Audiophil-Online | 14 May 2018 Ortofon MC Century Cartridge The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology. The MC Century represents numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals: The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique. High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet

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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 Artera Solus | Year Book 2018 Review Quad Artera Solus – So far, Quad's Artera family has comprised the play+ combined CD transport, DAC and preamp and the Stereo power amp. Now all of these elements (plus streaming) are fitted into a chassis having the same proportions as the other components in the Artera range. Products promoted as fine examples of industrial design can often appear as stark and cold and the Solus certainly first with

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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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Written by SoundStage! Hi-Fi Editors | Jun 1, 2019 In Doug Schneider’s May 2019 review of the GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R loudspeaker ($5,999.98/pair), he repeatedly referred to its bigger, more expensive sibling, the Triton Reference ($8,499.98/pair at time of review, now $8,999.98/pair), which he’d reviewed in November 2017. GoldenEar’s flagship Reference model is the source of most of their latest technology that has trickled down into the One.R. The Reference is very tall (58” with base),

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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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