Archive for Duncan Madden

  • Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia cee'd 1.6CRDi LS review

    By 12 August 2008

    First things first, let’s get rid of the perky, pesky apostrophe from Kia’s latest entry into the hatchback market, the Kia cee’d. The grammatical abuse serves no purpose other than to annoy, so it's coming out. The Kia ceed; there, that’s better....

  • CES 2008: Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Power Amp & Azur 840E Pre Amp
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Power Amp & Azur 840E Pre Amp

    By 11 January 2008

    Cambridge Audio has had another great year with plaudits aplenty, and the Azur 840 Class XD power amplifier and Azur 840E pre-amp combo unveiled at this year’s CES Las Vegas look set to keep the UK company in favour. The 840W is the peak of CA’s Azur...

  • CES 2008: Escient Vision VX-600 4TB media server launched
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Escient Vision VX-600 4TB media server launched

    By 9 January 2008

    Media storage specialist Escient today unveiled its capacious Vision VX-600 at CES Las Vegas. An unbelievably capable digital media storage unit and organiser, the VX-600 sports four RAID 5 configured 1TB drives roomy enough to hold an amazing 600 films...

  • CES 2008: Klipsch Palladium P-39F
    Audio

    CES 2008: Klipsch Palladium P-39F

    By 9 January 2008

    Got $15,000 to spend on your home entertainment? Then one company has just the product for you. New from lesser-known audiophile Klipsch is the ultra high-spec Palladium P-39F floorstanding speaker, unveiled at CES Las Vegas today. The Palladium features...

  • CES 2008: Boston Acoustics does Digital radio with Solo XT DAB Radio
    Audio

    CES 2008: Boston Acoustics does Digital radio with Solo XT DAB Radio

    By 9 January 2008

    Speaker specialist Boston Acoustics has unveiled its first attempt at a DAB radio at CES Las Vegas in the colourful form of the Solo XT. Undeniably modern in design, the Slo XT has eschewed the retro wood look for a simple, modern and solid design. Behind...

  • CES 2008: myvu Personal Media Viewer gets update
    Gadgets

    CES 2008: myvu Personal Media Viewer gets update

    By 9 January 2008

    Personal media viewer company myvu has launched two new products at CES Las Vegas in the shape of the Crystal 701 and Shades 301. These mini-TVs-in-sunglasses-esque devices put portable entertainment firmly in the personal domain and are compatible with...

  • CES 2008: SIM2 Dolby LED Display Prototype unvielled
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: SIM2 Dolby LED Display Prototype unvielled

    By 8 January 2008

    Audio giant Dolby and imaging stalwart SIM2 CES have announced a collaboration together in the shape of the Dolby backlit LED array LCD TV technology. Described by Dolby PR manager Joshua Gershman as “the future of TV”, this new imaging technology...

  • CES 2008: Marantz AV8003 Pre-Processor and Power Amp
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Marantz AV8003 Pre-Processor and Power Amp

    By 8 January 2008

    Part of Marantz’s ever growing arsenal of "separates" AV kit, at CES the company has unveiled its latest double team assault on the AV market in the shapes of the AV8003 pre-processor and power amplifier. So new is this AV8003 dream team that features...

  • CES 2008: Marantz ES7001 Sound Bar launches
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Marantz ES7001 Sound Bar launches

    By 8 January 2008

    Jumping on the sound bar bandwagon, Marantz has unveiled its own one-box surround sound speaker solution at CES 2008. Having spent three years developing the ES7001, Marantz claims to have "ironed out" the bumps that have been an inherent flaw in many...

  • CES 2008: Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player launches
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray player launches

    By 8 January 2008

    Although the press bods at Marantz have assured us that they are not siding with one side over the other in the next-gen format war, the company has unveiled its first Blu-ray disc, DVD and CD player at CES 2008. The BD8002 arrives with statistics so...

  • CES 2008: Anthony Gallo Acoustics Strada speakers blast on to scene
    Audio

    CES 2008: Anthony Gallo Acoustics Strada speakers blast on to scene

    By 7 January 2008

    New from speaker specialist Anthony Gallo is the Strada speaker series, unveiled at CES 2008. Larger than the former Due model but smaller than the Reference AV, the Strada Series falls somewhere between the A’ Diva Ti and Reference AV speaker lines....

  • CES 2008: DLP shows off DualView TV
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: DLP shows off DualView TV

    By 7 January 2008

    DLP Products from Texas Instruments has demonstrated the ability to display two separate image sources at the same time on a single DLP HDTV screen at CES 2008. DualView capability is an innovation for two-player gaming, TV and film watching that gives...

  • CES 2008: DLP shows off working Pico projector prototype
    Phones

    CES 2008: DLP shows off working Pico projector prototype

    By 7 January 2008

    Building on announcements made at IFA in 2007, Texas Instruments DLP has unveiled a full working prototype of its Pico projector, ensconced in a mock mobile phone similar in size to the iPhone at CES in Las Vegas. Developed in conjunction with Sypro and...