Accuphase C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier – The culmination of half a century of Accuphase preamplifiers. The Dual Balanced AAVA design with two balanced AAVA circuits delivers sonic excellence that is transparence itself. Volume adjustment is realized while retaining all the vibrant energy and richness of detail that is the life breath of an artistic performance. The supple elegance of music as reproduced by the top-of-the-line C-3900 is a moving experience that reflects the impressive depth of Accuphase know-how. Innovation ‒ The leading edge of technology Developing…

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Revox Studiomaster T700 Turntable

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Regensdorf, Switzerland| 2020 – The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. It is made of the highest-grade materials, and fascinates with an elegant and timeless design.  The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. The integration of the preamp enables the best and shortest connection between the pickup and preamp, thereby delivering the highest signal quality. To ensure the best sound quality, absolute speed accuracy is indispensable. For this purpose, the T700 has a highly precise electronic…

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NAT Magneto Hybrid Power Amplifier

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Kragujevac, Serbia | 2020 – Magneto is an unique mono power (100W) hybrid amplifier made by NAT, based on scientific grade Single gold plated FET and Single nuvistor triode tube that operate in pure class A, true single-ended mode. Magneto represent true OTL (output transformer less) and true OCL (output capacitor less) power monoblock amplifier! There is no any capacitor on the signal path – only single input hand coiled nano -crystaline core transformer with bandwidth over 1MHz! Ref. to mention facts Magneto is fully compatible with true balanced (XLR)…

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Nagra Classic Phono

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland | 2020 – After many years of success and esteem, the Nagra VPS is replaced by the CLASSIC PHONO. The VPS, itself inspired by the legendary Nagra PL-P, is a very respected phono stage. The VPS was the base we used and the obvious product to benchmark the new design. Design New generation Nagra custom made input transformersFull tube in Class A totalizing four triodesFeaturing two inputs, one MC / MM and one MMAdjustable and customizable cartridge loadingSelection of RIAA, TELDEC and COLUMBIA curvesAccommodates mono cartridgesMono selector for…

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Marantz PM-12 SE Integrated Amplifier

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – New Premium Products from Marantz are always reason for the audiophile community to celebrate. And the new 12 Series Special Edition is no exception. Marantz Special Editions are the Marantz way to celebrate the love of music that run deep in the veins of Marantz Sound Masters and engineers, exhibited in the artistry and craftsmanship of those special components. With unwavering attention to detail, Marantz Special Editions produce unequaled Hi-Fi sound that exalts the mastery and emotion of music.The PM-12SE circuitry offers the cleanest signal…

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McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier

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Binghamton, USA | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce two more exciting products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way A/V equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height and the MI347 has a 3U height. Or if preferred, they can be…

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NAD C 298 Power Amplifier

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PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA | 2020 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced another high- performance amplifier that uses Purifi Eigentakt amplification technology. The C 298 is a two-channel powerhouse that is a perfect partner to high quality preamplifiers or in any application where additional channels of audiophile amplification are desired. This new NAD classic amp boasts 185 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms and can be bridged to 620W X 1 into 8 Ohms to create a huge Monoblock. The C 298 ($1,999…

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Bryston BR-20 Preamplifier

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Peterborough, Canada| 2020 – What would happen if we designed a truly state-of-the-art analog preamplifier, combined it with our award winning digital-to-analog conversion circuitry, and built bit-perfect high resolution streaming all into a single chassis? Would it sound better than separates? Could we simplify world-class sound? Could we convince you to downsize your rack while upgrading your system? Execution Years of R&D have resulted in a new discrete operational amplifier from Bryston that outperforms all that have come before. Each BR-20 measures at or below 0.0006% THD+N—an exceptionally low number…

