Audio Note UK Cobra
An integrated amplifier for those who want to enjoy the AN UK’s sound world at this world’s price.
For the Asia-Europe 5 exhibition the skin is deep, and leaves a lasting impression.
Andreas Toftemark sends good vibes from his New York Flight.
Trio Medieval sings to restless souls.
Robin Audio Oloron
Oloron is an uncompromising French loudspeaker with rarely used speaker technology.
Philips RH 545 Studio
The RH 545 Studio was Philips’ most advanced MFB loudspeakers monitoring its own playback through a feedback loop.
Does transparency of the cabinet translate to transparency of the sound? Some examples.
When 0.396 cents matters.
A blooming desert
SUPERBLOOM is a collaborative debut between cellist Maarten Vos and pianist Nils Davidse.
Ääni sauna #1: Jaakko Eino Kalevi
A Finnish multi-instrumentalist heating up the sauna in Norway.
Mad about horns
Famous for his garden scissors, Olavi Linden is a man of over hundred instruments, and horns are his obsession.
Audio Note Japan Kondo Overture
Overtures aren’t the greatest music that classic music can offer. But Overture can be a name to a superb amplifier.
The power of naming
Marguerite Humeau’s new sound piece Weeds aims to make silenced and invisible knowledge visible. The solo exhibition opens today.
Peter Bjørnild & Frans de Rond have recorded albumful of jazzy music challenging the possibilities of current recording technology. A fabulous one-mic recording.
In the footsteps of Prometheus
Prague/CZ based independent record label Animal Music is offering a new release of Nikol Bokova.
The virus hit the microphone
Chesky Records’ new release presents the music of Led Zeppelin played by Obed Calvaire, Bob Franceschini, Kevin Hays, & Orlando le Fleming.
Ceramics and sound united
Interbeing is an ambitious international ceramic and sound art project creating new collaborations between British and Chinese artists.
Aho or Enescu?
A symphony written for a chamber orchestra makes an interesting type of composition that inspired composers from the early to late 20th century, Kalevi Aho and George Enescu among others.
The new book of the Basque sound artist Mikel R. Nieto contemplates current lack of sensitivity toward the sound of water, snow and ice. A vinyl is attached.
Just before the world went mad
Looking back, Highend Mässa 2020, or HEM, as they call it, was held just 30 days before the world stopped. Before the world went mad, as the head of the Swedish Health Office put it.
The new flagship Karelia now stands alone on top of the Penaudio collection, and deviates significantly from the previous top models in terms of cabinet technology.
Helsinki Highend 2020
Helsinki Highend 2020 was held at the very last minute before the restrictions entered into force. Those were the days, my friend.
Coming of age
Penaudio now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Sami Penttilä looks back to the youth, his own and the company’s.
In addition to audio and music, Penaudio’s head designer Sami Penttilä has a soft spot for other finer things in life.
Penaudio Cenya and Rebel Three
Two past reviews of Penaudio’s cool looking stand-mount and floorstanding loudspeaker.
Sinfonia, Sinfonietta and Sonata Signature
Penaudio’s new flagship Sonata Signature draws from the experience gained with the two former top models.
Honorable sound from Denmark
A record number of exhibitors participated in the Copenhagen HighEnd 2019 fair.
No longer with us
Ken Ishiwata passed away leaving a lasting impression on the highend-hifi, not only with his Signature devices, but also with his colorful personality.
South America meets the Baltics
Two modern musical pioneers, Robert Jürjendal and Miguel Noya, combine their ethnic background and musical forces in their new album The Power of Distance.
The nature itself as the main artist, humans merely accompanying as featuring artists.