Bryston – Active Loudspeaker Systems

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Peterborough, Ontario, 2018 – Bryston has announced the introduction of their Active Loudspeaker lineup, featuring three speaker models of different sizes (Model T Active, Middle T Active and Mini T Active) mated to a sophisticated DSP-enabled active crossover (BAX-1) and Cubed Series Bryston amplifiers. Two new amplifier models, the 3-channel 21B3 and 6-channel 24B3 have been created especially for the Bryston Active systems. The Bryston Active Loudspeaker System leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics and the fine art of audio component design in order to recreate each…

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Gold Note at Axpona 2018

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April, 2018 – Gold Note is attending the Axpona (April 13 to 15, 2018) for the very first time this year, bringing the “Italian Music Experience” to the USA (Schaumburg Convention Center, room 658). All the way from Italy, the name won’t sound new to experienced audiophiles since Gold Note has been designing a complete line of audio equipment for more than 20 years now, including turntables, cartridges and electronics. The company is located on the hills surrounding Firenze – in the heart of Tuscany – and chances are you…

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McIntosh MC611 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC611 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier. The monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power – enough to satisfy nearly any loudspeaker. A pair of MC611s can easily drive an impressive home stereo system, or add more of them to power a home theater. Thanks to our unique output Autoformer™ technology, your speakers will receive the full 600 Watts regardless if they have 2,…

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Linn’s Akurate Range with Katalyst DAC Architecture

  22nd March 2018 – This week sees the launch of Linn’s all-new Akurate range with the addition of Katalyst DAC Architecture to Akurate DS, Akurate DSM and Akurate Exaktbox, bringing a new level of performance to the range. Katalyst, Linn’s 4th generation digital-to-analogue conversion technology, delivers enhanced processing power and an unprecedented level of precision at the critical point where the digital signal is converted into sound, delivering a deeper insight into music. Already available in the Klimax range and in Akubarik and Akudorik speakers, Katalyst has received great…

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The Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker System

AUSTIN, Texas | March 6, 2018 – Audioengine® has announced the A5+ Wireless Music System. The Audioengine 5+ Wireless is an exciting evolution of the award-winning A5 speakers that changed the way we listen to music. Classic Audioengine sound now with wireless streaming With upgraded aesthetics and A5+ signature sound, A5+ Wireless isn’t just a pair of powered stereo speakers but a smart music system that works with Alexa, Siri, and all other voice activated apps, speakers, and devices – as well as every music app on the planet. Life…

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McIntosh MT2 Precision Turntable

Binghamton, NY | March 8, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MT2 Precision Turntable. The McIntosh MT2 Precision Turntable combines the latest in turntable technology and design to deliver both superb performance and accurate playback. A full complement of features allows for all recordings to be reproduced with flawless realism. Its advanced electronic and mechanical design will give many years of smooth, trouble-free operation. A subtle green glow emanates from under the platter and…

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Metaxas Statement System – World Premieres

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World Premieres at the Munich HIGH END Show in May with new components   GQT R2R Tape Machine   There is no doubt that the absolute best “source” for reproduced music is analogue tape recorded on 10″ reels at 15ips. The same analogue tape reel-to-reel recorders are also the absolute best way to record and capture music [concert recording]. This is a fact not open for discussion and is responsible for the incredible resurgence in interest in Open Reel Analogue Tape Recorders. The High End Audio industry has embraced and…

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Acoustic Geometry Home Room Packs

CHASKA, MN | FEBRUARY, 2018 – Acoustic Geometry™ announces the launch of Home Room Packs, a cost-effective grouping of acoustical products designed for residential audio spaces. Delivering better acoustical performance with five different options at discounted price points, these new product packages are a visually-elegant option for any room in the home. The Home Room Packs were designed to address a range of common residential acoustical challenges. Home Room Packs 1 and 2 affordably reduce echo and reverberation in small spaces. Room Packs 3, 4 and 5 combine broadband sound…

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Mytek Liberty DAC

Brooklyn, NY | February, 2018 — Mytek is now shipping the new Liberty DAC, a PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 Digital-to-Analog convertor, designed for high quality music playback and monitoring of all high resolution formats. This USB2 DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier. This USB2 DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier. Designed as a little brother of the original Brooklyn DAC around the ES9018 Sabre…

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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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