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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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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CHORD ELECTRONICS: DAVE the DAC

They say …… DAVE (Digital to Analogue Veritas in Extremis) is Chord Electronics’ most advanced DAC to date. It features a digital preamplifier and a headphone amp – and it goes on sale this autumn for £7995. Instead of traditional off-the-shelf solutions, Chord tends to use an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) in its high-end DACS […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: SPM 1050 power amplifier reaches Mk.II: including many improvements

Paul Rigby writes ….. Chord Electronics’ new SPM 1050 Mk.II power amplifier, first unveiled at High End 2016, Munich, is now available worldwide. The new Mk.II version directly replaces the original. The latest-spec Mk.II model offers enhanced isolation on the mains transformer and, in keeping with the original, low-distortion amplifier circuitry and features four proprietary […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: To preview HUGO TT partnering amplifier, TTOBY, plus new SPM1050MKII power amp at HIGH-END 2016, MUNICH

They tell us ….. The TToby is an exciting new desktop stereo power amplifier designed to complement the Hugo TT DAC and take advantage of its high-quality digital preamp functionality. The TToby has been created using the same form factor as the Hugo TT and its introduction enables desktop audio lovers to create a high-performance […]

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MCINTOSH: MP100, the first dedicated phono preamplifier from the legendary US brand

They say ….. First unveiled in the summer of 2016, McIntosh’s new MP100 phono preamplifier, its first ever dedicated phono stage, has arrived in the UK in time for the holiday season. The new MP100 has been designed to get the best from vinyl collections new and old, by bringing classic McIntosh design qualities to […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated

They say ….. The award-winning classic Leema amp gets comprehensive updates for 2016 from Leema’s Lee Taylor. This £4,995 powerhouse has audiophile everything: upgraded printed circuit boards with twice the amount of copper, caps upgraded to Nichicon’s high-quality audio-grade MUSE Series and PCB-to-speaker-terminal wiring using Leema’s new Reference 2 cable. All transistors are hand-selected and […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Quasar streaming amp/DAC

They say ….. Now production-ready, the £2,995 Quasar is a full DLNA/UPNP streaming integrated with 24-bit/192kHz DAC and app control. Support for vTuner internet radio, Deezer, Spotify Connect and Tidal. Quasar’s dual-mono output section provides around 200 watts RMS per channel and its Quattro-infinity DAC topology (as seen in the flagship Libra DAC) enables faithful […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Quasar streaming amp/DAC

They say ….. Now production-ready, the £2,995 Quasar is a full DLNA/UPNP streaming integrated with 24-bit/192kHz DAC and app control. Support for vTuner internet radio, Deezer, Spotify Connect and Tidal. Quasar’s dual-mono output section provides around 200 watts RMS per channel and its Quattro-infinity DAC topology (as seen in the flagship Libra DAC) enables faithful […]

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McINTOSH: Their feature-packed MX122 processor is set to arrive in the UK

They say: McIntosh Laboratory’s new feature-packed MX122 processor, which debuted at CES 2016, will soon be available in the UK via McIntosh’s UK distributor Jordan Acoustics. The new MX122 brings the legendary McIntosh sound and build quality to home cinema connoisseurs for just £6,995 and is the latest way to enjoy McIntosh’s exclusive A/V technology, […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Their LibraPreamplifier-DAC

  They say ….. Designed and built by Lee Taylor and Mallory Nicholls (Leema), Libra’s simple-yet-elegant looks conceal a staggering array of class-leading technologies. The new Libra crystallizes Leema’s decades of experience in digital audio for professional studios worldwide. The new high-resolution DAC/preamp is thoughtfully future-proof, too. It contains Leema Acoustics’ new fully balanced Quattro […]

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McINTOSH: The RS100 wireless speaker allows you to easily add streaming music capabilities to any room you want.

