McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport

Binghamton, NY | February 15, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus our exclusive MCT connector. To enjoy CDs, it can be paired with any product that has standard digital inputs and a digital-to-analog convertor (DAC). For SACD playback, the MCT500’s proprietary MCT output needs to be connected (via the included cable)…

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Gold Note IS-1000 SUPER INTEGRATED AMP

January 30, 2018 | FIRENZE, Italy – Gold Note – the Italian High-End manufacturer based in Firenze – is introducing IS-1000, an innovative all-in-one source designed to deliver high quality audio combining analogue and digital technology, available at a MSRP of 4200,00€ (5000,00$) worldwide through Gold Note retailers in October 2017. IS-1000 is an advanced fully integrated amplifier that redefines the way music playback is experienced, seamlessly merging a Preamplifier, a Power Amplifier, a Phono Stage, a DAC and a Streamer in a unique and complete source. Gold Note IS-1000…

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Gryphon Audio – Sonett Phonostage

Ry, Denmark | 2018 – While an ever-increasing number of audio manufacturers are struggling to go “back to black” with the introduction of components for LP playback, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark have never adandoned the LP format, maintaining a consistent commitment to vinyl reproduction from the creation of the company in 1985, right up to the launch of the Gryphon Sonett Phonostage. In the words of founder Flemming E. Rasmussen, “The LP holds a very special place in our hearts here at Gryphon, having been the inspiration for our…

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NAD M22 V2

CES | Las Vegas, NV | January, 2018 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, launched a new and improved stereo Masters Series amplifier, the M22 V2, that delivers a 20% increase in power to 300 watts per channel. The new Masters amp also features a bridging switch that transforms it into a 900-watt mono behemoth. In addition, the M22 V2 now has a 3-position input sensitivity switch that controls the auto turn-on sensitivity, allowing for better matching to each individual system. Even with the increase…

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Technics SP-10R & SL-1000R

Las Vegas, USA – January 2018 – Renowned for its direct drive technology and superior performance, the Technics range has extended its Reference Class line-up of audio components with its newest direct drive turntable and turntable system, the SP10-R and SL-1000R. Designed and engineered for ultimate analog vinyl performance, the legendary SP-10 Series of Direct Drive Turntables and their accompanying Direct Drive Turntable Systems have become synonymous with direct drive technology, and are fitting symbols of the Technics brand name that continues to inspire the admiration and loyalty of audiophiles…

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Bang & Olufsen announces AirPlay 2 in ten products

“AirPlay 2 from Apple offers new and intelligent ways of enjoying music and other content in a way that fits naturally into people’s way of living. It is an aspiration that aligns particularly well with our ambition of moving the technology race back to where it makes sense; to where it’s all about simply enjoying great sound in the most flexible and intuitive way”, says John Mollanger, CEO at B&O PLAY. Ten Bang & Olufsen products with AirPlay 2 The ten products from Bang & Olufsen which will be software…

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Allnic T-2000 25th Anniversary

January 2018 – Within a range of new products for 2018, including a new phono stage, two preamps, and a mono power amp, Allnic presents the T-2000 25th Anniversary integrated amplifier. Beauty, grace, and power… Along with amazing, revelatory clarity, incredible dynamics and drive, articulate and powerful bass, and standard setting low noise and distortion, the T-2000 25th Anniversary provides 100 watts per channel of push-pull, pentode power, or more than 50 watts SET sounding watts in triode mode; AND pentode/triode switching is “on the fly”. The T-2000 25th Anniversary…

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JL Audio Fathom® IWS-SYS-108 & 208

Miramar, FL | JL Audio | 2017 – JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, announced the launch of a new 8-inch version of their Fathom® IWS in-wall subwoofer systems. The new 8-inch Fathom® IWS system joins the previous 13.5-inch driver models in the Fathom® IWS lineup. Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio says, “We are excited about the potential of the 8-inch in-wall subwoofer solution in our growing line of architectural audio solutions. This model has a very small grille opening that will please customers looking for a…

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McIntosh XRT2.1K Loudspeaker

Binghamton, NY | December 2017  – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the XRT2.1K Loudspeaker. The XRT2.1K Loudspeaker represents the next evolution of McIntosh home audio speakers. Borne from our 45+ years of designing speakers, the XRT2.1K is a full range system that provides spacious sound reproduction with an unusually deep sound stage. Standing 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall, a pair of them will grab the attention of every person in the room. But when the music…

