What Hi-Fi? | 05 Jan 2015 The Vena’s a solid effort from Quad. Greater subtlety could turn it into a brilliant amp Compact stereo amps are all the rage at the moment. Products such as the Monitor Audio Airstream A100 and NAD D 3020 have been a breath of fresh air, bringing clever design, smart features and excellent sound to the world of hi-fi. They’re a great shout for those of us who consume music

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What Hi-Fi? | 07 Jan 2014 We love the way the C2500 looks and its comprehensive feature list. It has an engaging way with music replay too. McIntosh’s C2500 must be the most versatile high-end preamp we’ve ever tested. Look beyond the distinctively gothic appearance and you’ll find a forward-looking, comprehensively equipped product that can easily form the heart of any top-end stereo set-up. The visuals are all McIntosh. The brand has such a strong

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Musicgooddeal | 28 Nov 2019   A wide range of amps. The XR3500, XR3000, XR2500, XR1500 and XR800 amplifiers deliver 1000, 700, 500, 330 and 200 watts per channel under 8Ω. They are equipped with XLR connectors, which facilitates cable management and assembly in daisy-chain or during installation in flight cases. They also benefit from thermal protection, boost, DC and on / mute pff. All models are also equipped with ultra-quiet variable speed fans. The

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Audiophil-Online | 24 Oct 2018 Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The A-75 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality Stereo Power Amplifiers. Instrumentation amplifier topology using discrete semiconductors realizes ideal gain allocation. Balanced Remote Sensing optimizes efficiency of negative feedback. 10-parallel push-pull configuration in power amplification stage. The overall result is outstanding S/N ratio and amazingly high damping factor. Furthermore, constant-voltage drive handles even drastic speaker impedance fluctuations with ease. Power

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McIntosh Announcement | 30 Sep 2019     Bring home theater dreams to life with the sound quality and power only McIntosh can deliver. McIntosh is proud to announce the new MC257 7-Channel Power Amplifier. Bring home theater dreams to life with the new McIntosh MC257 7-Channel Power Amplifier. Experience the latest blockbusters and favorite movies at home like never before with the sound quality and power only McIntosh can deliver.   The MC257 is highlighted

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Paul Rigby | 21 Sep 2018 The new 6000A amp includes a DAC, Bluetooth, phono amp and headphone amps plus more An ES9018 Sabre32 Reference chip is included, utilising ESS Technology’s 32bit HyperStream architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. The amp’s four S/PDIF digital inputs – two coaxial and two optical – handle hi-res PCM data up to 24bit/192kHz with digital filters: Fast Roll-Off, Slow Roll-Off and Minimum Phase. Bluetooth connectivity is also included. The 6000A’s discrete

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Audiophil-Online | 12 Dec 2018 Yokohama, Japan | 2018 – The E-650 is a new addition to the highly acclaimed Accuphase lineup of quality Stereo Power Amplifiers. Innovative engineering and top-grade parts and materials come together in this product featuring the superb Balanced AAVA type volume control and a triple parallel arrangement of power MOS-FETs in the output stage. The power amplifier section employs the latest instrumentation amplifier configuration for balanced signal transmission, resulting in an

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QUAD have just announced the QUAD Vena II integrated amplifier, with built in DAC and Bluetooth streaming.     Music in the blood Quad upgrades the versatile Vena integrated amplifier to deliver an even richer specification with pure musicality coursing through its circuits Quad, the distinguished British audio brand, is launching a new version of one of its most popular products of recent years – the Vena integrated amplifier. The new Vena II builds upon

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03 Jul 2019 | Karim Salamoun Sounds Inc. has supplied and installed a mobile audio system in the Franco-Lebanese Lycée located in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon. The system supplied included some passive speakers, a power amplifier, a mixer, and some wireless

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27. August 2018 | HifiPig Quad has replaced the original Artera Play source component with a new version called the Artera Play+. Like its predecessor, which launched in 2015, the Play+ is a CD player, DAC and preamplifier combined in a single compact chassis. But while its form is familiar, the ‘plus’ suffix denotes a range of improvements that broadens functionality. The first addition is the inclusion of aptX Bluetooth, enabling users to pair smartphones,

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