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JL AUDIO Launches Value-Driven Coaxial and Comp...

Apr 20 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, launches a new series of coaxial and component speaker systems designed for installation into OEM (factory) speaker locations. The new C1 line of speakers covers all the key sizes with less models and is packed with features typically found at m...

HOW VERY ZEN! PHOENIX GOLD TOP END AMP

Apr 18 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in News
At the very top end of the high quality Phoenix Gold brand of car audio from the USA, there is another, yet more exalted echelon than “Elite”. A level of sheer excellence, so bonkers, that you simply do not make these to leave lying around in a box. No, their Zen is so strong, they must be fashio...

Editorial: A VERY HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL AT TALK...

Apr 13 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
As we ponder the Judeo-Christian significance of eggs and the fecund rabbit as a symbol of the Biblical death and resurrection of The Nazarene, whilst the tree from Yule rots in the garden, we can rest easy that The Intu Shopping centre at least, will be shut on Easter day.

Yes, along...

Editorial: APRIL…. ICEMAN LANDS TOP GEAR JOB RA...

Mar 31 2017 22:05 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
In a world where Dave ‘Snypa’ created the hashtag #AR4TG meaning Adam Rayner For Top Gear, from the heady days when the public were asked to send in a thirty second video audition to be a TV presenter, we now know what happened to Top Gear after the Clarkson no-steak-but-a-thud incident. The Gran...

JVC KW-V820BT Double DIN AV RECEIVER

Mar 17 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Source Units
Welcome to a slice of the 21st century. This full sized double DIN JVC car receiver is a perfect indicator of its moment in time. This is to do with Apple CarPlay, the system whereby apps on your iPhone, such as navigation and music streaming services appear safely on the graphics of your car rad...

Morel Virtus Nano 602 2-Way Ultra-Slim Componen...

Mar 08 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Speakers
Speakers: Morel Virtus Nano 602 ultra-slim 2-way components
Manufacturer: Morel
Distributor: Flagship Distribution
Website: http://www.morelhifi.com/product/virtus-nano-2-way-3-way/
Ty...

TWO TERABYTE USB STORAGE IS NOW A THING, HERE

Mar 02 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
You see some bonkers things in the USA at the CES but this is a bit marvellous:
Kingston Digital Ships World’s Largest Capacity USB Flash Drive. 1TB and 2TB Drives Now Available. Stores Over 500,000 Photos and 160 Movies. Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Techn...

The 30th Sound & Vision Show, Bristol 2017,...

Mar 01 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
I first went to a HiFi show as production manager for Acoustic Energy. We had loudspeaker products created with this mad pistonic metal-cone transducer. Based upon the hardness of the dual face layers of anodising on a spun aluminium cone, the driven piston weighed nothing, was absurdly rigid and...

Editorial: MARCH…. AS MAD AS A HAREY MONSTER!

Feb 28 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
FIRST I want to offer a huge congratulations to a certain Ian “Iceman” Pinder, for he and his car have been filmed for Top Gear Series 2, AC. (After Clarkson) It was so sweet. I heard he had been called by a researcher and asked for the specification of his car and knew that he would be at the le...

RUARK AUDIO MR1 MK2 - DESIGN CONSCIOUS SOUND

Feb 27 2017 08:00 | Adam Rayner in News
Since its introduction in February 2013, our MR1 Bluetooth stereo speaker system has been widely commended as the best available.

MR1 Mk2 retains all the attributes of the original, but from customer feedback and our own ongoing desire for improvement we’ve now made them better than...