Nagra Anniversary Turntable

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  Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland | 2021 – This year Nagra celebrates its 70 year anniversary. Founded in the pursuit of excellence in sound recording and sound reproduction, Nagra has a rich history of producing some of the world’s best analog recording and playback devices. This year Nagra adds to this remarkable legacy of products with the introduction of its first turntable and tonearm system. While often contemplated, it wasn’t until four years ago that the design and engineering of a turntable befitting the name Nagra began. Working as a team, Nagra’s…

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McIntosh C12000 Preamplifier

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  Binghamton, NY, USA | November, 2021 – McIntosh is proud to announce the C12000 Preamplifier, a unique two-chassis design that isolates the audio section from the control and power sections, resulting in the purest sound reproduction possible. The C12000 is comprised of the C12000 Controller Module and the C12000 Preamplifier Module which work together seamlessly when connected. All power control, data ports, and external control connections are located within the C12000 Controller, where dual isolated power supplies drive the left and right channels, while a dual microprocessor gives robustness…

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Accuphase DC-1000 MDSD digital Processor

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Yokohama, Japan | 2021 – Accuphase DC-1000 Precision MDSD digital Processor – Accuphase celebrates 50 years of manufacturing with the DC-1000, a digital processor developed to deliver the ultimate in performance and sound quality. It is equipped with the ES9038 PRO (ESS Technologies) processor: an 8MDSD (DSD signal) / 8MDS++ (PCM signal) type D/A converter that drives 8 channels in parallel to deliver almost 3 times more performance than single channel converters. Low-noise technologies refined during development of the amplifiers, like amplification of ANCC and internal signals and parallel arrangement…

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CH Precision D1.5 SACD/CD Player

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Préverenges, Switzerland | 2021 – Despite advances in high-resolution file-replay, the optical disc remains the reference standard for digital music replay. Those who have predicted the imminent demise of CD and who already danced on the grave of SACD might want to take a look at the rude health of the vinyl LP, a format long ago consigned by many to the dustbin of audio history. In fact, there have never been so many CD and SACD titles (or formats) available – and they have never been so affordable, making…

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McIntosh MC3500 MK II Tube Amplifier

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  Binghamton, NY, USA | November, 2021– McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to announce the MC3500 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Mk II. Originally used to power the sound system for Woodstock* ’69 amongst other formative music events, the iconic monoblock amp was recreated by McIntosh’s expert team of engineers and designers to include modern upgrades that celebrate the brand’s rich history of powering pivotal moments in music, while showcasing its commitment to technological innovations and acoustic advancements. The reimagined…

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Xavian Terza Evoluzione

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Prague, Czech republic | 2021 – Terza, or the third note from the score of our Classic Series, has undergone a significant evolution after the first part of its life, thanks to which it proudly bears the nickname Evoluzione like its bigger sister Quarta. The most noticeable change is a completely new setup with speakers coming from the renowned Scandinavian brand Scan-Speak. We chose them for their exceptional reliability, for their top performance and, among other things, for their neutral tonality, underlining the monitor tuning of our Classic Series. The…

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Oswald Mill Audio K3 turntable

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA |  2021 – K3 has been a seven year project to create and redefine state of the art for vinyl playback. We wanted to set a new mark for the turntable, forming an international collaboration with the world’s top experts in direct drive turntable design, motor control, and tonearm technology. Bucknell University’s Engineering and Physics departments did extensive FEA and other analysis of the platter and chassis design (and gave OMA their award for most innovative product of 2019.) K1, K2 and now K3 were built over…

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McIntosh MI1250 12-Channel Power Amp

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Binghamton, NY, USA | October 2021 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce the MI1250 12-Channel Power Amplifier. The versatile McIntosh MI1250 12-Channel Amplifier can distribute pristine music playback in multiple rooms in a home. It delivers 50 Watts into 8 Ohm speakers or 90 Watts into 4 Ohm speakers via highly sophisticated closed loop digital switching amplifiers that are paired with extremely robust power supplies to produce performance levels that are rarely achieved in distributed audio.The…

