Latest News / Press

21 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

DX-2 proves good things come in small packages.New 5.1 home cinema package from world-renowned speaker specialist is stylish, compact and delivers engrossing surround sound, yet costs just £450 Cambridgeshire, England – High-quality home cinema can be costly, both financially and in terms of the amount of space it consumes in your living room. For those seeking a more discreet, stylish and affordable solution for genuine surround sound, the DX-2 speaker system from Wharfedale is ideal. Consisting of four satelli...read full article

19 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Chord Electronics’ Poly streamer turns the smartphone into a hi-fi-quality music player19th October 2017, Kent: British high-performance audio specialist, Chord Electronics, is empowering smartphones as hi-fi-quality music players with the launch of Poly, an advanced streamer that combines with Mojo to wirelessly stream music from a range of devices, with smartphone control
Available now* (Poly £499; Mojo £399) www.chordelectronics.co.uk Poly is a ground-breaking portable music streamer, the first of its kind...read full article

18 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Superb Raidho D-2.1 floorstander to make UK debut at The Hi-Fi Show Live 2017Last year’s Hi-Fi Show Live featured the exclusive UK launch of renowned Danish loudspeaker brand Raidho’s first-class compact stand-mount, the D-1.1. This year’s show promises an even bigger treat: enter the D-2.1 floor-stander. The Raidho D-2.1 is a 2.5-way floorstanding loudspeaker with two Raidho diamond drivers and one Raidho ribbon tweeter.Let’s start with the latter, since the ribbon tweeter is where Raidho’s remarkable jo...read full article

18 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

dCS LAUNCHES MQA SUPPORT ACROSS PRODUCT RANGES dCS announces the release of a software update that provides MQA compatibility to all current product ranges – bringing the MQA experience into what many regard as the best digital music source in the world. MQA, Master Quality Authenticated, provides a means to efficiently encode and transmit high resolution audio. MQA is based on the axiom that, in audio, high resolution can be more accurately defined in the analogue domain in terms of temporal fine structure and l...read full article

17 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Hi-Fi Show Live 2017 The Worlds Finest Audio Brands at The Hi-Fi Show Live 2017When: Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd of October 2017Where: De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 2JJSpectacular sonic wonders lie in store at The Hi-Fi Show Live – the annual autumn show organised by Hi-Fi News & Record review, the world’s oldest hi-fi magazine.Absolute Sounds – The UK’s leading distributor of high-performance audio equipment – is set to host three spacious rooms, where extraordinary system...read full article

12 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Chord Electronics announces protective leather case for its award-winning Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp.11th October 2017, Kent: British high-performance audio specialist, Chord Electronics, has introduced a high-quality Japanese-made protective leather case for its new Hugo 2 DAC/head amp
Available now (£125) chordelectronics.co.uk Designed to complement Chord Electronics’ award-winning Hugo 2 transportable DAC/headphone amplifier, the new Hugo 2 protective leather case offers reliable protection from everyday kno...read full article

11 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh’s MA5300 amplifier delivers huge power, plus USB, turntable and headphone connectivity.The new MA5300 is McIntosh’s most powerful compact amplifier featuring 100 watts, digital connectivity incl. USB, a headphone amp plus a phono stage for turntablesBinghamton, NY, USA, 11th October 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MA5300 integrated amplifier, its smallest and most powerful solid-state integrated a...read full article

09 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

D is for diamond: Transfiguration creates special limited ‘D’ edition of flagship Proteus phono cartridge…Hand-crafted in Japan by Immutable Music's Seiji Yoshioka, Transfiguration moving coil (MC) phono cartridges have been hailed as being among the world’s most musically honest. This is no accident, since their design has always been guided by two firm principles: first, to extract the most minute, natural musical detail from a record’s groove and second, to get out of the way. So when it’s said that ...read full article

06 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NOBLE AUDIO’S LEGENDARY FORMER FLAGSHIP IN-EAR MONITOR, THE K10, IS REBORN ON MASSDROP TODAY! 
The iconic Noble K10 returns today as the Massdrop x Noble Kaiser 10 at just half the original price: $899.99 6th October 2017, Santa Barbara, USA— Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, is today launching a special edition of its legendary flagship in-ear monitor, the K10, exclusively on Massdrop.  Priced at just $899.99, half the original selling price, the ‘dro...read full article

06 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Partners Showcase MQA at RMAF 2017Denver, CO, October 6, 2017— Multiple partners will be demonstrating MQA as part of their exhibition activities during Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, the high-end consumer audio show held in Denver on 6-8 October.Hi-res download service, Onkyo Music, will give away free download vouchers at the Pioneer booth, and show attendees will also be able to listen to master quality recordings on the latest MQA-enabled Pioneer & Onkyo portable digital audio players. MQA is set to feature p...read full article

03 October 2017 -
Latest News / Press

ECLIPSE’S ‘INVISIBLE-SPEAKER’ 3D AUDIO EXPERIENCE IS COMING TO NEW YORK’S AES SHOW THIS OCTOBER (18th-20th) ECLIPSE’s accurate waveform reproduction technologies to demonstrate speaker ‘invisibility’ with 3D audio3rd October 2017, London: ECLIPSE, the high-performance loudspeaker division within Fujitsu Ten, the multi-billion-dollar global technology giant, will be demonstrating the unique benefits of its accurate waveform reproduction technology with a 9.1-channel 3D audio demonstration that highligh...read full article

28 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Dynaudio announces Music its first wireless multiroom music system...The intelligent wireless multiroom music system that automatically learns your tastes, your home and your lifestyleSkanderborg, Denmark – September 28, 2017 Dynaudio has announced Music – a family of four intelligent wireless speakers. Dynaudio Music provides one touch simplicity. It adapts seamlessly (and automatically) to any room or position, and to surrounding noise levels so music always sounds its best. It even gives personalised playlis...read full article

27 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh sound quality on the move with the new MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier The MHA50 offers wireless connectivity to devices via aptX™ Bluetooth® 4.1Binghamton, NY, USA – 27th September, 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has announced its first Portable Decoding Amplifier (DAC/headphone amp) the MHA50 www.mcintoshlabs.com UK distributor www.jordanacoustics.co.uk (£895)McIntosh has launched its first truly portable music pla...read full article

27 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

KARMA-AV PROMISES A SPACE FULL OF STARS AT THE HI FI SHOW 17. Mark Levinson’s ‘Outstanding’ line-up and Primare’s new range light up the UK’s premier specialist hi-fi show…Leading specialist AV distributor Karma-AV is planning to unveil a galaxy of new stars at the Hi-Fi Show Live 2017, which is being held at the Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor, Berkshire, October 21st-22nd 2017Among them, in Buckingham Suite 4, will be the latest generation of Mark Levinson separates, including the extraordinary No515 t...read full article

