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
It’s always exciting for us when a What-Hi-Fi? Award-winner gets a new sibling - especially when the winner in question has claimed three consecutive awards, and especially when it’s not only getting one sibling but two. The Onkyo A-9010 has taken home the best budget stereo amplifier award since its debut in 2015. Now it (and its 'A'-range compatriots) are joined by the new A-9110 (£230) and A-9130 (£350). Like the A-9010, the A-9110 is analogue-only. The A-9130 is digital-r
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
JBL's all-time best-selling pair of stereo speakers are back... The new incarnation is called the JBL L100 Classic and the retro-looking speakers share a lot of similarities with the original model, from their 12in three-way design to the Quadrex foam grilles available in black, blue or orange. But beneath that satin wood walnut veneer, there have been significant upgrades to the internal components, the enclosure tuning and the crossover design. The speakers also use a new