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PrimaLuna EVO 300 Integrated Amplifier

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  Vlijmen, The Netherlands | 2021 – PrimaLuna is a Mondial brand of tube electronics established in 2003 by Herman van den Dungen, a high-end distributor from The Netherlands. More than 30 years (at that time – more than 45 now!) of high-end experience in the fields of design, manufacturing, export, import, retail, and after-sales service was the basis for a range of affordable and reliable yet highly musical products. Together with Marcel Croese (of Goldmund fame) and Dominique Chenet (of Jadis fame), he -assisted by Tube Guru Kevin Deal-…

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SOUND FIDELITY power cable Reference

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Borgaro Torinese, Turin, Italy | 2021 – A few months ago the birth of this power cable, after months of studies… This power cable is made with silver-plated OFC copper conductors, with proprietary insulations that determine a great linearity in frequency and rhodium-plated connectors of excellent quality to optimize the tonal balance. Thanks to its exceptional electrical and mechanical characteristics this cable produces a warm sound with an overwhelming effect, with excellent realism without haze and opacity during playback, with a sund stage that is nothing short of real.  …

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Accuphase DP-1000 SA-CD Transport

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    Yokohama, Japan | 2021 – DP-1000 Precision SA-CD transport – The DP-1000 is the culmination of Accuphase’s 50-year pursuit of creating the ideal transporter. This high-rigidity, high-precision drive is equipped with a silent and elegant disc loading mechanism. The outer rotor brushless DC motor smoothly rotates the disc, while the newly developed dampers protect the pickup from vibrations. Incorporating a number of technological improvements like a low center of gravity and fortified frame alongside features like programmable playlists, the DP-1000 is the ideal transport to quietly and accurately…

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Soulines tt42 Turntable

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Belgrade, Serbia | 2021 – The number 42 usually has no meaning other than mathematical, but when placed in the context of the science fiction novel “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by the famous Douglas Adams, where the number 42 is the answer to the “question about the meaning of life, the universe, and everything”, the number 42 also gains a serious philosophical meaning. As no one can tell which is the best turntable in the world, because we still don’t know what that turntable should be like, what characteristics…

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McIntosh Announces 8K Upgrade to MX123 A/V Processor

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Binghamton, NY – September | 2021 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to announce an 8K compatibility upgrade for the MX123 A/V Processor. Since it was launched in October 2019, the MX123 has become a must have audio and video processor for countless home theaters. It launched with 4K/60Hz compatibility, but as technology has progressed and as McIntosh adheres to its philosophy of continuous product improvement, all new MX123 A/V Processors shipping from the McIntosh factory starting in…

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CS Port 212PAM2 Monaural Power Amplifier

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    Toyama, Japan |  2021 With the addition of the balanced input and the use of polypropylene capacitors in the power supply, this non-feedback vacuum tube monaural power amplifier with a large triode 212E has achieved the clearer sound that CSPort pursues.   Large triode 212E   The 212E is a transmitter and modulation tube with a plate loss of 275 W, developed by Western Electric in the 1910s. Class-A single tube amplifier has difficulty driving a low efficiency speaker, but this unit has a plate voltage of 1,400…

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Meitner MA3 integrated D/A Converter

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada |  2021 – Introducing Meitner Audio’s ground breaking MA3 Integrated D/A converter. The first of our next generation products. The MA3 combines Ed Meitner’s proven world-class sound techniques from our beloved DA2 V2 and DV2 converters, with network audio streaming functions from our popular and simple to use NS1 Streamer – creating one sleek, affordable package to serve your greater enjoyment of music.  The Meitner MA3: 16xDSD MDAC2™ DACs coupled with our proprietary MDAT2™ DSP VControl™ volume control used in our EMM DV2 converter Supports DSD128/2xDSD, DXD…

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Kharma Exquisite Midi Grand 3.0

