ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST, DENVER, CO | OCTOBER, 2018 — NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, introduced the C 588, a turntable for discerning vinyl lovers seeking higher performance.Read More
Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The A-75 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality Stereo Power Amplifiers.Read More
Amboy, Washington, USA | 2018 – ModWright Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of the award winning KWA 150SE amplifier, PH 150 Reference Tube phono stage and KWI 200 SS integrated amplifer, is introducing their new PH 9.0 tube phono stage at 2018 RMAF.Read More
Maidstone, Kent, UK | 2018 – Globally-renowned audio pioneer, KEF, has announced the launch of its brand-new R Series, a complete, top-to-bottom transformation of what was already one of the world’s most acclaimed loudspeaker ranges.Read More
Munich, Germany | 2018 – Zellaton proudly presents the New Zellaton Legacy Loudspeakers.
After years of introspection and looking back at it’s long history, Zellaton decided to create the world’s best monitor in an elegant form factor.
Shizuoka, Japan | 2018 – Yamaha Corporation proudly presents the C-5000 Preamplifier.
In pursuit of the intangible musical quality that breathes life into high-fidelity audio, the world’s largest sound company presents the C-5000 pre-amplifier.
Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The DP-750 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality SA-CD Players. The supreme integrated SA-CD/CD player DP-750 accurately reads SA-CD information and brings out the full splendor of great musical performances.Read More
Shizuoka, Japan | 2018 – Yamaha Corporation proudly presents the GT-5000 turnbtable.
Referencing the esteemed turntables of the golden age of Hi-Fi, the GT-5000 expands on this heritage in the pursuit of pure musicality.
Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The T-1200 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality FM tuners. Using a blend of latest RF circuit design with sophisticated digital signal processing, most major functions after the intermediate frequency stage such as the variable bandwidth IF filter, multipath reduction, digital FM demodulator and DS-DC stereo demodulation have been moved to software on the DSP chip.Read More
August, 2018 – dCS proudly announces its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a singlebox, state-of-the-art digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Class A headphone amplifier.Read More
Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The AC-6 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of phono cartridges.Read More
Holden, MA, USA | August 2018 – The L2 Signature Preamplifier is Vinnie Rossi’s new flagship design that creates an effortless connection between the listener and the music.Read More
Holden, MA, USA | August 2018 – Vinnie Rossi’s new flagship power amplifier design, the L2 Signature Monoblock, draws the listener deep into the music with its completely natural and engaging sound signature.Read More
Maidstone, England | July 2018 – Chord Electronics Ltd. proudly presents the Standalone 1M-tap digital upscaling device Hugo M Scaler. Using technology first seen in the flagship BLU MKII digital/CD transport, the Hugo M Scaler is a standalone upscaling device containing the world’s most advanced digital filter. When used with a dual-BNC-input Chord Electronics DAC, it is capable of redefining digital audio sound quality. The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s)…Read More
Raleigh, North Carolina| 2018 – Voted one of “The Ten Most Significant Amplifiers of All Time” by The Absolute Sound magazine, the CAD-805 vacuum tube monoblock power amplifier has been in continuous production since 1993. The CAD-805 has experienced several generational updates in its long, storied history. To CARY on the tradition (pun intended), we are introducing the latest generation of the CAD-805, the CAD-805 Reference Series (RS). As many of you know, Single-ended Triode (SET) tube amplifiers have long been considered the Holy Grail of music reproduction systems, operating…Read More
ScansonicHD – M-Series Loudspeakers – With the introduction of the new M-Series from Scansonic HD, new materials and designs has been incorporated in the well-known M-Series.Read More
Binghamton, NY | July, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. Experience stereo bliss with the new MC462 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC462 replaces the highly regarded MC452 as our most powerful stereo amplifier. Like the MC452, the MC462 features a robust output of 450 Watts per channel. With a dedicated McIntosh Autoformer™ connected to each audio channel, the full 450 Watts is available to any speaker regardless if…Read More
France 2018 – TRIANGLE, the French speaker manufacturer, revealed at the Sound Days that took place in Paris in May, its new generation of connected speakers: the SENSA range. Known for the quality of its high-end hi-fi loudspeakers, the manufacturer is anything but a beginner in the amplified speaker segment. The Sensa speakers benefit from the research conducted for the active speakers Elara with the aim of democratizing this technology by offering hi-fi speakers at more affordable prices. The aim of TRIANGLE is simple: rediscovering the pleasure of a sound…Read More
