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Audio Research Introduces Foundation Series

May 6, 2016
Audio Research Introduces Foundation Series

Audio Research is pleased to introduce the Foundation Series. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience. The first three components...
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NAD Announces M32 Direct Digital Amplifier and M50.2 Digital Music Player

May 4, 2016
NAD Announces M32 Direct Digital Amplifier and M50.2 Digital Music Player

NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced two new additions to their prestigious Masters Series. The M32 Direct Digital Amplifier (€4000, $3499 U.S. MSRP) is an elegant, top-of-the-line, BluOSready integrated amplifier with a host of features that offer maximum flexibility and excellent efficiency with reduced noise and distortion. M32 also...
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MQA Announces New Partnerships at Munich High End 2016

May 3, 2016
MQA Announces New Partnerships  at Munich High End 2016

This year’s High End sees MQA, the innovative music technology, reveal further business updates, including new content and hardware partnerships. MQA Music Partners High Res Audio, the renowned international high-resolution music download service, joins the list of MQA content providers, meaning music lovers visiting www.highresaudio.com can download high-quality releases from renowned labels including 2L,...
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Ayre Introduces the QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub

May 3, 2016
Ayre Introduces the QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub

Ayre’s latest entry in the world of digital audio combines a decades-long record of ground-breaking innovation in both digital and analog audio with revolutionary features to set a new benchmark in the field. Every conceivable digital input, including Ethernet, Streamlength asynchronous USB, S/PDIF (in three different formats), and even direct connection to thumb drives...
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PS Audio Introduces BHK Signature Preamplifier

May 2, 2016
PS Audio Introduces BHK Signature Preamplifier

In the past year, the BHK Signature Amplifiers designed for PS Audio by industry legend Bascom H. King have won just about every attainable audio award, worldwide. Finally, after over a year of design and development, the BHK Signature Preamplifier is available to pair with the BHK Stereo 250 and BHK Mono 300s. The...
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Mytek Introduces New Upscale Manhatten II MQA DAC

May 2, 2016
Mytek Introduces New Upscale Manhatten II MQA DAC

Mytek Digital, the second MQA licensee after Meridian to ship an Audiophile DAC with MQA™ technology, will be showcasing the MQA-capable Brooklyn DAC, and showing an advanced prototype of the more upscale MQA-capable Manhattan II DAC to be shipping in August 2016. MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality...
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Magico Announces the M3 Loudspeaker

April 29, 2016
Magico Announces the M3 Loudspeaker

Magico, the leader in high performance loudspeaker design and manufacture, is pleased to announce the new M3. The 2014 release of the M-Project provided a glimpse of the innovative designs and advanced technologies that were being developed at Magico. Since then, we have continued to develop and refine the concepts and vision introduced by...
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MoFi Debuts New Turntables and More in Munich

April 28, 2016
MoFi Debuts New Turntables and More in Munich

MoFi™ has produced premium high-quality vinyl, CD, and SACD Original Master Recordings™ since 1977. Now, the independent record label is bringing its legendary sonic pedigree to a series of made-in-the-USA turntables and home audio components. MoFi is designing these products to get listeners as close as possible to hearing the sound of artists’ original...
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Emotiva Introduces the Fully Integrated BasX Line

April 26, 2016
Emotiva Introduces the Fully Integrated BasX Line

Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-end audio doesn’t have be high-priced, introduces the BasX line of audio components, including powerful multizone amplifiers and versatile stereo preamp/tuners, engineered to work together to reproduce flawless sound, with the most intuitive operation in audio. “A central part of Emotiva’s mission is been making it...
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Marantz Debuts New Slimline NR1607 Audio Video Receiver

April 23, 2016
Marantz Debuts New Slimline NR1607 Audio Video Receiver

Marantz begins its new 2016 home theater lineup with the NR1607, an ultra slim 7.2-channel network AV receiver with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It continues the company’s extremely successful series of Slim Design Receivers. Made for design- and space-conscious home theater enthusiasts that do not want to compromise on performance, this is the receiver...
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Brinkmann’s “MQA-ready” DAC Debuts At The Munich Hi-Fi Show

April 22, 2016
Brinkmann’s “MQA-ready” DAC Debuts At The Munich Hi-Fi Show

Thirty years after the introduction of their first Digital-to-Analog Converter, Brinkmann Audio is proud to introduce “Nyquist,” the world’s most advanced DAC, at the 2016 Munich HiFi Show. Authored by the newly expanded Brinkmann design team, Nyquist sets new standards in adaptability, user-friendliness, performance and long-term value. Although Brinkmann is often “Typecast” as a...
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Today Is Record Store Day

April 16, 2016
Today Is Record Store Day

It’s going to go down without smear campaigns, contentious debates, or cheap pot shots at body parts: the race for Record Store Day 2016 begins. And what a better way to kick off the trail to the now annual celebration in support of indie record stores worldwide, (set for Saturday, April 16th) than to...
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Sonus Faber Releases Principa Loudspeaker Line

April 15, 2016
Sonus Faber Releases Principa Loudspeaker Line

Principia collection is the new entry level line offered by Sonus faber, designed for those who are seeking a simple hi-fi solution but with a definite Italian touch at an affordable price – all without giving up on perfect music reproduction. This new collection is a good option for those who are looking for...
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Mytek Release MQA Firmware Update for New Brooklyn USB DAC

