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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McINTOSH: The MP100 is the first dedicated phono preamplifier from McIntosh and is …..

They tell us: Like all McIntosh products, the MP100 is packed with features designed specifically for the vinyl lover including: Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs; Moving Coil and Moving Magnet adjustable loading (6 settings each); balanced and unbalanced analog outputs; optical, coax and USB digital outputs; and a Mono switch for when playing mono […]

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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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OUTLAW AUDIO: They Launch New Stereo Retro Receiver with Hi-Res Audio

They tell us: After eleven and a half years, Outlaw Audio has replaced its classic two-channel RR2150 Retro Receiver with the new RR2160. The new model preserves the analog signal purity of its predecessor, while adding DLNA and high-resolution capabilities via a multitude of digital audio inputs. The RR2160 also offers both HD Radio and […]

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ONIX: DNA-50: Vinyl/Media, with direct signal perfection and sound

They tell us: Solid aluminium case with no air vents World’s thinnest amplifier Traditional power supply 100% made in the UK 100W RMS, both channels driven Beautiful design UK RRP (inc. VAT): 1980.00 GBP Two outputs: one active with the power state of the unit and one active at all times, enabling multi-room use while […]

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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   ============== Hi. If you are […]

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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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AMPHION LOUDSPEAKERS: Crossover point at 1600 Hz – how important is that?

Amphion Loudspeakers founder and Managing Director Anssi Hyvönen in a short video explaining the reason why we set the crossover point at 1600 Hz.   ============== 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 […]

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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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FOSTEX: They release their most versatile, most adaptable closed-back professional headphone to-date

£75 including VAT Please click HERE for more information including where to buy, and specifications ============== 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 […]

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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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Pro-Ject Audio Systems: Essential III: Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum

Paul Rigby writes: After being re-worked earlier this year as the George Harrison Record Player, the Essential III is now getting the Sgt. Pepper treatment. The Essential III: Sgt. Pepper’s Drum is a non-limited, special edition release, emblazoned with the iconic group’s imagery. To read more, please click HERE ============== Hi. If you are in […]

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