Wilson Audio Alexx V

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Provo, Utah, USA | 2021 – When it came time to upgrade the Alexx®, Daryl Wilson wanted to be sensitive to where research and development had brought Wilson Audio® over the past five years. The decision was made that a fresh look at the Alexx was in order, so Wilson Audio’s R&D team approached the Alexx V as it if were an all-new loudspeaker. They took elements that clearly worked in the original design and began to apply the myriad of technologies generated by Wilson’s R&D since the advent of…

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Esoteric Grandioso M1X Amplifier

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Tama, Tokyo, Japan | 2021 – ESOTERIC COMPANY is proud to announce that an all-new flagship monoblock amplifier, the Grandioso M1X will be released. Employing a newly developed super junction bipolar transistor the ESOTERIC SJ-BJT01, the Grandioso M1 has evolved into the X Edition.An all-new Grandioso M1X, a power amplifier that draws music from dignified silence to effusive passion.           Throughout renewal of Grandioso M1 with the latest circuit technologies The world’s first* bipolar transistor with high-current amplification factor and low on-resistance super junction, the ESOTERIC…

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B.audio – B.dac EX DAC / Streamer / Server

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Saint-Hippolyte, France | 2021 – The B.dac EX adds streaming and acoustic correction functionalities to the B.dac, our reference D/A converter. These include a network input, as well as a USB slot for direct connection of storage media. Additionally, a DSP-based acoustic correction feature offers a wide range of possibilities for adjusting to the listening environment. Its perfect balance and absence of coloration allow the B.dac EX to be integrated into any existing audio system. The recordings are sublimated, benefiting from an increased finesse no matter the musical style. Full…

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BØRRESEN Releases Z5 Loudspeakers

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Aalborg, Denmark | 2021 – The BØRRESEN Z5 loudspeakers are now launched! These speakers are the top-of-the-line model of the Z-series. The Z5 now completes the Z-series of loudspeakers, which also includes the Z1 compact speakers, and the Z2 and Z3 floor standing models. The BØRRESEN Z5 is a huge 2½ way floor standing loudspeaker equipped with a Ribbon Planar Tweeter,2 bass/midrange and 4 bass drivers. The BØRRESEN Z5 loudspeakers guarantee unsurpassed clarity, detailed subtlety and unadulterated purity in their musical performance. The principle that guided the development of the…

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Accuphase DP-570 SA-CD Player

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Yokohama, Japan | 2021 – A high-quality integrated SA-CD/CD player born from a synthesis of the latest technologies. Equipped with quiet and smooth disc loading, the high rigidity and low center of gravity of the SA-CD/CD drive vastly improves readability, while the MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel circuits accurately reads disc information and converts analog signals. It also supports a digital connection with a voicing equalizer and provides a programmable playlist feature that lets you enjoy listening in the order you prefer. Enjoy listening to the DP-570, the…

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

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London, United Kingdom| 2021 – The DacMagic 200M is the new top-of-the-range DAC (digital-to- analog converter) and headphone amplifier from British audio specialists Cambridge Audio. Now with native MQA support, integrated Bluetooth, a more powerful headphone output and superior DAC technology, the DacMagic 200M delivers a thrilling performance that!s bigger than the box it comes in. Whether you’re listening to your favorite music streaming service, your extensive CD collection or want to boost the sound of your existing home audio system, the DacMagic 200M instantly improves the sonic performance from…

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MOON Anniversary Edition

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Boucherville, Canada | 2021 – To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have created a truly iconic audio system. The stunning MOON Anniversary Edition features our highly acclaimed 680D streaming DAC and the elegantly powerful 600i integrated amplifier. Designed for the passionate audiophile With an exclusive production run of just 40 systems, the Anniversary Edition is designed for the passionate audiophile who wants to own an exclusive part of MOON’s audio heritage. Those 680D and 600i combine to produce an unforgettable listening experience featuring all the hallmarks of the classic MOON…

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Goldmund Eidos SACD Player

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Vernier, Switzerland | 2021 – COMPATIBLE Introduced in 2021, Goldmund flagship player – Eidos Reference SACD – can read all audio formats available in the market (SACD/ CD/ CD-R/ CD-RW/ DVD-R*/ -RW*/ +R*/ +RW* (*Audio data file only)). To build this unit our engineers carried out ad-hoc technological developments, selected the finest providers, and implemented Goldmund acoustic and electronic achievements ascribable to over 40 years’ experience in the audio field.   ABSORPTIVE Fully hand made in Goldmund Gevena atelier, the Eidos Reference SACD is proposed in two finishes: silver and…

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Audio Research 80S Stereo Power Amplifier

