Now in its fourth generation, the JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker aims to better the five-star reputation of its predecessor, the Charge 3. The battery has been beefed up to 7500mAh, which should give you around 20 hours of playback and have some extra left over to charge your smartphone using the USB port. The rugged design is built for the muddy outdoors, with IPX7-rated waterproofing, and under the tough rugby-ball shell lies a proprietary full-range driver and two
We've known something was stirring at Pioneer since the company teased a couple of Blu-ray-player-sized boxes back in April. Then, in June, the UDP-LX500 was previewed at a Japanese AV show. Fast forward a couple of months and we now have official word that Pioneer's first-ever 4K Blu-ray player will arrive this September. And it won't be cheap (nor will it be available in a finish other than black). At £1000 (£999.99 to be precise), Pioneer's aiming to make a splash in the
We are delighted to announce the KEF Q Series has been awarded a prestigious EISA Award! The international judging panel of experts from 53 magazines across the world honoured the range with the highly respected accolade of EISA Home Theatre Speaker System 2018-19.
KEF is excited to announce that we will be returning to Hammersmith for this year’s Festival of Sound exhibition, hosted at the Novotel London West. This unmissable experience rolls off the back of its renowned p
Alexa continues its dominance in the smart home market by making its way into Yamaha's considerable portfolio of AV products. It's now available on select Yamaha MusicCast products, which covers a huge range of kit from AV receivers (such as the RX-A3070 and RX-A1060), soundbars (YSP-2700, YSP-5600), hi-fi systems, wireless speakers and more. Once set up, you can simply ask Alexa to do the basics such as turning your Yamaha receiver on or off, playing, skipping, pausing track
The new half-height AV receivers feature Alexa voice control, HEOS network streaming and a turntable phono input. Marantz is to introduce two new 'slimline' AV receivers this year: the NR1609 and NR1509, which should replace the existing NR1608 and NR1607 models. While you might expect them to have a half-width chassis, the 'slimline' refers to the height of the machine – they’re half the height of traditional AV receivers, closer in styling to the company’s budget CD players
The Avenger, Avenger Plus and Avenger Reference sit below the US brand's flagship Titan deck. After a couple of years of exposure in the brand’s native country, the Avenger models from VPI’s Reference turntable range are now available in the UK. The Avenger (£10,000), Avenger Plus (£15,000) and Avenger Reference (£20,000) slot in above the Award-winning VPI Prime and five-star Prime Signature and sit below the brand’s flagship Titan deck. The standard Avenger has three-layer