Lumin D3 Streamer

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Hongkong, China | 2023 – Lumin D3 Unlock audiophile music streaming. Making improvements in every area, LUMIN D3 builds on the massive success of LUMIN D2. WHY LUMIN D3? LUMIN D3 brings the audiophile potential of music streaming within everyone’s reach. Building on the success of our most popular and longest-standing model, LUMIN D3 inherits the Sabre DAC technology used throughout the rest of our range and combines it with our new all-aluminium compact chassis. The latest LUMIN processor technology provides DSD256 upsampling and TIDAL Connect bringing audiophile-grade performance within…

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Musical Fidelity A1

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London, UK | 2023 – In Hi-Fi, the Musical Fidelity A1 has become one of the most classic designs – inside and out. First released back in 1985, it quickly made waves for being an absolute beast when it came down to driving some of the most difficult speakers of that time, even though it was actually a rather low powered integrated amplifier. But: it was all done in pure Class A with excellent and expertly laid out discrete symmetrical circuitry topology and using only highest quality components. The A1…

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Hegel H600 integrated amplifier

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  Oslo, Norway  | 2023 – H600 is our reference integrated amplifier. With its 303 watts in 8 ohms, a damping factor of 4000, and 2 ohms drive capability, this powerhouse of an amplifier can drive any speaker with confidence and ease. The amplifier is a dual mono design, bringing it as close as possible to the performance of two mono amps in a single box. It also boasts a state-of-the-art preamplifier with the extremely precise volume attenuator found in our reference P30A amplifier. All electronic circuitry is designed in-house,…

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Piega MASTER LINE SOURCE 2 GEN2

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Horgen, Switzerland | 2023 – The Master Line Source 2 Gen2 creates a sublime soundscape where all sounds are reproduced three-dimensionally in their natural beauty. The hand-crafted speakers with line sources and dipole system offer unique spatial reproduction with an unparalleled sense of depth. ELEGANT APPEARANCE The aluminum baffle lends the Master Line Source 2 Gen2 a modern and sophisticated aesthetic, while the matte finish of the cabinet provides understated elegance. BRILLIANT MID- AND HIGH-FREQUENCY REPRODUCTION Four meticulously stacked line source driver ribbons, handcrafted with the utmost precision in our…

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Cambridge Audio EVO CD Transport

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London, United Kingdom| 2023 A New Life for CD: Evo CD is the compact disc transport developed to exclusively partner Evo all-in-one players. It shares the same eye-catching design, is crafted from the same premium materials and is engineered to the same exacting standards. Evo CD extracts every piece of musical detail from your discs, then passes it seamlessly to Evo. Your CD collection is now set to join the hi-fi evolution. High quality audio CD transport – designed exclusively for Evo all-in-one players Custom designed S5 Servo – perfect…

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Dan D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier

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Cave Creek, Arizona, USA  | 2023 – The Rule of Two Combining the front end technology from the Momentum HD Preamplifier and the power section of the Momentum MxV amplifier, the Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier delivers Momentum Series performance in a compact framework. The elegant design only hints at the advanced circuitry within its Aluminum and Copper housing. Benefiting from extensive development previously applied to the Momentum Series separate components, the Momentum MxV integrated Amplifier executes on the potential that an integrated solution offers. The Momentum MxV integrated Amplifier is…

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Stratton Acoustics Elypsis 1512

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London, United Kingdom | 2023 – The Elypsis1512 is unashamedly big and unfeasibly heavy, and it packs a huge electro-acoustic punch, or maybe an all encompassing hug – you choose the music and decide.But be warned, a pair of Elypsis1512s left silent will sulk. They’re not designed to be quiet, and if you’re looking for a pair of noisy elephants in the room, you’ve found them. The foundation of the Elypsis1512 is its comprehensively braced, birch ply, 250 Litre cabinet created from a mix of 25mm and 18mm panels. It’s a triumph of the cabinet…

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M2Tech Tosh Balanced line preamplifier

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Pisa, Italy  | 2023 – Tosh: The irreplaceable heart of a quality Hi-Fi system! The preamplifier is the heart of the system, as well as the component whose performance has the most significant influence on some parameters of the Hi-Fi system: transparency, detail, dynamic thrust at low levels. Furthermore, the preamplifier acts as a link between the sources and the power amplifiers. The increase in performance of a M2Tech system, when the Tosh is inserted between the Young MkIV DAC (which is also equipped with a preamplifier section) and the…