April 14, 2016
Mytek Release MQA Firmware Update for New Brooklyn USB DAC

Mytek Digital has announced the release of the MQA™ firmware update which now enables the new state of the art Brooklyn DAC/Headphone/Preamplifier to decode all MQA files in addition to all other formats, including PCM 384k/32bit, DSD256 and analog phono playback. After Meridian, Mytek is the second MQA licensee to release the firmware update...
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MQA to Support Partners for AXPONA 2016

April 13, 2016
MQA to Support Partners for AXPONA 2016

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is pleased to announce its support for partners exhibiting at AXPONA 2016, held April 15-17, at the Westin O’Hare, in Rosemont, IL. Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience MQA music demonstrations by several MQA partners including Bluesound (Room 348), Mytek (The Marketplace), Onkyo (Ear Gear Expo Booth 7)...
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Onkyo Ships New DP-X1 Portable Digital Audio Player

April 13, 2016
Onkyo Ships New DP-X1 Portable Digital Audio Player

Bringing hi-res portable music to consumers, Onkyo today announced the retail availability of its new digital audio player, the DP-X1 (MSRP $899.99). The hi-res unit will be MQA-enabled via a free update tomorrow to its native Music app making it one of the world’s first MQA-enabled portable digital audio players. Music lovers attending the...
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dCS Launches New Flagship Vivaldi 2.0 System

April 13, 2016
dCS Launches New Flagship Vivaldi 2.0 System

The original Vivaldi was launched in late-2012 to widespread critical acclaim. Music industry professionals and audiophiles alike declared it to be the finest sounding digital front end on sale. Comprising the Vivaldi Transport, Vivaldi DAC, Vivaldi Upsampler, and Vivaldi Master Clock, this cost-no-object flagship system pushed the boundaries of what was then possible with...
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AURALiC Debuts New ALTAIR High Quality Streaming DAC

April 12, 2016
AURALiC Debuts New ALTAIR High Quality Streaming DAC

AURALIC North America Inc. and its parent company, AURALIC LIMITED, is introducing the new ALTAIR Streaming DAC. The ALTAIR can act as an easy-to-use Home Music Center with more than 15 input sources including: Streaming Inputs: Network Shared Folder (NAS), USB drive, Internal music storage (optional), uPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming, Internet...
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Boulder Announces Immediate Shipment and Release of 2120 DAC

April 12, 2016
Boulder Announces Immediate Shipment and Release of 2120 DAC

With the completion of the HDMI input module, Boulder Amplifiers is pleased to announce the full release and shipment of the 2120 D/A Converter. The original 2000 Series was in continuous and unchanged production since 1996. The replacement 2100 Series is Boulder’s highest performing, continuously produced product line, encompassing the latest technology and thought...
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AXPONA Audio Show Returns to Chicago This Friday

April 11, 2016
AXPONA Audio Show Returns to Chicago This Friday

AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) returns to the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, April 15-17, 2016, offering music lovers, audiophiles, and musicians three jam-packed days of incredible sounds, technology, presentations, design, and the very latest products in the industry. AXPONA is the defining high-end consumer audio show in the United States. Now in its...
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Merrill Audio Announces New Cara Preamplifier

April 7, 2016
Merrill Audio Announces New Cara Preamplifier

Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, LLC is proud to announce a new level of control and performance for a pre-amplifier price point, the Cara Pre-amplifier, with a frequency response to 200kHz within 0.1dB. With a huge set of features, the Cara Pre-amplifier is a must for any level or resolution system and brings in...
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A Message from First Watt’s Nelson Pass

April 3, 2016
A Message from First Watt’s Nelson Pass

Watt’s New This has always been about making amplifiers. Dick Olsher famously remarked that “The first watt is the most important watt.” With this in mind, I created First Watt in 1998 as a “kitchen-table” effort, exploring unusual low power amplifiers with an emphasis on sound quality. I wanted to explore a variety of...
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Classe Audio Introduces Sigma Series Integrated Amplifier

April 1, 2016
Classe Audio Introduces Sigma Series Integrated Amplifier

How can you improve on the best DACs and analog stages in the world? Eliminate them!
 By connecting the output of the 2200i’s preamp section DSP directly to the input of the amplifier DSP Classe eliminates DAC and ADC conversion losses and their associated analog circuitry’s noise and distortion. That’s the secret to the...
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CEntrance Announces DACportable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 30, 2016
CEntrance Announces DACportable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

DACportable is a powerful, palm-sized device that turns the average audio of your smartphone, tablet or computer into a concert-hall listening experience. Encased in anodized aluminum, DACportable comes packed with audiophile-grade components. Just plug it in and GO! Via a USB connection, DACportable extracts clean digital audio from your portable device, converts it to...
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Experience MQA at SPIRAL Event in Tokyo

March 9, 2016
Experience MQA at SPIRAL Event in Tokyo

MQA – including its creator, Bob Stuart – is set to appear at the High Resolution Festival 2016. The event takes place at Tokyo’s Spiral Hall, and runs for three days from 11th to 13th March. Visitors to the MQA Booth, located in the Foyer of Spiral Hall 3F, will be able to intimately...
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