May 2012

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B.M.C. Audio Arcadia Speakers

May 31st, 2012, In Home, by


BMC speaker

B.M.C. Audio will be introducing a new and upgraded edition of its Arcadia Speakers at the T.H.E. SHOW in Newport Beach, June 1 to 3rd, 2012. This new edition, to be shown, includes enhancements and performance improvements, over an early version shown at 2012 CES. The floorstanding Arcadias include a few unusual and notable features … Continue Reading

                                                

Eddie Current Electra and Super 7 Tube Products

May 31st, 2012, In Home, by


Eddie Current Super 7

Eddie Current, LLC, a high-end audio company specializing in hand-crafted vacuum tube headphone amps and related gear, has just announced that they will be debuting two new products at the upcoming T.H.E. Show Newport Beach in June 1-3 2012. Eddie Current Electra: is an all-tube electrostatic headphone amplifier that has been designed electrostatic headphones. The … Continue Reading

Furutech Flow-15 AC Filter

May 30th, 2012, In Home, by


Furutech_Flow-15

The audio you hear from your home entertainment system is essentially the incoming electricity itself, and the typically violent storms riding the AC line and its ground is very detrimental to the performance of your components. The Flow-15 is a superbly engineered and finished inline power filtering unit that eliminates many common problems caused by … Continue Reading

NuForce Cube Speaker-DAC-Headphone Amp

May 30th, 2012, In Home, by


NuForce Cube Speaker

NuForce, Inc., has just announced its all-new Cube mobile speaker with integrated USB DAC and headphone amplifier – a triple threat, as it were. Just 2 inches tall, it provides the compactness for easy portability. Speaker: NuForce claims that the new Cube incorporates a high-quality driver and electronics that will produce high-quality sound in the … Continue Reading

Audience ClairAudient 16+16 Mark II

May 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Audience

Audience is set to debut their new Mark II top of the line ClairAudient 16+16 loudspeaker, at the upcoming 2012 T.H.E. Show: Newport in California (June 1 – 3). The Mark II is a substantial upgrade of the former 16+16, adding eight 6 x 9-inch custom passive radiators in a one-way, bi-pole loudspeaker. The Mark … Continue Reading



Audio Electronics Nighthawk by Cary Audio

May 28th, 2012, In Home, by


Audio Electronics by Cary Audio - Nighthawk

The Nighthawk dedicated headphone amplifier is the latest release from Audio Electronics. Audio Electronics is a product line that is designed and manufactured by Cary Audio, with the objective of delivering high-end performance products at modest price points. Built in the USA, the Nighthawk is an all-new design, featuring top quality parts mounted on a … Continue Reading

Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier

May 25th, 2012, In Home, by


Zesto Leto

Zesto Audio is about to launch their latest product, the Leto Preamp. The Leto Preamp will debut at the upcoming T.H.E. Show Newport, high-end audio show, in Newport Beach, California, U.S.A. this June 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2012. Zesto has described the new Leto Preamp as keeping in the same warm, musical and quiet character … Continue Reading

Mitsubishi 2012 DLP Home Cinema TV Lineup

May 24th, 2012, In Home, by


Mitsubishi TV

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. has just introduced its 2012 large screen television line. Mitsubishi claims to have added value to their 73-inch, 82-inch, and 92-inch DLP Home Cinema TV models, with new models including the 92-inch class and four models at 82-inch class. Mitsubishi DLP Home Cinema TVs are powered by DLP technology, … Continue Reading

NuForce DDA-100 Integrated Amplifier

May 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


NuForce DDA-100

NuForce just recently showed the DDA-100 at the High-End Show in Munich. The DDA-100 is a direct-digital integrated amplifier, with supposedly very low jitter that allows it to approach audiophile levels of performance at an affordable price. The DDA-100 directly converts incoming digital audio data into the pulse-width-modulated signal that turns on and off the … Continue Reading

Sonos SUB Subwoofer

May 23rd, 2012, In Home, by


Sonos SUB

Sonos, Inc., a manufacturer of wireless music systems, has just introduced their new Sonos SUB. Sonos states that this new wireless subwoofer product offers “Clear, deep, all-digital sound, an incredibly simple setup, and beautiful design you’ll be proud to show off in your home.” The Sonos SUB has been designed for easy setup. Essentially, with … Continue Reading



Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Upsampling Blu-ray Universal Player Review


Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Upsampling Blu-ray Universal Player

The Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD is an evolution of the company’s highly successful 650BD universal Blu-ray player, a well-rounded machine that we’ve been using as a reference player in the CANADA HiFi lab since it first came out. Technology advances rapidly and the 751BD player shows Cambridge Audio’s commitment to providing all the latest technology … Continue Reading

Panasonic and Sony to Develop OLED TV Tech Together?