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CH Precision P10 Dual Mono Twin-Chassis Phono-Stage

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Préverenges, Switzerland | 2023 – The latest introduction to our flagship 10 Series, the P10 phono-stage joins the benchmark L10 and M10 amplifiers, products that have quickly establishhed themselves as an almost universal reference. Product Description The latest introduction to our flagship 10 Series, the P10 phono-stage joins the benchmark L10 and M10 amplifiers, products that have quickly establishhed themselves as an almost universal reference. They followed in the footsteps of our original P1 phono-stage, a unit that has also long been recognised as THE benchmark for phono performance, by reviewers…

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McIntosh ML1 MKII

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2023 – Vintage Style Meets Cutting-Edge Sound: The ML1 Loudspeaker Reborn. Based off the first McIntosh speaker 4-way speaker with five separate drivers Engineered to handle up to 600 Watts Deep bass from 12″ woofer with LD/HP technology Expansive sound stage so all listeners can enjoy the music Built from American Walnut with a satin finish Includes matching speaker stand   Vintage Style Meets Cutting-Edge Sound: The ML1 Loudspeaker Reborn The ML1 Loudspeaker was the first speaker McIntosh ever made. It was introduced in 1970 with…

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Goldmund Eidos SACD Player

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Vernier, Switzerland | 2023 – Goldmund Eidos SACD Player – Elevate your Adudiophile Experience! Following the lead of the previous Eidos Reference SACD model, Goldmund introduces the latest features of its CD player. Similarly to its predecessor, the EIDOS SACD can play a variety of audio formats available on the market (SACD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW* (*Audio data file only). Connected to a computer, the Eidos SACD can support PCM audio formats up to 384KHz and to DSD512.For further customisation and precision, the Eidos SACD has alternative digital and analogue outputs at the rear…

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Sonus Faber Stradivari

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Arcugnano, Italy | 2023  STRADIVARI NEXT GENERATION Introducing the next generation of Stradivari: iconic Sonus faber design meets unparalleled sound quality, for a listening experience like none other.Twenty years after the original design, Stradivari has evolved into its second generation, pushing the limits of innovation and engineering. With its signature organic materials – wood and leather – blended seamlessly with cutting-edge sound technology, Stradivari epitomizes the essence of Sonus faber’s philosophy.Coinciding with Sonus faber’s 40th anniversary, the reintroduction of Stradivari celebrates an unwavering commitment to excellence. A UNIQUE PROJECT Inspired…

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Chord Ultimate Integrated

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Maidstone, United Kingdom | 2023 – Five years since the introduction of ULTIMA, Chord Electronics’ most accomplished amplifier topology in its history, founder/owner John Franks has trickled the technology down into a full-width integrated amplifier for the first time, setting new performance standards for single-box amplification. The ULTIMA INTEGRATED is a class-leading 125-watt integrated amplifier benefitting from the latest dual-feed-forward error-correction topology, Chord Electronics’ legendary proprietary ultra-high-frequency power supplies, plus an unmistakable industrial aesthetic.   Designed by Chord Electronics’ founder, owner and chief engineer, John Franks, the advanced ULTIMA circuit…

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High End ® Munich 2023

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Munich, Germany | 2023 – From May 18 to 21, 2023, the High End in Munich offered a diverse trade show program. 550 exhibitors presented products from 800 brands on an area of 30,000 square meters. The world’s leading audio trade show attracted 20,000 visitors and 500 journalists. Texts and images: Thomas Hundgen Dietrich Brakemeier, the Chief Designer of Acoustical Systems, presented his new Astellar. This much more compact system, compared to the gargantuan Apolyt, incorporates 30 years of development that guarantee the highest sound quality. The list of special…

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Stein Music Topline Bob L

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany | 2023 – HANDCRAFTED MASTERPIECE Stein Music TOPLINE BOB L! The Top Line “Bob” L has the same footprint as the Top Line “Bob” XL, with only two thirds of the height. Each speaker has an integrated, DSP-controlled active subwoofer with 1500 watt amplifier power. The rest of the loudspeaker works passively, with optimal reproduction down to 60Hz. Modular System Our Top Line Bob L horn speakers can be upgraded in many ways for an even better music experience. The Top Line Bob L can…

