Bluesound Unveils Gen 2i wireless audio system with Apple AirPlay2, two-way Bluetooth

Wireless, high-res multi-room audio provider Bluesound has announced Bluesound Generation 2i (Gen 2i), building on the success of the brand’s previous platform, it claims.  Gen 2i offers dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Apple AirPlay 2 support, upgraded Bluetooth codecs, improved amplification and acoustics, and more, while maintaining value for consumers with minimal changes to retail pricing, claims the…

Design of the day: KEF MUO wireless speakers

New from KEF are these colourful wireless Bluetooth speakers. Called MUO, they combine a nice industrial design with, the manufacturer claims, precision engineering and class-leading sound performance. The MUO, which cost £299, have been created by KEF in collaboration with award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove, who previously designed the Muon loudspeakers – a high-end luxury product costing £140,000…

McIntosh Transport launches SACD/CD Transport, MCT450

McIntosh Laboratory has launched the MCT450, a new SACD/CD transport designed to deliver optimum sound quality from CD and SACD music collections (£4,495). It has been engineered to deliver the optimum performance from CD and SACD media when partnered with its digital-input McIntosh stablemates, including select A/V processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. The MCT450 offers digital balanced (24-bit/192kHz), coaxial (24-bit/96kHz),…

Onkyo iPhone 5 compatible CS-255DAB Hi-Fi mini system announced

Onkyo have just announced their latest mini Hi-Fi system, the CS-2555DAB. Reasonably priced, it's one of the rare mini Hi-Fi systems to offer certified connectivity with Apple's lightning connection-equipped iPhone 5 smartphone. Packaged with a pair of two-way speakers (each…

REVIEW: Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Airplay speaker

Packing in Bluetooth and Airplay connectivity alongside a clever internet radio system, the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 is looking a well-rounded mini speaker system. But is it worthy of its high price tag? Read our full review to find out!

Ruark Audio R7 resurrects the radiogram's retro style

Ruark are looking to resurrect the retro stylings of the radiograms of old with the Ruark Audio R7. Taking its cues from the 1960s audio gear that can still be found collecting dust in nans' houses up and down the…

Loewe Speaker 2go offers NFC wireless tune streaming on the go

High-end German audio specialists Loewe have today revealed a new portable speaker, the Loewe Speaker 2go. Packing in Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, it's designed as a travel companion for those looking to wirelessly stream tunes on the go. Compact at…

REVIEW: Orbitsound M9 wireless Bluetooth soundbar

Orbitsound pop wireless Bluetooth streaming into the new M9 soundbar, just one of many new improvements made to the company's already-excellent soundbar range. But can the tweaks and new features of the M9 justify a price tag 50% more expensive than its predecessor? Read on to find out!

REVIEW: Onkyo CR-N755 networked Hi-Fi receiver

Moving swiftly with the times, Onkyo's CR-N755 Hi-Fi receiver offers a full suite of online audio sources to enjoy. Read on to find out exactly why this forward-thinking receiver should be on your wishlist.