Vertere DG-1S Dynamic Groove Record Player

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London, United Kingdom | 2022 – Our award-winning DG-1 just got better. The new DG-1S delivers higher resolution replay, greater dynamic contrasts and improved stereo separation with greater precision while at the same time keeping the musicality the DG-1 is known for. Improved platter bearing The precision machining and polishing operations have a higher tolerance with the variation halved statistically. The super smooth finish bore with the precision Tungsten Carbide interference fit ball delivers lower noise, lower rumble, a lower effort for the motor and less rotational variability. Groove Runner…

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McIntosh XCS1.5K Center Channel Speaker

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker, a critical component to perfect any home theater system, complementing the brand’s iconic XRT2.1K or XRT1.1K Floor- Standing Loudspeakers, and voiced to match them to ensure impeccable sonic imagery with clear, high-quality sound. The center channel speaker is a critical component within a home theater due to the vast amount of dialog that emanates from it, and it must work seamlessly with the front left and right speakers to create a cohesive soundstage as…

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Vitus Audio MP-T201 MK.II CD Transport

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Herning, Denmark | 2022 – Vitus Audio MP-T201 MK.II CD Transport – The quest for precision! Improving on the quality of the transport used in our SCD-025 Mk.II proved to be a difficult task. A dramatic new approach was required to define a new reference standard for CD transports. We use the same modified Philips CD Pro 2 LF as found in the SCD-025 Mk.II, but for the Masterpiece Series we go a step further with even more detailed mechanical and electrical modifications resulting in a highly precise drive. This,…

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PS Audio BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier

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Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2022 – BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier: Our ultimate expression on the art of audio amplification. Designed by the late Bascom H. King, the BHK600 represents the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and design in a single breathtaking expression of pure audio amplification. Built like no other power amplifier in history, the BHK600 will stand the test of time as one of the finest power amplifiers ever crafted. From the pure brute force of its massive 1.6kva power supply smoothed by 336,000 microfarads of capacitance to…

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Tidal Audio Piano G3

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Hürth, Germany  | 2022 – The all new TIDAL Piano G3 – Absolute Entry. Improving classic designs, does not mean changing it. Rather, it means improving details while strictly continuing and following the unique concepts of the original. After building the TIDAL Piano for over two decades, the third generation of our worldwide praised Piano models – the Piano G3 remains a classic.Continuing TIDAL loudspeaker par excellence, the Piano G3 has all the core elements of our philosophy, and embodies even more than what TIDAL stands for: ultimate masterpieces with…

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AMG Giro MKII

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Deining, Germany | 2022 – Further development of AMG‘s entry-level model with improvements made to all critical performance elements. The Giro MK II‘s superb dynamic performance and spatial depth are significantly refined compared to its well-regarded predecessor. The platter mass, which has been increased to 5.6 kg, together with the newly developed platter-subplater interface, ensure significantly improved speed stability resulting in a more realistic and engaging musical presentation.     The belt drive system has been optimized, contributing to these sonic improvements. The ultra-quiet Swiss drive motor now runs in…

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Lumin T3 Streamer DAC

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Hongkong, China | 2022 – Lumin T3 The performance sweet spot! The first LUMIN with a DAC to feature our all-new processing system. Providing increased capacity and resampling flexibility. WHY LUMIN T3 LUMIN T3 combines our new-for-2022 processing system, solid CNC-panel construction and X1 technology to deliver maximum price/performance. Main features Features our all-new processing system Increased capacity for future updates Faster processor provides greater resampling flexibility New surface finish taken from the high-end P1 Dual ES9028Pro SABRE DAC featuring dual-mono operation Upsampling and downsampling to every supported format up to…

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Musical Fidelity M6x DAC

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Vienna, Austria  | 2022 – General Description: Our M6x DAC is a new milestone in the history of Musical Fidelity DACs. Its predecessor, the M6s DAC was one of the first to use the critically acclaimed ESS 32-bit HyperStream II DAC architecture. With the M6sR DAC, we continued to improve the firmware and added a few other qualities of life improvements. DSD was now easier to use, we had full Roon Support and in- & outputs were updated to keep up with the fast moving digital audio landscape. And the…