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MAGICO A3

December, 2017 — HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA USA – Magico, the leader in high performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is pleased to announce the new A3. Machined into the metal of every Magico loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M”. Our symbol is a simple reminder to the owner of a Magico product that they have purchased a product born of an uncompromised, unapologetic pursuit of performance excellence. The standards we have set for a product bearing our M logo are not without consequence. The push forward into the development of new,…

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ProAc Response DT8

2017 – A new compact floorstanding loudspeaker from famed British maker ProAc offers robust sound and great looks! Response DT8 is sure to please. In many ways, the new ProAc Response DT8 is the perfect speaker. It doesn’t take up much space. Its design is such that it can be positioned easily in any room. It looks lovely and it sounds oh so good. How do they do it? Read on. Drivers In the first position of importance, the cones, domes, and magnets of a speaker’s drive units are where…

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems Classic SB

2017 – The Classic SB New Product Announcement We are pleased to announce the launch of Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ The Classic SB turntable. We have turbocharged our EISA Award-winning the Classic to bring you this upgraded package. The Classic SB is an upgraded version of The Classic – EISA award-winning turntable. Featuring a Sumiko Blue Point No.2 cartridge, the Classic SB offers a leap forward in sound quality. Other key improvements include electronic speed control, as well as the Leather It mat and top-grade Clamp It, which enhance stability and reduce noise. The…

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Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2

2017 – It is very difficult, even daunting, to update a classic. The physicians’ maxim of Primum non nocere (first do no harm) certainly applies here. An overly ambitious and inexperienced designer, in his zeal to advance the product with the “latest and greatest technology,” can inadvertently sacrifice the very qualities at the heart of the original’s intrinsic appeal. There is a certain wisdom and introspection that is inherent to all great designers. They know when real advancements are possible, and eschew the temptation to incorporate change for change’s sake.…

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McIntosh MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | November 14, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at this 158 pound (71.7 kg) amp is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it…

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Gershman Acoustics Posh speaker

The new Posh speaker from Gershman Acoustics As the name indicate, it is a posh speaker. Every aspect of this speaker has been designed to provide the best sound and quality. Using 1” inch HDF wood to build a massive enclosure, to rounding and tapering the back of the enclosure. In addition to that massive build, a ¼ “stainless steel panels in order to further strengthen and deaden the enclosure. The Cross-over is constructed with point to point silver soldering. Using the best, top of lth line Mundorf MCapR SUPREME…

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McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | November, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. Taking retro design cues from the legendary McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, the MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit design to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning. The preamplifier stage uses two 12AX7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes housed inside stylish…

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Focal presents Kanta N°2

October 2017 – Focal presents Kanta N°2, this year’s Hi-Fi sensation. Kanta is the latest loudspeaker to join Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection. Everything in this new loudspeaker is dedicated to performance: a new material, and a design which serves efficiency. With Kanta N°2, Focal is once again making headlines with the introduction of a truly unique product featuring yet more innovations for even better sounding acoustics. Kanta is completely dedicated to performance. It represents acoustic efficiency in every detail. Kanta is destined for music lovers who, above all, are…

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Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti

Ortofon has extended the range of the Exclusives Series to include the brand new MC Windfeld Ti phono cartridge. In continuation of the Ortofon design tradition and the new paradigm in engineering and manufacturing, we are proud to introduce the MC Windfeld Ti, a new moving coil phono cartridge in the absolute high-end class. At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies a revolutionary customized Selective Laser Melting (SLM) manufacturing technology pioneered by Ortofon for manufacturing of the legendary MC A90 in 2007. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties,…

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MA5300 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | October 11, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per…

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Spendor A2 & A4 Loudspeakers

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 The Spendor A2 and A4 loudspeakers are completely new designs created for music lovers on a budget. They deliver class leading performance and are the most flexible, versatile and affordable loudspeakers Spendor has ever made. The new A2 and A4 feature innovative trickle-down technology from the award-winning Spendor D7. The main drive units have been designed with Spendor’s new EP77 Polymer cones. This new design allows the loudspeakers to partner beautifully with any amplifier and source equipment, regardless of price. The result is a dynamic, open…

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