27 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Computer Audio Design ups the ‘less noise, more music’ ante with two new digital interconnects: the CAD USB Cable I & II In the world of analogue audio, there’s little doubt that a system’s sonic performance can be markedly constrained or improved by the quality of its various cables. But when it comes to digital audio, could there be even more to play for? Computer Audio Design’s (CAD) Scott Berry believes so, and has been putting his ideas to the test for some time before bringing two exceptional ne...read full article

25 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NOT SO GUILTY PLEASURES FROM KARMA’S INDULGENCE SHOW DEMOS. SVS and Emotiva combine to add amazing value to pure audio indulgence…Karma-AV is delighted to be returning to the Indulgence Show 29th Sept - 1st Oct, London, with a brace of music systems from brands now celebrated worldwide for award-winning performance and value.  Room 3014 will host the UK show debut of separates combos starring speaker elements from SVS, and electronics by UK newbie Emotiva.Visitors to Indulgence will for the first time savo...read full article

14 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

London’s biggest headphone and portable audio event expands to attract rarely seen global brands14th September 2017, London: The UK’s biggest headphone and portable audio tech show, headroom@Indulgence, is expanding to include a wider range of international brands, giving attendees greater choice plus the chance to compare headphones not available anywhere else.  The world’s leading portable audio tech companies, plus a number of specialist brands rarely seen on UK shores, are choosing to showcase their ...read full article

14 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Karma-AV introduces the Mark Levinson No 523 Analogue Preamplifier and No 534 Dual-Monaural Power Amplifier to the UK.Completing a precision-engineered Mark Levinson dual- monaural signal path from input to speaker outputs, the latest Mark Levinson designs make the perfect amplification team... Karma-AV is delighted to be adding two further Mark Levinson products to the expanded range available to UK audiophiles. Supplied individually to upgrade almost any system, the No 523 pure analogue preamplifier and No 534 du...read full article

13 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh’s ‘next-gen’ amplifier is turntable- and digital-ready with an upgradable, modular DAC.The new MA7200 forms part of a new line of updated amps and contains a high-quality phono stage for turntables, plus an upgradable multi-input DAC with USB; MAC7200 receiver adds an AM/FM tunerBinghamton, NY, USA – 13th September, 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has launched two ‘next-generation’ amps, the MA7200 and MAC7200, fe...read full article

04 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

MQA STRIKES GLOBAL AGREEMENT WITH DEEZERLondon, 4 September 2017 – Following major partnership unveilings at IFA technology show in Berlin, MQA is announcing a key new agreement with global music streaming platform Deezer, which will significantly expand MQA’s music offering and audience reach.  The deal will enable MQA’s technology to be integrated into Deezer’s platform, as well as across the service’s ecosystem of hardware partners and connected devices. While MQA’s commercial roll-out is still ...read full article

02 September 2017 -
Latest News / Press

sonoro smartens up IFA 2017Sonoro Smart linesonoro, the German maker of premium sound systems, reveals its three-model ‘Smart’ line at IFA 2017. Full product details will be released over the coming weeks, but for now please see below. The line will go on sale in the UK in time for Christmas.A collection of smart audio devices from the premium German maker. Expect beautiful build, practical features, and great audio. Specification will include: audio streaming via Wi-Fi; Spotify Connect; multi-room functionalit...read full article

31 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

MQA’s IFA 2017 announcements include: a partnership with Sony (the two latest Walkman devices will be MQA-ready); the MQA-capable LG V30 smartphone; and  deal with Korean-based hi-res streaming service Groovers.Further details below. IFA 2017: MQA EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH ON SMARTPHONE, PORTABLE DEVICES & MUSIC SERVICES         London / Berlin, 31 August 2017 – Music technology company, MQA, announces a breadth of partnership news at the IFA consumer electronics...read full article

31 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

MQA PARTNERS WITH LG ON FIRST GLOBAL MQA SMARTPHONELG V30 Handset Features MQA Playback TechnologyLondon / Berlin, 31 August 2017 – LG Electronics (LG) unveils the V30, the latest in its V series of smartphones, which will be the first global MQA-enabled handset.  The device will be made available worldwide over the coming month. The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the highest multi-media capabilities and purest audio experience.  MQA’s award-winning te...read full article

31 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

The new M6 represents the culmination of such efforts and a major advance in loudspeaker design. The most compelling aspect is the six-sided, monocoque enclosure sculpted of ½” carbon fibre, leveraging the latest Aerospace materials and technologies. Similar to the external shell of an F-35 fighter jet, this method of construction increases the structural strength-to-weight ratio by a factor of 60, while reducing overall weight by 50% and yielding outer dimensions that are 30% smaller without compromising intern...read full article

30 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

dCS Special Event at Martins HiFi - Norwich.We just wanted to pop you details of a special dCS ‘Open Day’ at Martins Hi-Fi in Norwich next month. This is a rare opportunity for discerning music lovers to experience the latest developments from the British digital audio pioneer, including the Vivaldi One – probably the finest single-box digital audio player in the world. Visitors can also trial the Network Bridge, a hi-res network streaming device that delivers an unrivalled combination of sound qual...read full article

26 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

The iGalvanic3.0 is the first device to offer full galvanic isolation on USB3.0 and USB2.0 with double Regeneration. Running on a proprietary system, it is purpose- built to enhance the performance of high-quality computer-based audio systems. Most advanced USB technology.The iGalvanic3.0 is the first audiophile-grade galvanic isolation device with full USB3.0 compatibility (others are limited to USB2.0). The iGalvanic3.0 boasts:     • Advanced USB2.0 and USB3.0 galvanic isolation of the USB signal...read full article

23 August 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh’s MCT80 SACD/CD transport introduces disc playback to its compact lifestyle components.The new MCT80 introduces SACD/CD playback to McIntosh’s bijou MXA80 system and joins streaming, vinyl and headphone amp add-ons, to deliver the full McIntosh experience from a compact systemBinghamton, NY, USA – 17th August, 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has launched the MCT80 CD/SACD transport which introduces high-performance disc...read full article

25 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Furutech’s new destat III effectively eliminates dust and static from analogue & digital media & components Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech continue their assault on the various unwanted ‘intruders’ that can get in the way of peak hi-fi performance. The new destat III effortlessly eliminates dust and static from analogue and digital media, from audio and video components and, well, from pretty much anything.The destat III, already an award-winner in its native Japan, is the third gener...read full article

19 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

ECLIPSE joins forces with Richer Sounds bringing its legendary TD-508MK3 loudspeaker to more UK hi-fi retailers than ever before.18th July 2017, London: ECLIPSE, the high-performance loudspeaker division within Fujitsu Ten, the multi-billion-dollar global technology giant, has joined forces with leading British A/V retailer Richer Sounds making the iconic TD508MK3 accessible across its store network.The collaboration has made it even easier to experience ECLIPSE’s legendary TD508MK3 loudspeaker (£960) with selec...read full article

13 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NOBLE AUDIO AT CANJAM LONDON THIS WEEKENDCalifornian in-ear monitor specialist exhibiting its full range and taking impressions for custom-fit versions.Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor specialist will be showing its full line at CanJam London this weekend and offering a FREE Sage IEM (worth £549) with purchases of either the Katana or Kaiser Encore, the two joint flagships (above).In addition to its full range, Noble Audio will also be showing the exclusive Noble X, plus offering ...read full article