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Spec RMP-DAC3EX

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Tokyo, Japan | 2022 – For music lovers craving “real music”, not just good sound. Spec presents the digital analog converter for “REAL-SOUND”, real-life sound: RMP-DAC3EX.To reproduce realistic sound, an amplifier with excellent drive capability and a source device that reproduces tone color information without omission are required. RMP-DAC3EX reproduces a timbre signal full of musicality. The sound concept of RMP-DAC3EX “Realistic audio is the most beautiful”.This is why we strive for the most musicality in our audio equipment. One of the most important factors for achieving realistic audio reproduction is…

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PS Audio Aspen FR30

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Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2022 – PS Audio Aspen FR30 – 50 years in the making. There has never been a loudspeaker like the FR30. Our goals for the FR30 were to design and build a state-of-the-art full-range loudspeaker with extraordinarily low distortion, effortless reproduction, seamless tonality, and exquisite beauty. Our highest expectations have been exceeded. The aspen FR30 represents the culmination of 50 years of industry experience; learning in intimate detail what works and what does not; what it takes for a loudspeaker to disappear and leave only the…

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Rega Saturn MK3 CD-DAC Player

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    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom | 2022 – The new Saturn MK3 is re-housed in our very latest case designed to match the rest of the Rega range. The Saturn MK3 CD-DAC player offers complete flexibility and integration into any audio system. Essentially two products in one, the Saturn MK3 houses an independent DAC circuit and a high specification CD transport. Both sections are fully remote controllable via the supplied Solaris remote handset. Digital mastered You will find plenty of connectivity options, up to and including 24bit-192 kHz. The Saturn…

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Luxman M-10X Power Amplifier

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Shinyokohama, Japan | 2022 – Open your mind and experience the true depth of sound. An industry defining debut for our M-10X flagship amplifier. Looking ahead to the 100th anniversary of our founding in 2025,we have returned to the fundamentals of music playback and have finally achieved a LUXMAN milestone, while still looking toward the future, we present our new generation flagship stereo power amplifier, the M-10X.The most important innovation is the realization of our new amplification feedback engine “LIFES”, which has been developed and refined through the skillful attention…

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Audio Technica AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge

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Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan | 2022 – Audio Technica AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge – A new realm of analog sound! Audio-Technica is pleased to introduce the AT-ART20, the latest cartridge in our ART Series that will allow you to experience a new world of sound. As with previous magnetic core cartridges in our high-end lineup, we had two main goals in developing the AT-ART20: provide superlative analog sound reproduction and optimize the performance and benefits of a magnetic core cartridge. Based on cartridge technologies and know-how cultivated over our…

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Lab12 integre4 MK2 Integrated Amplifier

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Athens, Greece  |  2022 – Lab12 integre MK2 audiophile integrated Amplifier! Description The new, upgraded integre4 MK2 is here to bring your audio experience one step higher by taking advantage of all new powerful KT-170 power tubes. With an exceptional build quality, separate power supply for each channel, higher Signal to Noise level, integre4 MK2 can be the ideal driver even for the most demanding speakers out there. Our innovative bias built-in system thru a powerful processor and the vivid OLED display are here to give you the pleasure of…

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McIntosh Introduces MR89 AM/FM Tuner

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  Binghamton, NY – June 15, 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the MR89 AM/FM Tuner. The high-end audio company worked diligently on a multitude of advancements to maximize radio listening, including adjustments to sensitivity, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion, channel selectivity, and stereo separation. The MR89’s advanced signal quality monitor can display detailed signal, multipath, and noise levels of the incoming radio signals to help fine-tune optimal placement of the AM or FM antenna (their RAA2 AM antenna is included). Additionally included are a pair of balanced…

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Accuphase P-7500 Stereo Power Amplifier

Accuphase P-7500 Stereo Power Amplifier

Yokohama, Japan | 2022 – High output stereo power amplifier bursting with musical expression! The P-7500 is our flagship model Class AB stereo power amplifier that provides supreme driving performance. The power amplification stage uses a 10-parallel push-pull power transistor architecture, providing a rated output power of 300 W / 8 ohms that vastly exceeds that of conventional models. Boasting an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 130 dB and a damping factor of 1,000, it can effortlessly drive massive speakers and create musical recreations overflowing with energy. The P-7500 brings out…

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CH Precision C1.2 Digital to Analog Controller

