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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Hifi Pig | 19 Oct 2018 The latest addition to Audiolab’s M-DAC range is the M-DAC Nano, a mobile DAC/headphone amplifier. Ever since the launch of the original M-DAC from Audiolab in 2011, the Cambridgeshire-based company has been giving a ‘sonic boost’ to all manner of digital devices – smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs and more. The latest addition to the M-DAC range continues this tradition, but does so in the company’s smallest, most affordable and

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by TAS Staff | Nov 07th, 2018   BALLSTON SPA, New York | November 7, 2018 – Luxman, famous for their extensive range of top-rated audiophile components catering to discerning music lovers, is pleased to partner with Adirondack Audio& Video, upstate New York’s premiere A/V, custom integration and premium audiophile dealership to showcase a number of Luxman’s latest component audio products. In addition to a number of Luxman components, the room will feature Triangle Acoustics loudspeakers and Melco

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By Steven Stone | June 20, 2018 Two and a half years ago, when the Meze 99 Classics ($309MSRP) was introduced, I was given an opportunity to review them. I passed. In retrospect, after spending a good amount of time with them recently, I will readily admit that was a mistake. The Meze 99 Classic rank as amongst the more under-the-radar, but higher-performance headphones currently available for less than $310. How do the 99 Classics achieve this lofty position? Comfort

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by John H. Darko | 23 Mar 2018 Last November we reviewed and DAR-KO awarded the ProAc Tablette 10 (£995) – an LS3/5a-nodding two-way loudspeaker that comprises a sealed box – wider than it is deep – capable of low bass but with a particular talent for extracting the human voice from the densest of indie rock/pop mixes. As that review wrapped there came via ProAc’s German handler whispers of an improved model’s imminent arrival. And sure

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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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by TAS Staff | Nov 23rd, 2018 ATC SCM19-AT $9999 The active, two-way, tower version of ATM’s compact, passive SCM19, the 19-AT equals or betters the stand-mounted version across virtually all sonic criteria. It has superior bass extension, although its greatly improved low-end control and pitch definition are what truly engage the listener. Images just lock in. Its comforting warmth in the lower mids and upper bass further adds to the impression of musical scale and

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Jon Iverson  |  Jan 15, 2018 HiFiMan had two new products on display this year: one for the budget-minded, and one not. First, for the entry level, is the new Sundara planar headphone which will retail for $499. Josselin Marvie from HiFiMan explains that "We spent some time designing this headphone to be more reliable and comfortable, so we have a new headband design which is more lightweight as well. We also have new cups, and everything

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