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ZESTO AUDIO: Andros Téssera Phonostage

They say: What is Téssera? Téssera means 4 in Greek. This newest product from Zesto Audio is aptly named as it is designed to work with up to 4 different tonearms or turntables. Andros is a Greek island and the home of George’s grandmother’s family. Design Philosophy George Counnas, President and Design Engineer for Zesto Audio says, “There […]

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ARCHITETTURA SONORA: The Cubo family, the new cubical omni-directional speaker collection

They say: The Cubo family, the new cubical omni-directional speaker collection, goes back to Architettura Sonora’s roots, the Cube, an iconic image of  High-End speakers, reworking and redesigning the shape into a new context, using new materials and refined details, the concrete. The result is a timeless and advanced OUTDOOR/INDOOR speaker, combining designs and meticulous […]

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OVATION HIGH FIDELITY: Their 1701 power amplifier

They tell us ..... Ovation High Fidelity, a Norfolk UK based audio company, has announced the release of the Model 1701 Stereo Power Amplifier. Featuring a fully symmetrical Current Mode Topology (CMT) circuit design, low 10 parts per million distortion levels and 93 dB signal to noise ratio, the Model 1701 delivers 100 Watts RMS […]

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OVATION HIGH FIDELITY: Their 1501 preamplifier

They tell us ..... Norfolk UK based audio company, Ovation High Fidelity, announces the release of the Model 1501 High Resolution Stereo Preamplifier. Facilities include remote control along with 5 line level inputs plus a high performance MM phono stage along with a very high quality, wide bandwidth headphone amplifier. A buffered tape loop allows […]

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FURUTECH: ‘New ‘NCF’ connectors feature innovative ‘active’ damping material for a stunningly pure and stable signal transfer’

We are told ..... Never a brand to rest on its laurels, Japanese accessories expert Furutech has once again further advanced the performance of several of its high-end connectors with the addition of a custom-developed ‘active’ damping material: Nano Crystal² Formula. Furutech’s range of connectors has always featured an impressive array of breakthrough construction techniques. […]

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THE CHORD COMPANY: Sarum T, a new cable range that directly benefits from Chord’s proprietary Taylon® insulation, which to date, has been the preserve of its flagship ChordMusic range

We are told ..... The Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a new cable range that builds on the success of the acclaimed Sarum Super ARAY range and introduces Chord’s breakthrough proprietary insulation material, Taylon®, bringing a major performance upgrade. To date, Taylon® has been exclusive to the flagship ChordMusic portfolio, but now Sarum T […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: They add a HD USB input to their Blu MkII CD transport bringing advanced upscaling to digital devices

We are told ..... Following its unveiling in prototype form at CES 2017, Chord Electronics has added a USB Type-B input to its new Blu MkII upscaling CD transport, enabling a wider range of digitally connected devices to benefit from the device's advanced proprietary filtering and upscaling technology, seen in its unique M SCALER (£7,995) […]

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SVS: Their Reference Subwoofers

by Hifi PIG SVS, USA based manufacturer of speakers, subwoofers and audio accessories, have announced their 16-Ultra Series, its largest and most powerful subwoofer line ever. SVS told us: ‘The new sealed box SB16-Ultra and ported box PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the culmination of all SVS engineering advancements and loaded with innovations that establish the 16-Ultra […]

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CIA AUDIO: The all-new PEQ MKII MM/MC

By Hifi PIG CIAudio say that: “The PEQ 1 is a versatile design offering outstanding performance with a wide variety of phono cartridge types. Key features include: Ultra-Low noise Ultra-Low harmonic & intermodulation distortion (THD/IMD) Dual-Mono Design for low crosstalk Heavy steel Faraday cage for high resistance to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference Rear panel […]

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Music

Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Project (2CD)

They tell us.... In 2010, 19-time Grammy Award winner Pat Metheny took his musical exploration to a new territory with his Orchestrion, a computer controlled mini-orchestra capable of responding to his touch on guitar. After releasing the Orchestrion record, Metheny and his ‘band’ hit the road, playing over 100 concerts around the world, culminating with […]

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Graham Nash: Reflections (3 CD Set)

They tell us.... The set moves pretty much chronologically, beginning with the pop hits Nash scored in the 1960s with British Invasion heroes the Hollies before moving on to his work with Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), as well as the Crosby & Nash side project, and of course, Nash's solo recordings. Nash […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Trader Horn – Morning Way (CD)

Originally released on Pye’s alt-label Dawn, Trader Horne’s ‘Morning Way’ is widely agreed to be one of the unsung musical treasures of the 70s. Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention / Giles, Giles & Fripp, amongst others) and Jackie McAuley (Them) formed Trader Horne in 1969, naming their group - so the legend goes! - after […]

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MICAH GAUGH: Ahead of New Album, this NYC Avant-Pop Artist Presents Jazz-Infused Single ‘Remembering’

We are told: NYC-based avant-pop artist Micah Gaugh has announced that he will be releasing a new album ‘Stars Are a Harem’ on May 12. Ahead of that, he presents the first single from this album. 'Remembering' is a minimalistic, tranquil and spacious ballad resting on an underlying bed of jazz. ‘Stars are a Harem’ is a modern […]

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QUIET DOMINO: For fans of LCD Soundsystem, Flaming Lips, Black Keys, Beck, Massive Attack, Moby, Atoms for Peace/ Thom Yorke, Grimes, Gnarls Barkley, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Grizzly Bear, Foster The People

San Francisco's Quiet Domino Delivers Electro Pop Bliss in Debut 'Metropelium' Single We are told: Quiet Domino is a new indietronica hubbub and freak-pop expression, whose debut single 'Metropelium' drew its inspiration from new musings on a hometown city. Founded in San Francisco, this is the new project of singer-songwriter-reckoner Mark Nelsen... a new persona… a […]

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