October 2012

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PS Audio Returns to Online Sales

October 31st, 2012, In Home, by


PS Audio Inc, a 40 year old U.S. based company, has just announced today that it will be returning to the online sales of it’s own products, joining the PS Audio brick and mortar retail dealers. Sales outside the United States will continue to be handled by its network of worldwide distribution partners. A PS … Continue Reading


Lucasfilm by Disney

October 31st, 2012, In Home, by

Lucasfilm by Disney

The Walt Disney Company has just made an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is currently 100% owned by George Lucas, Founder and Lucasfilm Chairman, most well known for his Star Wars epic movie series. The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel. Under the … Continue Reading

Paradigm SHIFT E3m Earphones

Paradigm SHIFT E3m Earphones

Paradigm Electronics Inc., commonly referred to as Paradigm, is a Canadian company that has been producing loudspeakers for around 30 years. In early 2011, this well-known speaker company launched an all-new brand, named Paradigm SHIFT. Paradigm SHIFT, as the name infers, brings with it a whole new product focus and image. The focus is on … Continue Reading

The Art of Listening – How Do You Connect With Music? PLUS Key Qualities You Should Look for in an Audio System

October 30th, 2012, In Audio, Beginner Articles, Features, Home, by


Did you know that your audio system can affect the kind of music you listen to? As an extreme example, consider the tricked out Honda Civic with massive subwoofers cruising down the high street. No way would Miles Davis or the Tokyo String Quartet sound good in that environment, never mind the strange looks you’d … Continue Reading

Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio AMP CS2

October 29th, 2012, In Home, by


Balanced Music Concept (B.M.C.) Audio, is introducing a new product, the AMP CS2 Power Amplifier. The AMP CS2 can operate as either an integrated amplifier with B.M.C.’s exclusive Load Effect Free (LEF) technology of by connecting it to a B.M.C. DAC, it will act as a stereo power amplifier with LEF. The AMP CS2 brings … Continue Reading

LG Electronics Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV

October 29th, 2012, In Home, by

LG 84LM9600

Ushering in a new era in home entertainment, the first “Ultra High Definition” flat-panel TV – with four times the resolution of today’s HDTVs – has just began appearing on stores shelves in the United States. The LG 84-inch class (84-inch diagonal) LED TV offers a native Ultra High Def screen resolution of 3840 x … Continue Reading

AURALiC VEGA Digital Audio Processor

October 26th, 2012, In Home, by


AURALiC has just introduced their new VEGA digital audio processor. Utilizing a Sanctuary Audio Processor the new VEGA brings new technologies to the table. The VEGA uses a ‘Megahertz upsampling’ algorithm that processes all PCM music to 1.5MHz in 32bit. In addition, a ‘Femto Master Clock’ provides ultimate clock precision with jitter only 82 femtoseconds(0.082 … Continue Reading

MartinLogan Mikros 90 On-Ear Headphones

October 24th, 2012, In Home, by

MartinLogan Mikros 90

Hot on the heals of MartinLogan’s first headphone product the Mikros 70 in-ear headphone, MartinLogan has just announced their new Mikros 90 reference noise isolating on-ear headphones. Inspired by the sonic clarity and detail of MartinLogan electrostatic speakers and designed by MartinLogan’s in-house team, the Mikros 90 is poised to delivers realism, richness and purity … Continue Reading

Audio Electronics by Cary Audio – Constellation preamplifier

October 24th, 2012, In Home, by

Audio Electronics by Cary - Constellation

Audio Electronics by Cary Audio has just introduced their new Constellation tube preamplifier. The Constellation preamplifier utilizes 6SN7 tubes, in Class-A triode mode. The preamplifier usesa fully regulated power and heater supply with a custom R-core power transformer device that was designed to Cary Audio specifications. With a focus on providing sonic integrity, the signal … Continue Reading

Apple iPad mini

October 24th, 2012, In Home, by


Yesterday, Apple revealed the iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and an incredible 10 hours of battery life―every inch an iPad, yet … Continue Reading

McIntosh McAire System

October 23rd, 2012, In Home, by

McIntosh McAire Integrated

McIntosh Laboratory has just accounced the debut of a unique personal music system named McIntosh McAire. This compact music system features Apple’s AirPlay and allows users to stream music from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, though their Wi-Fi network. McAire … Continue Reading