13 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NEWS: JBL 4312SE REKINDLES THE CHARISMA OF A STUDIO CLASSICBrand celebrates 70 years with the return of a legendary compact monitor...Karma-AV is delighted to announce the UK availability of the JBL 4312SE monitor, an update to the brand's classic 3-way 12" compact studio monitor lineage.Lovers of all things retro will adore the rejuvenation of a design that did so much to establish the brand in the hearts and minds of studio musicians and engineers in the 1970s.Created as a limited edition by JBL to celebrate its ...read full article

11 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

iFi Pro iESLThe Pro series iESL is an unsurpassed energizer for electrostatic headphones (and transformer-coupled stage for flagship dynamic headphones too). The Pro iESL driven by either the iFi Pro iCAN or a powerful amplifier takes electrostatic headphones to an unprecedented level of performance. Its defining characteristic is a transparency and an ultra-wide dynamic range that is totally natural. The Pro iESL works with Stax, Sennheiser Orpheus and many more. Classic & Cutting Edge Technology The Pro iESL...read full article

11 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

CHORD ELECTRONICS AT CANJAM LONDON THIS WEEKENDProduct dems include Mojo/Poly, Hugo 2 and BLU MKII/DAVE, the world’s most advanced digital replay systemChord Electronics, the world’s leading digital audio specialist, will be exhibiting at CanJam London this weekend, demonstrating its range of award-winning proprietary technology headphone amps/DACS, including the new Hugo 2 and Mojo/Poly DAC/streamer combo.In addition to Chord Electronics’ more affordable, transportable models, show visitors will also get the...read full article

07 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

ProAc invests a great deal of time researching the choice of diaphragm material for their drive units because this is the most important component, transferring cone movement into sound. Some materials excel at certain frequencies and therefore it would prove logical to use more than one type of drive unit material to cover all frequencies. Additionally, all production parts from the chassis through to the magnet system, spider and voice coil are painstakingly selected.The latest ProAc floor standing design, the ne...read full article

06 July 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh launches its biggest ever integrated amplifier — introducing the 300-watt MA9000Built-in upgradable DAC offers five digital inputs for media devices, turntables can connect, tooBinghamton, NY, USA  – July 6, 2017: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has launched the MA9000 integrated amplifier, its biggest ever integrated in both size and power.McIntosh’s has launched its biggest ever integrated amplifier, the new MA9000. Of...read full article

27 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

27th June 2017, Santa Barbara, California, USA: For a strictly limited time (45 hours), Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor specialist, is offering generous discounts across all universal-fit and custom-fit (IEMs) in the 2017 Wizard Birthday Sale.California’s Noble Audio is celebrating the (45th) birthday of its co-founder, audiologist John Moulton, aka ‘The Wizard’, with a very special time-limited sale. Starting on Wednesday the 28th of June at 8.00 a.m. GMT (12.00 midnight Pa...read full article

26 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

When less really is more… Exposure adds two new amps to the compact XM series. Who says high-performance hi-fi needs an ‘XXL’ space and budget? Earlier in 2017 Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components, cleverly packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phonostage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp.‘Real world’ hi-fi at ‘real world’ prices is somethi...read full article

23 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

It is very difficult, even daunting, to update a classic. The physicians’ maxim of Primum non nocere (first do no harm) certainly applies here. An overly ambitious and inexperienced designer, in his zeal to advance the product with the “latest and greatest technology,” can inadvertently sacrifice the very qualities at the heart of the original’s intrinsic appeal. There is a certain wisdom and introspection that is inherent to all great designers. They know when real advancements are possible, and eschew the...read full article

20 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Diminutive DAC delivers versatile sound-boosting digital audio ‘hub’ for all manner of devices – from smartphones and computers to TVs and games consoles.Product summary The nano iOne from iFi is designed to be a convenient, high-quality digital audio ‘hub’ – a DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) that is miniature in size yet big on features and performance. It can be used to boost sound from all manner of digital devices: smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, TVs, games consoles, media stream...read full article

19 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Like the violins, violas and cellos crafted by the Stradivari family during the 17th and 18th centuries, almost all of van den Hul’s phono cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by Dutch master cartridge designer Mr A.J. van den Hul himself. But has van den Hul now cracked one of the key secrets of the famous Stradivari sound? The new ‘Stradivarius’ edition of his Crimson phono cartridge would suggest so…The van den Hul Crimson moving coil phono cartridge is already a high performer, with its cross-...read full article

15 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

14th June 2017, London: Designed by Metaxas and Sins, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is an extraordinary headphone amplifier that combines historic art, contemporary sculpture and cutting-edge audio tech. Featuring a sculpted cranium, CNC-machined from solid aluminium billet, the Marquis ‘Memento Mori’ is a minimalist headphone amplifier and dedicated stand for the design-conscious music lover. The headphone resurgence shows no signs of abating and now UK headphone aficionados can enjoy both audiophile-grade so...read full article

12 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

12th June 2017, London: Widely considered to be one of the world’s best desktop loudspeaker solutions, the legendary ECLIPSE TD-M1 wireless home audio speaker system, has completely sold out in the UK and Europe, with all future production now accounted for.The space-saving TD-M1 (£799), which launched at CES in 2014 and introduced the benefits of ECLIPSE’s single full-range drive unit design approach to a global audience, will be available in strictly limited numbers for a very short period. Consumers co...read full article

06 June 2017 -
Latest News / Press

TechDas has been engaged in the development of the Air Force Zero, one of the world's premier and ultimate analogue record players, superior to even the acclaimed TechDAS Air Force One premium reference turntable. Also, TechDAS has just completed a working sample of the highly anticipated "Engine" unit for the Zero, featuring the Air Float mechanism. This prototype was demonstrated at the Munich High-End Show 2017 in combination with the Air Force One turntable unit.Major Features-  3 phases 12 poles high torq...read full article

26 May 2017 -
Latest News / Press

dCS LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION VIVALDI ONE DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM, MARKING THIRTY YEARS OF UNRIVALED EXCELLENCE dCS proudly announces Vivaldi One – a limited edition digital music player specially designed to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with state-of-the-art network streaming functionality. Vivaldi is the dCS flagship line, and the culmination of three de...read full article

24 May 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NUGS.NET OFFERS LIVE CONCERTS IN MQAMusic Fans Step Closer to the Original Performance. New York / London, 24 May 2017 – Nugs.net, the official home of live music for some of the largest touring artists in the world, is adopting MQA’s award-winning technology, to bring fans exclusive live concert recordings in master quality sound.  Initially, concerts from GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Metallica and Bruce Springsteen, are availab...read full article

