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AUDIOLAB: They extend their award-winning M-DAC range with its smallest, most affordable high-resolution DAC/headphone amp yet

They tell us ..... Since the launch of the original M-DAC in 2011, Audiolab’s range of standalone DACs has earned widespread acclaim and a host of awards from respected audio journals around the world. Last year’s arrival of the range-topping M-DAC+ and an all-in-one DAC/amp called the M-ONE extended the family by building upon the […]

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Astell&Kern: KANN portable high-res audio

Paul Rigby writes: Based upon the AKM AK4490 DAC, the new Kane supports native DSD playback up to DSD256 (11.2mHz) with PCM audio playback up to 32bit/382kHz Its built-in amp offers a normal/high gain switch while the unit is able to offer the lowest output impedance of any Astell&Kern portable high-res audio players: single-ended 3.5mm: 0.65 […]

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Audio Music: AMR-T3 Pre-Amplifier – One Job, Three Boxes

Paul Rigby writes: A Single Ended approach, the R-T3 preamp is a dual mono design, from the transformers, power supply to the voltage regulation, “…all completely separated to avoid noise and cross talk. We use a large number of high value U-Cap copper foil capacitors…the output transformers bandwidth will extend from 15 HZ to 120KHZ,” […]

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CHORD COMPANY MAKES ITS HIGH END SHOW DEBUT New Taylon®-technology Sarum T and ChordMusic presentations lead Chord’s show debut (Atrium 4.2, F215)

We are told: The UK’s leading high-performance A/V cable manufacturer, The Chord Company, will be demonstrating the benefits of its proprietary ARAY construction and its ground-breaking Taylon® insulation technology, at High End, Munich. The company, which has been painstakingly designing and hand-building superior audio cables in Britain for more than 30 years, will be offering […]

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Music

Video of the day: Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights record ‘Ascending Bird’

A first look at Yo-Yo Ma's new recording with The Knights for Warner Classics. Yo-Yo Ma's latest recording for Warner Classics is a collaboration with The Knights featuring repertoire ranging from Golijov's Azul and Stockhausen's Tierkreis to Dvořák's 'Song to the Moon' from Rusalka. In the exclusive video below you can witness the ..... Continues […]

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