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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

NIRVANA: Live… The Pat O’ Brien Pavilion Del Mar 1991 (CD)

We are told ..... • Includes the entire syndicated radio broadcast • Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality • Background liners The visceral power of one of the most iconic bands in rock and roll first emerged in Aberdeen WA in the mid-1980s. In amongst the now revered and widely recognised band scene in Seattle, […]

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Live… Chicago 1978 (CD) by Son Seals with Johnny Winter

We are told ..... • Incredible performance, live from Wise Fool’s Pub, Chicago • The entire original WXRT-FM broadcast • Professionally re-mastered with background liners and rare archival photos. Son Seals with Johnny Winter, live at Wise Fool’s Pub, Chicago, Illinois, August 1978 Son Seals was one of the biggest blues stars to emerge from […]

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PHILIP GLASS: The Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (Limited 11CD Box Set)

Orange Mountain Music presents this new limited edition 11 disc boxed set - The Symphonies by Philip Glass. This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna […]

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ESSENTIAL VIEWING: Devin Townsend Presents: Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall Box set (3CD,2DVD,Blu-Ray,44 page Artbook) by Devin Townsend Project

Recorded & filmed @ the world famous 'Royal Albert Hall on 13th April this year. Shot with x14 high definition cameras & produced by Paul M Green, this truely is a superb concert experience, that sold-out within days of going on sale. Featuring the entire "Dark Matters" album from 'Z2', played front to back, plus a 2nd […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: The Incredible String Band | The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion | The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (2CD)

The Incredibles’ first three albums for Elektra Records, dating from 1966, 1967 and 1968 Clive Palmer left the group after the first album, resurfacing at a later date to form C.O.B. Mike Heron and Robin Williamson continued as a duo; ‘The 5000 Spirits’ made the UK Top 30 albums while ‘The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter’ was […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Judy Collins – Antonia: A Portrait Of A Woman Soundtrack (CD)

The first official soundtrack to the 1974 Oscar nominated music documentary about pioneering female conductor Antonia Brico! Continas classical works by composers who inspired Antonia including a 31-minute Rachmaninoff piano concerto conducted by Antonia! Also includes songs by Judy Collins specially selected for inclusion by Collins! Antonia Brico (June 26, 1902 – August 3,1989) was […]

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LYRIC OF THE DAY: Paul Simon – American Tune

Many's the time I've been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and often felt forsaken And certainly misused But I'm all right, I'm all right I'm just weary to my bones Still, you don't expect to be Bright and bon vivant So far away from home, so far away from home And I don't know […]

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