Parasound Halo JC 1+ Monoblock

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San Francisco, CA, USA | 2020 – For nearly two decades, the Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier, designed by the legendary John Curl, was Parasound’s flagship product, and the aspirational amplifier for thousands of audiophiles world-wide. A five-year effort by Curl and Parasound, and sweeping circuit improvements, have resulted in the amazing Parasound Halo JC 1+ monoblock amplifier. With 450 watts into 8 ohms, 850 watts into 4 ohms, 1300 watts into 2 ohms, and a peak current of 180 amperes, the JC 1+ excels even with speakers that can dip…

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Promoting Independent Musicians With a Superb Sound Experience

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Slowenia, Europe | 2020 – Erzetich, an audio company from Slovenia, has released Gold – a compilation of indie music released on an audiophile-grade gold-plated CD. The aim is to contribute to the recognition of outstanding independent musicians and to offer audiophiles a superb music and audio experience. Twelve songs in the compilation are performed by talented independent musicians and have been chosen among several hundred that applied to the contest. The compilation will be a welcome addition to any audiophile’s collection of CDs, as the prerequisite for selecting the…

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Magico A5 – A-Series Loudspeaker

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Hayward, CA, USA | 2020 – The largest and most advanced of Magico’s A Series, the A5 incorporates the company’s first 5-inch pure midrange driver as well as enhanced midrange and bass driver cone technology. These new cones achieve unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio, a key parameter that Magico has pursued over the past 15 years. In addition, the crossover debuts Mundorf’s new M-Resist Ultra foil resistors for unmatched transparency, liquidity and power handling. “The A Series has been a great success in reaching a wider audience,” said Magico’s founder, Alon Wolf.…

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Accuphase P-4500 Stereo Power Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – The P-4500 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality High End Audio Stereo Power Amplifiers. Stereo power amplifier with outstanding performance The quest for the optimal power amplifier has just taken another giant leap forward. The P-4500 features an instrumentation amplifier configuration realized with discrete semiconductors in the signal path, triple Darlington 4-parallel complementary push-pull architecture and many other technology advantages. The result is an impressive S/N ratio of 121 dB, rated output of 500 watts into 1 ohm (music signals), and…

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Silversmith Audio FIDELIUM Speaker Cable

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Springfield, VA, USA | January, 2020 – Celebrating 20 Years, Silversmith Audio Announces a Revolutionary New Line of Speaker Cable: FIDELIUM. New Cable Line Represents a 330% Performance Increase Over Previous Top-of-the-Line PALLADIUM at 1/10 the Price. Silversmith Audio today announced the launch of a new line of speaker cable that offers the audiophile community industry-best performance at surprisingly affordable prices. AN EVOLUTIONARY BREAKTHROUGH: The skin-effect characteristics of Silversmith Audio’s FIDELIUM alloy are up to 33 times superior to those of copper or silver. The FIDELIUM speaker cable, already at less than…

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Focal Chora Line

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Saint-Étienne, France | 2020 – Focal completes its Chora line for Home Cinema configurations. After presenting its Chora 806, Chora 816 and Chora 826 hi-fi loudspeakers in September 2019, the expert Saint-Étienne manufacturer of high-fidelity products now completes its line with Home Cinema solutions: Chora 826-D, Chora Center and Chora Surround. For deep bass, the brand also unveils a brand new subwoofer, the SUB 600P. Manufactured in France, these four new products will be revealed to the public for the first time at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. AT THE HEART…

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Q Acoustics 3030i loudspeakers

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom | 2020 – Q Acoustics expands award-winning 3000i range with powerful 3030i standmount loudspeaker. British audio specialists, Q Acoustics, has added a new model to its award-winning 3000i loudspeaker range: the 3030i standmount speaker, engineered to provide more powerful bass performance in a conveniently compact size. The 3030i slots into the range between the 3020i bookshelf speaker and 3050i floorstander. While retaining the elegant, compact appearance of a standmount speaker, it derives its woofer design from the much larger and more powerful 3050i floor standing model. This 165mm…

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Chord Electronics Huei Phono stage