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Minneapolis, USA |2021 – The Reference 80S stereo amplifier continues Audio Research’s latest design effort in creating a vacuum-tube amplifier that not only redefines ultimate music reproduction, but does it in an incredibly beautiful package. The UK retail price is £14,999 in either natural silver or black finishes. Shipments are beginning with immediate effect. Outwardly, the 80S shares the same dimensions as the 160M. A single shallow whisper fan is built into the bottom plate. Flexibility is built-in, too, with XLR and SE inputs, 4-8-16 ohm output taps, 12V input…

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Metaxas & Sins Debuts Papillon Tape Recorder

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Amsterdam The Netherlands, Europe| 2021 – Metaxas & Sins, for their 40th anniversary, today announced the debut of Papillon, the first 100% technologically new reel-to-reel tape recorder to be built in 50 years. Papillon, which means “Butterfly” in French, is at once a superb audio recording device as well as a masterful work of industrial design. Kostas Metaxas, the creator of the Papillon, has a long history of innovation and achievement as an artist, designer and audio engineer. Metaxas was drawn to this project after a lengthy search for a…

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Heavenly Soundworks FIVE17 Active Loudspeaker

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Thousand Oaks, CA, USA | 2021 – Heavenly Soundworks introduces the FIVE17 Active Loudspeaker System. “With the launch of its first product, the company looks to provide the “ultimate listening experience in the easiest way possible” Heavenly Soundworks, a new, premium loudspeaker manufacturer, started by the father and son team of Kevin and Jonathan Couch, are looking to transform the hi-fi experience as they launch their brand with the introduction of their first available product, the FIVE17. The FIVE17 is the smallest in their lineup of active loudspeaker systems and…

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McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY – February 4 | 2021 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce the MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier. The McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier is designed for discerning headphone enthusiasts who demand the most from their headphones. Its versatile set of connectivity options, including balanced inputs and outputs, allows for nearly all headphone types to be connected to enjoy an extraordinary personal listening experience. A pair of 12AT7 and 12BH7A dual triode vacuum tubes power…

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Aavik Series Amplifier, DAC, Streamer & RIAA

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Aalborg, Denmark | 2021 Presenting the Aavik 180 / 280 / 580 series – Amplifier, DAC, Streamer and RIAA! Customized to meet your High-end needsThe new Aavik series are customized to meet even the most demanding requirements of your musical experience. Based on our extensive knowledge in the field of audio engineering and our ongoing endeavour to advance and redefine high-end musicality, we tapped into the properties of new material composites and designed electronic components on the journey to the launch of our newest Aavik electronics. The premium 580 series…

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Mola Mola Kula integrated Amplifier

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Groniningen, Netherlands | 2021 – The integrated that truly belies its size! Imagine a sleek, compact design that oozes class. Imagine an amplifier design that packs enough power to comfortably handle even the most demanding of loudspeakers. Imagine a complex yet agile and easy to use fully transparent line stage. Imagine every possible Phono EQ setting available from the comfort of your listening chair. Imagine a highly acclaimed discrete DAC boasting the best specs and sound around. Imagine, combining all of the above! Reality. Is. Kula Kula is an a…

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Focal Aria K2 936 loudspeaker

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Saint-Étienne, France | 2021 – Since 2013, Aria has been a leading range among high-performing and expressive Hi-Fi loudspeakers. With its natural flax cone and sleek style, Aria marked a decisive point in Focal’s history. And the story continues. As part of its process of constant renewal, the St. Étienne brand completes its line with the launch of Aria K2 936, a new edition of the Aria 936 model that features its iconic K2 cone and the Ash Grey exclusive finish. FOCAL TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE Designed and manufactured in France,…

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Gryphon Antileon Anniversary Power Amplifier

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Ry, Denmark | 2021 – The roots of the Antileon amplifier go back to the very beginnings of concludes the Gryphon company and even beyond. The product that would come to be known as the legendary Gryphon Headamp began as a strictly personal, non-commercial exercise, an exploration into how efficiently electronic topology could be translated into sound with all essential musical values intact. Since there were no commercial aspirations behind the project, nothing was ruled out. Extreme, no-compromise dual mono construction, ultra-wide bandwidth, zero negative feedback, true Class A operation,…

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Denon PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier

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Kawasaki, Japan | 2021 – 110 Anniversary! Celebrating 110 years of audio achievements, Denon is proud to present the limited edition of the integrated amplifier from the Anniversary series – PMA-A110, marking the top of Denon’s HiFi technology. Limited Edition Denon 110-Year Anniversary Series PMA-A110 Silver Graphite Integrated Amplifier with 160 Watts per Channel. Overview Designed with 110 years of audio heritage to please the most discerning audiophile, the Denon PMA-A110 is the superior choice for listeners who want to build the 2-channel Hi-Fi system of their dreams. Powered by Denon’s…