NuForce S3-BT Wireless Bluetooth Loudspeakers

October 22nd, 2012, In Home, by


The NuForce S3-BT wireless Bluetooth loudspeaker is an active loudspeaker that features the latest aptX and ACC technology for clear, full-bodied, distortion-free audio streamed over Bluetooth. The S3-BT speaker is based on an essential, time-honored principle: good sound depends on intelligent design and superior materials. For example, the S3-BT’s woofer employs a proprietary anti-resonance cone … Continue Reading

Hagerman Audio Labs Violin Phonostage

October 19th, 2012, In Home, by

Hagermann Violin Phonostage

Hagerman Audio Labs, has just recently introduced their new Violin vacuum tube phonostage. The Violin is an all-new design that borrows the best circuitry from the “Trumpet”, “Cornet”, and “Piccolo” preamplifiers and combines them with microprocessor controlled pushbutton switches for convenient operation. The chassis is robustly constructed and provides two separate phono inputs (MM and … Continue Reading

Woo Audio WA-7 USB DAC / Headphone Amp

October 18th, 2012, In Home, by

Woo Audio WA-7

Woo Audio, a New York based audio product company specializing in headphone products, has just revealed a prototype of their latest product, at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2012. This new product is named the WA7 and is both a USB DAC and tube headphone amp. Most unique in the design of the WA7’s is … Continue Reading

EMM Labs TSDX CD/SACD Transport

October 17th, 2012, In Home, by


EMM Labs, is releasing their new TSDX CD/SACD transport, which leverages the well respected technologies of their existing XDS1 CD/SACD transport. Like the DAC2X, its companion converter, the TSDX transport incorporates the latest generation MDAT up-converting DSP. The new TSDX+DAC2X combo represents EMM Labs newest flagship digital source system. Along with the silky smooth, super … Continue Reading

Monitor Audio MASS Home Cinema System

October 17th, 2012, In Home, by

Monitor Audio MASS Home Cinema System

The new diminutive MASS home cinema system from Monitor Audio offers a space-efficient design, packed with technology and easy-installation features. There are three main components to this system – a compact satellite speaker, a centre channel and an active subwoofer. The compact MASS 10 satellite speaker and its centre-channel counterpart have a stylish construction of … Continue Reading

Legacy Audio Aeris Loudspeaker System

October 16th, 2012, In Home, by


Legacy Audio has just debuted their latest loudspeaker, called the Aeris, at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest held October 12-14, 2012. The new product is a 4-way loudspeaker featuring an all new drive complement, ICEpower bass section and digital room correction. The system is the first to use Legacy’s new dual Air Motion tweeter (AMT) … Continue Reading

CEntrance HiFi-M8 DAC/Headphone Amplifier

October 16th, 2012, In Home, by


CEntrance, has just announced their new HiFi-M8 – a brand new portable digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier. Pronounced “Hi-Fi-Mate,” the new portable DAC/headphone-amp streams USB digital audio from smart phones, laptops and other digital sources for on-the-go listeners. The HiFi-M8 offers a number of tone shaping controls to EQ and customize the sound for … Continue Reading

NuForce HAP-100 Single-ended Class-A High-End Headphone Amplifier

October 15th, 2012, In Home, by

Nuforce HAP-100

NuForce has recently introduced a world-class combination preamp and headphone amplifier targeted for the audio enthusiast that makes quality headphone listening a high priority. The innovative design packs together a host of features never before available at its price point. For unprecedented performance, this amp features the same technologies employed in the company’s flagship P-20 … Continue Reading

Benchmark Media Systems DAC2 HGC Preamp/DAC

October 12th, 2012, In Home, by

Benchmark DAC2 HGC

Benchmark Media Systems, has just annouced a successor to their well-respected DAC1 family – the DAC2 HGC. This new DAC2 HGC is a new reference stereo preamplifier with headphone amplifier and PCM/DSD D/A converter. The DAC2 HGC packs more processing power and features than the former DAC1 but maintains a similar size / style. Under … Continue Reading

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