Raleigh, North Carolina | June, 2018 – It is no small feat to develop a product that transcends generations and becomes so ingrained in our society that it immediately conjures images of superior performance and jaw-dropping visions of beauty. Looking at a 1963 Porsche 911 next to a 2018 911 GTS, one can still see the striking lineage and heritage which this timeless design has worked its way into the collective memory and consciousness of the Porsche enthusiast, if not all car enthusiasts. No other car demonstrates this better than…Read More
Binghamton, NY | 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MS500 Music Streamer. The sophisticated yet simple to use MS500 Music Streamer seamlessly integrates both your internet based streaming music and locally stored digital music into one comprehensive device. It allows your digital library to be enjoyed with McIntosh’s legendary audio standards – including uncompressed, lossless files with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution. With all its onboard storage and external connection capabilities, the MS500 can easily serve as…Read More
Audioquest has a new speaker cabel, it´s called “Rocket”. You can have it as a single- and biwired version with two different cooper inner conductors. Rockets 11 and 22 use Semi-Solid True-Concentric Conductors for the first time.Read More
Pickering, Ontario, Canada, June 1, 2018 – NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced their new C 538, a performance CD player engineered for musicality, simplicity and value – all virtues true to the brand’s proud tradition. Designed as either a music lover’s first CD player or as a quality replacement, the C 538 employs many of the same engineering techniques found in audiophile players but at a fraction of the price. Though music downloads and streaming continue to grow in popularity, many consumers still have a…Read More
Munich | 2018 – Focal rounds off its Utopia III Evo line with the emblematic Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers. In 2017, Utopia III Evo unveiled the new edition in the flagship line of loudspeakers from Focal, integrating the company’s latest innovations. Today, at the opening of the 2018 High-End Trade Fair in Munich, the French brand introduces the most emblematic high-fidelity loudspeakers of all its Collections: Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo. The ultimate in acoustics has been deeply engrained in…Read More
Binghamton, NY | May 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCD600 2-Channel SACD/CD-Player. Enjoy hours of listening pleasure with the MCD600 SACD/CD Player. At the heart of the MCD600 is a newly designed digital circuit highlighted by a new premium 8-channel, 32-bit PCM/DSD digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC is used in Quad Balanced mode, with 4 DAC channels allocated to each of the left and right audio channels, resulting in truly exceptional sound reproduction. All…Read More
Provo, Utah | May 2018 | Wilson Audio Specialties The Smallest Wilson TuneTot® is the latest product from the Wilson Special Applications EngineeringTM team. While its name pays homage to the first WSAE product, it is a modern technical tour de force designed to offer the timbral beauty, dynamic nuance, soundstage resolution, and transparency — all the hallmarks of Wilson loudspeakers design culture — but do so in environments which are hostile to all of those qualities. TuneTot is the smallest and least expensive Wilson, but it would be a mistake to…Read More
The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology. The MC Century represents numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals: The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique. High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet system. The armature damping system provides complete elimination of unwanted resonance. Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, thin and light, with an extraordinarily…Read More
May, 2018 | Steyning, England – SME, the British engineering and specialist Hi-Fi company, has acquired the rights to the Garrard audio brand from IGB Gradiente S.A. of Brazil. A British brand synonymous with the design and manufacture of class-leading Hi-Fi products throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, including the iconic 301 and 401 transcription turntables, Garrard is a much-admired audio brand whose products are eagerly sought out and traded worldwide. Commenting on the acquisition, Stuart McNeilis, CEO of SME, said, “It is with great pleasure that we can…Read More
OTTAWA, ON | April, 2018 – Muraudio is pleased to announce the launch of the all new SP1. Based on the award winning Domain Omni series loudspeakers and Muraudio’s patented high output continuous curve electrostatic technology, the SP1 incorporates many of the same components in a smaller, lighter, contemporary design with luxurious finishing. Each SP1 integrates Muraudio’s Continuous Curve ESL panel with four custom designed six-inch aluminum cone drivers to create a beautiful, immersive, panoramic sound stage. With a full fidelity 120 degree horizontal listening window, and projected point source imaging, the SP1 delivers…Read More
Berkeley, CA | April, 2018 – SUMIKO is proud to announce six new phono cartridges, the outcome of a 3-year development effort. The new line will be premiered at the Munich High End Show, May 10-13, 2018. Sumiko is introducing 4 new moving magnet cartridges, the Rainier, Olympia, Moonstone and Amethyst which join the existing Oyster product lineup; and 2 new moving coil cartridges, the Songbird and Starling which will be part of the Reference Series product line. The four new additions to the acclaimed Oyster series are the most…Read More
