January 2012

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NEW GIVEAWAY: Nordost Leif Blue Heaven LS Power Cables!! (Enter by March 31 to qualify!)

January 31st, 2012, In Home, by

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CANADA HiFi has teamed up with Nordost to giveaway four Nordost Leif Blue Heaven LS Power Cords! Most audio video enthusiasts realize the importance of clean, stable power delivery to their precious gear and how this can have a tremendous impact on the sound and video performance. Nordost has been developing and advancing cable technology … Continue Reading


Shure SRH1440 and SRH1840 Open Back Headphones

January 31st, 2012, In Home, by

Shure SRH1840

Shure has just expanded its headphone line with the addition of the company’s first new open-back models – the SRH1440 and SRH1840 professional open back headphones. These open-back models provide an alternate choice, designed for professional engineers who require a reference sound comparable to near-field monitors to achieve the best mix and production quality, and … Continue Reading

CANADA HiFi February/March 2012 Digital/Tablet/iPad Edition is Now Available!

January 30th, 2012, In Home, by

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The digital edition of the February/March 2012 issue is now available in the Digital Editions section! Features inside this issue include:

  • 4K Resolution: The Next Evolution of Video
  • How Much Amplifier Power Do I Need?
  • 2012 CES Highlights: A Look at the Latest Tech Coming Your Way This Year
  • Streaming Movies: An Alternative To Watching
  • Continue Reading

Ultrasone Signature PRO Headphones

January 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Ultrasone Pro Cans

Ultrasone, has just introduced a new headphone product, their Signature PRO headphone. This is the first model in Ultrasone’s new select range of headphone products that are “made in Germany”. The new range will cater to the discerning music enthusiast as well as professional users. The Signature PRO is a handcrafted headphone that utilizes patented … Continue Reading

Nordost Norse Series 2

January 26th, 2012, In Home, by

Nordost Norse Series 2

Nordost, took CES 2012 as an opportunity to launch their latest product line, the Norse Series 2. The introduction of the original Norse Series cables brought the benefits of Micro Mono-Filament (MMF) technology down to real world price-points and into real world systems, seriously elevating performance standards and expectations. Now the Norse Series 2 represents … Continue Reading

NAD Masters Series M50, M52 and M51 Audio Components

January 25th, 2012, In Home, by

NAD Masters Series M50 M52 and M3 Audio Components

NAD announced at the just-passed CES that it will be expanding its Masters Series line-up of products with three new additions – the M50, M52 and M51 audio components. The M50 Digital Music Player ($2,500 US, available this March) plays CDs, DVDs and digital files from external hard drives and can also rip CDs without … Continue Reading

Ultralink / XLO UltraPLUS Cables

January 25th, 2012, In Home, by

XLO cables

UltraLink/XLO Products, has just announced a new cable product line – their cost-effective UltraPLUS cable line. The new UltraPLUS cables are updated replacements for the original and popular Ultra Series and actually modeled on the popular Reference series using XLO Field Balanced “exoskeleton” winding geometry with all-PTFE dielectrics, core structures and jacketing. UltraPLUS incorporates many … Continue Reading

Pass Labs XP-30 Preamp and Xs Amps

January 24th, 2012, In Home, by

Pass Labs X-Series

Pass Laboratories (Pass Labs) has just introduced their new XP-30 preamplifier and all new Xs series of amplifiers. These new products were released at CES 2012 the second week of January and though fall into the category of the uber expensive – we all have the right to dream. The XP-30 is stated as being … Continue Reading

Alpha Design Labs (ADL) iD-30P Series iDock Cables

January 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

Alpha Design Labs (ADL) iD-30P Series iDock Cable

Furutech is continuing to introduce innovative, high-performance and attractively priced audio components under its Alpha Design Labs (ADL) brand. The latest of these is the iD-30P Series of iDock cables. In the age of personal, portable electronics everyone carries their music with them to connect to iDocks, headphone amps, home audio and even car systems. … Continue Reading

Alpha Design Labs (ADL) Stride Portable Headphone Amplifier

January 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

Alpha Design Labs (ADL) Stride Portable Headphone Amplifier

Furutech is continuing to introduce innovative, high-performance and attractively priced audio components under its Alpha Design Labs (ADL) brand. The latest of these is the Stride Portable Headphone Amplifier. We live in an age of personal, portable electronics and almost everyone carries their music with them. The Stride delivers thrilling sound to match its stylish … Continue Reading

