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Cyrus Audio 8a Integrated Amplifier / PSX-R Power Supply with Monitor Audio Gold GX100 Loudspeakers Review

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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 Launches TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 Mid-Range Network A/V Receivers

April 21st, 2014, In Home, by

TXNR737FR (Custom)

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

NuForce Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones

April 21st, 2014, In Home, by

NuForce Primo 8

NuForce Inc. has annouced the release of their new Primo 8 a new flagship model in their audiophile-quality in-ear headphone line-up. 
The Primo 8 earpiece incorporates four proprietary balanced armature speakers into a 3-way design, with the objective of providing smooth, extended response with explosive dynamic realism and fatigue-free sound.  Two of the armature speakers provide bass frequencies, with one speaker for midrange … Continue Reading

Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeaker (Geometry Series)

April 21st, 2014, In Home, by

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  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 HA-1 Headphone Amplifier

April 17th, 2014, In Home, by


  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.

 The HA-1 is designed as a high performance headphone amplifier that alos serves as an asynchronous … Continue Reading

Montreal Audio Show 2014 / Salon Son & Image – Part 4

April 17th, 2014, In Audio Video Show Coverage, Features, by

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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

Would You Like To Contribute to CANADA HiFi?

April 16th, 2014, In Home, by


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

Goerner Communication at Salon Son et Image 2014

April 15th, 2014, In Home, by

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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

Update TV & Stereo New Location Launch Party Invite, May 2nd to May 4th

April 15th, 2014, In Audio Video Show Coverage, Features, Home, by

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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 Pantheon Loudspeaker

April 14th, 2014, In Home, by

Gryphon Pantheon

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

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