24 May 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Wharfedale Diamond 11 Series - only a Diamond cuts to the heart of the musicAs Wharfedale celebrates its 85th birthday, the company’s classic Diamond lineage of high-performance, high-value speakers reaches new heights with the Diamond 11 Series Cambridgeshire, England – Since 1981, Wharfedale’s famous Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional value for money earning numerous ‘product of the year’ awards in the UK and around the world. Now, with...read full article

19 May 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh Announces Two New Products at HIGH END 2017New Integrated Amplifier and SACD/CD PlayerBinghamton, NY – May 18, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce two new products at this year’s HIGH END Show in Munich: the MA8900 Integrated Amplifier and the MCD350 SACD/CD Player. Each product combines the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System with the latest in technological deve...read full article

26 April 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Chord Electronics appoints Robert Wong as part of its ongoing expansion and investment in its dealer network26th April 2017, Kent, UK: Chord Electronics has expanded its international sales and business development team with the appointment of one of the audio industry’s best-known figures, Robert Wong. Robert has been appointed as Business Development Manager with immediate effect, supporting Chord Electronics’ expanded personnel team during a period of significant growth for the company.Robert brings a wealth...read full article

20 April 2017 -
Latest News / Press

20th April 2017, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched a new Lightning-to-2-pin IEM cable designed to instantly connect the latest Apple iOS devices with all current and legacy Noble productsPriced at just £60, Noble Audio’s new Lightning-to-2-pin IEM cable allows consumers to instantly connect any Noble product ever produced, to the latest iOS devices. The dedicated cable has been designed to optimise sound quality from the ...read full article

22 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

THE COLLECTION Sonus faber wishes to evoke Italian design and creativity at their best by restyling the Homage collection, the company’s most iconic line which has been completely revamped in keeping with its rich past and precious legacy. Welcome Homage Tradition!
The collection features four elements: Amati, Guarneri, Vox and the newcomer Serafino, a 3,5 ways floor-standing speaker, whose name is taken from the history of Italian violin-making (Santo Serafino – 1699 /1758 – Venetian master trained at Nico...read full article

22 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NEW SHAWCAN CABLE POISED TO UPGRADE HEADPHONES AT HEADROOM 2017
Consumers can try new ShawCan upgrade cables using their own headphones! (Find us: Studio B, Artist Side)22nd March 2017, Wiltshire: The Chord Company will be demonstrating the benefits of its recently launched ShawCan headphone upgrade cables to the public at the headroom show, Metropolis Studios, London, 24th-25th March. ShawCan is the first ever headphone product in the UK cable specialist’s 32-year history and is unique in featuring the co...read full article

22 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Tivoli Audio Introduces the Model One Digital Tivoli’s New Table-top Radio Updates a Brilliant Original for the Music Streaming Age... Balancing style, technology and excellent audio performance, the Tivoli ‘Model One Digital’ table-top radio refreshes the classic user- friendly design of Tivoli’s original Model One with music streaming and fabulous multi-room capability. Encased in a furniture grade wood cabinet in a choice of black, white and walnut colours, and finished with a high-quality Gabriel® fabr...read full article

20 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

AUDIRVANA PLUS 3 LAUNCHES WITH MQA INTEGRATION Music player upgrade offers improved audio playback LONDON/PARIS, 20th MARCH 2017 – Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now includes integrated MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that o...read full article

17 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

The new theme of the HIGH END 2017 exhibition: „LET THE MUSIC PLAY!“Music as „life‘s elixir“MARCH 2017It distills the core message of the exhibition: „LET THE MUSIC PLAY!“. The main thrust and objective of the exhibition for over 35 years is of course the presentation of the best possible music reproduction by means of technical devices. And the new exhibition theme is also intended to visually reinforce this message.The key element of the exhibition has always been the idea of addressing people and c...read full article

16 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

OTTAVA IS FIRST LABEL TO RELEASE MQA ON COMPACT DISCPioneering MQA Audio Technology Used in Mastering ProcessTokyo / London, 16 March 2017: A recording by Astor Piazzolla “the single most important figure in the history of tango” will be the first MQA recording to be released on compact disc in Japan. The album “A. Piazzolla
by Strings and Oboe” – recorded by the UNAMAS Piazzolla Septet and mastered by respected producer and mastering engineer Mick Sawaguchi – will be released by the Ottava label on 1...read full article

16 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Limited-edition Luxmans: retro-chic for hi-fi hipsters Venerable Japanese high-end audio specialist Luxman celebrates its 10th decade of production with a special-edition valve preamp and power amp, each strictly limited to 100 piecesCL-38uSE and MQ-88uSE Special-edition valve preamplifier and power amplifier ‒ production limited to just 100 pieces Established in 1925, LUXMAN has more than half a century of experience in manufacturing high- end valve amplifiers. Each LUXMAN valve amplifier is considered a ma...read full article

09 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

New Furutech ‘NCF’ connectors feature innovative ‘active’ damping material for a stunningly pure  and stable signal transferNever a brand to rest on its laurels, Japanese accessories expert Furutech has once again further advanced the performance of several of its high-end connectors with the addition of a custom-developed ‘active’ damping material: Nano Crystal² Formula.Furutech’s range of connectors has always featured an impressive array of breakthrough construction techniques. From their ‘...read full article

08 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh MX122 A/V processor receives Control4® SDDP certificationIt's now even easier to integrate the MX122 into connected homes £6,995Binghamton, NY – March 8, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is happy to announce the MX122 A/V Processor has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification.The MX122 A/V Processor combines the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System...read full article

08 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Chord Electronics offers stunning new black acrylic side panel alternative to the Integra Leg System8th March 2017, Kent, UK: Chord Electronics’ flagship Reference range and its full-size Chord range is to benefit from a new solid black machine-polished acrylic side panel optionChord Electronics has introduced a new styling alternative to its full-size component ranges, Reference and Chord. All double- and quad-height products* in Chord Electronics’ two upper ranges can now be ordered with high-quality solid bl...read full article

03 March 2017 -
Latest News / Press

New IsoTek EVO3 Genesis One:  the compact clean power solutionIsoTek’s Mosaic series offers a trio of compact power cleaning solutions in an elegant slim width format. The series balances ultimate power conditioning, voltage stabilisation and mains sine wave generation in a selection of components that you can mix and match to suit your hi-fi or audio-visual system, creating a bespoke clean power solution.New to the series is the EVO3 Genesis One, a state-of-the-art single cell sine wave generation system wi...read full article

28 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches new entry level DS 002
In 2013 DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1, attracting rave reviews from the worldwide audiophile press. A further-advanced flagship model, the Master 1, followed in 2016. Now, the company is launching a new entry level design: the DS 002, drawing on innovations from the Master 1 while offering a more affordable way in to optical cartridge technology.Four years ago, DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optica...read full article

23 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

What's new and what to expect from Chord Electronics, Leema Acoustics and The Chord Company at Sound and Vision 2017Chord ElectronicsChord Electronics will have the UK debut of the new Poly streaming/SD module for Mojo, the new Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp and the Blu MkII upscaling digital transport. Visitors can get hands-on with Hugo 2, Poly and Mojo at Chord Electronics' ground floor stand in the headphone zone and experience HD sound from CD, with the Blu MkII and DAVE in Chord's main ground floor suite. Find Chor...read full article