WOO Audio WDS-1 DAC and WTP-1 CD Transport

January 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

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WOO Audio has just began taking pre-orders for its upcoming WDS-1 24-Bit, 192K Digital-to-Analog Converter and WTP-1 top-loading CD Transport. WDS-1 DAC The WDS-1 DAC is a superior digital audio playback component designed for serious music lovers. It is the perfect companion for any computer audio system, as well as the company’s own WTP-1 Red … Continue Reading

NSMT 30M Loudspeaker

January 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


The NSMT Loudspeaker Company has just released their new 30M, which is a new transmission-line tower speaker entrant to their existing Mastering Series line. What is very impressive is that the rather small demure size of this product, measuring 40” x 8.5” x 8.5”, which utilizes only a two driver coherent point source, provides a … Continue Reading

Dynaudio Xeo Wireless Loudspeakers

January 20th, 2012, In Home, by

Dynaudio Xeo

Dynaudio, the Danish based high end loudspeaker company, just introduced their new Xeo loudspeakers and wireless loudspeaker system last week at CES 2012. This new Xeo wireless series is currently comprised of two models, the Xeo 3 bookshelf monitor and the Xeo 5 floor-stander. Xeo loudspeakers are wireless, remote controlled active loudspeakers. The models are … Continue Reading

MartinLogan Motion 20 & Motion 40 Speakers

January 19th, 2012, In Home, by

Martin Logan Motion 20 and 40

MartinLogan, has announced two new models in their Motion Series; the Motion 20 and Motion 40 loudspeakers. The new 20 and 40 replace the former 10 and 12 models. Both of these new floorstanders incorporate performance and design enhancements including nearly twice the internal volume, for extended bass. The new models have new aesthetics with … Continue Reading

Sharp XV-Z30000 3D DLP Projector

January 19th, 2012, In Home, by

Sharp XV-Z30000 3D DLP Projector

Sharp has just unveiled its latest 3D high-definition DLP home theater projector. The XV-Z30000 features 50,000:1 contrast ratio and 1600 ANSI lumens to deliver superior brightness, astounding clarity, and colour accuracy. Part of the XV-Z30000′s superior picture quality is due to the DLP advantage. All Sharp front projectors incorporate mirror-based components that use light more … Continue Reading

Rotel RSX-1562 A/V Receiver

January 18th, 2012, In Home, by

Rotel RSX-1562 AV Receiver

Rotel has just announced the RSX-1562, a 7.1 channel, surround-sound receiver which replaces the RSX-1560, adding new, improved circuitry and technologies such as HDMI 1.4 with 3D — six inputs, one with an Audio Return Channel (ARC). The ARC in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, to send via a single HDMI cable, audio data “upstream” … Continue Reading

HiFiMAN Launches HE-400 Planar Headphone

January 18th, 2012, In Home, by

HiFiMan HE-400

HiFiMAN, a designer/manufacturer of headphones and portable audio products, just recently announced their new HE-400 high performance planar magnetic headphone, which were formally launched last week at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. The new HE-400 headphones provide planar magnetic technology at a much more affordable price, while also being compatible for use with mobile audio … Continue Reading

Bel Canto e.One C7R DAC/Integrated Amp/Receiver/Tuner

January 18th, 2012, In Home, by

Bel Canto e.One C7R

Why choose different components for your music downloads, computer, CD player, turntables, cable/satellite box or game consoles? Plus a recent study showed that FM was still the most popular way of listening to new music. Keep things simple with Bel Canto’s compact, powerful C7R Receiver! The C7R is loaded with inputs including two 24/192 SPDIF, … Continue Reading

Pathos INPOLRemix Integrated Amplifier/DAC

January 17th, 2012, In Home, by

Pathos Amp.

Pathos, an Italian high-end audio product company, introduced a new integrated amplifier / DAC at CES 2012 last week. Their new INPOLRemix is the smallest integrated amplifier that utilizes Pathos’ proprietary INPOL technology. The INPOLRemix comes in two versions: with DAC and sans DAC. The INPOLRemix is reported to be completely handmade in Italy. It … Continue Reading

Samsung KN55ES9000 OLED TV Wows CES Attendees and Journalists

January 17th, 2012, In Home, by

Samsung KN55ES9000 OLED TV

Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED TV is a masterpiece that was admired by home entertainment and design enthusiasts alike at this year’s CES, collecting numerous awards from media outlets including Popular Science, Stuff Magazine and G4 TV, as well as a Best of CES Innovations Award from CEA, the producer of the International CES Super OLED … Continue Reading

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