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Kent, United Kingdom | 2020 – Based on 30 years of amplifier-building expertise, Huei offers MM/MC compatibility and integrates turntables to our amplifiers. Entirely conceived, engineered and manufactured in Great Britain, Huei has been carefully designed to provide turntables with the same high standards of amplification that Chord Electronics has become known for over the past 30 years. Benefitting from both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil functionality, Huei offers compatibility with a huge range of cartridges thanks to comprehensive gain and impedance-matching options; Huei’s high- and low-gain switching settings are…

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ATC C1 SUB MK 2 ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

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Stroud, United Kingdom | 2019 – Faithful to the signal, a new C1 subwoofer design will generate deeper and cleaner bass. Built to provide a dynamic low-distortion bass foundation for ATC’s Entry Series speakers, its C1C and C3C centre speakers, HTS Series on-wall speakers and all but the largest satellite speaker systems, the new C1 Sub Mk 2 is a compact real wood veneered design, incorporating a hand-built 12” (314mm) ATC bass driver and a fully discrete ATC 200W MOSFET power amplifier. Designed for both music and cinema applications and replacing the…

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Accuphase E-800 Stereo Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2019 – The E-800 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality High End Audio Stereo Integrated Amplifiers. Integrated Amplifier Is First Entry in New Flagship Model Series The E-800 is positioned above the E-650 as the new flagship model in the integrated amplifier lineup of Accuphase. The preamplifier section features the impeccable Balanced AAVA type volume control, while the power amplifier section is configured as an instrumentation amplifier using a six-fold parallel push-pull configuration of power MOS-FETs driven in pure Class A. The resulting…

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McIntosh MX123 A/V Processor and Control4

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Binghamton, NY | December 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is happy to announce that, now with Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) implemented, the MX123 A/V Processor has received Connects with Control4 Certification from Control4®, the smart home brand for SnapAV. The 13.2 channel MX123 A/V Processor marries a long tradition of uncompromising McIntosh sound quality with the latest home theater technologies to deliver an unsurpassed luxury home entertainment experience.

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Rotel Michi Series

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Japan, England | 2019 – Welcome to Michi! Rotel announces the return of the Michi Series. P5 The Michi P5 Control Amplifier delivers the ultimate culmination of audio performance with a full complement of source inputs.  The meticulous circuit design, critical component selection and over 3 years in the making ensures the P5 meets the highest of standards allowing this preamplifier to proudly wear the Michi logo.  Engineered with care. Product Description The Michi P5 Control Amplifier delivers the ultimate performance in audio processing with a full complement of analog…

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McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY | December 11, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier. Legendary home audio company McIntosh has been perfecting vacuum tube amplifiers since the 1940s and solid state amplifiers since the 1960s. Their amplifiers have been used at many historic events including presidential inaugurations and Woodstock, as well as in landmark sound systems like the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound and Despacio. From that heritage comes a truly one-of-a-kind home audio…

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TAD M700 and M700S Power Amplifiers

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Düsseldorf, Germany | 2019 – Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce the TADM700 and TAD-M700S power amplifiers as the newest addition to its top-of-the-line Reference Series of HiFi audio components. “The M700 monaural power amplifier replaces the highly acclaimed M600, with significantly upgraded design, construction, and components down to the smallest details inside and out. To provide greater versatility, we have added to the line-up the M700S two-channel, bi-amp-capable power amplifier”, says Jürgen Timm, Marketing Director Europe of TAD. “TAD’s philosophy has remained unchanged for over 40…

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Pro-Ject X2

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Mistelbach, Austria | 2019 – Pro-Ject Audio Systems announce the Heavyweight uncompromised High End Turntable X2. Uncompromised High-End Design – Incredible and Unparalleled Value In 1991 Pro-Ject started a revolution in HiFi with the in- troduction of the Pro-Ject 1 turntable. A new high-end, low budget turntable at the time when CD was king. Against all odds, we were creating interest in analogue audio at a time when others were turning their backs, and the success was down to three critical philosophies: – Simple yet technically correct design– High-quality valuable materials– Fully handcrafted,…

