AUDIO TECHNICA: The ATH-S220BT and the ATH-M50xBT2 headphones

Audio-Technica has introduced two new wireless headphones in the shape of the ATH-S220BT and the ATH-M50xBT2. The Japanese company says the former: “offers exceptional audio reproduction with crystal-clear call clarity”. With a claimed 60-hour battery life and support so that a 10-minute charge will top the battery up by 3.5 hours, the ATH-S220BT also incorporates […]

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T+A unveils Series 200

PRESS RELEASE: German hi-fi specialist T+A has unveiled its latest compact high-end Series 200, which consists of the MP 200 multi-source player, DAC 200 digital-to-analogue converter/preamp and A 200 output stage. Reminiscent of its iconic M-systems of the Nineties T+A explains: “The series was developed with the goal of closing the gulf between high-grade specialised […]

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AIRPULSE: A80 Powered Speakers

A compact pair of powered speakers that, unusually for the genre, features a ribbon tweeter  Designed for those looking for a smaller footprint hifi system, near-field use or for those wanting to reduce the number of boxes you have to deal with in a typical hifi system, the A80 speakers include a horn-loaded ribbon tweeter […]

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GRAHAM LOUDSPEAKERS: Limited edition LS5/9 anniversary model

Available exclusively via Clearaudio (China) Ltd., our distributers in China and Hong Kong, Graham Audio is proud to present a limited edition anniversary model celebrating 35 years since the inception of the classic BBC LS5/9. The BBC LS5/9 was the first loudspeaker to be launched by Graham Audio – the first of many highly successful […]

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SCV / EarMen Tradutto DA Converter

The EarMen Tradutto (roughly translated from “translator” in English) is an ultra high resolution DAC featuring fully balanced architecture. From the chip to the outputs on the rear of the unit, audio is amplified but otherwise untouched to deliver exquisite clarity. Tradutto’s circuit is built on a gold plated PCB with improved power filtering. By reducing the […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS offers ULTIMA technology in its first ever small desktop amplifier

Chord Electronics has launched its first ever small desktop integrated amplifier, Anni. Capable of driving both headphones and compact loudspeakers, the Qutest-sized Anni benefits from the company’s proprietary ULTIMA circuit topology and is perfectly positioned to exploit the full potential of today’s high-performance headphones, desktop monitors and high-resolution audio sources.  The new Anni desktop integrated amplifier forms part of the […]

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BOWERS & WILKINS: Introducing the new Zeppelin

They tell us … Where form meets function, the new Zeppelin has been reimagined for the streaming age. It’s now both smarter and more flexible, while its high-fidelity sound is more beautiful than ever. You no longer have to choose between advanced features, aesthetic beauty and room-filling sound. Now, you can have it all.

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MELCO: Launches full-width mid-range SSD music library

We are told …  Melco Audio has launched its first mid-range SSD-based digital music library, the N50-S38. Handcrafted in Japan, the N50-S38 offers best-ever Melco solid-state affordability, the latest digital technologies, plus Melco’s legendary ease of use.  The new N50-S38 benefits from a heavy, 1.7 mm-thick full-width chassis, an IEC power inlet with noise filter, and […]

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CHORD COMPANY: New USB interconnect expands Chord Company’s award-winning Clearway range

PRESS RELEASE: The new Clearway USB is priced from just £100 and offers the same attractive blend of performance and price that the Clearway range has become known for.  Built for today’s USB-equipped digital audio devices, the Clearway USB benefits from double foil and a high-density braid delivering superior shielding for protection from harmful noise. The latest […]

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NAIM extends its music-streaming options with TIDAL Connect update

Naim Audio is delighted to introduce yet more listening options for its award-winning family of music-streaming players and systems, with a free software update enabling TIDAL Connect. TIDAL Connect allows you to explore all the rich features of the TIDAL App, and stream your choices in superb quality direct to your Naim player or system. […]

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New MB20 transceiver adds McIntosh-quality wireless Bluetooth to all home audio systems, even legacy ones

PRESS RELEASE: The MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver is an easy way to add McIntosh-quality wireless Bluetooth® streaming to virtually any McIntosh (or non-McIntosh!) home audio system, from any era. The MB20 Transceiver modernises home audio systems, enabling them to not only go wireless, but allow music to be sent and received, all with the legendary McIntosh […]

