Accuphase DP-450 CD Player

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

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Cambridge Audio Evo all-in-one audio system

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

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Luxman L595A Integrated Amplifier

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

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McIntosh announces MB20 Bluetooth transceiver – Hifi News

McIntosh MB20 Bluetooth-Transceiver

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

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Densen B-250CAST Preamplifier

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

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ALTAIR G2.1 Digital Audio Streamer

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

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Gold Note PH-1000 Phono Stage

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

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Esoteric N-05XD Network DAC / Preamplifier

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

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Lautsänger Explorer Headphone – Review

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With top quality headphones, you can not only enjoy music uninterrupted at the highest level, but you can also reach new musical dimensions, while being both transported and stunned by the immersive sound experience. In short, you can forget everything around you and travel into your very own mind. The author experienced this breath taking effect several times with the extraordinary headphones from Lautsänger. The Explorer, a fitting name for the 1,790 euro model I tested, is the world’s first headphone modified according to the principles of chladnian sound figures…

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Linn Klimax DSM Streamer

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

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Wilson Audio Alexx V

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Provo, Utah, USA | 2021 – When it came time to upgrade the Alexx®, Daryl Wilson wanted to be sensitive to where research and development had brought Wilson Audio® over the past five years. The decision was made that a fresh look at the Alexx was in order, so Wilson Audio’s R&D team approached the Alexx V as it if were an all-new loudspeaker. They took elements that clearly worked in the original design and began to apply the myriad of technologies generated by Wilson’s R&D since the advent of…

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Esoteric Grandioso M1X Amplifier

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Tama, Tokyo, Japan | 2021 – ESOTERIC COMPANY is proud to announce that an all-new flagship monoblock amplifier, the Grandioso M1X will be released. Employing a newly developed super junction bipolar transistor the ESOTERIC SJ-BJT01, the Grandioso M1 has evolved into the X Edition.An all-new Grandioso M1X, a power amplifier that draws music from dignified silence to effusive passion.           Throughout renewal of Grandioso M1 with the latest circuit technologies The world’s first* bipolar transistor with high-current amplification factor and low on-resistance super junction, the ESOTERIC…

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B.audio – B.dac EX DAC / Streamer / Server

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Saint-Hippolyte, France | 2021 – The B.dac EX adds streaming and acoustic correction functionalities to the B.dac, our reference D/A converter. These include a network input, as well as a USB slot for direct connection of storage media. Additionally, a DSP-based acoustic correction feature offers a wide range of possibilities for adjusting to the listening environment. Its perfect balance and absence of coloration allow the B.dac EX to be integrated into any existing audio system. The recordings are sublimated, benefiting from an increased finesse no matter the musical style. Full…

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BØRRESEN Releases Z5 Loudspeakers

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Aalborg, Denmark | 2021 – The BØRRESEN Z5 loudspeakers are now launched! These speakers are the top-of-the-line model of the Z-series. The Z5 now completes the Z-series of loudspeakers, which also includes the Z1 compact speakers, and the Z2 and Z3 floor standing models. The BØRRESEN Z5 is a huge 2½ way floor standing loudspeaker equipped with a Ribbon Planar Tweeter,2 bass/midrange and 4 bass drivers. The BØRRESEN Z5 loudspeakers guarantee unsurpassed clarity, detailed subtlety and unadulterated purity in their musical performance. The principle that guided the development of the…

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Accuphase DP-570 SA-CD Player

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Yokohama, Japan | 2021 – A high-quality integrated SA-CD/CD player born from a synthesis of the latest technologies. Equipped with quiet and smooth disc loading, the high rigidity and low center of gravity of the SA-CD/CD drive vastly improves readability, while the MDS+ type D/A converter with four parallel circuits accurately reads disc information and converts analog signals. It also supports a digital connection with a voicing equalizer and provides a programmable playlist feature that lets you enjoy listening in the order you prefer. Enjoy listening to the DP-570, the…

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

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London, United Kingdom| 2021 – The DacMagic 200M is the new top-of-the-range DAC (digital-to- analog converter) and headphone amplifier from British audio specialists Cambridge Audio. Now with native MQA support, integrated Bluetooth, a more powerful headphone output and superior DAC technology, the DacMagic 200M delivers a thrilling performance that!s bigger than the box it comes in. Whether you’re listening to your favorite music streaming service, your extensive CD collection or want to boost the sound of your existing home audio system, the DacMagic 200M instantly improves the sonic performance from…

