McIntosh MT2 Precision Turntable

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…

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Metaxas Statement System – World Premieres

Mataxas Tape Machine GQR R2R

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…

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Acoustic Geometry Home Room Packs

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…

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Mytek Liberty DAC

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…

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McIntosh MCT500 SACD/CD Transport

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)…

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Gold Note IS-1000 SUPER INTEGRATED AMP

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…

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Gryphon Audio – Sonett Phonostage

Ry, Denmark | 2018 – While an ever-increasing number of audio manufacturers are struggling to go “back to black” with the introduction of components for LP playback, Gryphon Audio Designs of Denmark have never adandoned the LP format, maintaining a consistent commitment to vinyl reproduction from the creation of the company in 1985, right up to the launch of the Gryphon Sonett Phonostage. In the words of founder Flemming E. Rasmussen, “The LP holds a very special place in our hearts here at Gryphon, having been the inspiration for our…

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NAD M22 V2

CES | Las Vegas, NV | January, 2018 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, launched a new and improved stereo Masters Series amplifier, the M22 V2, that delivers a 20% increase in power to 300 watts per channel. The new Masters amp also features a bridging switch that transforms it into a 900-watt mono behemoth. In addition, the M22 V2 now has a 3-position input sensitivity switch that controls the auto turn-on sensitivity, allowing for better matching to each individual system. Even with the increase…

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Technics SP-10R & SL-1000R

Las Vegas, USA – January 2018 – Renowned for its direct drive technology and superior performance, the Technics range has extended its Reference Class line-up of audio components with its newest direct drive turntable and turntable system, the SP10-R and SL-1000R. Designed and engineered for ultimate analog vinyl performance, the legendary SP-10 Series of Direct Drive Turntables and their accompanying Direct Drive Turntable Systems have become synonymous with direct drive technology, and are fitting symbols of the Technics brand name that continues to inspire the admiration and loyalty of audiophiles…

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Bang & Olufsen announces AirPlay 2 in ten products

“AirPlay 2 from Apple offers new and intelligent ways of enjoying music and other content in a way that fits naturally into people’s way of living. It is an aspiration that aligns particularly well with our ambition of moving the technology race back to where it makes sense; to where it’s all about simply enjoying great sound in the most flexible and intuitive way”, says John Mollanger, CEO at B&O PLAY. Ten Bang & Olufsen products with AirPlay 2 The ten products from Bang & Olufsen which will be software…

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Allnic T-2000 25th Anniversary

January 2018 – Within a range of new products for 2018, including a new phono stage, two preamps, and a mono power amp, Allnic presents the T-2000 25th Anniversary integrated amplifier. Beauty, grace, and power… Along with amazing, revelatory clarity, incredible dynamics and drive, articulate and powerful bass, and standard setting low noise and distortion, the T-2000 25th Anniversary provides 100 watts per channel of push-pull, pentode power, or more than 50 watts SET sounding watts in triode mode; AND pentode/triode switching is “on the fly”. The T-2000 25th Anniversary…

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JL Audio Fathom® IWS-SYS-108 & 208

Miramar, FL | JL Audio | 2017 – JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, announced the launch of a new 8-inch version of their Fathom® IWS in-wall subwoofer systems. The new 8-inch Fathom® IWS system joins the previous 13.5-inch driver models in the Fathom® IWS lineup. Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio says, “We are excited about the potential of the 8-inch in-wall subwoofer solution in our growing line of architectural audio solutions. This model has a very small grille opening that will please customers looking for a…

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McIntosh XRT2.1K Loudspeaker

Binghamton, NY | December 2017  – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the XRT2.1K Loudspeaker. The XRT2.1K Loudspeaker represents the next evolution of McIntosh home audio speakers. Borne from our 45+ years of designing speakers, the XRT2.1K is a full range system that provides spacious sound reproduction with an unusually deep sound stage. Standing 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall, a pair of them will grab the attention of every person in the room. But when the music…

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MAGICO A3

December, 2017 — HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA USA – Magico, the leader in high performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is pleased to announce the new A3. Machined into the metal of every Magico loudspeaker is a subtle, yet permanent, “M”. Our symbol is a simple reminder to the owner of a Magico product that they have purchased a product born of an uncompromised, unapologetic pursuit of performance excellence. The standards we have set for a product bearing our M logo are not without consequence. The push forward into the development of new,…

