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Cyrus Audio 8a Integrated Amplifier / PSX-R Power Supply with Monitor Audio Gold GX100 Loudspeakers Review
It was during the 2013 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) that I first had a chance to listen to some Cyrus Audio products. At TAVES, Kevro International hosted an inviting room with an all-Cyrus stack (source and amplification) driving a pair of Monitor Audio Platinum PL200 loudspeakers. The setup and its rich and detailed … Continue Reading
Onkyo’s newly announced THX-certified TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 network A/V receivers promise to deliver superior audio performance, while offering a very attractive list of the latest features at the same time. Exemplary Sound Quality The TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 passed over 2,000 laboratory bench tests analyzing every aspect of audio quality in order to achieve THX Select2 … Continue Reading
Wilson Benesch has just annouced a new entrant to their Geometry Series of loudspakers – the Endeavour Loudspeaker. The name comes from Captain Cook’s British Royal Naval vessel the HMS Endeavour, while the design draws from Wilson Benesch’s own flagship model - the Cardinal, the only other current Geometry Series sibling. The Endeavour features a geometrically optimised carbon composite top, alloy baffle … Continue Reading
OPPO Digital has shared details on their new dedicated headphone amplifier HA-1. The OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier builds on the proven circuit design of OPPO’s Blu-ray players, combining a Class A balanced power amplifier section with the performance of the ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC.
In a room occupied by Audiophile Experts, a Quebec dealer, I was happy to get my first chance to hear the Focal Utopia Scala Version II ($35,000/pair). They were being run on Linar Audio A120 double monoblock amplifiers ($9,000/each) with a Linar Audio P107 preamplifier ($9,000). Cabling was all Kimber, the power cords being PK … Continue Reading
The CANADA HiFi magazine is looking for two new contributors – one in the Toronto area and one in Montreal. Ideal candidates should have excellent knowledge about the latest audio and home theatre technology and trends. The candidates must also own a mid-range or better audio system; a good home theatre system is a bonus.… Continue Reading
I have always found great pleasure in listening to Audio Physic speakers, and this year was no different when I visited the Goerner Communication room at SSI. Its Audio Physic loudspeakers offer an amazingly accurate sound that is sure to please anyone’s music taste, and come in price ranges that can be afforded by most … Continue Reading
Retailer Update TV & Stereo is proud to announce that it recently opened a third location in Unionville, Ontario. To celebrate the grand opening of this new store, Update TV & Stereo will host an event on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 5pm and would like to invite all CANADA HiFi readers. Beverages and hors … Continue Reading
Gryphon Audio Designs, just recently announced an addition to its loudspeaker product line - their new Pantheon loudspeaker. The new Pantheon will be their most compact floorstanding model, smaller than Gryphon’s existing Pendragon and Trident II floorstanding models. The Pantheon uses constant-phase technologies to ensure driver phase coherence across the frequency bandwidth, which according to the company, allows the Pantheon to provide holographic realism, together with ultimate resolution. The new … Continue Reading