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MOON Anniversary Edition

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Boucherville, Canada | 2021 – To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have created a truly iconic audio system. The stunning MOON Anniversary Edition features our highly acclaimed 680D streaming DAC and the elegantly powerful 600i integrated amplifier. Designed for the passionate audiophile With an exclusive production run of just 40 systems, the Anniversary Edition is designed for the passionate audiophile who wants to own an exclusive part of MOON’s audio heritage. Those 680D and 600i combine to produce an unforgettable listening experience featuring all the hallmarks of the classic MOON…

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Goldmund Eidos SACD Player

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Vernier, Switzerland | 2021 – COMPATIBLE Introduced in 2021, Goldmund flagship player – Eidos Reference SACD – can read all audio formats available in the market (SACD/ CD/ CD-R/ CD-RW/ DVD-R*/ -RW*/ +R*/ +RW* (*Audio data file only)). To build this unit our engineers carried out ad-hoc technological developments, selected the finest providers, and implemented Goldmund acoustic and electronic achievements ascribable to over 40 years’ experience in the audio field.   ABSORPTIVE Fully hand made in Goldmund Gevena atelier, the Eidos Reference SACD is proposed in two finishes: silver and…

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Audio Research 80S Stereo Power Amplifier

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Minneapolis, USA |2021 – The Reference 80S stereo amplifier continues Audio Research’s latest design effort in creating a vacuum-tube amplifier that not only redefines ultimate music reproduction, but does it in an incredibly beautiful package. The UK retail price is £14,999 in either natural silver or black finishes. Shipments are beginning with immediate effect. Outwardly, the 80S shares the same dimensions as the 160M. A single shallow whisper fan is built into the bottom plate. Flexibility is built-in, too, with XLR and SE inputs, 4-8-16 ohm output taps, 12V input…

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Metaxas & Sins Debuts Papillon Tape Recorder

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Amsterdam The Netherlands, Europe| 2021 – Metaxas & Sins, for their 40th anniversary, today announced the debut of Papillon, the first 100% technologically new reel-to-reel tape recorder to be built in 50 years. Papillon, which means “Butterfly” in French, is at once a superb audio recording device as well as a masterful work of industrial design. Kostas Metaxas, the creator of the Papillon, has a long history of innovation and achievement as an artist, designer and audio engineer. Metaxas was drawn to this project after a lengthy search for a…

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Heavenly Soundworks FIVE17 Active Loudspeaker

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Thousand Oaks, CA, USA | 2021 – Heavenly Soundworks introduces the FIVE17 Active Loudspeaker System. “With the launch of its first product, the company looks to provide the “ultimate listening experience in the easiest way possible” Heavenly Soundworks, a new, premium loudspeaker manufacturer, started by the father and son team of Kevin and Jonathan Couch, are looking to transform the hi-fi experience as they launch their brand with the introduction of their first available product, the FIVE17. The FIVE17 is the smallest in their lineup of active loudspeaker systems and…

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McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

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Binghamton, NY – February 4 | 2021 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce the MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier. The McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier is designed for discerning headphone enthusiasts who demand the most from their headphones. Its versatile set of connectivity options, including balanced inputs and outputs, allows for nearly all headphone types to be connected to enjoy an extraordinary personal listening experience. A pair of 12AT7 and 12BH7A dual triode vacuum tubes power…

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Aavik Series Amplifier, DAC, Streamer & RIAA

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Aalborg, Denmark | 2021 Presenting the Aavik 180 / 280 / 580 series – Amplifier, DAC, Streamer and RIAA! Customized to meet your High-end needsThe new Aavik series are customized to meet even the most demanding requirements of your musical experience. Based on our extensive knowledge in the field of audio engineering and our ongoing endeavour to advance and redefine high-end musicality, we tapped into the properties of new material composites and designed electronic components on the journey to the launch of our newest Aavik electronics. The premium 580 series…

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Mola Mola Kula integrated Amplifier

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Groniningen, Netherlands | 2021 – The integrated that truly belies its size! Imagine a sleek, compact design that oozes class. Imagine an amplifier design that packs enough power to comfortably handle even the most demanding of loudspeakers. Imagine a complex yet agile and easy to use fully transparent line stage. Imagine every possible Phono EQ setting available from the comfort of your listening chair. Imagine a highly acclaimed discrete DAC boasting the best specs and sound around. Imagine, combining all of the above! Reality. Is. Kula Kula is an a…

