Wharfedale Reva speakers aim to double down on Diamond range

Wharfedale has confirmed the release of a new speaker series called Reva. The range comprises two standmount speakers, two floorstanders and a centre channel, with the price of a stereo pair starting at £450. The Reva series, first teased at the Bristol Sound & Vision show in February, aims to build on the Award-winning success of the company’s more affordable Diamond range, refining and upgrading the Diamond design in an effort to deliver better performance for a little more cash. While the Diamond 220 speakers come in at £220, the Revo 1 bookshelf speakers start the new range at £450. They’re joined by the larger...

Abtec Petone Easter Hours 2018

Easter is here again! Hooray!! This year we will be closing and spending time with our families… We will be closed…. Good Friday 30th March 2018 Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 Our Abtec Petone team will return back to our normal business hours Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Have a great Easter break, and a big thank you for supporting us!!

Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Review

Just recently I was very lucky to hear the first pair of Klipsch HP-3 Heritage Over ear headphones. Even before opening the box I was very impressed! Usually when a set of Headphones arrive they are in a box just big enough to carry the items, however this was not the case with the HP-3’s. The box the Klipsch HP-3’s arrived in was mammoth in comparison with other Headphones we see day-in and day-out, so mammoth that I could sit a AV Receiver in it! Once I had opened the shipping packaging I was yet again surprised with another box inside that holds yet another box, making unpacking the Klipsch...

Klipsch Forte III Review

This week we tested the Klipsch Forte III speaker, a 3-way model equipped with acoustic horns and a passive radiator. This uncommon speaker was discontinued almost twenty years ago, and Klipsch brought it back into its catalog in response to growing demand for vintage speakers. This speaker can cover a very large bandwidth and boasts an exceptional sensitivity rating. Equally at home with music and movie soundtracks, the Klipsch Forte III can stand on its own and does not need the support of a subwoofer. It is part of the brand’s famous Heritage range, along with its high-end models. Klipsch Forte III:...

Audio-Technica Debuts Its New AT-LP7 Turntable at CES 2018

STOW, OH, January 9, 2018 — At CES 2018 Audio-Technica is introducing its new AT-LP7 Belt Drive Turntable, which is engineered to deliver a superior high-fidelity listening experience. “For more than 50 years Audio-Technica has earned a reputation for excellence in vinyl playback for our high-quality cartridges, and our turntable business is built upon that success,” said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Manager. “The AT-LP7 extends this heritage as the finest turntable the company has ever offered.” The AT-LP7 offers manual operation and is supplied with the VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, built-in switchable phono/line preamp with selectable MM/MC...

Sony launches MUTEKI V90DW High Power Audio System

The speaker system that’s Chromecast-ready Sony has launched the MUTEKI V90DW, a powerful new audio system that brings together brilliant lighting feature options and excellent sound quality to create an immersive listening experience. Standing at an impressive 170cm tall, the tower design of this speaker makes listening a complete, captivating experience. The sound system also features speaker lights and multi-coloured woofer lights that change according to the beat. The V90DW supports music services such as Google’s Chromecast built-in and Spotify Connect. The touch panel user interface backlit, making it easy and convenient to skip tracks at any time of day or night....

JBL Stadium UB4100 Amplified Powersports Soundbar

POWERFUL PERFORMANCE COMPANION FOR YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE; Legendary JBL pro and home audio performance is now available for the great outdoors. The new JBL STADIUM UB4100 AMPLIFIED Powersports Soundbar is designed for UTVs, boats and other personal and family vehicles built for fun and recreation. Take the wheel or helm and experience the sound of powerful JBL rollicking sound. (Try 105dB at fifteen feet!) It’s also equipped with a super flexible mounting system that fits any size roll cage and will take a 10G shock and stay put. You can also separate the soundbar into two speaker towers to optimize...

Kef Porsche Design Motion One Review

Kef Motion One – Looks good, Sounds Better Design 9.5 Build 8 Performance 9 Value 8 Overall Score 8.6 THE GOOD Stylish design that suit most occasions Impressive sound reproduction 10hr battery life THE BAD Not for the budget conscious Passive sound isolation I’m not the biggest fan of collaborations. Especially when the partnership is nothing more than a marketing gimmick without any real contribution to the design and quality of the product. The KEF MOTION ONE – a collaboration between Porsche Design and KEF, isn’t one of those cases. To the uninitiated, you might confuse Porsche Design with the...

Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers Review

Introduction One of the very first pieces of audio gear that I wanted to upgrade when I was a wee lad were my computer speakers. My first set came with a Dell desktop system my parents bought me when I was a senior in high school to prepare for college. They were small, rectangular, and sounded terrible – zero bass or treble to speak of with a really muddy midrange. And I loved them. When they finally died I decided to up my game by buying a complete 5.1 surround system made by Sound Blaster. I don’t remember the exact...