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  Préverenges, Switzerland | 2022 – Sometimes, what you want is exactly what you get. Take the C1.2 DAC/Controller as an example: You want a world-class DAC with leading edge digital design and cutting edge musical performance? You’ve got it. You want a control unit to switch multiple digital inputs and control level? You’ve got it. You want to accept and switch analog inputs? You can do that too. You want a product that‘s future proof in terms of price AND performance? The C1.2 ticks that box as well! In…

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Epos ES14N

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Essen, Germany  | 2022 – Epos ES14N – Back to the future: A classic Speaker returns to the future. Concept Restarting EPOS could only mean re-creating the most famous model, the ES-14. This was a 2-way speaker in a fairly big cabinet and classic looking cabinet, to be used on a dedicated stand. The design should be classic, not lifestyle, only doing things that help with the sound and as straight forward as possible. Analyzing the old construction was interesting. It used a 7“ woofer with Polypropylene cone and an…

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High End Munich 2022 international trade fair

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Munich, Germany  | 2022 – In May 2022, it was finally going to be that time again! With 550 exhibitors presenting 1500 brands from 40 countries, the High End at MOC Munich attracted around 21,000 visitors from all over the world. Our editorial staff member Thomas Huendgen took a look around.   Angstrom Audiolab from Italy presented its high-quality D/A converter ZDA71. The Analog Manufaktur Germany short AMG presented their new creation the AMG Giro MKII.   Triode from Japan proved with its Junone Class A tube integrated amplifier with…

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Esoteric Grandioso T1 Turntable

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Tokyo, Japan | 2022 ­– Grandioso T1 – A new undertaking to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Esoteric legacy; it’s the first-ever turntable in our history.   Revolution Begins. In the dead silence of the “Esoteric MagneDrive System” you will hear the sounds of a revolution taking place,making history for vinyl playback.     Esoteric MagneDrive System A new undertaking to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Esoteric legacy; it’s the first-ever turntable in our history, the Grandioso T1. Accommodating a patent-registered unique contact-free drive mechanism, the “Esoteric MagneDrive…

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McIntosh MCD12000 SACD/CD-Player & DAC

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 ­­­­­­­­­­­– McIntosh is thrilled to introduce the MCD12000 SACD/CD Player. While classified as a CD player, the MCD12000 serves as a reference level digital-to-analog convertor (DAC) that includes reference level SACD/CD playback capabilities. Music played through MCD12000’s digital inputs or compact discs is processed by professional grade 8-channel DACs, designed for premium audiophile performance.  The MCD12000 offers both balanced and unbalanced fixed analog outputs in both solid-state and vacuum tube configurations. This abundance of output options offers flexibility based on music selection, the configuration of…

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Chord Ultima Pre 3

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Maidstone, United Kingdom | 2022 – Chord ULTIMA PRE 3 – Five input pre-amplifier! The ULTIMA PRE 3 is an all-new ground-up-design preamplifier containing the very latest proprietary power supply technology and the latest circuit design.  Built from the ground up, the UTLIMA PRE 3 takes advantage of the very latest developments in advanced low-distortion power supplies. These advanced devices offer exceptionally low noise and outstanding amplifier operation. Coupled with our latest design developments, the PRE 3 offers new levels of preamplifier performance. The UTLIMA PRE 3 is equipped with…

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Vinnie Rossi Brama Integrated Amplifier

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Worcester, MA, USA | 2022 – In a class of its own! With 350 Watts RMS of power per channel into 4-ohms (2-ohm stable), Brama Integrated Amplifier’s high-current, class AB lateral MOSFET output stage drives the most demanding loudspeakers with absolute conviction.   What truly makes listening with Brama such a highly involving experience is not only its quantity of power, but its exceptional quality. Unraveling the finest nuances in your recordings in such a pure and effortless manner requires wide bandwidth design, advanced PCB layout and grounding, and careful…

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Mission 770

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Huntingdon, UK | 2022 – The Mission 770 represents one of the most iconic models in the long history of Mission loudspeakers. A model that embodied the Mission pioneering research through the late 70s and 80s, with a bloodline dating back to 1977. The original Mission 770 debuted in 1978. It quickly became Mission’s best-selling speaker, and gravitated naturally into MK2 and MK3 alterations with improvements to sensitivity and power handling. After that, the design eventually migrated to Freedom and other variations, but none of them made the sales impact…

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Kyron Gaia loudspeaker system

