AMPHION LOUDSPEAKERS: Music: A language which Amphion’s studio monitors translate smoothly

They say: “Translation is definitely the key, and I do not know a system that has translation as good as Amphion’s. Actually when you are mixing on the Amphions all post-playing speakers become your Amphion,” says Matej Gobec, a producer and sound engineer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Please click HERE for the full story  

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AMPHION LOUDSPEAKERS: Songs of Norway: From fishing fleets to studio beats – the Studio Nord story

They say: “When I did my first recording as an artist I knew I was going to be doing this a lot and for a very long time,” remembers Fred Endresen – a recording/mix engineer, and owner of Studio Nord in Mosjøen. Please click HERE for the full story  

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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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Computer Audio Design (CAD) introduces new GC3 Ground Control, three times the size of the original GC1

We are told: Singled out as a ‘Hot Product’ at the 2016 Munich High End Show, Computer Audio Design’s Ground Controls tackle noise reduction at the level of signal ground and mains earth, with truly remarkable results. Now, just in time for the 2017 Munich High End Show, the original GC1 is joined by the […]

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WILSON BENESCH: Resolution Floorstanding Speakers

Paul Rigby writes: The Geometry Series has been developed using Dassault 3D CAD/CAM systems, used within the development of Formula 1 and aerospace technologies. “The enclosure is one of the stiffest, most highly damped loudspeaker enclosures ever created,” said the company. Hence, the enclosure is delivered with an absence of internal bracing. Both the Tactic-II […]

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QEOS II Glass Speakers: I’m Looking Through You

Paul Rigby writes: A new pair of stand-mounted speakers from the German outfit, QEOS features glass to, says the company, prevent “…vibrations and cavity resonances…” While we’re on the theme, the company also states that vibrations are minimalist below the speaker due to the opposing force-coupled bass/midrange drivers decoupled from the enclosure. To read more, […]

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DENSEN: B-250CAST Reference Pre Amp: With Added Google

Paul Rigby writes: A new 2-channel preamp with Google CAST streaming capability The amplification stages are all developments based on Class A designs while the output stage is a dual mono. The Densen B-250CAST has a dedicated Densen Cast power supply for the Google Cast receiver plus a dedicated optical input. Densen has even developed a dedicated power cord to […]

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Sennheiser: HDC 820 Headphone Amplifier & CH 800 P Pentaconn Cable

Paul Rigby writes: Based upon the ESS SABRE32 DAC and supporting up to 32bit/384 kHz and up to 12.3 MHz in DSD mode, the new headphone amplifier unit utilises the analogue section and the power amplifier of the existing HDVD 800, with added tweaks Its multiple audio outputs include an unbalanced output through an XLR3/6.3mm combined NEUTRIK […]

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YAMAHA: Their AVENTAGE range introduces new technology

Paul Rigby writes: The new Aventage receivers all feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object based audio as standard, as well as support for older formats. There’s also Yamaha’s original CinemaDSP processing on board Yamaha developed a new CinemaDSP mode called ‘Enhanced’ targeted at enhancing Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio, “…increasing precision and spatial representation of the sound […]

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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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ZESTO AUDIO: See & Hear Zesto Audio at Axpona 2017 April 21-23 in Chicago Exhibit Room #632

Zesto Audio makes the Cover of The Absolute Sound May/June issue. They say: “To say we are excited would be such an understatement around here,” quotes George Counnas, Chief Engineer and owner of Zesto Audio. “I am so pleased to be recognized for the Eros 300 Monoblocks because it’s the one piece of gear that […]

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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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