Peterborough, Ontario, 2018 – Bryston has announced the introduction of their Active Loudspeaker lineup, featuring three speaker models of different sizes (Model T Active, Middle T Active and Mini T Active) mated to a sophisticated DSP-enabled active crossover (BAX-1) and Cubed Series Bryston amplifiers. Two new amplifier models, the 3-channel 21B3 and 6-channel 24B3 have been created especially for the Bryston Active systems. The Bryston Active Loudspeaker System leverages decades of research into the science of acoustics and the fine art of audio component design in order to recreate each…Read More
April, 2018 – Gold Note is attending the Axpona (April 13 to 15, 2018) for the very first time this year, bringing the “Italian Music Experience” to the USA (Schaumburg Convention Center, room 658). All the way from Italy, the name won’t sound new to experienced audiophiles since Gold Note has been designing a complete line of audio equipment for more than 20 years now, including turntables, cartridges and electronics. The company is located on the hills surrounding Firenze – in the heart of Tuscany – and chances are you…Read More
Binghamton, NY | 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC611 1-Channel Solid State Amplifier. The monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power – enough to satisfy nearly any loudspeaker. A pair of MC611s can easily drive an impressive home stereo system, or add more of them to power a home theater. Thanks to our unique output Autoformer™ technology, your speakers will receive the full 600 Watts regardless if they have 2,…Read More
22nd March 2018 – This week sees the launch of Linn’s all-new Akurate range with the addition of Katalyst DAC Architecture to Akurate DS, Akurate DSM and Akurate Exaktbox, bringing a new level of performance to the range. Katalyst, Linn’s 4th generation digital-to-analogue conversion technology, delivers enhanced processing power and an unprecedented level of precision at the critical point where the digital signal is converted into sound, delivering a deeper insight into music. Already available in the Klimax range and in Akubarik and Akudorik speakers, Katalyst has received great…Read More
AUSTIN, Texas | March 6, 2018 – Audioengine® has announced the A5+ Wireless Music System. The Audioengine 5+ Wireless is an exciting evolution of the award-winning A5 speakers that changed the way we listen to music. Classic Audioengine sound now with wireless streaming With upgraded aesthetics and A5+ signature sound, A5+ Wireless isn’t just a pair of powered stereo speakers but a smart music system that works with Alexa, Siri, and all other voice activated apps, speakers, and devices – as well as every music app on the planet. Life…Read More
Binghamton, NY | March 8, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MT2 Precision Turntable. The McIntosh MT2 Precision Turntable combines the latest in turntable technology and design to deliver both superb performance and accurate playback. A full complement of features allows for all recordings to be reproduced with flawless realism. Its advanced electronic and mechanical design will give many years of smooth, trouble-free operation. A subtle green glow emanates from under the platter and…Read More
World Premieres at the Munich HIGH END Show in May with new components GQT R2R Tape Machine There is no doubt that the absolute best “source” for reproduced music is analogue tape recorded on 10″ reels at 15ips. The same analogue tape reel-to-reel recorders are also the absolute best way to record and capture music [concert recording]. This is a fact not open for discussion and is responsible for the incredible resurgence in interest in Open Reel Analogue Tape Recorders. The High End Audio industry has embraced and…Read More
CHASKA, MN | FEBRUARY, 2018 – Acoustic Geometry™ announces the launch of Home Room Packs, a cost-effective grouping of acoustical products designed for residential audio spaces. Delivering better acoustical performance with five different options at discounted price points, these new product packages are a visually-elegant option for any room in the home. The Home Room Packs were designed to address a range of common residential acoustical challenges. Home Room Packs 1 and 2 affordably reduce echo and reverberation in small spaces. Room Packs 3, 4 and 5 combine broadband sound…Read More
Brooklyn, NY | February, 2018 — Mytek is now shipping the new Liberty DAC, a PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 Digital-to-Analog convertor, designed for high quality music playback and monitoring of all high resolution formats. This USB2 DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier. This USB2 DAC features several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier. Designed as a little brother of the original Brooklyn DAC around the ES9018 Sabre…Read More
Binghamton, NY | February 15, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus our exclusive MCT connector. To enjoy CDs, it can be paired with any product that has standard digital inputs and a digital-to-analog convertor (DAC). For SACD playback, the MCT500’s proprietary MCT output needs to be connected (via the included cable)…Read More
January 30, 2018 | FIRENZE, Italy – Gold Note – the Italian High-End manufacturer based in Firenze – is introducing IS-1000, an innovative all-in-one source designed to deliver high quality audio combining analogue and digital technology, available at a MSRP of 4200,00€ (5000,00$) worldwide through Gold Note retailers in October 2017. IS-1000 is an advanced fully integrated amplifier that redefines the way music playback is experienced, seamlessly merging a Preamplifier, a Power Amplifier, a Phono Stage, a DAC and a Streamer in a unique and complete source. Gold Note IS-1000…Read More