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Adelaide, Australia | 2022 – Gaia is a triumph of audio engineering. Kyron has done what was seemingly impossible… incredible bass without an enclosure. Gaia was designed to give the best possible representation of music which means keeping the original tonal qualities of the recording perfectly. There are no added resonant systems to create more bass. Just the signal and the drivers. No Box   The Gaia loudspeaker was designed from the outset to embrace the fact that loudspeakers sound better without an enclosure. The Gaia takes this to the…

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McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor

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  Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh is pleased to announce that its MX100 A/V Processor has implemented Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and has received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4®, the smart home brand for Snap One.To work with a Control4 system, the MX100 needs to be using firmware version 2.134 or higher; if it is using a lower version then it will need to be updated by an authorized McIntosh dealer. Then the installer simply needs to add the MX100 to a Control4 system and the…

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Allnic L-6500 Preamplifier

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Seongnam, South Korea | 2022 – The L‐6500 is Allnic Audio’s a new mid‐line preamplifier model. Like all Allnic Audio products, it uses Permalloy (Iron and nickel alloy) for its transformer cores. Allnic is grateful to Mr. G.W. Elmen of Western Electric for inventing Permalloy for transformer core use, and in so doing, providing an enormous service to recorded music listeners everywhere. The L-6500 has the following features: Single gain stage – A single gain stage circuit uses only one tube for amplification (“gain”). This reproduces a purer, more    detailed,…

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Rotel RA-1592MKII Stereo Amplifier

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Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan | 2022 – Whether a seasoned audiophile or casual listener, the time has never been better to be a music lover. A near limitless supply of music is at our fingertips accessible via streaming, digital mediums, classic vinyl and more. Rotel has been designing and manufacturing high fidelity, high quality, high performance audio products for over 60 years accurately rendering audio with exceptional detail and stunning clarity. The RA-1592MKII proudly continues in the tradition and heritage of this iconic brand. The RA-1592MKII Integrated Amplifier includes circuit design…

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NEW KUZMA SAFIR 9 TONEARM

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Preddvor, Slovenia | 2022 – KUZMA “SAFIR 9” TONEARM – New Frontiers In LP Playback! Franc Kuzma does neither design nor release new products for the sake of historical symmetry of any kind. Ever. But, when he does, it shifts the limitations of the hitherto possible into another dimension. Welcome the new SAFIR 9 tonearm!!! It took more than 5 years of laborious R & D to bring a pivotal manner of analogue LP playback to this level. Higher than in any previous Kuzma tonearm and, possibly, higher than any…

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Ortofon Verismo MC Cartridge

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  Nakskov, Denmark | 2022 – The Ortofon Exclusives Series of highest performing Moving Coil cartridges has now been expanded to include a new premier model – the MC Verismo. The Ortofon Exclusives series cartridges are widely acknowledged as being some of the best Moving Coil cartridges on the market, and we are continuously working on expanding the Exclusives range to offer music lovers even more opportunities to experience the supreme quality, precision, impact and dynamics that a highend reference cartridge conveys. The MC Verismo has been developed based on…

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Sound of Eden Crescendo Duo

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Tukums, Latvija |2022 – We bring you love and tears of joy! Yes, CRESCENDO sound is that evocative of emotions! CRESCENDO is a product for music gourmets who have high requirements for sound and want to experience an outstanding sound quality at a reasonable price! This product will appeal to those who like to swim in the vast ocean of music and to immerse themselves in a deep and seductive sound of a symphony orchestra! Our product combines sophistication and modest elegance! A balanced design, technically impeccable implementation and the…

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Accuphase E-5000 Stereo Amplifier

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  Yokohama, Japan |2022 – Accuphase E-5000 – High-output integrated amplifier featuring Balanced AAVA. The E-5000 is the flagship high-power Class AB integrated amplifier developed to mark Accuphase’s 50-year anniversary. The preamplifier section features our superior Balanced AAVA volume control, while the power amplifier section includes an instrumentation amp and power transistors in a five-fold push-pull arrangement driven in Class AB. These circuits create a balanced circuit from input to output. With its precisely balanced circuits and solidly built output stage, the E-5000 integrated amplifier presents every piece of music…

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McIntosh Announces New MX180 A/V Processor