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McIntosh MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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Binghamton, USA | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce the MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier. The fully loaded, hybrid MA12000 Integrated Amplifier is a product of uncompromising audio engineering and expert craftsmanship. McIntosh’s most powerful integrated amplifier ever, the feature rich MA12000 offers 350 Watts per channel of clean, high performance power that produces a breathtaking home audio experience. You will think your favorite musicians are playing a live, in-person performance in your house. The MA12000 gives…

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Marantz CD6007

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – Improving upon the successful CD6006, the finely-tuned CD6007 offers even more specially-selected components and an enhanced circuit layout. Rigid feet further eliminate unwanted vibration while the oversized low noise power supply feeds the digital and analog circuitry of the player. The new, high-quality AK4490 DAC along with 2 selectable filter options converts digital signals to analog, this is then ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated synch outputs by Marantz’s proprietary small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2. In addition, we have included a new remote that also controls the…

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Wilson Audio SabrinaX

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Provo, Utah, USA | 2020 – Flagship DNA! The Chronosonic XVX® is Wilson Audio’s most ambitious and complex production loudspeaker to date. Daryl Wilson and his team of designers and engineers borrowed some of its technology from the limited-edition WAMM Master Chronosonic®, itself the beneficiary of the most prolonged and intense research-and-development cycle in the history of the company. Much of the technology and many of the features of the XVX, however, are new and specific to that model. Indeed, Wilson introduced more new performance and ergonomic elements in the…

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Bergmann Modi Turntable

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Hobro, Denmark | 2020 – Bergmann Modi airbearing Turntable! Modi turntable from Bergmann Audio, is the entry level model – an affordable way to the advantage of airbearing technology. Accept 2 tonearms. Advantage of using air bearingsThe platter is centered by a steel spindle, running in a very frictionless, low noise and hard wearing polymeric bearing material, and floats on a thin air cushion, which lower the mechanical bearing noise to an absolute minimum- if any. (A traditional bearing solution, which keep the platter centered AND support the platter weight,…

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McIntosh MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

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Binghamton, NY| 2020 – Following in the footsteps of their immensely popular and retro styled MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers, which took design cues from their timeless MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce two more exciting models with similar styling: the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of their 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern day technology to produce an amazing home…

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Marantz PM6007

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – Integrated Amplifier with Digital Connectivity. The PM6007 delivers Marantz’ most musical sound and is an ideal choice for those ready to take the next step in their 2-channel Hi-Fi system. Powered by a Toroidal power transformer and customized block capacitors, the PM6007 integrated amplifier delivers 45 watts (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz) of power-per-channel. You can easily connect both analog and digital sources or connect your turntable to the built-in phono pre-amp with FET input, and experience enhanced bass with a subwoofer out option. Listen to your favorite…

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Sonus faber Lumina collection

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Arcugnano, Italy | 2020 – Sonus faber is proud to announce Lumina collection, the new line conceived on the notion that it is important to savor time for ourselves and celebrate life’s precious moments. In today’s world, we have come to fully appreciate our living spaces where these moments come to life. Music is one of the main elements that defines the way we live, it’s the universal language able to activate processes in your body, in your mind, in your heart and in your soul. The true sound of music is something…

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Esoteric N-01XD Network DAC

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Tokyo, Japan | 2020 – The ultimate Network x DAC only ESOTERIC could achieve. An all unique circuit design called “Master Sound Discrete DAC”, together with a further refined sound quality Network Module as core technology result in the ultimate Network Audio Player/DAC, the N-01XD. The outcome of ESOTERIC’s passion that strives for the original master sound. Master Sound Discrete DAC Our goal was to assemble a careful selection of rigorously tested discrete components into a complete circuit that could perfectly reproduce all the dynamics and energy of music, which…

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Audiolab 6000A Play

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom| 2020 – The audiolab 6000A Play, is the latest addition to the globally acclaimed 6000 series. A combination of the illustrious and class-leading 6000A integrated amplifier with the acclaimed 6000N Play wireless audio streaming player, the audiolab 6000A Play is a richly specified, all-encompassing audio solution. Adapting to the modern world of music streaming but retaining all of the awarding-winning analogue and digital audio circuitry from the 6000A, the 6000A Play offers almost universal source compatibility. Overview DTS Play-Fi Enabled The audiolab 6000A Play incorporates the acclaimed…