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Rockna Wavedream DAC

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Suceava, Romania | 2023 – THE SOUND YOU EVER EXPECTED, AND BEYOND! We are proud to present our current flagship in digital audio reproduction. We believe it has the right ingredients to produce a sound that will honour it’s name. In the good tradition established by it’s predecessor, the Wavedream continues to push the limits of performance, design and sound quality. The ingredients, innovations, technology and features of the product are presented below. SOFTWARE DEFINED ARCHITECTURE We always thought that high-end audio should be everything about innovation. Playing around with…

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AudioNec Evo 2

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Saint-Mesmes, France | 2023 – AudioNec Evo 2 One Step Further. Deep Emotions. These are the words that apply to the Evo 2, which thanks to its additional subwoofer that goes down to 20 Hz, reproduces every microphone and macro detail with ease, even when the highest attacks and sound pressures are required.Always compact, the Evo 2 plays all types of music for all music lovers with authority, even in larger rooms, thanks to its multi-directional dispersion mode. These impressive features are accessible even to fans of low-powered 300B tube…

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NAD CS1 Network Streamer

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada | 2023 – NAD’s affordable CS1 Endpoint Network Streamer lets you add music streaming capability to any stereo or home-theatre system. Or you can configure a low-footprint music system for your den or home office by connecting the CS1 to a pair of powered speakers. The CS1 supports the most popular network streaming and casting protocols, including Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, DLNA mobile and computer apps*, and Roon, so you can control playback with the music apps you use every day. The CS1…

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Linn 360

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Glasgow, United Kingdom | 2023 – New cabinet. New drive units. New electronics. New everything. Audibly Invisible 360 is audibly invisible. It produces a performance with unprecedented clarity and realism, that’s entirely absent of sonic colouration. Incorporating innovative drive unit and amplifier technologies, 360 turns out our lowest ever levels of audible distortion. The honed curves of its cabinet are partnered with meticulously matched drive units to deliver the cleanest possible dispersion characteristics. All that is experienced with 360 is sound-stage; with vocals suspended in space, and true-to-life scale and depth…

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Luxman PD-151 Mark II

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Shinyokohama, Japan | 2023 – The charm of timeless vinyl playback deepens thanks to our LUXMAN PD-151MK lI, a new standard in the pursuit of functional beauty. The PD-151MK lI was developed for the music listener to fully enjoy the luxurious audio experience unique to analog, with vinyl phonograph records continuing popularity as an attractive music playback medium. Inheriting that model’s excellent performance and functional beauty while featuring a new, highly sensitive original specification tonearm, is our highly anticipated new model. The PD-151 MARK II has arrived as a new…

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Copland CTA407

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Copenhagen, Denmark | 2023 – The amplifier is the interface between your signal sources and the speaker system, whatever is lost at this position is lost forever and conversely, whatever is introduced is also amplified. Amplifiers are also products for everyday use. Some successfully deviate from the conventional, they remind us of the strive for perfection – a human virtue we like to recognize and being close to. There is a distinctive mood of luxurious puritanism to be found in the appearance of most Copland amplifiers. However, with the CTA407…

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Wharfedale Dovedale

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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England | 2023 – Celebrating 9o years of bringing the world’s finest Loudspeakers to the world of home audio, today Wharfedale engineers continue the dictum of utilising technology where it truly matters to develop Loudspeakers that reveal the passion and excitement behind the musical performance. We believe that a connoisseur of sound would find the merest flow intolerable, and with a connoisseur in mind. We have re-designed and built the new ‘Dovedale’. If you are such a listener. You will recognise the significance of – and then insist…

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Lumin U2 Mini

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Hongkong, China | 2023 – Lumin U2 Mini Your DAC´s perfect partner! The first LUMIN to feature our all-new processing system. WHY LUMIN U2 MINI Following in the footsteps of one of our most popular models, LUMIN U2 Mini introduces our all-new processing system, delivering greater flexibility and future-proofing. Capable of upsampling and downsampling all the way from 44.1kHz to 384kHz/DSD256 and supporting playback of DSD512, LUMIN U2 MINI is the perfect streaming partner for your DAC. Main features Transport-only LUMIN for combination with an external DAC The first LUMIN…

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Estelon Aura Loudspeaker

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Tallinn, Estonia | 2023 – Estelon introduces the AURA: A New Loudspeaker Model! The Estelon AURA follows the general design philosophy of all Estelon loudspeakers, taking into consideration the environmental acoustics of real-life listening spaces. It provides an immersive and captivating audio experience like no other speaker of this size. Alfred Vassilkov designed the AURA with meticulous attention to detail, incorporating cutting-edge technology and unique features. One of the standout features of the AURA model is its distinctive shape, which not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also serves…

