Hifi Pig | 19 December 2018  Just under two years ago we brought you the news that German turntable brand, Dual, were relaunching in the UK. They launched their MTR range of budget turntables in 2017. Dual Phono GmbH, creator of the original Dual line of turntables, was acquired by Alfred Fehrenbacher GmbH, which has continued to produce them using the same production equipment from the original Dual factory, in the Black Forest town of St. Georgen.

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Rafe Arnott | Oct 9, 2018 The Meze booth stood out to me upon first walking into CANJAM at RMAF this year because their managing director, Mircea Fanatan, was standing there looking very peaceful amid a sea of headphone-enthusiast chaos which was buffeting every surface and corner of the event. It practically felt windy in there. He seemed buddha-still amid all the movement so my eyes seemed to naturally seek his booth out as a great place to start

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Christian de Looper | Dec. 31, 2018 Putting together a great home audio system can not only take a lot of research and effort, but a lot of money too. Not everyone, however, has either of those things — not to mention the fact that not everyone wants to dedicate all the room required for a serious audiophile setup with multiple speakers and subwoofers around the house. That makes a simple pair of stereo speakers a

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Art Dudley | Aug 24, 2018 It was like going from a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey to a lecture by Stanley Kubrick: at a press event centered around the North American premiere of Hegel's new flagship integrated amplifier, the H590 ($US11,000/$CAD13,500), the company's founder and chief designer, Bent Holter, stood before the audience and began by offering a few basic facts about the amp. Then, just a few minutes into his talk, the youthful Holter seemed inspired,

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By What Hi-Fi? | October 08, 2018 Wharfedale delivers movie magic on a small scale Don’t have much space in your home but still want to indulge in your home cinema hobby? For some, a soundbar just doesn’t cut it. It’s easy to balk at the thought of introducing a full 5.1 surround sound package into your home when you have limited space - but Wharfedale has just the solution. A follow-up to the excellent DX-1HCP and DX-1SE speaker packages, the

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Dual Newsletter | 25 Jan 2019 Luxurious Automatic Built-In Phono Preamplifier Turntable   The new CS 460 EV has the identical built and benefits from the same technical DATA as CS 460 but with addition of a high quality, Specifically Designed and Unique MM Phono Pre-Amplifier. It is important to know that the CS 460 EV Phono Pre-Amplifier differs greatly in terms of sound quality and built from the available mass produced Phono Preamplifiers which

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by Dick Tan | FEBRUARY 9, 2018                     The Dual CS-440 seen here in its pretty red livery.  It is also available in black   So, you are looking for a turntable? One that is preferably and mercifully light on the pocket yet return a decent level of performance that will do you proud? Well, you might want to consider the Dual CS-440, one of the

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By Dennis Burger | January 7, 2019 I'm starting to think that GoldenEar Technology may be playing a bit of a long prank on tech journalists. I say that in all jest, of course, but look--the reality is this: the company keeps dropping incredibly high-performance, high-value speakers on the market. Speakers that we in the specialty AV press absolutely slobber over. Speakers on which we hang any and every superlative known to man. And then a few years

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by TAS Staff | Dec 07th, 2018 The following is a press release issued by Magico. HAYWARD, CA (USA) | December 7, 2018 – Magico, the Leader in High-Performance Loudspeaker Design and Manufacture, is pleased to announce the M2 which expands the M-Series product lineup and features many ground-breaking engineering designs distilled from the M6 and M3. Our materials science research in the properties and applications of carbon allows the M2 to feature a new monocoque enclosure. Similar

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by Chris Martens| Jun 25, 2018 The White Bear Lake, Minnesota-based loudspeaker manufacturer Magnepan never takes the launch of a new flagship model lightly and this is especially true in the case of the recently released four-panel 30.7 dipolar loudspeaker system ($30,000/pair in the US). For readers who have never seen Magnepan loudspeakers in the flesh, it helps to know that they are tall, wide, thin, and completely ‘boxless’ dipolar, panel-type speakers that look much like tasteful

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