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Luxman D-10X SACD/CD-Player

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Shinyokohama, Japan | 2020 – Befitting the company’s finest SACD/CD player, the Luxman D-10X is the world’s first home audio component with ROHM Semiconductor’s eagerly anticipated MUS-IC™ BD34301EKV digital-to-analog converter. The player also incorporates important new technologies in the disc transport and analog circuit. “We’re building on the heritage of our acclaimed D-08u,” said Jeff Sigmund, president of Luxman America, “adding more playback capabilities, the very latest conversion technology and refinements in every sub-system.” LxDTM-i, Luxman Original Disc Transport Mechanism (improved) Luxman engineers understand that exposing the disc transport to…

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Audio Research Commemorative 50TH Anniversary Book

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Marple Grove, USA | 2020 – Making the Music Glow is the story of a manufacturer that helped to define high-end audio, with the sole purpose of elevating the sound quality of music in the home. William Zane “Bill” Johnson established the company in 1970, basing its products on what was then considered by many to be obsolete technology: vacuum tubes. His adamant refusal to be swayed by fashion, preferring instead to believe what his ears – and his test equipment – deemed to be the correct path, set the…

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McIntosh C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V

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Binghamton, NY – August | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Mk V. This newest version of the McIntosh C22 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier – the Mk V – is the direct replacement to their highly regarded C70 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, which had a limited production run to commemorate their 70th Anniversary that took place in 2019. The new C22 Mk V is the latest McIntosh vacuum tube…

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Esoteric K-03XD SACD/CD-Player

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Tokyo, Japan | 2020 – Since the first debut of our K-01 and K-03 Super Audio CD Players, Esoteric’s integrated digital players have captivated listeners with their unrivaled playback of musical sources. They have also gone on to win numerous awards as they have come to be regarded as the gold standard of digital players around the world. This new “XD” edition boasts even more advanced features, combining two innovative technologies originally developed for Esoteric’s flagship Grandioso K-1X model: VRDS-ATLAS, the superlative Super Audio CD transport mechanism, and Master Sound…

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Mytek Brooklyn AMP+

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New York, USA | 2020 – Mytek announces shipping of Brooklyn AMP + a major upgrade of amazing Brooklyn AMP sound. Brooklyn AMP+ retains the same type of sound with dynamic and precise transients and even and extended frequency response, but with way less low level distortion and cleaner natural, analog like character with deeper, larger soundstage. Brooklyn AMP + features new faster transistors, cutting the so called “switching dead time” to low nanoseconds and faster and higher, 650kHz carrier clock. They both contribute to greatly improved low level detail…

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McIntosh MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY – August 6, 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier. The new McIntosh MC1502 Vacuum Tube Amplifier is a stereo amplifier designed for home audio and home music systems that produces 150 Watts per channel. It is the direct replacement to McIntosh’s award winning MC2152 Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier, which had a limited production run in celebration of their 70th Anniversary that occurred in 2019. The new…

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Magico Flagship Loudspeaker M9

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Hayward, CA, USA | 2020 – A summation of our no-holds-barred assault on the limits of dynamic loudspeaker design, the new Magico M9 establishes new benchmarks in musicality, transparency and fidelity. This four-way, six-driver floor standing system features the world’s first loudspeaker enclosure to combine inner and outer skins of carbon fiber with a revolutionary aluminum honeycomb core. Included with the M9 is a state-of-the-art analog outboard active crossover, the MXO. Designed in-house, this carefully crafted unit handles bass/midbass frequency separation. In addition, the M9 benefits from our latest generation…

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Technics SL-1210GAE Direct Drive Turntable