May 22nd, 2012, In Home, by


Sony and Panasonic

Panasonic and Sony have began talks about joining forces to develop OLED TV technology, according to Japanese Nikkei newspaper. This is apparently the very first time that the two Japanese electronics giants would work together on a core business. By sharing technology, the two companies hope to shorten the development time significantly and commercialize OLED … Continue Reading

Nordost Sort Kones Review

May 22nd, 2012, In Other Gear, Reviews, by


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Your hard earned money goes out the door and in return a fine set of audio components settles on your equipment rack, with the promise of audio bliss. It doesn’t always work that way. Why not? The great enemy of high fidelity reproduction is vibration. We all understand this when it comes to turntables, where … Continue Reading

Denon IN-Command Series AV Receivers for 2012

May 17th, 2012, In Home, by


Denon avr3313CI

Denon Electronics has just announced three additions to its IN-Command Series of home theater receivers, including the AVR-3313CI ($1299.95 US), AVR-2313CI ($999.95 US) and AVR-2113CI ($749.95 US). All three new models feature a robust new content services platform, streamlined new design and easy-to-access front-panel inputs, as well as 4K video capability. Notably, all three feature … Continue Reading

Samsung Shows World’s First Mass Produced 55 inch OLED TV

May 16th, 2012, In Home, by


Samsung OLED News

Samsung Electronics has just announced its market strategy on large premium smart TVs, while unveiling the world’s first mass production 55 inch OLED TV (model ES9500) at the 2012 Samsung Premium TV Showcase in Seoul. Samsung said it will launch OLED TVs in the second half of 2012 in Korea, although a North American release … Continue Reading



Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player and BDA-1 DAC


Bryston BDP-1 Digital Player and BDA-1 DAC review

The ways in which we enjoy music have changed rapidly during the last few years. The advent of the mp3 file format and portable digital music players revolutionized our ability to purchase and play music. Adding a new album to your music collection today is as easy as a few taps of an iPhone screen … Continue Reading

LG Previews Google TV At Internet Week

May 15th, 2012, In Home, by


LG Google TV

LG Electronics USA is offering live demonstrations of its upcoimng Google TV models at Internet Week New York, which began yesterday. LG’s Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) combines the power of Google services with the speed of LG’s new L9 dual-core chipset and a user-friendly interface for the next-generation Google TV experience. The … Continue Reading

McIntosh MX151 A/V Control Center

May 14th, 2012, In Home, by


McIntosh MX151

McIntosh Laboratory has just announced its flagship home theater preamplifier, the MX151 A/V Control Center, for consumers who want the ultimate reference standard in high-performance audio processing. The MX151, which replaces the MX150, provides the purest, most realistic audio experience possible from all of today’s content sources with the most advanced on-board RoomPerfect auto-equalization. It … Continue Reading

McIntosh MX121 A/V Control Center, MC8207 Power Amplifier, and MVP891 Audio Video Player

May 14th, 2012, In Home, by


McIntosh MX121

McIntosh Laboratory has just announced a number of new home theater products, including the MX121 A/V Control Center ($6,000), MC8207 Power Amplifier ($6,000) and MVP891 Audio Video Player ($5,500). When purchased together for a total “home theater bundle” package price of $17,500, these components promise the unmatched McIntosh home entertainment experience at a significant value. … Continue Reading

AURALiC Merak Monoblock Amplifier

May 10th, 2012, In Home, by


Auralic Merak

Auralic Limited (AURALiC) is an Asian audio product company that has a small portofolio of consumer products. Within this product line is their ARX M+ DAC, Taurus preamplifier / headphone amplifier and Gaia line of balanced and single-ended cables. Just recently, AURALiC has added to their line-up of audio products with their new Merak monoblock … Continue Reading



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