21 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

THE CHORD COMPANY’S NEW SARUM T RANGE GAINS 
A HUGE PERFORMANCE UPGRADEThe Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a new cable range that directly benefits from Chord’s proprietary Taylon® insulation, which to date, has been the preserve of its flagship ChordMusic rangeThe Chord Company has launched Sarum T, a new cable range that builds on the success of the acclaimed Sarum Super ARAY range and introduces Chord’s breakthrough proprietary insulation material, Taylon®, bringing a major performance upgrade. To ...read full article

21 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

NEWS: REVELATION AT BRISTOL SOUND AND VISIONRevel's awesome M16 standmount and new SVS SB16 Ultra sub join Karma-AV dems at rooms 322 and 324...Inveterate thrill seekers at Bristol S&V, celebrate the 30th fest by sampling the rejuvenating audio chemistry of Revel’s award-winning M16 speakers and Primare’s evergreen hi-res streaming machine: the I32 amplifier. Then enjoy an injection of AV adrenaline in the room next door from a Primare-boosted SVS Dolby Atmos system, featuring the UK debut of the ‘Prime E...read full article

20 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Quad at Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show If you’re attending the UK’s largest hi-fi and home cinema show on Friday or over the weekend, make sure you drop by the Quad room to see the latest developments from Britain’s original high-end audio brand  QUAD’S SHOW LOCATION: THE OLD VIC SUITE, LOWER GROUND FLOOR – MARRIOTT CITY CENTRE HOTEL, BRISTOL Above: Quad Artera One with Z-2 speakers  NEW! QUAD ARTERA ONE AND ARTERA LINK Quad is Britain...read full article

16 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Loewe at Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show If you’re attending the UK’s largest hi-fi and home cinema show on 24-26 February, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the German manufacturer’s flagship OLED TV and wireless speaker system  LOEWE’S SHOW LOCATION: RECEPTION AREA, GROUND FLOOR – MARRIOTT CITY CENTER HOTEL, BRISTOL  Loewe is showcasing its best-ever home entertainment system at Sound & Vision – The Bristol Show (24-26 Feb). At the system’...read full article

16 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

14th February 2017, Santa Barbara, USA — following its announcement late in 2016, Noble Audio’s groundbreaking Kaiser Encore, its new proprietary technology 10-driver in-ear monitor built for high-resolution audio, is now in full production and ready to order (£1,699)First revealed in late 2016, Noble Audio’s new Kaiser Encore, a ten-driver in-ear monitor which now features proprietary drive units, is in full production and available for immediate shipping. The US-made Kaiser Encore is built for high-perfo...read full article

16 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

MQA AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP TO COLLABORATE 
ON ADVANCING HI-RES ON-DEMAND STREAMING Hi-Res Audio Movement Gains Significant Momentum LONDON AND SANTA MONICA, 16 FEBRUARY 2017 - Music technology company MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world-leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that the two companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG's extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA's industry-leading technology, promising to make some of th...read full article

09 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

London’s leading headphone and portable audio tech show, headroom at Metropolis, is coming in March!
Discover the latest audio trends and products: 24th/25th March at Metropolis. 9th February 2017, London: The capital’s biggest headphone and personal audio event, headroom at Metropolis, is returning to Metropolis Studios in March with new product launches, the latest audio tech, plus an enormous range of demonstrable headphones.Held at Metropolis Studios, the most successful independent recording, mastering a...read full article

08 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

8th February 2017, Bournemouth, UK: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has now introduced its CES-launched MB50 network music player to the UK, bringing high-resolution wireless music streaming using DTS Play-Fi® technology to a range of connected devices in the home.McIntosh’s new MB50 high-performance standalone streaming audio player is now available in the UK, following its debut at CES 2016. The new device has been designed to integrat...read full article

03 February 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Chord Electronics’ adds a USB input to its Blu MkII CD transport bringing advanced upscaling to digital devicesBlu MkII brings the benefits of proprietary upscaling to a wider range of devices thanks to its USB Type-B input3rd February 2017, Kent, UK: Following its unveiling in prototype form at CES 2017, Chord Electronics has added a USB Type-B input to its new Blu MkII upscaling CD transport, enabling a wider range of digitally connected devices to benefit from the device's advanced proprietary filtering and up...read full article

30 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

From 18 to 21 May 2017 the time comes around again for the world?s biggest audio fair to open its doors at the MOC site in Munich. The HIGH END is indisputably the number one international meeting point for audio enthusiasts and has been an institution for many years. It is the oldest and biggest fair of its kind and has become firmly established in the course of more than three decades. This year it will be taking place for the 36th time in succession. The HIGH END is the foremost trade event both for small manufa...read full article

27 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Arcam AV860 AV Processor launched.As one of the very few audio specialists in the world to design AV receivers, Arcam has developed a reputation for balancing a finely honed technical specification with world class audio performance. The AVR390, AVR550, AVR850 & AV860 are, quite simply, the highest performing AV receivers & processor Arcam has ever made.    •    Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 7.1.4 decoding    •    4K (UHD) HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2 ...read full article

26 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

The Mark Levinson № 519 is a complete, modern digital audio player for today’s music lover. It combines wireless and wired streaming with a slot-loading CD player, plus connections for USB drives, additional digital inputs, wireless Bluetooth® aptX®, and HARMAN Clari-Fi® music restoration technology; all in an uncompromising package featuring Mark Levinson Pure Path system design in a 6000-series aluminum chassis. The № 519 sports a large, full-color TFT display, comes with a matching remote control, and c...read full article

17 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

The latest floor stander from the doyen of high-end loudspeaker design combines technologies derived from Wilson’s top-end models in a more compact and affordable formWhen we think about Wilson Audio, there is a strong propensity to get caught up in the company’s heritage. It’s easy to do. Wilson’s place in the industry and in the history of audio is formidable, even extraordinary. Wilson’s past is glorious, and it’s something most loudspeaker brands cannot claim. But for some, a rich heritage can be a ...read full article

13 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

Exposure puts the ‘integrated’ back into amps - introducing the new XM seriesHoping for some good news in 2017? Then look no further, as Exposure Electronics launches its exciting new ‘XM’ series of hi-fi components. Responding directly to the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl amid a digital age, the series offers a smart solution for those who seek great performance across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control. Kicking off the series, the XM5 integrated amp...read full article

06 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

CHORD ELECTRONICS UNVEILS THREE NEW DIGITAL PRODUCTS AT CES 2017Next-generation Hugo 2 revolutionises Chord Electronics’ game-changing debut portable DAC/amp Hugo 2 adds new features, state-of-the-art performance, plus an all-new chassis design 5th January 2017, CES, Las Vegas: Chord Electronics has unveiled Hugo 2, a dramatically redesigned version of its legendary portable DAC, featuring all-new casework, flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance (£1,800)Three years ago at CES...read full article