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ProAc Response DT8

2017 – A new compact floorstanding loudspeaker from famed British maker ProAc offers robust sound and great looks! Response DT8 is sure to please. In many ways, the new ProAc Response DT8 is the perfect speaker. It doesn’t take up much space. Its design is such that it can be positioned easily in any room. It looks lovely and it sounds oh so good. How do they do it? Read on. Drivers In the first position of importance, the cones, domes, and magnets of a speaker’s drive units are where…

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Pro-Ject Audio Systems Classic SB

2017 – The Classic SB New Product Announcement We are pleased to announce the launch of Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ The Classic SB turntable. We have turbocharged our EISA Award-winning the Classic to bring you this upgraded package. The Classic SB is an upgraded version of The Classic – EISA award-winning turntable. Featuring a Sumiko Blue Point No.2 cartridge, the Classic SB offers a leap forward in sound quality. Other key improvements include electronic speed control, as well as the Leather It mat and top-grade Clamp It, which enhance stability and reduce noise. The…

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Wilson Audio Alexia Series 2

2017 – It is very difficult, even daunting, to update a classic. The physicians’ maxim of Primum non nocere (first do no harm) certainly applies here. An overly ambitious and inexperienced designer, in his zeal to advance the product with the “latest and greatest technology,” can inadvertently sacrifice the very qualities at the heart of the original’s intrinsic appeal. There is a certain wisdom and introspection that is inherent to all great designers. They know when real advancements are possible, and eschew the temptation to incorporate change for change’s sake.…

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McIntosh MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | November 14, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at this 158 pound (71.7 kg) amp is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it…

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Gershman Acoustics Posh speaker

The new Posh speaker from Gershman Acoustics As the name indicate, it is a posh speaker. Every aspect of this speaker has been designed to provide the best sound and quality. Using 1” inch HDF wood to build a massive enclosure, to rounding and tapering the back of the enclosure. In addition to that massive build, a ¼ “stainless steel panels in order to further strengthen and deaden the enclosure. The Cross-over is constructed with point to point silver soldering. Using the best, top of lth line Mundorf MCapR SUPREME…

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McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | November, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA252 Integrated Amplifier. The MA252 Integrated Amplifier is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. Taking retro design cues from the legendary McIntosh MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, the MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid state circuit design to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning. The preamplifier stage uses two 12AX7a and two 12AT7 vacuum tubes housed inside stylish…

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Focal presents Kanta N°2

October 2017 – Focal presents Kanta N°2, this year’s Hi-Fi sensation. Kanta is the latest loudspeaker to join Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection. Everything in this new loudspeaker is dedicated to performance: a new material, and a design which serves efficiency. With Kanta N°2, Focal is once again making headlines with the introduction of a truly unique product featuring yet more innovations for even better sounding acoustics. Kanta is completely dedicated to performance. It represents acoustic efficiency in every detail. Kanta is destined for music lovers who, above all, are…

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Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti

Ortofon has extended the range of the Exclusives Series to include the brand new MC Windfeld Ti phono cartridge. In continuation of the Ortofon design tradition and the new paradigm in engineering and manufacturing, we are proud to introduce the MC Windfeld Ti, a new moving coil phono cartridge in the absolute high-end class. At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies a revolutionary customized Selective Laser Melting (SLM) manufacturing technology pioneered by Ortofon for manufacturing of the legendary MC A90 in 2007. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties,…

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MA5300 2-Channel Integrated Amplifier

Binghamton, NY | October 11, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA5300 Integrated Amplifier. The MA5300 Integrated Amplifier is proof that big sound can come in small packages. It is our smallest solid state integrated amplifier in terms of both power output and physical size, making it an ideal choice for smaller spaces or for someone just beginning to assemble a home audio system. It’s a direct coupled amplifier that delivers 100 Watts per…

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Spendor A2 & A4 Loudspeakers

