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Latest News

iFi nano iOne DAC

Speaker Shack writes ..... Diminutive DAC delivers versatile sound-boosting digital audio ‘hub’ for all manner of devices – from smartphones and computers to TVs and games consoles. Product summary The nano iOne from iFi is designed to be a convenient, high-quality digital audio ‘hub’ – a DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) that is miniature in size yet big on […]

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Love Hultén: Introducing Astovox, a modular HiFi system

We are told .... Astovox combines pure form with great performance. The cubic casings are handmade from African Mahogany while the front panels comes in a classic brushed aluminium finish. If desired, the wooden stands can be removed - offering the user optional arrangements. This modular design allows the system to blend into any space. The […]

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dCS: They launch limited edition Vivaldi One digital music system

They tell us: dCS proudly announces Vivaldi One – a limited edition digital music player specially designed to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with state-of-the-art network streaming functionality. Vivaldi is the […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: They have reworked their famous Pulse amplifier for 2017

They tell us ..... Leema Acoustics has reworked its famous Pulse amplifier for 2017, dramatically improving performance and adding new contemporary features, including a high-quality phono stage, aptX Bluetooth, plus a 32-bit/384kHz DSD-capable DAC, (£2,295) Leema Acoustics has relaunched one of its best-loved amplifiers, the Pulse, for 2017. Led by its ex-BBC engineering team, the […]

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LYRIC HIFI: ‘The finest personal listening products available. Great sounding headphones from only $79, and …..’

They say: Here they are: The finest personal listening products available. Great sounding headphones from only $79, and dedicated headphone amps to enhance their performance. You’ll even find a short list of Staff Picks, our sales consultants’ favorite headphone models. (All starred photos are Staff Picks.) We’ve also provided background details on six premier headphone […]

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TIMESTEP: “Plays it again with the EVO GR turntable: a cleverly enhanced version of Technics’ new (and more affordable) SL-1210 GR deck”

They tell us: Devon-based Timestep has earned quite a reputation for its intelligent modifications of various iconic Technics turntables - not to mention winning a bunch of awards. Now, designer Dave Cawley turns his attention to a more affordable deck - the new Technics SL-1210 GR - to create the enhanced Timestep EVO GR. To […]

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AMPHION LOUDSPEAKERS: The Meet the Amphion video

    ============== Hi. If you are in the trade and you want us to consider posting your press release then please click HERE. Please click HERE if you want to see the latest and eternally verified site statistics.  On target to achieve 4.3 million page hits by year-end December 31st 2017 Please follow us […]

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Music

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (VINYL)

On Jeff Beck’s first album in six years, the legendary guitarist combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. Over the course of Beck’s illustrious 50-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. He has twice been inducted into […]

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The Record Producers Leiber and Stoller

Andy Peebles presents a profile of Leiber and Stoller, the American writers and producers who made hits for Elvis Presley, Ben E King, the Drifters and many more. First broadcast in 1982. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzm8t?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbc4_week37&ns_linkname=2content_object_right_2&ns_fee=0

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Herbie Hancock – Septet Live At The Boston Jazz Workshop 1973 (CD)

This historically important performance from March 22nd 1973, was taped for broadcast on WBCN-FM, and captures the visionary keyboardist / composer at a vital point in his musical trajectory, as he closed the Mwandishi chapter and embarked on his Headhunters trip. Fearlessly creative and experimental, it’s presented here together with background notes and images. Hornets […]

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Sonny Rollins – The Infinite, Tenacious and Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery

Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery. Legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins, also known as the "saxophone colossus" [which was the title of one of his albums on Prestige Records in the 1950s] discusses his life and music, the wisdom of his years. MORE ---//--- Hi. […]

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An ever-changing industry grows and blooms

To see so many organisations, new and old, recognising realities and yet seizing opportunities is heartening Every year, around this time, I report back from the annual gathering of the classical industry at the Classical:NEXT conference. Bringing labels, distributors, innovators and artists together always breeds good ideas, goodwill and a better, shared understanding of where, […]

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