05 January 2017 -
Latest News / Press

TIDAL Launches New ‘Master’ Audio FeatureNew York/London/Las Vegas, 5 January 2017: Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, today has announced the availability of ‘Master’ quality recordings. A wide variety of content from labels and artists, including Warner Music Group’s world-renowned music catalogue, is now available in Master audio across all TIDAL’s available markets worldwide. TIDAL has integrated MQA, the award-winning technology that enables this innovation, and has offered it to ...read full article

28 December 2016 -
Latest News / Press

This year has been great to The speaker Shack, I have had a total of 13 reviews from many high end audio brands. I have been to a quite a few press launches too over the last twelve months with reports from them. One thing that I regret is that I have not attended that many shows due to other commitments but 2017 is just around the corner and I hope that I can rectify this with the highlight coming in the guise of The High End Audio Society in Munich, which is in May 2017, marked down on my calendar.Some of the my ...read full article

20 December 2016 -
Latest News / Press

McIntosh’s first ever dedicated phono stage offers high-res vinyl ‘rips’ from its digital outputs Dedicated turntable amp with digital archiving lands in the UK just in time for the holidays! 20th December 2016, Bournemouth UK: McIntosh’s new MP100, the first dedicated phono preamplifier from the legendary US brand and one featuring USB outputs for high-quality (24-bit) ‘rips’ from vinyl collections, has landed in the UK with McIntosh distributor Jordan Acoustics, just in time for the holiday season (£...read full article

09 December 2016 -
Latest News / Press

09th December 2016, Binghamton, NY: McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, introduces the new D1100 Digital Preamplifier £8,995 and MP1100 Phono Preamplifier £9,995 mcintoshlabs.comMcIntosh has launched two new preamplifiers designed to integrate turntables and digital devices into home audio systems. The D1100 Digital Preamplifier includes the company’s most advanced DAC to date, featuring an incredible nine digital inputs, while the MP1100 P...read full article

08 December 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Audio Analogue extends its ‘Anniversary’ line with the new Maestro Anniversary zero feedback integrated amplifierLast year Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with a new, contemporary edition of the company’s first ever product, the Puccini integrated amplifier. Now, the Italian brand has given another of its much-loved classics the ‘Anniversary’ treatment: the once-flagship Maestro. The original Maestro integrated amplifier was created in 2001, a hulk of an amp at 52kg and with huge power re...read full article

07 December 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Branko Glisovic’s career began in 1967 when he started his apprenticeship as a techni- cal business manager. After various positions in retailing before becoming the co-owner of a hi- studio in Cologne, he switched to the audio industry, becoming sales manager of the “Pirol Audio Systeme” company (Rogers, Arcam, Chartwell, Sonus Faber, Sys- temdek, Richard Allen). It was in this position that he became one of the founding members of the High End Interessengemeinschaft für hochwertige Musikwiedergabe e.V. in ...read full article

30 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

CHORD ELECTRONICS OFFERS FREE MOJO CASE WITH ALL NEW MOJO PURCHASES THIS HOLIDAY SEASONThere’s never been a better time to buy the critically acclaimed Mojo headphone amp/DAC!30th November 2016, Kent: Chord Electronics is offering a free protective Mojo case* worth £65 with every new Mojo purchased in-store at participating retailers internationally until the 14th of January 2017The award-winning Mojo DAC/headphone amp from Chord Electronics is being supplied with a free protective case* throughout the holiday s...read full article

24 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

NOBLE AUDIO ANNOUNCES ITS BEST EVER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY: 15% OFF ALL IEM/CIEMSOffer includes new nine-driver Katana and brand new 10-driver Kaiser Encore flagships!24th November 2016, Santa Barbara, California: Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor specialist, announces its best ever Black Friday/Cyber Monday event: 15% off all IEMs and CIEMS, plus a free BTS Bluetooth adaptor with its new co-flagships, Kaiser Encore and Katana Noble Audio has announced its best ever Black Friday/...read full article

15 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

DTS:X AND AURO-3D* FOR THE MCINTOSH MX122 A/V PROCESSOR WITH FREE UPDATENovember 15th, 2016, New York, USA – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is happy to announce the release of a free firmware update that brings full support for both DTS:X and Auro-3D* object-based 3D audio to the MX122 A/V Processor. Since its release earlier this year, the MX122 has had full support for Dolby® Atmos and now with this update, the MX122 supports all the ...read full article

15 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

NOBLE AUDIO LAUNCHES NEW KAISER ENCORE  
A TEN-DRIVER IEM FOR THE HIGH-RES AGE15th November 2016, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched the Kaiser Encore, a new proprietary technology 10-driver IEM that’s built for high-resolution audio (£1,699)The new Kaiser Encore from Noble Audio is a US-made, 10-driver design that builds on the strengths of Noble’s ground-breaking original flagship, the Kaiser 10U (K10U), which it dir...read full article

15 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

NOBLE AUDIO INTRODUCES SAGE — THE MOST AFFORDABLE ROUTE TO PROPRIETARY NOBLE DRIVERS15th November 2016, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched Sage, a new universal-fit IEM which represents the most affordable proprietary-driver IEM in Noble’s range (£549)The new Sage from Noble Audio is a US-made multi-driver IEM (In Ear Monitor) which features the company’s new proprietary driver technology. Sage offers the performance benefi...read full article

04 November 2016 -
Latest News / Press

MQA Joins Entertainment Industry Association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group London, 3 November 2016: Award-winning music technology company, MQA, has joined DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group to support the expansion of high-resolution audio as a standard component of consumer entertainment.The DEG is an industry association that advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels, on behalf of motion picture, music, consumer electronics and technology companies.Mike Jbar...read full article

25 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

The world’s finest audio brands at the UK’s premier high-end hi-fi showSpectacular sonic wonders lie in store at The Hi-Fi Show Live – the annual autumn show organised by Hi-Fi News & Record Review, the world’s oldest hi-fi magazine.Absolute Sounds – the UK’s leading distributor of high-performance audio equipment – is set to host three spacious rooms, where extraordinary systems and spellbinding demonstrations await fans of fabulous audio finery.Below is a selection ...read full article

20 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

MISSION APPOINTS EXERTIS UNLIMITED AS UK DISTRIBUTION PARTNER Cambridgeshire, England -- Mission, the legendary British loudspeaker brand, is pleased to announce the appointment of Exertis Unlimited as the exclusive UK distributor and pan-European e-tail partner of all Mission-branded products. The new distribution deal comes as Mission enters an exciting phase in its 40-year history, with the launch of the all-new LX speaker range – including the LX-2, which this week won "Best standmount speaker under £200 " i...read full article

17 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

MQA Wins Trio of AwardsMusic technology company and founder recognised for innovation and excellence London, 17 October 2016: The team at MQA, the revolutionary technology which delivers master quality audio in a file small enough to stream, picked up three awards at two industry events earlier this month.British Engineering Excellence AwardsThe British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) were held on 6 October in London. Organised by b2b publisher MA Business, the awards acknowledge the achievements of UK en...read full article