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Esoteric Pro Audio Caravaggio Hybrid Amplifier

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  Villafranca di Verona VR, Italy | 2023 – Caravaggio is the name with which Michelangelo Merisi became famous, an Italian painter who lived between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who marked a furrow between the before and after him thanks to his revolutionary vision of representing light. In photography, light is considered dynamic and for this reason I wanted to give this name to my amplifiers, I think they mark a clear division with the past for their way of making the dynamic range of music perceive. Caravaggio Hybrid…

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Thuono TH 400

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Thiene, Italy | 2023 – The TH400 turntable has been developed with an imposing structure that includes a 400mm diameter platter supported by a proportionally designed rotation system. Both elements of the chassis are composed of a thick layer of aluminium and black Marquinia marble, and supported by high precision magnetic suspensions. This turntable was designed to ensure exceptional sound performance. In fact, the unusual dimensions of the platter, frame and motor system allow an extraordinary inertial torque to be obtained, giving never before achieved dynamics levels and authority of…

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Lumin U2 Streaming Transport

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  Hongkong, China | 2023 – Lumin U2 The next Generation Streaming Transport.  Why LUMIN U2 After the huge success of our sweetspot price/performance LUMIN T3, LUMIN U2 brings the same design philosophy to a transport for the first time. Taking chassis construction methods, linear power supply design and dual-network from the multi-award-winning LUMIN P1, the all-new LUMIN U2 brings high-end digital right into the heart of the LUMIN range. Transport-only unit featuring the finest LUMIN components First LUMIN Transport to use new all-in-one chassis Latest processor provides greater resampling…

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PS Audio Aspen FR20 Loudspeaker

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Boulder, USA  | 2023 – Aspen FR20, the perfect size loudspeaker for any room. The ground-breaking aspen series of loudspeakers sets new standards for what is possible in home audio reproduction. Now, with the introduction of the smaller FR20, it is finally possible to bring the magic of aspens into more people’s homes. The aspen loudspeaker series represents the culmination of 50 years of industry experience; learning in intimate detail what works and what does not; what it takes for a loudspeaker to disappear and leave only the magic of…

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Totaldac d1-triunity DAC/Streamer

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  Saint-Ouen-des-Alleux, France  | 2023 – The d1-triunity benefits from the new Totaldac “unity” DAC architecture, with about 290 components upgraded or added to the electronic boards.The d1-triunity is a d1-unity but with 3 R2R ladders per channel instead of one, giving a lower noise and the real scale of each instrument.The “unity” architecture allows a better clock distribution, a lower jitter, a lower R2R power supply rail impedance and a lower noise in the digital section.The R2R ladder resistors are still the famous naked Vishay foil.The output stage is also…

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Musical Fidelity NU-VISTA PRE

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London, UK | 2023 – The Nu-Vista PRE is a fully balanced, discrete Class A Preamplifier with separate power supply unit. Nu-Vista PRE – Overview Based on our excellent Nu-Vista 800 circuit, we decided to go all out “fully balanced” on the Nu-Vista range. The Nu-Vista PRE features the tried and tested Nu-Vista stage, featuring 6S51N nuvistors in a discrete class A amplifier buffer. Technical Talk The Nu-Vista PRE uses a balanced configuration circuit and balanced precision matched stepped attenuator for volume control. This means even at low volume levels,…

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McIntosh MHT300 Home Theater Receiver

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BINGHAMTON, NY, USA – McIntosh is proud to announce the launch of its new MHT300 Home Theater Receiver, an uncompromising 7.2 channel home theater powerhouse, set to transform home theater dreams into reality. The MHT300 is an unmatched receiver that offers 120 – 150 Watts of legendary McIntosh power to every speaker with all seven channels being driven. For every explosion, car chase, high-speed fighter jet flyby, to the roar of the crowd after a game winning score, the MHT300 will faithfully reproduce the action with full power on every…

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Esoteric K-05XD SACD/CD Player

