Sonus faber Lumina:Two new models bring greater power handling to the now five-strong collection

Iconic Italian loudspeaker manufacturer Sonus faber has expanded its award-winning Lumina range to include a new flagship floorstander, the Lumina V, and a powerful yet compact standmount speaker, the Lumina II. Both models feature the same legendary handmade-in-Italy craftsmanship, artisan design and natural sound quality as Sonus faber’s more exclusive ranges, while offering the extraordinary […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: Now shipping, the 2yu digital interface heralds the arrival of a standalone Chord Electronics network bridge

The 2yu connects to the existing 2go streamer/server to create Chord Electronics’ first-ever network bridge, ready for use with DACs, DAC-equipped A/V devices and Chord Electronics’ Hugo M Scaler. 2yu is specifically designed for 2go: the resultant network bridge offers high-resolution streaming from both wired Ethernet and wireless sources (using 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi or A2DP […]

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CHORD COMPANY: Next-generation C-view 2.1 HDMI offers 48 Gbps support plus Chord Company quality from just £30

Chord Company has launched a next-generation HDMI 2.1 cable for today’s 4K and 8K screens at a bargain price. The new C-view 2.1, which starts from as little as £30, is a ‘full bandwidth’ cable with all-new features, plus the legendary Chord Company quality. The new C-view 2.1 HDMI directly replaces its predecessor and represents […]

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McIntosh and CONVICTS unveil Voice of Sound narrated by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir

McIntosh and digital media brand/creative studio CONVICTS have teamed up to launch Voice of Sound, a new short film that celebrates the history of sound and music, voiced by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.  McIntosh partnered with creative studio CONVICTS for the project, both being New York-based brands with a goal of supporting artists and celebrating music […]

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SCV Welcome EarMen To Distribution Portfolio

This month 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 […]

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MELCO: New Melco firmware brings Qobuz Downloader to the EX Series of digital music libraries

Melco Audio has released new firmware bringing Qobuz Downloader to its current range of EX Series (and EX-updated) music libraries. Available from today, the new firmware version 4.20 brings even more exciting features to Melco digital music libraries, including a world of high-res audio available to browse and directly download using the Qobuz Downloader. The new firmware […]

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NAIM: Solstice – limited to 500 units

Vinyl-lovers can now finally enjoy the full Naim Audio experience with the launch of Solstice, the first turntable in the British brand’s almost 50-year history. It comes partnered with a next-generation version of the iconic Naim Aro tonearm, an Equinox MC cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Power Supply and bespoke accessories set. Naim will create […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: PI7: Smart charging case with audio retransmission

They tell us … This truly transformative and industry-first Smartcase doubles as a unique audio retransmission system for in-flight entertainment and gaming systems. Its quick and convenient wireless charging works with any wireless charging pad to allow seamless use on the go. Also, Quick Charge Support offers a further 120-minutes of listening and communication time […]

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Podcast Headphone Spatialiser

The University of Salford’s SpatialPodcast plug-in is designed for podcasters wishing to add more dimensional sound to their recordings. It will help podcasters create spatial audio for headphone listening without needing to understand some of the more complex binaural plug-ins available. Intended for audio producers willing to experiment, but limited by their audio knowledge, the plugin uses […]

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VERTERE ACOUSTICS: The new Sabre high-end MM cartridge

“Touraj Moghaddam Vertere’s founder and chief designer announced a new high-end Moving Magnet cartridge Sabre at today’s launch. Vertere’s new high-end Sabre Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge delivers an uncompromising musical experience. Sabre is designed and manufactured to exacting standards.    Sabre sits between the budget, but surprisingly musical, Magneto MM cartridge and the beautiful and […]

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NAIM: Uniti Atom headphone edition

British hi-fi specialist, Naim Audio has launched Uniti Atom Headphone Edition – a headphone-optimised version of its multiple-award-winning Uniti Atom music streaming system, designed to be the ultimate solo listening source. Unlike traditional headphone amplifiers and DACs, which require a separate computer or streaming device, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is a fully formed music-streaming system: […]

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CHORD ELECTRONICS: New firmware for the 2go streamer/server is released

Chord Electronics has released new firmware for the company’s 2go streamer/server, a device that directly connects to both the Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp and the forthcoming 2yu network bridge, to bring music streaming to audio systems. The firmware rollout introduces new radio-listening features, SD card album playback and improved stability, and follows the release (13th […]

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PS AUDIO: Lying specs

PAUL McGOWAN / PS AUDIO I received an email from a reader on a rant about lying specs. How manufacturers simply lie about the performance of their products. In calming the person down by explaining manufacturers generally don’t print falsehoods—at least no manufacturer I have ever known—I pointed out that while none are lying there […]

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BOWERS & WILKINS: For the love of music [Press release]

We’ve just completed the roll-out of our For The Love Of Music films, made in association with our friends at Abbey Road Studios. If you missed any of them, follow the links below for some great chat, brilliant anecdotes and most importantly, an introduction to a really diverse and interesting playlist.

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FOCAL: Clear Mg Professional [Press relesase]

[Press release] The global leader in acoustics, Focal continues to innovate and presents a new work tool for sound engineers and producers: Clear Mg Professional. The French brand has gone even further than it did for its first Clear Professional headphones, offering even more impressive performance. Clear Mg Professional has ambitions to become the leading […]

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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO: DacMagic 200M DAC Review

DAVID PRICE: Cambridge Audio’s new DacMagic 200 is a textbook example of how to do an affordable modern digital-to-analogue converter. Sonically it’s refined and expansive, with plenty of detail and an enjoyably musical nature. Technically it’s highly accomplished with fine functionality and decent connectivity. Overall then, it’s been carefully designed for the widest possible appeal […]

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