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Wharfedale EVO4 Series

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Sound EVOlved Cambridgeshire, England | 2019 – Heavenly high-end sound at refreshingly down-to-earth prices is the promise fulfilled by the new EVO4 Series from Wharfedale, Britain’s best-known loudspeaker brand. With prices starting at £449 per pair, the EVO4 Series sits between the existing Diamond 11 Series and Wharfedale’s forthcoming, flagship Elysian speakers. The initial range comprises six models: two standmount speakers (EVO4.1 and 4.2), two floorstanders (EVO4.3 and 4.4), a large home cinema centre speaker (EVO4.C) and a surround speaker designed for on-wall siting (EVO4.S). A more compact centre speaker (EVO4.CS)…

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Accuphase C-2150

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Yokohama, Japan | 2019 – The C-2150 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality High End Audio Electronics. Newly developed ANCC makes AAVA even better: The next-generation control center featuring latest technology. The C-2150 for the first time combines a new topology called ANCC with the AAVA volume control principle. As a result, music reproduction is supple, elegant and full of transparency, with a spatial expression capability that makes one forget the presence of any volume control circuit. With a functionality level close to higher-end models and…

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dCS Bartók DAC & Headphone Amplifier

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom | 2019 – The new dCS Bartók DAC brings together dCS’s past, present and future. It is first and foremost a state of the art network streaming DAC that uses technology developed for the Rossini range. With the addition of the unique headphone amplifier it brings the extraordinary dCS digital experience to both headphone and stereo listeners. This single-box digital music player features the legendary dCS Ring DAC™ and signal processing platform, plus a custom high performance UPnP music streamer. Bartók plays music through an array of industry-standard USB, AES or S/PDIF…

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins Delilah for Love Someone Podcast

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Nashville, USA | November 2019 – DELILAH welcomes KRISTIN CHENOWETH to the latest episode of her popular podcast, Love Someone with Delilah.

Delilah says: “The lovely, talented, and incredibly GIVING, Broadway sensation joins me on Love Someone with Delilah today. We talk about her new album, For The Girls, a tribute to the passionate women of music, and about her passions – those for creating, singing, and giving back through Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamps, and her new endeavor – building a creative arts center in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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McIntosh DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

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Binghamton, NY | November 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit. The DA2 Digital Audio Module is McIntosh’s
newest and most advanced module for processing digital audio. It comes standard
in their C53 and C2700 Preamplifiers, allowing both of those units to take
advantage of some of the latest innovations in digital audio technology.

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Thalia World’s first handcrafted audiophile portable headphones

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Slovenia, Europe | November 2019 – Established audio company, Erzetich, is set to launch its new model of headphones, capturing every note in a stylish, lightweight, first of its kind product. Crafted
from quality wood and durable metals, Erzetich introduces audiophile headphones of exceptional quality and unique design. Inspired by the
goddess of festivity, Thalia live up to their name with their full,
festival sound and innovative design. Available in Tilla (a rich dark wood) or Salvage (light, recycled spruce), this brand new product allows for an immersive audiophile experience whilst still allowing external sound for safety purposes. Designed for life, Thalia headphones are fully serviceable to ensure great quality sound year after year.

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Chord Ultima 3 Mono Power Amplifier

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Kent, United Kingdom | 2019 – Featuring our all-new circuit topology, ULTIMA 3 is a thoroughly modern amplifier for the high-resolution age. Our flagship ULTIMA amplifier topology has been integrated into a new mono power amplifier as part of our ongoing 30th-anniversary celebrations, introducing ULTIMA 3. The new ULTIMA amplifier topology (which to date has been exclusive to the range-topping ULTIMA power amp), is now more affordable than ever before having trickled down into the new ULTIMA 3 mono power amp, which is every bit a Chord Electronics thoroughbred and…

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Boulder 866 Integrated Amplifier

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Louisville, CO, USA | 2019 – Boulder Amplifiers is pleased to announce the immediate release and shipment of the 866 Integrated. The 866 is a part of the 800 Series and the successor to the highly successful 865 Integrated Amplifier. The 866 will be released in two versions: an all-analog version ($12,250) and an analog+digital ($14,450) version. Features of the all-analog version will include: 200W of maximum output power into an 8-ohm load Three pairs of full-balanced inputs Customizable display and input indicators with user uploadable photos for each input A new…

