Bryston Launches BP-173 Preamplifier

We are told ….. Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilizing patented technology that debuted on the much heralded Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-173 also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analog components from Bryston, the BP-173 is covered by an industry best 20 year warranty. […]

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MQA: Universal Music Group Goes MQA

  Jason serious writes ….. Universal Music Group and MQA announced a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s huge catalog of master recordings in MQA. In the language of the press release, the agreement promises “to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.” UMG’s labels […]

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ACOUSTIC ENERGY: The AE1 ACTIVE

  Paul Rigby writes ….. Ideal for direct connection to audiophile DAC/Preamps and Hi-Res streamers Fully bi-amped with two 50W class A/B amplifiers per speaker, the design offers a piston ceramic aluminium cone technology. Now in its fifth generation, this 125mm ceramic hard-anodised spun aluminium cone looks to negate the cone flex and break-up nodes […]

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MISSION: The new LX speaker series

  Paul Rigby writes ….. Mission has announced its latest, LX speaker range – a six-strong series including bookshelf, floorstanding, surround and centre-channel options New tweeter and driver designs are included plus a new internal cabinet bracing design. A Linkwitz-Riley crossover network is also featured. The LX-1, LX-2, LX-3 and LX-4 are two-way designs, combining […]

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PMC / BRYSTON: PMC introduces the Bryston BCD-3 Compact Disc Player

They said (a while back)  ….. Bryston distributor PMC, is introducing the Bryston BCD-3 CD player to the UK audiophile market, to bring the benefits of its class-leading CD transport and digital to analogue converter technology to consumers who are still loyal to the CD format. The BCD-3 is the latest in a range of […]

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AMPHION: The new floorstanding loudspeaker Argon7LS

They tell us: Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers announces Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS. The new front-runner in Amphion’s Argon family of high-end home audio speakers. Passive radiator eliminates the known problems associated with reflex cabinets, where the correct […]

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RUARK AUDIO: MR1 MK2 BLUETOOTH SPEAKER SYSTEM

Written by Paul Rigby For customers seeking portability, the MR1 Mk2 has been designed to work with the recently launched BackPack II power pack, meaning that you can be freed from the mains power socket. Additionally, if the stereo speaker is disconnected then the control unit automatically converts to mono operation read more ===//=== Hi. […]

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TRIANGLE ART: Osiris MK2 and Horus Tone arms

By Hifi PIG Tom Vu, president of TraingleArt, got in touch to tell us more about their latest tonearms, the Osiris MK2 and the Horus. Tom told us: “After experiments with different woods and other various materials, we found a peculiar combination of Makassar Ebony and brass that yielded a much more sonorous musical quality. […]

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ESOTERIC: Grandioso G1 Master Clock Generator

  The Absolute Sound write …. A truly three-dimensional audio experience delights the listener with a real sense of depth and conveys the actual feel of the high ceiling of a concert hall. High-end audiophiles know the excitement felt at the moment the first sound shatters the silence, the tense experience of impeccably tight focus, […]

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SONUS FABER: Introduces new loudspeaker lineup

by Julie Mullins Whether it’s designing and making cars, shoes, art, fashion, furniture, or even loudspeakers, you can count on the Italian commitment to doing things with style. Such was the case at the Sonus faber world-premiere launch event February 2nd where a trio of gorgeous-looking and -sounding new loudspeakers was unveiled. Formally christened the […]

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OPPO: Announces Sonica DAC Audiophile DAC and Network Streamer

by TAS staff The new Sonica DAC is ready for release. The newest entry into the OPPO family of digital audio products, Sonica DAC merges audiophile-grade performance with the latest network streaming technology. With more and more music coming from digital sources, the DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components in the […]

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HAFLER: PH60 Phonostage

By Julie Mullins As every audiophile knows, David Hafler is a hi-fi legend. Among other advances, he’s known for his work, along with Herbert Keroes, on Blumlein’s ultra-linear circuit. In 1954 he founded Dynaco and soon became a household name. The Dynaco ST-70, one of the best-selling amplifiers of all time (it sold more than […]

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TOTEM ACOUSTICS: The all-new Sky Bookshelf Monitor

by TAS staff Montreal, Quebec, Canada | January 17, 2017: Totem Acoustic, soon to be proudly celebrating its 30th year of designing and manufacturing innovative, category leading, loudspeakers, has officially launched the Sky bookshelf monitor worldwide. Purposefully designed to capture the broadest audience yet, the new Sky marries the signature Totem characteristics of enormous imaging, […]

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ZANDEN: Launches New Reference Preamplifier

By TAS Staff: It replaces the current model 3000 preamplifier in the Classic Series and includes a number of crucial improvements. Input and output transformers have been replaced with amorphous cobalt ones. The tube rectified power supply has been completely redesigned. Zanden has also retained ALPS highest quality analog potentiometer while successfully implementing a unique […]

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BRYSTON: Unveils BDP-3 Digital Music Player

written by TAS staff , the absolute sound Peterborough, Ontario | February 22nd, 2017 – Bryston (bryston.com) has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, a reference quality entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions including DSD 128 and high-resolution PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz files. BDP-3 users can […]

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Keith Monks launches two New Record Cleaning Machines

We are told ….. Keith Monks Audio unveils the new discOvery Redux and the discOvery microLight Record Cleaning Machines. The new revised microLight is the smallest ever Keith Monks RCM and is the smallest precision record cleaning machine ever. The new microlight Redux is a modern version of the traditional ‘Keith Monks’ which is smaller, […]

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Furutech’s New Destat III

We are told ….. Japanese cable and accessories experts Fututech continue their assault on the various unwanted ‘intruders’ that can get in the way of peak hi-fi performance. The new destat III effortlessly eliminates dust and static from analogue and digital media, from audio and video components, and, well, pretty much anything…. —//— The destat […]

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