Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Sep 04, 2023
hfnoutstandingDeVore's 'Orangutan' loudspeaker range now has a funky sibling – the aptly-named O/baby that extends the brand's high sensitivity DNA into a very compact cabinet

Even the name sounds like a clarion call: 'O/baby!', straight out of Austin Powers. It resides 'one from the bottom' in DeVore Fidelity's Orangutan range, with only the minuscule, 25x25x25cm micr/O sealed cube below it. But the O/baby is the one that screams 'Buy me!' at this jaded hack. How so? This trickle-down gem from DeVore, smaller than the O/93 [HFN Mar '23], just may be the answer to my bucket list dreams. Or would be, had I the £6298 for a pair. And £1398 more for the stands.

Ken Kessler  |  Aug 31, 2023
This month we review: Lori Lieberman, Jan Gunnar Hoff, The Preachers and Talk Talk.
Ken Kessler  |  Aug 31, 2023
This month, we review: Marshall Crenshaw, The Boneshakers, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder and British Mod Sounds Volume 2.
Mike Barnes  |  Aug 31, 2023
This month we review: The National, Yes, Baxter Dury and They Watch Us From The Moon.
Steve Harris  |  Aug 30, 2023
This month we review: Scott Hamilton Quartet, Ingi Bjarni, Donny Mccaslin and Dominic Miller.
Peter Quantrill  |  Aug 30, 2023
This month we review: Alexander Melnikov, Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset, David Le Page, Orch of the Swan/ Philip Sheppard and Huelgas Ensemble/Paul Van Nevel.
Andrew Everard  |  Aug 28, 2023
This month we review and test releases from: Bobo Stenson Trio, Tamara Stefanovich, WDR SO/Ciaccarini, Rundel, Thom Lafond, Jimmy Regal and the Royals and Caesar Spencer.
Review: Jamie Biesemans, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Aug 25, 2023
hfnoutstandingA mid-'80s audiophile favourite from UK brand Epos is reimagined by the go-to-speaker designer, Karl-Heinz Fink

Revivalist products are in the ascendant, but they range from the dubious, cashing in on nostalgia, to more respectful attempts aiming to recreate something remarkable from yesteryear. Rest assured – the ES14N is firmly positioned in the second category. In fact, it goes one step further by claiming to be both truthful to the design ethos of the original '80s speaker icon, while also improving on it.

Peter Quantrill  |  Aug 23, 2023
Peter Quantrill takes a personal journey through the music of a Transylvanian-born composer who defined the space age in sound and continued to discover new worlds

Kylwiria is a beautiful, unknown land with rivers, mountains and lakes, a fairytale place where people live together in harmony. It has its own language, its own grammar. But Kylwiria does not really exist. At least, it existed only in the imagination of a Hungarian teenager, born in a small town in Transylvania in 1923.

Martin Colloms  |  Aug 21, 2023  |  First Published: Aug 01, 2003
hfnvintageAfter years of development, the US company has come of age with a design that's a landmark in speaker engineering, says Martin Colloms

It was a thought-provoking discussion with Avalon president Neil Patel on the virtues of absolute tonal accuracy in a speaker, and how to achieve it, that led to an opportunity to evaluate the Eidolon. It was to prove illuminating to discover just how closely his objectives had been realised in this design.