07 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2016 confirms MQA momentum with wide range of MQA-ready partners and licensed music Denver, CO, 7 October 2016: RMAF, the Denver-based audio show held on 7-9 October, marks the largest-ever public showcase of MQA-ready products, supported by hundreds of MQA albums available to download. In addition to demonstrations from MQA-enabled products already on the market, showgoers can also witness further MQA-ready unveilings, including the Bluesound launch of the world’s first MQA-ready s...read full article

05 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches new flagship: the Master 1In 2013 DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1, which was an immediate hit in its native Japan. International distribution soon followed, as did rave reviews from the worldwide audiophile press. Now the company is proud to announce its new flagship, the Master 1.DS Audio’s new flagship Master 1 features a number of significant advances over the company’s original DS-W1. During a two-year development process, ...read full article

04 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Aerix unveils Duet – an architectural stunner 
and high-specification sound systemLondon, 04 October 2016 – Aerix introduces Duet, an innovative high-specification, all-in-one sound system, complete with integrated CD player as well as wireless music streaming compatibility. Using cutting-edge technology, Duet creates an immersive ‘360 degree’ audio atmosphere — no matter where you are in the room. The Duet design houses two high-end specification horns above and below, one for high notes and another fo...read full article

03 October 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Hi Fi News - dCS NETWORK BRIDGEThe hardware platform in Network Bridge enables you to stream high resolution music les from network attached storage, connected USB drives, online streaming services as well as Apple devices via Apple Airplay, outputting bit perfect audio direct to your DAC. The native Network Bridge app provides full control of the wired and wireless streaming capabilities as well as the input, output and clock settings. The Network Bridge app is based on the same network streaming and app technolog...read full article

26 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Danish loudspeaker revolutionary Raidho to make Hi-Fi Show Live debut thanks to new UK distribution agreement with Decent Audio.High-end hi-fi distributor Decent Audio is delighted to announce a new exclusive UK distribution agreement with renowned Danish loudspeaker brand Raidho. On 29th-30th October a selection of Raidho’s stunningly ambitious speakers will make their UK debut at this year’s Hi-Fi Show Live in Windsor. Come along and find out what’s behind the brand’s reputation as a true revolutionary.Ra...read full article

23 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

CHORD ELECTRONICS LAUNCHES MOJO CABLE ACCESSORY PACK COMPLETE WITH MOJO’S FIRST ADD-ON MODULE£59.99 accessory pack offers cables, adaptors and USB module to really get Mojo workin’21st September 2016, Kent: Chord Electronics has launched a comprehensive Cable Accessory Pack for the Mojo DAC/headphone amp, to include cables, adaptors and a USB adaptor block Chord Electronics’ new Cable Accessory Pack for its award-winning Mojo DAC/headphone amplifier contains a great value selection of cables and adaptors...read full article

23 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

New £5,500 US-made amp delivers perfect audio to today’s luxury cans and small speakers.16th September 2016, New York, USA: McIntosh Laboratory, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, has launched an advanced headphone amp/DAC to exploit the full potential of today’s luxury headphones and also drive compact loudspeakers — the MHA150.Note: MHA150 to arrive in the UK in October via UK distributor Jordan AcousticsThe new McIntosh MHA150 headphone amplif...read full article

21 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Synthax Japan’s RME Premium Recordings music label releases MQA music RME artist endorses Master Quality Authentication London, 21 September 2016: RME Premium Recordings, the specialist hi-res live recordings label owned by Synthax Japan, is the latest Japanese label to embrace MQA music. At a press event held in Tokyo earlier this month, it was officially announced that RME Premium Recordings has started to encode its catalogue in MQA, with initially three albums available to download on the e-onkyo music and HI...read full article

14 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Singled out as a ‘Hot Product’ at the 2016 Munich High End Show, Computer Audio Design’s new GC1 Ground Control tackles noise reduction at the level of the signal ground plane, with remarkable results.Earth, signal ground and noiseAudio engineers typically put a great deal of effort into making sure that the positive rails of their DC power supplies have, among other things, low ripple and noise. However, considerably less thought tends to go into the negative rail and the signal ground plane.In an audio syst...read full article

05 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

London/Tokyo, 5 September 2016: At a press launch held recently at the Kripton HQM store in Tokyo, it was announced that MQA music will be available on HQM’s high resolution download music service from the beginning of October 2016. Labels offering MQA-encoded recordings on the service for the first time will include Camerata, Shinkomusic Entertainment and Berkeley Square Music. MQA is a revolutionary technology which delivers master quality audio in a file small enough to stream or download. HQM’s high-resolut...read full article

01 September 2016 -
Latest News / Press

1st September 2016, Welshpool: Leema Acoustics is celebrating 10 years since the launch of its first electronics product, the Tucana, with the new Tucana II Anniversary Edition.Leema Acoustics has launched the Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated (£4,995), a significantly upgraded version of a much-loved amplifier. The new model, which has been improved and updated by Leema’s Lee Taylor, celebrates 10 years since the original Tucana amplifier, Leema’s first electronics product, was introduced.Leema has ret...read full article

31 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Hi Fi News - Audio Sanctuary, the UK’s leading portable audio store, exclusively stocks the oBravo EAMT-1 — the world’s most expensive earphone featuring Hybrid Dynamic AMT technology (£3,699+) 31st August 2016, London: the world’s most expensive earphone, the £3,699 oBravo EAMT-1, has arrived in the UK exclusively through Audio Sanctuary, London’s leading headphone and portable audio store. The oBravo Audio EAMT-1, the world’s most luxurious earphone, is now available to try and buy in the UK through...read full article

31 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Japan-based Immutable Music has long been renowned for its small but outstandingly formed range of Transfiguration phono cartridges, whose revolutionary design completely restructures the conventional moving coil (MC) concept. Now, the range is undergoing a number of enticing enhancements and first to arrive in the UK is the company’s flagship model, the Proteus.Hand crafted in Japan, Transfiguration moving coil (MC) cartridges have been described as the most important cartridge design since the invention of the ...read full article

25 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Diamond Active Series stereo speakers combine Wharfedale’s award-winning acoustic design with ‘True Wireless’ freedom for modern digital lifestyles.Huntingdon, England – The Diamond Active Series from Wharfedale, Britain’s best-known loudspeaker brand, delivers wireless connectivity with a difference. Whilst not the first stereo speakers to offer integrated amplification and Bluetooth connectivity with compatible devices including smartphones, tablets and computers, their clever ‘True Wireless’ techno...read full article

23 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

MartinLogan’s new Masterpiece Series features hybrid electrostatic transducers and advanced low-frequency technologies, adding new levels of performance and adaptability to the listening environment MartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic and Folded Motion™ loudspeaker technology, proudly announces the next two floorstanding loudspeaker models in its new MasterpieceSeries, Expression ESL 13A and Impression ESL 11A.Following in the footsteps of the impressive Renaissance ESL 15A, both new models featu...read full article

