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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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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KLIPSCH: Introducing the Forte IV floorstanding loudspeaker

Indianapolis-based Klipsch is relaunching a new version of its Forte speaker, one of its best-selling of all time. The Forte IV is a member of the Heritage series, the original Forte having made its debut in 1985. The company ceased production of the model in 1996, reintroduced a third iteration in 2017 and now here’s […]

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B&O unveils Beoplay HX

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new headphone, the Beoplay HX, which offers digital ANC and up to 35 hours of play time. Featuring two custom-designed 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets and bass ports to ensure optimal bass performance, the Beoplay HX uses four mics for calls and the sound is further enhanced due to […]

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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO: The Evo all-in-one music player

Cambridge Audio has launched Evo, its all-in-one music player which the company says: “gives you instant access to all the music in the world,” and “represents an evolution in hi-fi: an all-in-one music player that combines timeless design, cutting-edge technology, streaming smarts and incredible audio performance into one streamlined and compact box. You simply need […]

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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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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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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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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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