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  Tokyo, Japan | 2022 ­– Esoteric K-05XD: Uncompromising quality refined with flagship technology.Beautiful styling. High-quality sound worthy of the term “high-end”. The Ultimate Five The core model of ESOTERIC Super Audio CD players, the K-05, is finally available in an XD edition. The design platform is completely revamped and now features VRDS-ATLAS and Master Sound Discrete DAC / Clock circuitry.This is an arrival of a completely new Super Audio CD player. The first K-05 model was introduced in 2011, evolved into the K-05X in 2015, and K-05Xs in 2018.…

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Totaldac d1-unity DAC

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Saint-Ouen-des-Alleux, France  | 2023 – The d1-unity benefits from the new Totaldac “unity” DAC architecture, with about 150 components upgraded or added to the electronic boards.The “unity” architecture allows a better clock distribution, a lower jitter, a lower R2R power supply rail impedance and a lower noise in the digital section. The R2R ladder resistors are still the famous naked Vishay foil.The output stage is also fully new, in terms of components and in terms of schematics, and using discrete components exclusively.This new output stage produced a 3.5V unbalanced signal…

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Peak Sonora

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Middelfart, Denmark | 2023 – The Sonora is entry level into the world of Peak. With Sonora you will experience music as it was recorded!  Sonora is a two-way floor standing speaker with a passive radiator design. It has the same footprint as a bookshelf speaker on a stand. Due to its perfectly build cabinet together with the passive radiator design, it offers a much deeper and more precise bass response accompanied by remarkable bass dynamics. The crossover is 100% separated acoustically to avoid any unwanted microphonic effects. Many audiophiles find…

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Nagra Reference MC Cartridge

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland | 2023 – The Nagra Reference MC cartridge is the product of a number of years of intense R&D supplemented by extensive listening tests. This moving coil cartridge is available in 4 and 6 Ohm variants. Designed in parallel with the Nagra 70th Anniversary Reference turntable/tonearm system, it is an ideal companion component to complete the ultimate LP playback platform. The Reference MC cartridge features a number of significant and unique elements. While traditional moving coil transducers utilize a single layer coil body, the Nagra Reference MC cartridge…

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Accuphase A-300 Mono Power Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2022 – Accuphase’s 50th Anniversary model embodies power amplifier perfection. Created to mark our 50th anniversary, the A-300 redefines the ideal for Class A power amplifiers. 20-parallel push-pull power MOS-FETs in the output stage improves performance by 25% over conventional models with outputs of 125 W into 8 ohms, 250 W into 4 ohms, 500 W into 2 ohms, and 1,000 W into 1 ohm that set the stage for enviable constant-voltage drive. The fully discrete balanced input amplifier achieves a level of quietness that will make…

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Magico S3 Loudspeakers

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  Hayward, CA, USA | 2022 – The S3 Mk II nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the advanced design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver with the lowest measured distortion born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited-edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project. Superlative high frequencies are provided by a 1-inch Magico diamond-coated beryllium-diaphragm tweeter that offers matching sensitivity, wide dispersion, and increased power handling over its predecessor. A new aluminum housing…

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McIntosh Mc451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – The MC901’s Little Brother Continues the Brand’s Hybrid Drive Technology. McIntosh is proud to announce the MC451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier, a unique combination of a vacuum tube and solid-state amplifier that uses McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive™ technology. The MC451 follows the success of McIntosh’s MC901 model. A more compact product, the MC451 is strategically built so that it is easier to place within an audio system, offering 150 Watts of power from the vacuum tube section and 300 Watts from the solid-state section. The…

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RT Audio R2R Multibit DAC Orpheus

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Sofia, Bulgaria  | 2022 – Our company created new conceptual R2R DAC based on legendary chip AD 1865. This DAC, like all our products, is built on the basis of our philosophy: Perfection is in simplicity. In the electronic architecture, we use short signal path, no capacitors in signal path, output transformers in dac analog  output. This DAC works in NOS mode without digital filter, due to which the sound is more natural and analog. When the DAC works in NOS mode, the phase and time distortions are reduced to…

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Accuphase E-4000 integrated Amplifier

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  Yokohama, Japan | 2022 – An integrated amplifier crafted from separate amplifier technologies: Accuphase E-4000. The E-4000 integrated amplifier has emerged from separate amplifier technologies. The preamplifier section features AAVA using ANCC to allow for volume adjustments that maintain high levels of vibrancy. The power amp section employs balanced transmission utilizing the instrumentation amplifier principle to drive noise suppression to its limit. The E-4000 is equipped with a four-fold parallel push-pull configuration of power transistors driven in Class AB in the output stage to extract every last ounce of…

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