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Focal Aria K2 936 loudspeaker

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Saint-Étienne, France | 2021 – Since 2013, Aria has been a leading range among high-performing and expressive Hi-Fi loudspeakers. With its natural flax cone and sleek style, Aria marked a decisive point in Focal’s history. And the story continues. As part of its process of constant renewal, the St. Étienne brand completes its line with the launch of Aria K2 936, a new edition of the Aria 936 model that features its iconic K2 cone and the Ash Grey exclusive finish. FOCAL TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE Designed and manufactured in France,…

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Gryphon Antileon Anniversary Power Amplifier

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Ry, Denmark | 2021 – The roots of the Antileon amplifier go back to the very beginnings of concludes the Gryphon company and even beyond. The product that would come to be known as the legendary Gryphon Headamp began as a strictly personal, non-commercial exercise, an exploration into how efficiently electronic topology could be translated into sound with all essential musical values intact. Since there were no commercial aspirations behind the project, nothing was ruled out. Extreme, no-compromise dual mono construction, ultra-wide bandwidth, zero negative feedback, true Class A operation,…

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Denon PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier

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Kawasaki, Japan | 2021 – 110 Anniversary! Celebrating 110 years of audio achievements, Denon is proud to present the limited edition of the integrated amplifier from the Anniversary series – PMA-A110, marking the top of Denon’s HiFi technology. Limited Edition Denon 110-Year Anniversary Series PMA-A110 Silver Graphite Integrated Amplifier with 160 Watts per Channel. Overview Designed with 110 years of audio heritage to please the most discerning audiophile, the Denon PMA-A110 is the superior choice for listeners who want to build the 2-channel Hi-Fi system of their dreams. Powered by Denon’s…

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Accuphase E-280 Integrated Amplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – Integrated Amplifier with Scalability that Exceeds the Imagination! The AAVA volume control builds upon the knowledge of high-end equipment to control volume without loss of information. The power amplification section utilizes the instrumentation amplifier principle to create an ideal speaker driver. The low impedance design of the output circuitry brings out the full potential of every speaker. Two option boards can be added for improved expandability. The E-280 sound performance will defy the imagination. AAVA volume control AAVA is a revolutionary type of volume control…

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UBSOUND FEEL AND VELVET SERIES 2021

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Milan, Italy | 2020 – After the national and international penetration in the high-endloudspeakers segment gained during the last year and, also, seriously considering the global situation of the new consumer purchasing trends, the Italian company UBSOUND – now present in more than 60countries worldwide with an high rating – launches the new FEEL and VELVET Series 2021 edition, with further technological features and an innovative commercial approach in favor of the end users. UBSOUND constantly works on research and development with the aim of perfecting its products togive the…

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Auralic Altair G1

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Beijing, China | 2020 – The new ALTAIR G1 distills AURALiC’s proprietary technologies and features in to a high-performance DAC and streamer built to exacting standards within a substantial aluminum case. As an entry point to the AURALiC ecosystem, the ALTAIR G1 offers a comprehensive number of features and functions. Music can be sourced from virtually any source – locally stored files on your network, Internet radio, Airplay™, Bluetooth, USB drive, an optional integrated hard drive or a playlist of favorites from a subscription-based streaming service such as Qobuz or TIDAL. Control…

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Pro-Ject Phono Box RS2

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Mistelbach, Austria | 2020 – Fully balanced, fully discrete phono preamp of the highest class! Reference class phono preamplifier with unique impedance control The Phono Box RS2 is the ultimate phono preamplifier of the highest class. It is fully balanced from the input to the output. Electronics are fully discrete, no op-amps are in use and it uses split passive RIAA and DECCA equalization. Discrete Circuitry A discrete circuit is composed of electronic components which are disparate, individual devices, also called discrete components. These can be “passive” components, like resistors, capacitors…

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Cyrus CDI-XR CD-Player

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom| 2020 – The CDi XR is designed as a reference integrated CD player, building on the legacy of the CDi and incorporating many novel technologies developed in-house at Cyrus over recent years. Housed within our iconic half-width chassis, The CDi-XR sits alongside above the existing CDi and CDt models, offering a substantive performance upgrade. Transport / Servo Several years ago, Cyrus invested heavily in developing our own in-house CD ‘Servo’ mechanism, our ‘Servo Evolution’. The design principle is to read as much information as possible from the…