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Kadoma, Osaka, Japan| 2020 – Technics has been delivering a wide variety of epoch-making audio products, such as speaker systems, amps and audio players to worldwide markets since 1965, the year in which this valued Hi-Fi audio brand debuted. This year, Technics releases the SL-1210GAE Limited Edition direct drive turntable to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Technics brand. This special model is based on the internationally acclaimed Grand Class SL-1200G hi-fi turntable and features a full black colour scheme, which has already proved popular with other recent Technics products.…

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Troy Audio Hellena MKII

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Houston, USA | 2020 – Troy Audio Hellena MKII! Our new Hellena MKII loudspeaker now comes with two completely separate enclosures, to dramatically improve the dynamic performance of the drivers and completely eliminate any acoustic interference between them. The bass is deeper and better controlled, and the uncolored midrange sounds as natural as possible. We have chosen We now use a crossover with ultra-premium elements manufactured in Denmark by Duelund. This exponentially increases resolution, and translates into an exceptionally warm, silky, natural sound never before produced by any loudspeakers. The…

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Accuphase E-380

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – Integrated Amplifier With More Output Power and Further Evolved Performance. The E-380 realizes a 20% increase in rated output power thanks to a reinforced power amplification stage and power supply. The further evolved AAVA volume control system allows music enjoyment at any level without even the slightest degradation of signal quality. The power amplifier section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to achieve outstanding S/N ratio. Low impedance design of the output circuitry results in a damping factor of 500, ensuring that the potential of every speaker…

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Octave Audio V 70 SE integrated Amplifier

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Karlsbad, Germany | 2020 – The Octave V 70 SE | The Powerhouse The V 70 SE is a line level integrated amplifier delivering 2 x 70 W peak output power. Belonging to the same family of design as the V 40 SE, the V 70 SE performs with more power. His outstanding features are control and dynamics. The V 70 SE plays Rock-and-Roll like Rock-and- Roll and celebrates Classical music with delicate grace and solid expanse. Listening to music becomes an absolute pleasure. Like the V 40 SE, the…

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PS Audio Stellar Strata Integrated Amplifier

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Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2020 – The Stellar™ Strata™ combines the benefits of an exceptional analog preamplifier, a full-featured state-of-the-art DAC, a stereo 200 watt per channel power amplifier, and a high-resolution streaming module in one gorgeous package. Just add speakers. Have your own source? No problem. Strata offers 3 analog and 5 digital inputs to connect whatever source you need. Strata’s fully balanced analog preamplifier circuitry, state-of-the-art DAC, no compromise high-definition streamer, and Analog Cell™ based power amplifier create an extraordinarily rich, full-bodied musical experience few products can match.…

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Metronome Le Player 3

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France | 2020 – 3rd GENERATION OF “LE PLAYER” BY METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE Started in 2015, the original story of Le Player series continues in 2020 with a third generation of devices. The first model of Le Player 3 is a fabulous CD transport, intended for the most demanding audiophiles when it comes to listen to compact discs in the best conditions. Member of the Classica range by Métronome, Le Player 3 was designed to meet new requirements from audiophiles now mostly using streaming, but still needing to listen to their…

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Octave Audio HP 700 SE Tube Preamplifier

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Karlsbad, Germany | 2020 – The Octave HP 700 preamplifier looks back to a long and successful history, the origins of its basic circuitry are derived from the classic HP 500 model, first presented in 1986. This concept has been consistently developed over 30 years and attracted worldwide attention. Refined tube technology and intelligent modular technology made the HP 700 future-proof right from the start – an innovation in the market. Now it was time to push the innovative HP 700 even further in terms of sound and technology. The…

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T+A P3100 HV Preamplifier

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Herford, Germany | 2020 – The Preamplifier! Preamplifiers are the most important components of any High-End system. Source devices connected deliver low-level signals to the preamplifier’s input section, and the unit’s task is to switch and amplify these signals, regulate their volume, process them where necessary and deliver them to the output sockets, ready for the power amplifiers. All this has to be accomplished without altering or falsifying the signals’ content. We have invested a vast amount of effort in designing preamplifiers which meet these requirements in full. The devices…