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 The Spendor A2 and A4 loudspeakers are completely new designs created for music lovers on a budget. They deliver class leading performance and are the most flexible, versatile and affordable loudspeakers Spendor has ever made. The new A2 and A4 feature innovative trickle-down technology from the award-winning Spendor D7. The main drive units have been designed with Spendor’s new EP77 Polymer cones. This new design allows the loudspeakers to partner beautifully with any amplifier and source equipment, regardless of price. The result is a dynamic, open…

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Classé Audio – Sigma SSP MkII

Integrated Systems Europe, Amsterdam, Holland 2017 – The slim and elegant Classé Sigma SSP, noted for its exceptional performance, flexibility and ease of use, has been made even better by the addition of new audio DSP and HDMI hardware. The eight-channel Sigma SSP MkII supports Dolby and DTS 3D audio formats when configured as a 5.1.2 channel system and passes 4K UHD video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2. A powerful new dual DSP module featuring a Texas Instruments 456 MHz DA830, a dual core floating-point audio processor with ARM9…

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Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series

September 2017 The new 700 Series develops the ethos of the CM Series it replaces, adds technology from the 800 Series Diamond and new, bespoke acoustic innovations to produce the best-performing range of loudspeakers in its class. The new Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series delivers exceptional performance from a wide-ranging, comprehensive collection of loudspeakers. The series sees the implementation of technology first seen in the high-end 800 Series Diamond, a range of class-leading speakers that are regarding by many as the best loudspeakers in the world, alongside bespoke technology seen…

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McIntosh MA7200 & MAC7200

MA7200 Integrated Amplifier Shipping anticipated in September 2017. Available exclusively for countries outside the US and Canada. Binghamton, NY – September 13, 2017​ – McIntosh, ​the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA7200 Integrated Amplifier and MAC7200 Receiver. Each product combines the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System with the latest in technological development. Offering 200 Watts per channel and 14 total inputs, the space-saving MA7200 Integrated Amplifier can easily become the core of your…

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Naim Audio Uniti Range

NEW YORK, NY — Naim Audio, a world-renowned premium British hi-fi manufacturer introduces the new Uniti range – a series of high performance wireless all-in-one audio systems that offers the audio fan more music around the home than ever before. Comprising of the Uniti Core central audio server and Uniti Atom, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova  music players, this new range draws on 43 years of Naim Audio heritage and expertise in audio engineering, industrial design and streaming technology to deliver audio systems that set the benchmark for high fidelity…

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Bryston Launches BP-17³ Preamplifier

Peterborough, Ontario August XX, 2017 – Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-17³ (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilizing patented technology that debuted on the much heralded Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-17³ also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analog components from Bryston, the BP-17³ is covered by an industry best 20 year warranty. Bryston’s patented super-linear, low noise input buffer jointly developed by Bryston and the late Ph.D. engineer Dr. Ioan Alexandru Salomie significantly reduces noise and distortion. The BP-17³ also has improved…

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Sonus faber Olympica III in Wenge Finish

Sonus Faber Olympica

August 21, 2017 – Sonus faber created a family of speakers rich in contents but also evocative of visual and tactile emotions that always characterized its production. Thus, wood, leather and timeless craftsmanship, values of careful and passionate production, able to make anyone understand the sincere love for their work and Music. The Sonus faber Olympica collection is made up of four passive loudspeakers aesthetically characterized by the use of two iconic Sonus faber noble materials, walnut wood and natural leather. With this project Sonus faber has been able, with…

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McIntosh MCT80 SACD/CD Transport

Binghamton, NY | August 17, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. Enjoy your CDs all over again with the MCT80 SACD/CD Transport. The MCT80 has been designed to perfectly match the size of our MXA80 Integrated Audio System, MHA150 Headphone Amplifier, MB50 Streaming Audio Player and MP100 Phono Preamplifier (each sold separately) to make a comprehensive yet compact audio system. The MCT80 includes 3 digital-only outputs in the form of 1…

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Estelons Super Luxury Rolls-Roys Inspired Speakers

Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition

The world’s most technologically advanced speakers have been unveiled at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club’s prestigious annual rally in June, the Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition. The event was held in the grounds of Burghley House – a 16th-century stately home in rural Lincolnshire, England – and was attended by more than 1,000 Rolls-Royce and Bentleys. Despite the many classic vehicles on display, however, one of the rally’s biggest talking points was the introduction of the Estelon Extreme Legacy Edition speaker system, valued at £220,000. Fetching the same price as one of…

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Monrio launch the MC 207 MKII

Monrio MC 207 MKII

Monrio’s MC207 is the company’s largest and most powerful integrated amplifier. The Monrio MC series of integrated amplifiers is one of our core product ranges, renowned for excellent sound purity and impeccable quality. The model line-up so far consisted of the MC 202, MC200, MC 205 and MC207. With the MC 207 MKII, we are now introducing a further refined version of the MC 207, featuring latest circuit topology and top-notch materials. Sound quality has reached an even higher level than before, presenting a superbly matched blend of performance, features…

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Gold Note P-1000 Release

GOLD NOTE P1000

 July 25, 2017 | FIRENZE, Italy –  Gold Note – the Italian High-End manufacturer based in Firenze – is introducing P-1000, the first line preamplifier they ever made, available from September at a MSRP price of 5.850,00€/6.520,00$ (6.500,00€/7.250,00$ for the P-1000 with digital input and DAC available on demand). P-1000 is an innovative ultra balanced Class-A preamplifier powered by a new proprietary Six Gain Stage design featuring Relays & Optical ALPS Encoder volume control. Having a Triple Linear Transformer power supply, P-1000 offers 10 independent stereo inputs: 5 fully balanced…

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Rotel Introduces New Stereo Components

North Reading, MA | June 28, 2017—For over half a century, Rotel has been manufacturing award winning hi-fi components that set new levels of audio performance within and often above its class. The tradition continues with the latest introduction of three new stereo components as part of the 15 Series. RA-1572 Integrated Amplifier Long recognized as a central component in superb yet cost-effective music systems, the integrated amplifier’s job has evolved substantially as many music-lovers have migrated to digital sources. The RA-1572 is one of the best examples of melding…

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REGA Ania MC cartridge and Fono MC phono preamp

July 12, 2017 – Rega Research and The Sound Organisation are pleased to announce the availability of the entry level Ania moving coil cartridge and matching Fono MC fully adjustable phonostage. These new products join an extensive lineup of turntables, cartridges and amplfiers, building on 40+ years of experience in the analog field. Shipping to dealers across the US now. The Ania MC is $795 and the Fono MC is $495 US Retail. Additionally, customers will save $50 when the two are purchased together. Ania is the result of a…

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McIntosh Announces the MA9000 Integrated Amplifier

McIntosh MA9000

Binghamton, NY | July 6, 2017– McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA9000 Integrated Amplifier. Our largest integrated in both size and power, it offers 300 Watts per channel and combines our amplifier and preamplifier expertise into one comprehensive unit. There’s enough inputs and outputs on the MA9000 to last a lifetime. The 10 analog connections are comprised of 2 balanced and 6 unbalanced inputs plus 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet phono inputs. Both…

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SteinMusic Speakers Wanted!

Steinmusic Bob M

After the high-end exhibition in Munich, a pair of show patterns of the Bob M loudspeakers were lost at Steinmusic on the 23rd of May. They were packaged without the crossed horns shown here, and they are also non-functional prototypes. However, these are urgently needed for further development. That is why Steinmusic commends a reward of € 2,000 for references that lead to the restoration. Please contact Steinmusic confidentially, by telephone at -049 (0)208 32089 or [email protected]  

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The Special Forty – 40th ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER FROM DYNAUDIO

DYNAUDIO Special Forty close-up Grey Birch

Cutting-edge acoustic technology in a classic Dynaudio design Munich, Germany (Thursday June, 2017) Dynaudio has been launched its brand-new 40th anniversary speaker – the Special Forty – at the 2017 High End Show in Munich. The team in Dynaudio Labs used the project as an opportunity to study (and improve) some of Dynaudio’s most famous technologies – including making new steps in tweeter, woofer and crossover design. The Special Forty features: A brand-new tweeter: the 28mm Esotar Forty, exclusive to this model A specially optimised, all-new 17cm woofer Classic Dynaudio…

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