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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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 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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