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MSB Technology S202 Stereo Amplifier

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Watsonville, CA, USA | 2020 – Impressive performance.  Compact design. Innovation. Redefined. After  the astounding success and performance of the S500 Stereo Amplifier, we set our sights on expanding that sound to more systems. Trickle-down technologies incorporated into a more compact, lower-power framework resulted in the S202. It’s capable of meeting our DAC’s ultra high dynamic range head-on with optimized architecture in the critical areas of audio performance, power supplies, and ultra low-noise design. The S202 includes a fully modular design, matched impedance input stage and an all billet CNC…

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Supreme³ microfuses from HiFi-Tuning – Review

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It is in the nature of things that manufacturers and developers praise their products in the highest possible terms. This makes it all the more satisfying when the products can keep their promises. And if the whole thing just costs 45 euros … jackpot!
This trial started with extremely low expectations: I should try out two microfuses to check whether a detailed test is worthwhile. To be honest, my opinion was already certain: It won’t work. Not because microfuses cannot influence the sound, but because some simply do not – or let’s say fairly – have no serious influence. At least that was my previous experience.

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Gold Note P-1000 MKII

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Florence, Italy | 2020 – Designed for High-End audio systems, P-1000 MkII is an innovative Class-A line preamplifier powered by a new proprietary Six Gain Stage design and with Relays volume control and is made for real music lovers. Completing the 1000 series of Gold Note Hifi electronics, P-1000 MkII is powered by a Triple Linear Transformer power supply and features 8 independent stereo inputs. Advanced functions paired with high-quality materials and an exquisite Italian product design turn P-1000 MkII into a luxury solid state amplifier capable of top-class performances.…

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Aqua acoustic quality LinQ Network Interface

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Milan, Italy | 2020 – Introducing the LinQ – Our Network Interface The new LinQ was created following a precise idea.Fast and standard technical solutions do not belong to the aqua philosophy.aqua has developed an extremely streamlined long-life platform and network bridge modules, focused on audio playback functions.We prefer to use know-how developed in-house, for a number of reasons in respect the aqua SQ standards.This has required a considerable effort in terms of time and resources, but the result is immediately evident on first use. LinQ is a highly modular…

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Accuphase C-47 Phono Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – The Realization of a Dream — Fully Balanced Phono Equalizer Amp. The C-47 is the first phono amplifier of this series which realizes a fully balanced configuration from input to output. The resulting product not only is highly impervious to external noise, it also features a dedicated head amplifier optimized for the characteristics of MC and MM phono cartridges, and a high-accuracy equalizer amplifier, thereby ensuring precise equalization with a minimum of noise. A set of newly added dedicated balanced MC phono inputs enables balanced connection…

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More than ever, Audio Matters

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Munich/Europe, May 07 | HARMAN launches new Podcast Series and Documentary on the Art of Listening for Audio Enthusiasts to come together through the Power of Music In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions upon millions of people from all corners of the globe have found themselves faced with a stark new reality of lockdown and social distancing. Events have been cancelled; engagements have been put on hold; the world seems to have slowed to a crawl. And while isolation measures are of the utmost importance in battling the…

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Wharfedale Elysian Series

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Cambridgeshire, England | 2020 – Wharfedale ELYSIAN is a new flagship loudspeaker series that pushes the boundaries of capability and performance from a speaker at this price-point. A genuine example of luxury audio, ELYSIAN offers indulgence in design, materials aesthetic and performance. A thorough and no compromise approach has lead the Wharfedale engineers to create a benchmark in affordable, audiophile-grade luxury loudspeakers. Cutting edge design and class-leading technology are combined to deliver musical reproduction that will proudly challenge the world’s finest loudspeakers. One for the connoisseur and one for the history…

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