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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BAT REX 500 Power Amplifier

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  Wilmington, USA  | 2022 – BAT REX 500 Power Amplifier: Massive Power Output, Simplified! Balanced Audio Technology’s flagship solid-state power amplifier, REX 500, represents the culmination of the company’s decades-long pursuit of sonic and engineering excellence. Victor Khomenko, BAT’s chief designer, observes that the unit’s massive power output is largely academic. “BAT has never designed for power alone, and I am most proud of the elegant simplicity in how the REX 500 delivers that power,” he says. For those who demand numbers, the stereo REX 500 produces 500 watts/channel…

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csport LFTM2 turntable system

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Toyama-city, Japan  | 2022 – A flagship model heavy turntable. The weight of the granite base, the brass platter, and the air floating create the ultimate rotation. The platter material has been changed from stainless steel to brass, following the previous model’s housing design of granite base, air float, and servo-less. With this change, even open-circuit type cartridges (*) using air-core coils are not affected by magnetic flux leakage, creating a quiet and expressive sound. (*) Due to the open magnetic circuit and the powerful neodymium magnet used to secure…

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McIntosh MI 502 digital Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the addition of the new MI502 2- Channel Digital Amplifier to its comprehensive line of CI products. The MI502 will be a welcome addition to a custom installed home audio or home theater system. The new amplifier offers world renowned McIntosh sound quality using innovative closed loop digital switching technology with resilient power supplies to produce groundbreaking performance levels for custom install audio. The MI502 boasts a variety of home entertainment uses including driving home theater speakers, in-wall subwoofers,…

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iFi Neo Stream

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Southport, United Kingdom | 2022 – Sweet streams… The NEO Stream is built to deliver optimal versatility and sonic performance. It combines the latest version of our network streaming engine with our award-winning DAC stage to deliver a level of audio previously unattainable without spending much more than its £1,299 price tag. Just add your choice of amp and speakers. Adds streaming capability to your cherished system Sonically upgrades your existing streamer The only streamer you will ever need Distinctly different. Digitally disruptive. Our use of proprietary tech makes the NEO Stream distinctly different.…

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Triangle Magellan Duetto 40th

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Soissons, France | 2022 – Liveliness and dynamics are trademarks of TRIANGLE’s sound, and they are packed into this gem, the Duetto, a compact 2-way bookshelf speaker. Superb piece of engineering, its horn-loaded tweeter TZ2900 is equipped with a next generation dome in magnesium alloy. This transducer highlights the finest details of your recordings and brings out the subtlety of the upper harmonics. Its full-range 16 cm midrange/bass driver produces rich bass details. It features a new paper cone that reproduces any vocal register with great neutrality without the slightest…

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Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Monoblock Amp

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Tau, Norway  |  2022 – The AW 800 M is Electrocompaniet’s brand-new flagship power amplifier. It replaces the legendary AW 600 NEMO as our most powerful monoblock power amplifier. The amplifier showcases an updated, yet unmistakable and distinctive Electrocompaniet design that is a perfect match for all current and legacy Electrocompaniet products. A Unique Sound Signature The amazing sonic performance of Electrocompaniet is significantly improved in the AW 800 M. The AW 800 M accomplishes this whilst at the same time manages to keep the unique design philosophy and signature sound,…

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Ballfinger M 002 P Open Reel Tape Deck

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Krefeld, Germany  |  2022 – The M 002 P is a pure playback machine and provides a high-end solution. The compact and modern design blends in with the demands of modern interior design. It can also be easily integrated into existing high-end systems. The tape deck can be operated horizontally and vertically. The cable connections are located in a special connection terminal on the bottom of the machine. The base for the compact Ballfinger M 002 P comprises the new, super compact tape transport system at just 55 mm high.…

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B. audio B. amp

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Saint Hippolyte, France | 2022 – B. amp Mono/Stereo Power Amplifier. A power amplifier designed to deliver first-class performance both in mono and stereo. Free of high-frequency digital disturbances thanks to its class AB operation, it stands out by a distortion rate below the measurement threshold. Its ability to preserve the signal from any alteration results in a subtle and dynamic reproduction, giving the music emotions the best possible chance to express themselves. The B.amp also features an oversized current reserve, which enables it to fit any type of loudspeaker,…

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Vertere DG-1S Dynamic Groove Record Player

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London, United Kingdom | 2022 – Our award-winning DG-1 just got better. The new DG-1S delivers higher resolution replay, greater dynamic contrasts and improved stereo separation with greater precision while at the same time keeping the musicality the DG-1 is known for. Improved platter bearing The precision machining and polishing operations have a higher tolerance with the variation halved statistically. The super smooth finish bore with the precision Tungsten Carbide interference fit ball delivers lower noise, lower rumble, a lower effort for the motor and less rotational variability. Groove Runner…

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McIntosh XCS1.5K Center Channel Speaker

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Binghamton, NY, USA | 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the XCS1.5K Center Channel Loudspeaker, a critical component to perfect any home theater system, complementing the brand’s iconic XRT2.1K or XRT1.1K Floor- Standing Loudspeakers, and voiced to match them to ensure impeccable sonic imagery with clear, high-quality sound. The center channel speaker is a critical component within a home theater due to the vast amount of dialog that emanates from it, and it must work seamlessly with the front left and right speakers to create a cohesive soundstage as…

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Vitus Audio MP-T201 MK.II CD Transport

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Herning, Denmark | 2022 – Vitus Audio MP-T201 MK.II CD Transport – The quest for precision! Improving on the quality of the transport used in our SCD-025 Mk.II proved to be a difficult task. A dramatic new approach was required to define a new reference standard for CD transports. We use the same modified Philips CD Pro 2 LF as found in the SCD-025 Mk.II, but for the Masterpiece Series we go a step further with even more detailed mechanical and electrical modifications resulting in a highly precise drive. This,…

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PS Audio BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier

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Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2022 – BHK Mono 600 Power Amplifier: Our ultimate expression on the art of audio amplification. Designed by the late Bascom H. King, the BHK600 represents the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and design in a single breathtaking expression of pure audio amplification. Built like no other power amplifier in history, the BHK600 will stand the test of time as one of the finest power amplifiers ever crafted. From the pure brute force of its massive 1.6kva power supply smoothed by 336,000 microfarads of capacitance to…

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Tidal Audio Piano G3

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Hürth, Germany  | 2022 – The all new TIDAL Piano G3 – Absolute Entry. Improving classic designs, does not mean changing it. Rather, it means improving details while strictly continuing and following the unique concepts of the original. After building the TIDAL Piano for over two decades, the third generation of our worldwide praised Piano models – the Piano G3 remains a classic.Continuing TIDAL loudspeaker par excellence, the Piano G3 has all the core elements of our philosophy, and embodies even more than what TIDAL stands for: ultimate masterpieces with…

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AMG Giro MKII

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Deining, Germany | 2022 – Further development of AMG‘s entry-level model with improvements made to all critical performance elements. The Giro MK II‘s superb dynamic performance and spatial depth are significantly refined compared to its well-regarded predecessor. The platter mass, which has been increased to 5.6 kg, together with the newly developed platter-subplater interface, ensure significantly improved speed stability resulting in a more realistic and engaging musical presentation.     The belt drive system has been optimized, contributing to these sonic improvements. The ultra-quiet Swiss drive motor now runs in…

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