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ELAC – Carina Line Home Speakers

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Kiel, Germany | 2019– ELAC, a leading global provider of high-performance speakers and electronics, today announced the Carina Series line of home speakers. This new line builds upon the success of ELAC’s award-winning 240 line of home speakers with significant upgrades to both performance and aesthetics. “This fresh new cosmetic design will please both audiophiles and connoisseurs of industrial design,” said Jim Krodel, senior vice president sales, ELAC. Some of the notable new features of the Carina line-up include. Newly Developed JET Tweeter – Delivering real high-definition sound, our new JET…

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Wilson Audio ActivXO

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Provo, Utah, USA | 2019 – The ActivXO is the long-awaited and thoroughly updated replacement for Wilson’s revolutionary Controller. It is a two-channel, fully analogue electronic crossover with an array of features. It can be used in conjunction with a dedicated music system, or as the subwoofer control unit in a home theater system. In systems used for enjoyment of music and surround film, the ActivXO is configurable to accommodate both —optimally and simultaneously.  Wilson Audio’s approach to subwoofers, whether to augment a music system or a high-end home theater system, has…

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Luxman PD-151 turntable

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan | 2019 – The new turntable PD-151 from Luxman delivers class-leading design, engineering, functionality and performance. PD-151 Summary In 2011, Luxman introduced its first new turntable in 28 years, the PD-171. Three years later, the upgraded PD-171A and armless PD-171AL were released. Now, as the interest in vinyl records continues its revival, Luxman is delighted to introduce another new turntable. The PD-151 delivers classic, premium-quality Luxman belt-drive turntable design at a new, lower price point. To keep the exterior design and top panel as clean and elegant as possible, we…

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Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC

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Groniningen, Netherlands | 2019 – DIGITAL THAT’S AS GOOD AS ANALOGUE Responding to popular demand, Mola Mola launched the famous discrete DAC from the Makua as a separate unit. Mola Mola’s Tambaqui DAC is the perfect upgrade for owners of complete high-end systems who want to retain the characteristic sound of their existing preamplifier whilst lifting their digital sources to another level. The converter is a two board stack. On the first board, all incoming digital audio is upsampled to 3.125MHz/32 bits and converted to noise shaped PWM. On the other board…

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McIntosh Announces MC257 7-Channel Power Amplifier

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McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the MC257 7-Channel Home Theater Power Amplifier. The MC257 sits on a polished stainless steel chassis and bears the classic McIntosh design of a black glass front panel with the TripleView meter, illuminated logo, control knobs, and aluminum end caps.

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Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

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Salisbury, England | 2019 – Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, has introduced the latest member of its award-winning Mu-so wireless music system family: Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation. Extensive software and hardware upgrades deliver a significant performance boost over the original Mu-so Qb (launched in 2016), while the design evolves to match the Mu-so 2nd Generation styling. Just like the acclaimed Mu-so 2nd Generation introduced back in May, the new Mu-so Qb features Naim’s unique music-streaming platform, developed by 25 engineers over 3 years to offer the very…

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McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY | 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce its newest hybrid integrated amp: the MA352 Integrated Amplifier. The MA352 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design that combines the finest of vacuum tube and solid state audio design principles. The result is an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality level. An all analog design, the MA352 has a vacuum tube preamplifier section that…

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AMG – Viella Forte 12 Turbo turntable

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High End, May 2019 Munich – Analog Manufaktur Germany introduces the Viella Forte turntable, the “super” version of our famous Viella. Machined in our Bavarian factory, the Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand-built brushless DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro-dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new platter, clamp, plinth,…

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Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX

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Announcing Chronosonic XVX In late 2012, Dave Wilson began work on a new WAMM. His goal was a reference loudspeaker that would not merely be worthy of its namesake—Dave’s industry-changing WAMM from the early 80s—but would redefine the idea of what was possible in music reproduction. His goal was nothing short of a laboratory-grade loudspeaker that would pass a complex music signal through it with unprecedented accuracy. He knew the new model would challenge and test his company in new, potentially unforeseen ways. What he couldn’t have predicted was how…

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