What you need to know before building a HiFi system

The process of building a stereo can be overwhelming. Should you buy new gear or trawl the local stereo shop for vintage equipment? Do you need a subwoofer for music? Are high-end speaker cables really going to make a difference in sound? It's no won...

Boss Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amp you can use anywhere

Guitar players wanting to liberate themselves from long instrument cables that tether them to a spot on stage (or clutter up their practice space) usually have to buy a whole system with transmitters and receivers and such. Now, however, Boss has jus...

The Building Blocks for a Great Stereo!


The sheer variety of stereo designs is truly amazing, just when you think you’ve seen it all another unique design pops up, and this design did just that! Designed by Simon Evrard, Bloc is a modular living room amp made up of… you guessed it, Blocks!

Five independent geometric blocks sit on the large base, this is what feeds them power. Each of the five blocks is a different component that has been chosen to enhance the usability and functionality of the product; they are as follows: an independent induction charger to allow wireless charging of the user’s mobile device, an amp, a control centre for tactile, hands-on adjustments and finally, the speaker itself.

What makes Bloc so great is its versatility! The speaker can be separated from the base, allowing the music to follow the user wherever they desire!

Designer: Simon Evrard