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Accuphase E-280 Integrated Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – Integrated Amplifier with Scalability that Exceeds the Imagination! The AAVA volume control builds upon the knowledge of high-end equipment to control volume without loss of information. The power amplification section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to create an ideal speaker driver. The low impedance design of the output circuitry brings out the full potential of every speaker. Two option boards can be added for improved expandability. The E-280 sound performance will defy the imagination. AAVA volume control AAVA is a revolutionary type of volume control…

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UBSOUND FEEL AND VELVET SERIES 2021

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Milan, Italy | 2020 – After the national and international penetration in the high-endloudspeakers segment gained during the last year and, also, seriously considering the global situation of the new consumer purchasing trends, the Italian company UBSOUND – now present in more than 60countries worldwide with an high rating – launches the new FEEL and VELVET Series 2021 edition, with further technological features and an innovative commercial approach in favor of the end users. UBSOUND constantly works on research and development with the aim of perfecting its products togive the…

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Auralic Altair G1

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Beijing, China | 2020 – The new ALTAIR G1 distills AURALiC’s proprietary technologies and features in to a high-performance DAC and streamer built to exacting standards within a substantial aluminum case. As an entry point to the AURALiC ecosystem, the ALTAIR G1 offers a comprehensive number of features and functions. Music can be sourced from virtually any source – locally stored files on your network, Internet radio, Airplay™, Bluetooth, USB drive, an optional integrated hard drive or a playlist of favorites from a subscription-based streaming service such as Qobuz or TIDAL. Control…

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Pro-Ject Phono Box RS2

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Mistelbach, Austria | 2020 – Fully balanced, fully discrete phono preamp of the highest class! Reference class phono preamplifier with unique impedance control The Phono Box RS2 is the ultimate phono preamplifier of the highest class. It is fully balanced from the input to the output. Electronics are fully discrete, no op-amps are in use and it uses split passive RIAA and DECCA equalization. Discrete Circuitry A discrete circuit is composed of electronic components which are disparate, individual devices, also called discrete components. These can be “passive” components, like resistors, capacitors…

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Cyrus CDI-XR CD-Player

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom| 2020 – The CDi XR is designed as a reference integrated CD player, building on the legacy of the CDi and incorporating many novel technologies developed in-house at Cyrus over recent years. Housed within our iconic half-width chassis, The CDi-XR sits alongside above the existing CDi and CDt models, offering a substantive performance upgrade. Transport / Servo Several years ago, Cyrus invested heavily in developing our own in-house CD ‘Servo’ mechanism, our ‘Servo Evolution’. The design principle is to read as much information as possible from the…

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Denon DCD-A110 SACD Player

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Kawasaki, Japan | 2020 – 110 Anniversary! Celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence with the masterfully crafted Denon limited edition Anniversary Series silver graphite SACD player, the DCD-A110. Offering a Quad DAC configuration and new Ultra AL32 Processing, upgrade your expectations and enjoy your music in perfect detail. Features – DCD-A110Denon’s 110-Year Anniversary Series DCD-A110 SACD Player Overview To celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence, Denon is proud to bring you our premium flagship SACD player featuring Denon’s original patented Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism for the highest audio accuracy.…

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New ‘World-class’ concert hall in Turkey

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Ankara, Turkey | 2020 – Despite the Pandemic, Turkey continues to being a host to a variety of dazzling, entertaining, informational and captivating cultural events for locals and fellow art-lovers. The Presidential Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is making final preparations for the grand opening of its new concert hall in the capital Ankara. The much-anticipated launch will kick off with a grand gala event on 3-4-5 December. The opening ceremony of Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra’s new building and the ground-breaking gala opening ceremony will take place with the participation of President…

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Accuphase C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier – The culmination of half a century of Accuphase preamplifiers. The Dual Balanced AAVA design with two balanced AAVA circuits delivers sonic excellence that is transparence itself. Volume adjustment is realized while retaining all the vibrant energy and richness of detail that is the life breath of an artistic performance. The supple elegance of music as reproduced by the top-of-the-line C-3900 is a moving experience that reflects the impressive depth of Accuphase know-how. Innovation ‒ The leading edge of technology Developing…

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Revox Studiomaster T700 Turntable