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Breda, Netherlands | 2021 – The Kharma Exquisite Midi Grand is part of the flagship series of the Exquisite Collection and materializes the absolute end of the high-end in audio, with only reality as a real competitor portraying musical recordings in their realistic size.The drivers of the Exquisite Midi Grand can be seen as the engine of this loudspeaker, which created the musicality that can be expected of the uncompromised design of this special loudspeaker. The quality of this Dutch Masterpiece is without a doubt guaranteed by using two Diamond tweeters…

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Pink Faun 2.16 Ultra Streamer

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Rhenen, Netherlands | 2021 – The symbiosis between the technical advantages of the digital, and the musicality of the analogue domain exploring new territories of hi-fidelity. The Pink Faun 2.16 ULTRA is the newest addition to our portfolio of digital playback systems supporting locally stored music files and will streaming content from high quality sources such as Qobuz and Tidal. The 2.16 ULTRA digital playback system is the acumination of years of experience with digital and analogue combined with Pink Faun’s groundbreaking OCXO clock technology. Pink Faun has teamed up…

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Pilium Odysseus Integrated Amplifier

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  Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria | 2021 – Odysseus is Pilium’s new smaller integrated amplifier, on the footsteps of his bigger brother Leonidas. Odysseus has almost the same output power and drive capability, in a dual mono design, with the sound of Pilium, that promotes the loudspeaker’s characteristics, which include naturalism, liquidity, and musicality! Odysseus has kept the engaging nature of its bigger brothers but in a more forgiving way. It is an integrated for those who seek a more down-to-earth implementation, in terms of weight-size, but they do not want to…

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Orchard Audio – Starkrimson Stereo Ultra

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Succasunna, New Jersey, USA | 2021    Following the enormous success of the Starkrimson® Mono amplifier, Orchard Audio is introducing the Starkrimson Stereo Ultra amplifier, with the same proprietary dual-feedback modulator and next-generation gallium nitride (GaN) transistors. Unlike its predicesor the Ultra amplifier delivers up to 500WRMS (1000WPEAK) of power and 20A of current while maintaining extremely low noise and distortion. This latest design, which has already been previewed, tested and highly praised by those who were able to have access to it, fully explores the benefits of the latest…

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Gryphon Ethos CD-Player

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        Ry, Denmark | 2021 – Ethos The sleek lines, low profile and stylish blend of metalwork and high-gloss acrylic in the exterior design of the Gryphon Ethos CD player can only begin to hint at the sophisticated technology concealed within as Gryphon Audio Designs again takes up the challenge of creating the definitive combination of CD transport and digital-to-analogue converter. Gryphon Audio Designs have stood for major innovations throughout the digital era with an acclaimed series of CD players that, perhaps more than most, deserve to…

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Canor PH 2.10 Phono Tube Preamplifier

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Prešov, Slovakia | 2021 – Canor PH 2.10 All Tube Phono Preamplifier!The CANOR PH 2.10 is an all-tube phono preamplifier for MM and MC cartridges. It contains the minimum number of amplification steps required to apply purely passive corrections. Tubes The PH2.10 contains 2 x 12AX7 and 2 x 12AT7 tubes and it is designed without overall feedback. The first and second amplification stages are made up of 12AX7, among which a subsonic filter is put. The third and fourth stages are made up of 12AT7. Premium technology Wiring circuitry…

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KONDO AUDIO NOTE KAGURA 211

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Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Tokyo |  2021 – Kagura 211 parallel single ended monaural power amplifier has been accomplished by putting every know-how that Audio Note/Kondo created.The world of elastic and coordinated sounds can be delineated only by analog amplifier, where music breathes of original sounds are brought back.The new perspective flagship power amplifier is how Audio Note/Kondo would really like to be listened to by those who have been indulged in the deep charm of music. Features Circuit design is configured with 12AU7~6SN7 x2 for amplification and 6SN7 x2 (cathode follower) for…

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Goldmund Telos 300 power amplifier