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Denon DCD-A110 SACD Player

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Kawasaki, Japan | 2020 – 110 Anniversary! Celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence with the masterfully crafted Denon limited edition Anniversary Series silver graphite SACD player, the DCD-A110. Offering a Quad DAC configuration and new Ultra AL32 Processing, upgrade your expectations and enjoy your music in perfect detail. Features – DCD-A110Denon’s 110-Year Anniversary Series DCD-A110 SACD Player Overview To celebrate 110 years of defining audio excellence, Denon is proud to bring you our premium flagship SACD player featuring Denon’s original patented Advanced S.V.H. Mechanism for the highest audio accuracy.…

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New ‘World-class’ concert hall in Turkey

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Ankara, Turkey | 2020 – Despite the Pandemic, Turkey continues to being a host to a variety of dazzling, entertaining, informational and captivating cultural events for locals and fellow art-lovers. The Presidential Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is making final preparations for the grand opening of its new concert hall in the capital Ankara. The much-anticipated launch will kick off with a grand gala event on 3-4-5 December. The opening ceremony of Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra’s new building and the ground-breaking gala opening ceremony will take place with the participation of President…

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Accuphase C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier

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Yokohama, Japan | 2020 – C-3900 Precision Stereo Preamplifier – The culmination of half a century of Accuphase preamplifiers. The Dual Balanced AAVA design with two balanced AAVA circuits delivers sonic excellence that is transparence itself. Volume adjustment is realized while retaining all the vibrant energy and richness of detail that is the life breath of an artistic performance. The supple elegance of music as reproduced by the top-of-the-line C-3900 is a moving experience that reflects the impressive depth of Accuphase know-how. Innovation ‒ The leading edge of technology Developing…

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Revox Studiomaster T700 Turntable

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Regensdorf, Switzerland| 2020 – The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. It is made of the highest-grade materials, and fascinates with an elegant and timeless design.  The STUDIOMASTER T700 is a high-end turntable with a very unique integrated MC phono preamplifier. The integration of the preamp enables the best and shortest connection between the pickup and preamp, thereby delivering the highest signal quality. To ensure the best sound quality, absolute speed accuracy is indispensable. For this purpose, the T700 has a highly precise electronic…

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NAT Magneto Hybrid Power Amplifier

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Kragujevac, Serbia | 2020 – Magneto is an unique mono power (100W) hybrid amplifier made by NAT, based on scientific grade Single gold plated FET and Single nuvistor triode tube that operate in pure class A, true single-ended mode. Magneto represent true OTL (output transformer less) and true OCL (output capacitor less) power monoblock amplifier! There is no any capacitor on the signal path – only single input hand coiled nano -crystaline core transformer with bandwidth over 1MHz! Ref. to mention facts Magneto is fully compatible with true balanced (XLR)…

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Nagra Classic Phono

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland | 2020 – After many years of success and esteem, the Nagra VPS is replaced by the CLASSIC PHONO. The VPS, itself inspired by the legendary Nagra PL-P, is a very respected phono stage. The VPS was the base we used and the obvious product to benchmark the new design. Design New generation Nagra custom made input transformersFull tube in Class A totalizing four triodesFeaturing two inputs, one MC / MM and one MMAdjustable and customizable cartridge loadingSelection of RIAA, TELDEC and COLUMBIA curvesAccommodates mono cartridgesMono selector for…

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Marantz PM-12 SE Integrated Amplifier

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Kanagawa, Japan | 2020 – New Premium Products from Marantz are always reason for the audiophile community to celebrate. And the new 12 Series Special Edition is no exception. Marantz Special Editions are the Marantz way to celebrate the love of music that run deep in the veins of Marantz Sound Masters and engineers, exhibited in the artistry and craftsmanship of those special components. With unwavering attention to detail, Marantz Special Editions produce unequaled Hi-Fi sound that exalts the mastery and emotion of music.The PM-12SE circuitry offers the cleanest signal…

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McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier

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Binghamton, USA | 2020 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce two more exciting products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way A/V equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height and the MI347 has a 3U height. Or if preferred, they can be…

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