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

Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC

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

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

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

McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier

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

AMG - Viella Forte 12 Turbo turntable

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

Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX

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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Akiko Audio – Triple AC Enhancer

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Are you looking for the perfect sound, are you unsatisfied with your current set – up and do you often feel as if your music is unpleasantly loud or irritating? Are you contemplating exchanging components for supposedly better and usually more expensive parts? Maybe that’s unnecessary! Maybe a modest investment is all you need to discover something you had never expected. Design and how the Enhancer works The Triple AC Enhancer is made by hand and weighs 650 grams, divided over a total length of 330 millimetres. Inside the 160…

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