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Vernier, Switzerland | 2021 – Goldmund has released its latest Stereo Power Amplifier, a new product that can trace its lineage all the way back to the classic and compact Mimesis 3 amp from 1985. The new model brings together all of Goldmund’s latest evolutionary advances to its proprietary Telos amplification technology in a compact and stylish package. Delivering 225 watts of Class AB power per channel, the stereo amplifier follows in the Goldmund tradition of delivering its output over an extremely high 3Mhz bandwidth, to ensure the audio signal…

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Melco N100 gets a 150 % storage boost

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Surrey, UK | July 2021 – Melco Audio has significantly upgraded its highly acclaimed entry-level N100-H20 digital music library, to include a new high-capacity HDD variant which more than doublesthe device’s music storage capability. The new N100-H50 benefits from a 150 per cent capacity increase over the standard 2 TB N100-H20 (which remainscurrent), to a whopping 5 TB. The upgraded 5 TB HDD is no ordinary drive, either: it is the same audio-specific model featured in the N100-H50’s upmarket sibling, the N10 45th anniversary limited edition digital music library (£7,499).…

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Naim Audio Solstice Turntable

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Salisbury, England | June, 2021 – Vinyl-lovers can now finally enjoy the full Naim Audio experience with the launch of Solstice, the first turntable in the British brand’s almost 50-year history. It comes partnered with a next-generation version of the iconic Naim Aro tonearm, an Equinox MC cartridge, Solstice Series Phono Stage, Power Supply and bespoke accessories set. Naim will create just 500 units of this Solstice Special Edition package. “Solstice Special Edition offers an exceptional all-round experience,” said Paul Neville, Naim Audio Research & Development Director. “If you love…

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Moon 280D Streaming DAC

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Boucherville, Canada | 2021 – MOON’s 280D streaming DAC has been upgraded and updated to increase its already formidable connectivity options. At the heart of the 280D is the industry leading MiND2 streaming module, now featuring Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, plus Tidal Masters, Deezer Hi-Fi, HIGHRESAUDIO* and Qobuz Sublime+ music services. The MOON 280D is designed to deliver an outstanding high-resolution streaming experience from these integrated music services and its extraordinary digital engine decodes native DSD up to DSD256, as well as PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz, including DXD. The…

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Naim Audio Uniti Atom Headphone Edition

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Salisbury, England | 2021 – British hi-fi specialist, Naim Audio has launched Uniti Atom Headphone Edition – a headphone-optimised version of its multiple-award-winning Uniti Atom music streaming system, designed to be the ultimate solo listening source. Unlike traditional headphone amplifiers and DACs, which require a separate computer or streaming device, Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is a fully formed music-streaming system: just add headphones.  Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is fully re-engineered to offer the optimal personal listening performance. Using trickle-down technology from its flagship Statement amplifier, Naim has engineered a new…

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Accuphase DP-450 CD Player

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Yokohama, Japan | 2021 – Accuphase DP-450 – The ideal CD player for disc playback. Accuphase has spent 35 years developing CD players in pursuit of the best in disc playback. The DP-450 CD player combines a number of innovative technologies, including a CD drive mechanism with a strong integrated structure, high-quality elastic dampers that protect the lens actuator from vibration, and MDS+ type D/A converters with four parallel circuits. The DP-450 extracts the full potential of any CD to deliver a listening experience that stays with you. Features and…

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Cambridge Audio Evo all-in-one audio system

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London, United Kingdom| 2021 – Evo by Cambridge Audio is a beautifully designed all-in-one music player that gives you instant access to all the music in the world. Cambridge Audio has been at the forefront of British audio innovation for over 50 years and Evo represents an evolution in hi-fi: an all-in-one music player that combines timeless design, cutting edge technology, streaming smarts, and incredible audio performance into one streamlined and compact box. Minimal, timeless design Designed in Cambridge Audio’s London studio, Evo’s minimal and timeless aesthetic will fit into…

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Luxman L595A Integrated Amplifier

