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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New ASR Emitter Amplifier Models

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Herborn, Germany | May 2020 – The emitter amplifier series has been available since 1980. Although the noble components were highly praised by the trade press right from the start, developer and company boss Mr. Friedrich Schaefer never tired of constantly developing his “babies”. This is the reason why the currently available models also have the best sound quality. The new emitters are incredibly fast, sound powerful and are very precise with many fine details and a wide and deep spatial image. With extreme control and explosive pressure and resolution…

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Luxman D-03X CD/Digital Media Player

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Yokohama-shi, Tokyo, Japan | April 2020 – Luxman’s latest digital player, the D-03X, includes a host of new features such as Master Quality Authenticated full decoding for MQA files and MQA-CDs, support for DSD® files up to quad rate 11.28 MHz, Bulk Pet® USB transfer and fully balanced output circuitry. “The new D-03X supports exciting new file formats and transfer technologies,” said Jeff Sigmund, president of Luxman America.  “But it also embodies the timeless principles of Luxman’s precision chassis and circuit design.” CD PLAYBACK AND USB INPUTPlayer circuitry features independent left…

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Thorens TD1600 Classic

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany | 2020 – Thorens, the world’s oldest Consumer Electronics Company, proudly introduces successors to their legendary 160-Series Turntables. Thorens’ NEW 1600-series combine the ‘160’s DNA with state-of-the-art design, manufacturing and materials technology. The result is a classically beautiful analog component that evokes the iconic 160 but whose performance competes with the finest turntables available today. Introduced in 1972, the TD160 immediately became the standard against which all other turntables were judged. Suspending the platter, arm and bearing from three springs isolated the record and cartridge from mechanical…

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AudioQuest Niagara 3000

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Irvine, CA, USA | 2020 – The science of AC power delivery is not a simple one; it demands focus, and the devil is in the details. In fact, the great increase in airborne and AC-line-transmitted radio signals, combined with overtaxed utility lines and the ever-increasing demands from high-definition audio/video components, has rendered our utilities’ AC power a somewhat antiquated technology. Where Alternating Current (AC) is concerned, we’re relying on a century-old technology created for incandescent lights and electric motors—technology that was certainly never meant to power the sophisticated analog…

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Triangle Art M-100 Tube Amplifier

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Anaheim, USA | 2020 – The newly designed M-100 Tube Amplifier is a state-of-the-art mono-block amplifier offering the ultimate listening experience. With the use of 2 KT120 output tubes, 2 6SN7 driver tubes (per channel) under Class A push-pull Triode mode, the M-100 is capable to deliver 120 watts of power. The M-100 Tube Amplifier uses the latest mono-block circuitry and only highest quality parts and components are used throughout the amplifier circuit. The power and output transformers are custom wound in the USA in order to meet our high standards.…

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Chord Electronics 2GO

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Kent, United Kingdom | 2020 – The 2go streamer/server transforms the abilities of the Hugo 2, adding both Ethernet and wireless streaming, plus 4 TB of microSD card storage to the award-winning DAC/pre/headphone amp. 2go is a high-performance streamer/server that transforms the Hugo 2 DAC into a fully featured Wi-Fi- and Ethernet-enabled device with up to 4 TB of solid-state library playback, bringing the proven sound quality benefits of our award-winning Hugo 2 DAC technology to network audio. 2go benefits from 2x 2 TB-rated microSD card slots for digital storage and…

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McIntosh MX170 A/V Processor

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Binghamton, NY | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is happy to announce the MX170 A/V Processor. Experience movies in the comfort of your home theater with the brilliance of 4K Ultra HD, the vividness of High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the immersiveness of 3D surround sound like never before with the MX170 A/V Processor. Complete with the latest in home theater technology, the MX170 has everything needed to deliver a breathtaking audio and cinema experience. When it comes to the…

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AUDIO RESEARCH REF PHONO 3SE

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Minneapolis, USA | March, 2020 – Audio Research (ARC) is pleased to announce important updates to its highest-performance phono stage, the Reference Phono 3 Phono Preamplifier with the launch of the Reference Phono 3SE. Following the launch of the recent Reference (REF) 6SE Line-Stage Preamplifier, ARC’s 50th Anniversary product line continues with a special edition update of the Ref Phono 3 Preamplifier. The REF Phono 3SE ($17,000 USD) replaces the REF Phono 3, a product introduced in 2016 that has been recognized and awarded internationally for its incredible performance. The knowledge…

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Rega Ania Pro MC

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom | 2020 – The latest member of the Rega MC cartridge range the Ania Pro uses our advanced Vital profile nude diamond stylus. This profile is designed to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. The Ania Pro delivers tight bass warm midranges and accurate top end frequencies to offer a well balanced and detailed performance. Using our unique hand-wound micro coil found in the rest of the MC range, the Ania Pro is housed in a unique PPS highly rigid body, ensuring accurate construction and Rega’s three point fixing method which offers the optimum…

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Gold Note PA-10 Power Amplifier

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Firence, Italy | 2020 – PA-10 is Gold Note’s newest power amplifier of the smaller but not less efficient product range called Series 10. Characterized by great built quality and featuring selected audio components, PA-10 is capable of astounding power compared to its compact size and furthermore offers a wide range of functions such as our unique adjustable damping factor technology that lets you match the amplifier to your loudspeakers perfectly. SMALL BUT POWERFUL PA-10 is the new power amplifier of the Gold Note Series 10 that can play either…

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Chord Ultima Pre

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Kent, United Kingdom | 2020 – Our flagship preamp, ULTIMA, neither adds to or takes away from, the precious incoming signal. Designed to be entirely uncompromising, the ULTIMA preamp is a world-class amplifier with advanced proprietary Chord Electronics technology. A product of three decades of research, design and engineering here in the UK, it benefits from true dual-mono construction with separate ultra-high-frequency power supplies for each channel, giving the best possible separation. With the addition of valuable low-noise circuitry, the noise floor performance is exceptional, at beyond -117dB. Featuring impressive…

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