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Regensdorf, Switzerland| 2020 – The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. It is made of the highest-grade materials, and fascinates with an elegant and timeless design.  The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. The integration of the preamp enables the best and shortest connection between the pickup and preamp, thereby delivering the highest signal quality. To ensure the best sound quality, absolute speed accuracy is indispensable. For this purpose, the T700 has a highly precise electronic…

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NAT Magneto Hybrid Power Amplifier

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Kragujevac, Serbia | 2020 – Magneto is an unique mono power (100W) hybrid amplifier made by NAT, based on scientific grade Single gold plated FET and Single nuvistor triode tube that operate in pure class A, true single-ended mode. Magneto represent true OTL (output transformer less) and true OCL (output capacitor less) power monoblock amplifier! There is no any capacitor on the signal path – only single input hand coiled nano -crystaline core transformer with bandwidth over 1MHz! Ref. to mention facts Magneto is fully compatible with true balanced (XLR)…

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Nagra Classic Phono

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland | 2020 – After many years of success and esteem, the Nagra VPS is replaced by the CLASSIC PHONO. The VPS, itself inspired by the legendary Nagra PL-P, is a very respected phono stage. The VPS was the base we used and the obvious product to benchmark the new design. Design New generation Nagra custom made input transformersFull tube in Class A totalizing four triodesFeaturing two inputs, one MC / MM and one MMAdjustable and customizable cartridge loadingSelection of RIAA, TELDEC and COLUMBIA curvesAccommodates mono cartridgesMono selector for…

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Marantz PM-12 SE Integrated Amplifier

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – New Premium Products from Marantz are always reason for the audiophile community to celebrate. And the new 12 Series Special Edition is no exception. Marantz Special Editions are the Marantz way to celebrate the love of music that run deep in the veins of Marantz Sound Masters and engineers, exhibited in the artistry and craftsmanship of those special components. With unwavering attention to detail, Marantz Special Editions produce unequaled Hi-Fi sound that exalts the mastery and emotion of music.The PM-12SE circuitry offers the cleanest signal…

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McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier

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Binghamton, USA | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce two more exciting products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way A/V equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height and the MI347 has a 3U height. Or if preferred, they can be…

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NAD C 298 Power Amplifier

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PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA | 2020 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced another high- performance amplifier that uses Purifi Eigentakt amplification technology. The C 298 is a two-channel powerhouse that is a perfect partner to high quality preamplifiers or in any application where additional channels of audiophile amplification are desired. This new NAD classic amp boasts 185 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms and can be bridged to 620W X 1 into 8 Ohms to create a huge Monoblock. The C 298 ($1,999…

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Bryston BR-20 Preamplifier

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Peterborough, Canada| 2020 – What would happen if we designed a truly state-of-the-art analog preamplifier, combined it with our award winning digital-to-analog conversion circuitry, and built bit-perfect high resolution streaming all into a single chassis? Would it sound better than separates? Could we simplify world-class sound? Could we convince you to downsize your rack while upgrading your system? Execution Years of R&D have resulted in a new discrete operational amplifier from Bryston that outperforms all that have come before. Each BR-20 measures at or below 0.0006% THD+N—an exceptionally low number…

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McIntosh MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier

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Binghamton, USA | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce the MA12000 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier. The fully loaded, hybrid MA12000 Integrated Amplifier is a product of uncompromising audio engineering and expert craftsmanship. McIntosh’s most powerful integrated amplifier ever, the feature rich MA12000 offers 350 Watts per channel of clean, high performance power that produces a breathtaking home audio experience. You will think your favorite musicians are playing a live, in-person performance in your house. The MA12000 gives…

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Marantz CD6007

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – Improving upon the successful CD6006, the finely-tuned CD6007 offers even more specially-selected components and an enhanced circuit layout. Rigid feet further eliminate unwanted vibration while the oversized low noise power supply feeds the digital and analog circuitry of the player. The new, high-quality AK4490 DAC along with 2 selectable filter options converts digital signals to analog, this is then ‘pushed’ to the gold-plated synch outputs by Marantz’s proprietary small signal amplifier, the HDAM-SA2. In addition, we have included a new remote that also controls the…

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Wilson Audio SabrinaX

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Provo, Utah, USA | 2020 – Flagship DNA! The Chronosonic XVX® is Wilson Audio’s most ambitious and complex production loudspeaker to date. Daryl Wilson and his team of designers and engineers borrowed some of its technology from the limited-edition WAMM Master Chronosonic®, itself the beneficiary of the most prolonged and intense research-and-development cycle in the history of the company. Much of the technology and many of the features of the XVX, however, are new and specific to that model. Indeed, Wilson introduced more new performance and ergonomic elements in the…

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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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