23 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

The new flagship of the ElectroMotion™ SeriesMartinLogan, the world’s leader in electrostatic and Folded Motion™ loudspeaker technology, proudly announces the introduction of the bigger, bolder ElectroMotion ESL X model (EM-ESL X). The ElectroMotion Series is the perfect introduction to the high performance electrostatic concept. The new ElectroMotion ESL X features a larger electrostatic transducer and dual woofers, with increased power-handling capabilities. As the flagship model of the ElectroMotion Series...read full article

10 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Clearaudio’s Innovation range of turntables now has a new entry point, the Innovation Basic. Borrowing technology from the three esteemed members of the Innovation family – the Innovation, Innovation Compact and Master Innovation – the new Basic packs a raft of features into its elegant bijou form and delivers stunning performance at a more accessible price.While its name positions the latest Clearaudio turntable at the entry level of the Innovation series, in reality the ‘Basic’ is anything but. Its desi...read full article

06 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech add to their acclaimed range of static charge eliminators with the new SK-Filter, conveniently designed to remove unwanted static build-up from the surface of records as they play. It’s an unfortunate fact that as vinyl records spin on turntables, friction with the air causes them to constantly gain a static charge. In fact, a record’s level of frictional static electricity can reach up to anywhere between 3,000V and 20,000V. Enter the audiophile’s arch enemy: e...read full article

04 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Classic hi-fi for modern music loversQuad’s VA-One compact integrated valve amp is the perfect marriage of classic valve technology and modern digital convenience, including USB and Bluetooth connectivity.Cambridgeshire, England -- Now in its 81st year, Quad – Britain’s original high-end audio brand – has been making venerated valve amplifiers for home use since the late 1940s. The company’s latest model, the VA-One, brings the concept bang up to date; a compact integrated amplifier that fuses Quad’s tr...read full article

01 August 2016 -
Latest News / Press

International Audio Group (IAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darrell Huggins as Group CEO. Darrell will be based at IAG’s global headquarters in Shenzhen, China and will focus on strengthening the team and brand portfolio worldwide.Commencing on the 1st August, Darrell brings more than 20 years of audio industry experience as he moves from a senior role within Armour Home Electronics, where he has been integral to the company’s growth for the past 17 years.Since 1996, Darrell has led the setup and ...read full article

13 July 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Pioneering British digital audio manufacturer partners with the UK’s leading distributor of high-performance audio equipment London, England -- Absolute Sounds is pleased to announce its appointment as sole UK distributor of dCSaudio equipment with immediate effect.Based near Cambridge, dCS is a world leader in digital audio replay systems for domestic and professional use. The company is widely acknowledged to have pushed the digital audio performance envelope as a result of its many proprietary technologies, mo...read full article

06 July 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Devon-based Timestep has garnered quite a reputation for its intelligent (and fullysanctioned) modifications of various iconic Technics turntables. Now, designer DaveCawley turns his attention to the recently-launched SL-1200 GAE deck and comes upwith yet more cannily-crafted advancements in the form of the new Timestep EVOke.Like its predecessor the EVO, the new EVOke takes a brand new Technics deck, makes a number of smart revisions then adds an excellent quality tonearm and cartridge to deliver a superbly engine...read full article

24 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Exposure Electronics has just announced an upgrade to the 2010S2 DAC, enabling the latter to handle DSD music files.The 2010S2 DAC is an affordable digital-to-analogue converter with excellent, engaging musicality and a surprisingly un-digital sound. The new upgraded edition, available now, is able to handle single-rate DSD (DSD x64 or DSD 2.8mHz) through the USB input, as well as PCM support up to 24-bit / 192kHz.There are also three coaxial and two optical inputs, all capable of handling files up to 192kHz. The f...read full article

23 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Audiolab’s M-ONE compact integrated amplifier is the latest addition to the M-DAC family, harnessing the company’s acclaimed DAC and amp tech in a single diminutive boxCambridgeshire, England -- Audiolab, one of Britain’s most revered audio brands, has cooked up the perfect recipe for modern music lovers seeking a conveniently compact yet high quality single-box sonic solution. The M-ONE takes Audiolab’s multi-award-winning DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) technology, adds high-performance pre/power amp ...read full article

16 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Universal high resolution DAC, pre-amplifier, headphone amplifierThe digital revolution has made music easily accessible. Thanks to the convenience and impressive sound quality of computer sourced digital music files, many audiophiles consider their personal computer or laptop as their primary audio source. Connected to a computer the DA215 will process audio data of extremely high resolution and the playback quality will be defined mainly by the data itself.The heart of the DA215 is an excellent D/A converter with...read full article

15 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Now Focal are bringing the Utopia high end to Headphones with the new Focal Utopia Headphones.Utopia headphones are Focal’s flagship product. The sound quality is striking in terms of realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity. The user will forget the headphones are even there, and the reproduction of the audio signal is of unrivalled clarity. Particular attention has also been paid to the design in terms of types of use, comfort and overall aesthetics. The shifting of the articulation to the inside of the headba...read full article

14 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Danish Scansonic may be the sister brand of highly covetable Raidho, but its fabulously affordable ‘HD’ range of loudspeakers is starting to make waves in its own right. Now, it enters the Bluetooth arena with the new wireless active M BTL-series.Scansonic is owned by Dantax, the same parent company as Raidho and the brand’s loudspeakers are designed by Michael Børresen, creator of the renowned Raidho range. As a result, they have much of the Raidho family DNA and pedigree but at a fraction of the cost - whi...read full article

14 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

More than 30 years later, a pioneering project so deeply connected with Sonus faber’s history comes to life, writing the very first words of a new chapter in our book of adventures.In 2016, this project has re-born with new technology and design solutions: Sf16 is the first “all-in-one” integrated audio system that provides powerful performances, a truly easy installing mode and usability and, in the pure Sonus faber style, is also an elegant piece of furniture with a deep luxury appeal.The challenge of Sf16 ...read full article

13 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

Audio Research is pleased to introduce the Foundation Series. From the same engineering and design team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series, the Foundation family of vacuum tube components has been created to provide incredible musical experiences. Spatial definition, dynamics and detail abound while providing the most natural musical experience.The first three components include the LS28 line stage preamplifier, the PH9 phono stage, and the DAC9 digitalto-analog converter. A new amplifier will follo...read full article

12 June 2016 -
Latest News / Press

For the first time ever, the iconic Clearaudio Statement v2 turntable will be gracing the demonstration room of a UK audio dealer. Catch it while you can at Dorset-based Stone Audio’s very special Clearaudio event on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd July. Originally launched in 2006 and hailed by critics as one of the world’s finest turntables, Clearaudio’s cost-no-object, flagship Statement is a masterpiece of engineering that genuinely advances the state of the art. Fast forward a decade and the Statement v2 i...read full article

Absounds Generic Advert
HD Tracks John Petrucci
Twitter
You Tube Channel
Advertise with Speaker Shack Today
Facebook Link