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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By Hi-Fi Choice | May 2017 Classic hi-fi brand, Quad hasn't forgotten how to innovate as Ed Selley discovers from this luxury set of components I'm not much of a gambler, but I'd be willing to bet that for some readers, a Quad Beautiful System should have a pair of electrostatic speakers fronted by something valve based.After all, this is what the company is best known for. With these products casting a long shadow, it

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By Art Dudley | Mar 22, 2017 On March 16, audio manufacturer Luxman Corporation, now in their 92nd year, announced the establishment of a new US subsidiary, Luxman America: the first time in 30 years that the Japanese tube-amp specialist has had a corporate-owned presence in the US.The announcement was made at the Manhattan showroom of co-hosts Adirondack Audio & Video, a retail and distribution company based in Queensbury, New York. The event doubled as a

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High Fidelity Magazine | Published: 1 February 2017 Text: Wojciech Pacula; Translation: Marek Dyba   REVIEW It's been thirty years last year from the moment when Accuphase presented to the world their own Compact Disc Player. The two-box DP-80/DC-81 system premiered in July 1986 and immediately became a flagship player for this brand. The CD transport was designed in a way it would have been today, ie. with utmost attention to the power supply circuit

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High Fidelity Magazine | Published: 4 February 2017 Text: Wojciech Pacula; Translation: Andrzej Dziadowiec REVIEW The E-600 is the follower to Accuphase’s flagship integrated amplifier, the successful E-560. The manufacturer decided to change the name from E-five-hundred to ‘600’ to mark the amazing progress they managed to achieve. The new naming scheme is to symbolize a change that is something more than just releasing a new model. That much we learn from the company literature.

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by Alan Sircom | Jan 06, 2017 New product launches in the audio sector have moved from January to May, and this year’s CES shows just how big that change is. Despite this, there were some exciting new products seen for the first time, many of which will likely come to dominate the high-end market in 2017. Burmester Audio should be one of the brands most likely to showcase its new products at Munich, but this year

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Classics For The Modern Age Quad gave its team of designers and engineers a specific brief for Artera: combine the qualities that have made Quad one of Britain’s most revered hi-fi marques for many decades with fresh industrial design and the very latest high performance audio technologies. Artera’s crisp, clean aesthetic both evokes Quad’s past and looks forward to the future, with a textured aluminium front panel, thick glass top and CNC-routed heat sinks on

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THE ONE AND ONLY Boasting an all-valve amplifier stage and digital inputs, this is an intriguing mix of old and new tech. Ed Selley gets to grips with it. Quad VA-One – Hi-Fi Choice, December 2016 Such is the diversification of functionality attached to integrated amplifiers in recent years, that a valve amplifier fitted with a selection of digital inputs is no longer something that is truly surprising. Quad has an approach to the vacuum tube that is

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by TAS Staff | Dec 29th, 2016 Air Tight ATM-1S $10,450 JM has been delighted to have this stereo tube amp in her reference system. No matter what style of music she played, no matter what speakers she paired it with, the Air Tight ATM-1S delivered the sonic goods with naturalness, beauty, and ease, while also throwing a remarkably deep and wide soundstage. This 60Wpc stereo amp also proved to be more versatile than expected,

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