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FUNK FIRM: Gett! and what was said … at the time

PRESS RELEASE: Gett! is Funk’s new two-speed entry level design. Gett! is a true doorway into the world of Funk when it delivers a seductive performance and internationally it has already been reviewed thus: “Triumphant Entry…” Why add any more? The DC motor and circuit provides for a clean drive to the precision machined acrylic […]

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Dirac Live powers high-quality audio experiences in new Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra receivers

PRESS RELEASE: From the Dirac press release: UPPSALA, Sweden — In a move to meet growing consumer demand for high-quality audio in mainstream home theater systems, Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac announced collaboration with leading electronics manufacturers Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra to bring its award-winning Dirac Live room correction feature to the companies’ newest […]

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RUARK AUDIO: They unveil the R1 Mk4

PRESS RELEASE: Ruark Audio is releasing a 1,000 copy limited edition R1 Mk4 colourway for Summer 2021, in the shape of the Beach Hut Blue radio. With an enclosure creating an acoustically inert housing for Ruark’s Class A-B amplifier with adaptive equalisation and NS+ driver, the company claims the BHB provides: “a highly listenable sound […]

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EarMen: Now in the UK

PRESS RELEASE: SCV are excited to announce a new partnership with portable audio innovators EarMen, based in Chicago, IL. Launched by Milomir ‘Miki’ Trosic, founder of high-end tube audio manufacturer Auris Audio, EarMen’s mission is to develop new solutions for mobile audio users who crave musical enjoyment, high resolution and real detail from their portable […]

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LEEMA ACOUSTICS: Sirius streaming music server following InnuOS 2.0 upgrade

Leema Acoustics’ audiophile-grade streaming music server Sirius, which has been developed in conjunction with Innuos, is set to benefit from a major upgrade following the release of Innuos’ InnuOS 2.0 operating system. The new InnuOS 2.0 software brings a completely new operating system and desktop interface to the Sirius, plus for the first time, full […]

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IsoTek joins Fine Sounds’ high-performance portfolio – press release

Fine Sounds UK, the country’s McIntosh, Sonus faber and Bassocontinuo distributor, has been appointed by IsoTek, the world leader in power optimisation devices for audio and AV systems. Effective immediately, IsoTek’s portfolio of class-leading power optimisation solutions will become available through Fine Sounds UK’s carefully selected network of audio dealers, installers and designers in the UK and Ireland.  […]

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Extended Focal Aria K2 speaker range sings with both music and movies – press release

Focal, the leading French audio brand, is adding a bookshelf model and a centre speaker to the Aria K2 family, allowing for a range of thrilling hi-fi and home cinema set-ups, alongside the Aria K2 936 floorstanding speaker launched last year. THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON Aria K2 is a special edition of the original […]

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CHORD COMPANY: Shawline HDMI gets 48 Gbps upgrade for optimum performance from today’s A/V devices – press release

Chord Company’s HDMI cables use the same high-quality materials and unique construction techniques that the Wiltshire company has become famous for, offering music, movie, TV and gaming fans the proven advantages of Chord Company-built cables. Every Chord Company HDMI cable is handmade to order at the Amesbury (Wiltshire) factory, located just outside the world-famous Stonehenge. […]

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SCV DISTRIBUTION: Meze and Rinaro are delighted to introduce a new luxury headphone model – press release

A New Benchmark In Acoustic Performance Continuing their collaboration since the hugely successful launch of the Empyrean, Meze and Rinaro are delighted to introduce a new luxury headphone model which combines Meze’s well-known aesthetic with state of the art engineering to create a powerful and immersive listening experience. ELITE is a hybrid array powered isodynamic headphone […]

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FOCAL: They continue to expand their loudspeaker offering for the home – press release

Renowned worldwide for its acoustics savoir-faire, the French brand presents new loudspeakers for the home: On Wall 301 and On Wall 302. Attentive to all uses and listening needs, Focal has thought out and designed its loudspeakers for both Stereo and Home Cinema use, offering high-quality products to be installed on a stand or fixed […]

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