In news and opinion this month, Cliff Joseph talks bandwidth and bottlenecks as he examines the reasons why we are still unable to access hi-res audio over the Internet. In opinion we have Insider comment on today’s audio topics from Barry Fox, Jim Lesurf, Steve Harris and, from the US, John Atkinson and Barry Willis. We review Technics SL-1000R, two years after the launch of the SL-1200GAE, the company unveils its flagship direct-drive turntable. Is this the apex of vinyl playback? Micromega M-150 French amp/DAC with built-in room correction delivers spot-on sonics and no shortage of flexibility and much more!