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce its MX180 A/V Processor that delivers exceptional performance for the home theater of today and tomorrow. With an increasing number of movies being released direct to home streaming, a state-of-the-art – and future ready – home theater processor is needed so viewers can be fully immersed in the movie experience. Thanks to its advanced customization and processing capabilities, the MX180 allows for the full enjoyment of today’s 4K video plus tomorrow’s 8K content. MX180 HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES: Supports 8K/60Hz and…

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McIntosh MA9500 & MA8950 Amplifiers

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  Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh Announces Upgraded Versions of Two of its Award-Winning Integrated Amplifiers. The New MA9500 and MA8950 Offer Additional Performance Benefits. McIntosh is proud to unveil its MA9500 and MA8950 Integrated Amplifiers, which replace the award-winning MA9000 and MA8900 and add performance enhancements to these already outstanding products.Dynamic headroom has been increased on both new models by over 50% thanks to the filter capacity being doubled in each. This increase in dynamic headroom will give both new models greater ability to reproduce musical peaks…

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Audionet PLANCK 2 CD-Player

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Berlin, Germany | 2022 – SCIENTIST SERIES – ULTRA MACHINE PLANCK2 The machine: PLANCK2 is Audionet’s final statement re. the classical compact disc. No other machine on the market plays with such utmost precision, formidable ease and deep-rooted musicality. PLANCK2 even surpasses our worldwide successes VIP and ART. Want to hear the music breathe? Here’s the best available lung on this planet: The body construction completely made of non-ferro­magnetic materials combined with a massive slate board optimizes the resonance charac­teristics of PLANCK2. The new design with non-visible fixation screws and…

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Aurorasound EQ-100 Phono Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan |  2022 – Aurorasound launches the new EQ-100 phono equalizer amplifier. PRODUCT OUTLINE EQ-100, an Adaptive Multi-curve Phono Equalizer Amplifier, is compatible with any analog records capable of accommodating any record-cutting characteristics from SP (78rpm) to monaural LP (33 1/3rpm). The equalization value of Turnover in the low frequency range and Roll-off in the high frequency range are shown on the front panel, each having 10 selection. Accordingly, a total of 100 combinations are feasible independently without any mutual interferences. An easier setting is provided for a typical…

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McIntosh Announces Two Amplifier Stands

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – The New AS125 and AS901 Provide a Proper Foundation for McIntosh Products. McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to unveil its new AS125 and AS901 Amplifier Stands. The AS125 is ideally suited to be used with a variety of McIntosh monoblock amplifiers, including the brand’s current offerings, but can also be used with any previous models. A single AS125 can also be used with a McIntosh stereo or integrated amplifier, along with other…

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SPL Performer S1200 Stereo Amplifier

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Niederkruechten, Germany | 2022 – SPL Performer S1200 – The powerful stereo amplifier! This impressive stereo power amplifier leads even the most demanding speakers to soundscapes beyond your expectations. With a power amplification of 2 x 520 W (4 Ω) [2 x 550 W (2 Ω); 2 x 300 W (8 Ω)], this completely analog amplifier easily controls any loudspeaker. Thanks to the VOLTAiR technology the performance of the s1200 is detail-rich, vivid, honest and plain simply beautiful. Individual design In addition to the choice of the basic color black,…

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Estelon Extreme MKII Flagship Loudspeaker

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  Tallin, Estonia | 2022 – After updating the Estelon classics series to Mk II and launching a limited Anniversary Edition of the Forza model, Estelon now refines its most luxurious high-end loudspeaker having incorporated a significant number of advancements in the same iconic form factor. The Extreme Mk II includes everything that Alfred Vassilkov (Estelon’s Chief Designer & Co-founder) has learned during his 35 years of experience. The unique two-module design of the over 2 meters tall loudspeaker allows the user to adjust the height of the upper part as…

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Accuphase C-2900 Stereo Preamplifier

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Yokohama, Japan |2022 – Accuphase Precision Stereo Amplifier C-2900 – Balanced AAVA preamplifier with exquisite sound reproduction. The preamplifier’s volume control is a vital component for maintaining vibrancy in the sound source. Since its founding, Accuphase has spent 50 years in pursuit of creating the ideal volume control circuitry. The C-2900’s Balanced AAVA system was designed using Accuphase’s original AAVA volume control circuits to significantly improve sonic performance. The faithful reproduction of delicate musical performances by the C-2900 makes it the perfect preamplifier for passionate audiophiles. Balanced volume control, Balanced…

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