  They say ….. The RS100 wireless speaker allows you to easily add streaming music capabilities to any room you want. It features DTS Play-Fi® technology that gives the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly play the music on your mobile devices over your existing Wi-Fi network. Simply connect the RS100 to your Wi-Fi network, install […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Sirius- their new hi-fi-grade music server

They say ….. The new Sirius is a hi-fi-grade streaming music server system that provides a high-performance solution for the storage and playback of digital music. Developed in partnership with Innuos, Leema’s ex-BBC engineers have combined audiophile performance with the convenience of a UPNP/DNLA-compatible music server. Sirius is the latest edition to Leema’s flagship Constellation […]

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McINTOSH: Their C1100 Pre

They tell us ….. McIntosh has launched a two-chassis preamplifier, allowing the control and power sections to remain completely separate from the audio section. The C1100 comprises the C1100 controller and the C1100 vacuum tube preamplifier. Inside each chassis, the left and right channels are electrically and mechanically isolated from each other, to allow true […]

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McINTOSH: C47 12-input digital pre-amp

They say ….. McIntosh Laboratory’s C47, a 12-input solid-state digital pre-amp. It offers a built-in phono stage for the direct connection of turntables, a headphone stage with McIntosh’s proprietary Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD) plus four digital inputs. It’s compatible with the latest audio formats via its USB input, including DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 along with […]

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McINTOSH: Their MX 122 A/V processor

They say: The MX122 A/V Processor can serve as the brain center for an advanced home theater system for years to come. It features many of the latest breakthroughs in surround sound and object-based 3D audio such as Dolby® Atmos, and will be upgradable to support DTS:X™ and Auro-3D®. Besides 3D audio, existing formats like […]

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McINTOSH: MB50 media streamers

They say ….. Transform your home audio system into a wireless audio system with the MB50 Streaming Audio Player. The MB50 features DTS Play-Fi® technology to give you the freedom and flexibility to wirelessly play your music at home anyway you want over your existing Wi-Fi network. While utilizing DTS Play-Fi streaming capabilities, the MB50 […]

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McINTOSH: Music stream

They say ….. Handcrafted in America since 1949, McIntosh is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol […]

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THE AUDIO LONDON SHOW 2016: Leema Acoustics

They tell us …. Indulgence will see a hat-trick of new Leema Acoustics products unveiled — the biggest simultaneous Leema launch in recent years. The new Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier takes What Hi-Fi?’s Best Stereo Amplifier of 2010 and updates it with a raft of performance upgrades. The Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier celebrates […]

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McINTOSH: MC75 / C22 – tube classics reborn

They say ….. The MC75 mono vacuum tube power amplifier delivers modern performance standards in a classic design. It has all the features to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiast. As with all McIntosh mono amplifiers, the MC75 will provide ultimate stereo separation with each channel utilizing a separate amplifier. 75 Watts of power […]

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McINTOSH: MCT450 SACD/CD Transport

They tell us ….. The MCT450 can be paired with any McIntosh product that contains digital inputs. This includes select home theater processors, integrated amplifiers and preamplifiers. Digital balanced, coaxial, optical and DIN outputs are available, giving you flexibility in connecting the MCT450 to the rest of your system. For SACDs, the unique DIN output […]

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LEEMA: New Tucana II Anniversary Edition amplifier celebrates an important Leema milestone

They tell us ….. Leema Acoustics has launched the Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated, a significantly upgraded version of a much-loved amplifier. The new model, which has been improved and updated by Leema’s Lee Taylor, celebrates 10 years since the original Tucana amplifier, Leema’s first electronics product, was introduced. Leema has returned to the original […]

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McINTOSH: MC75 Amplifier and C22 Preamp

They say ….. Back by popular demand, the MC75 mono vacuum tube power amplifier delivers modern performance standards in a classic design. It has all the features to meet the needs of today’s music enthusiast. As with all McIntosh mono amplifiers, the MC75 will provide ultimate stereo separation and imaging as the two stereo channels […]

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McINTOSH: New Blu-Ray player, its first turntable preamplifier and high-res-audio-ready digital preamp

They say ….. C2600 Tube Preamplifier MP100 Phono Preamplifier MVP901 Audio Video Player McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce three new products: the C2600 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, the MP100 Phono Preamplifier and the MVP901 Audio Video Player. Each product combines the best-in-class […]

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