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Shinyokohama, Japan | 2020 – Luxman Celebrates 95 years With the L595A Special Edition Integrated Amplifier. The new Luxman L-595A SPECIAL EDITION is a premium Class A integrated amplifier built to commemorate Luxman’s 95th anniversary. The unique industrial design reimagines the highly regarded L-570 series inaugurated in 1989. “Not many consumer electronics companies can point to a 95-year heritage,” said Jeff Sigmund, president of Luxman America. “The Luxman L-595ASE validates our ongoing commitment to sonic excellence, superb build quality and timeless design.” In place of a conventional serial number, a…

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McIntosh announces MB20 Bluetooth transceiver – Hifi News

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Binghamton, NY | 2021 – McIntosh has been in the market for more than 70 years and has since been known for its prestigious home entertainment offerings. Now, the company has unveiled a new Bluetooth transceiver that also aims to deliver the ultimate in audio quality. A small Bluetooth transceiver for any music system The MB20 Bluetooth Transceiver is a simple and straightforward solution for equipping any home audio system with McIntosh-quality Bluetooth® streaming capabilities. It doesn’t matter if it is a system from McIntosh itself or another. All music…

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Densen B-250CAST Preamplifier

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Esbjerg, Denmark | 2021 – The Densen B-250 has established itself as a reference preamplifier on the high end market over the years. Now Densen introduces the B-250CAST. Taking many of the innovations from the B-275 Super Leggera preamp, the B-250CAST offers a new level of performance from the renowned B-250. The B-250CAST is filled with advanced solutions, which all share the goal of giving you even more musicality. The volume level is controlled by an extremely precise attenuator made of Vishay metal film resistors, which is switched by relays…

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ALTAIR G2.1 Digital Audio Streamer

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Beijing, China | 2021 – A Fully-Featured Digital & Analogue Source Component Furthering the company’s reputation for developing high-performance source components, AURALiC has launched the ALTAIR G2.1, a comprehensively featured product, developed to account for both digital and analogue sources, delivering transformative, dynamic sound for the demanding high-performance audio enthusiast. The ALTAIR model name has always been synonymous with that of extensive features and functionality. ALTAIR G2.1, however, marks a new chapter, as it’s the first time the ALTAIR concept has been incorporated and elevated into AURALiC’s world-renowned G2.1 series,…

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Gold Note PH-1000 Phono Stage

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Firenze, Italy | 2021 – Introducing the PH-1000, Gold Note’s new premium phono stage. What if you could play back any LP ever pressed with the correct equalisation? And what if you could adjust or even modify that equalisation curve on the go? Or adjust any of the settings using a simple knob without messing around dip switches and external components? That’s Gold Note’s PH-1000, an ultra-low noise phono stage with high gain and no audio filters designed to be easy to use and easy to love in a way…

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Esoteric N-05XD Network DAC / Preamplifier

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Tama, Tokyo, Japan | 2021 – N-05XD – Starting a new way of audio with network technologies. Starting new audio style with network,with the Master Sound Discrete DAC that invites you to a new digital audio world, an attenuator system that maximizes potential of your speakers and power amplifier, digital and analog inputs, and preamplifier that settles in the middle of the system.  Network Technologies A network circuit that audio manufacturer designs, exclusive for music playback. Master Sound Discrete DAC Employing a newly developed Master Sound Discrete DAC A newly…

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Linn Klimax DSM Streamer

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Glasgow, United Kingdom | 2021 – New Klimax DSM The ultimate streamer! Next generation Klimax DSM is the best yet, applying decades of audio innovation and digital technology learnings. With its extreme engineering and breathtaking sound, Klimax DSM is the closest you’ll get to streaming audio perfection. Designed from the ground up, Klimax DSM is housed in an exquisite precision-machined new enclosure, providing vital acoustic isolation along with visual and tactile luxury. On the inside, the beating heart is the ground-breaking home-grown Linn Organik DAC, enabling our most natural sound…

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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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