what great engineering should do. Bit perfect ripping has never… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Wadia.

Without a doubt, it’s been well worth the wait as the 121 wins my ‘Product of the Year 2012’ award ! Never has so much pure musical quality been available at anywhere near the 121’s price in the digital audio environment. The 121 is the first Wadia product to benefit from their work on a… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Wadia.

This little beast does exactly what it says (on the tin), it’s a DAC with Power. A cunning device that allows your Wadia 171 (or 170) iTransport and a number of other digital sources, to power a pair of speakers. Voila, a mini music system. Beware, although the package maybe mini, the technology used and… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Wadia.

The Apple iPod. Part genius, part musical nightmare. There’s no denying the fact that the iPod has been the ‘audio product’ of the 21st century and as a piece of product design it’s brilliant (like all things Apple) But (and it’s a big but !) it sounds bloody awful. So, in step Wadia. Who, with… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Digital, Rega.

Currently one of the hottest sectors in audio (after turntables !). The resurrection of the separate D/A convertor over the past few years has been phenomenal. However, like many things in life , a lot of stuff that’s jumped on the DAC bandwagon is pretty poor. So, thank heavens for Rega. The DAC is brilliant…. Read more »