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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2017 1 comments
A 2017 CES Innovation Awards honoree, the HiVi Swan MS-10 ($4000 per pair) is a wireless active stereo system that resembles no loudspeaker that I've seen. (I kept thinking that it looks like one of those "ergonomic" office chairs.)
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2017 1 comments
CES 2017 was the occasion for the North American debut of Dynaudio's Contour series of loudspeakers. There are four models in this range, all manufactured at Dynaudio's newly expanded R&D and manufacturing facility in Skanderborg, Denmark.
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2017 3 comments
Based in the Czech Republic, Acoustique Quality is a highly sophisticated loudspeaker design and manufacturing facility that uses the latest technologies, including 3D modeling, five-axis machining, high-precision cutter saws, etc.
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 09, 2017 0 comments
The CES 2017 demo of the TAD Micro Evolution One ($12,495/pair)—shown here with Jonathan Derda of MoFi Distribution, the importer—provided convincing proof of the engineering skill of TAD's current Japanese designers. The sound (with all TAD electronics) was simply superb…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 0 comments
While the model designation might lead one to think that the new entry is a Beryllium-tweetered version of the F208, the F208Be is actually a new design, with new drivers and a higher-end crossover…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 0 comments
The introduction of a new speaker from GoldenEar Technology is always an event, especially so when it's a new flagship speaker…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 0 comments
Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Auris Audio's motto is "Back to Nature"—a nod to their extensive use of natural materials such as wood and leather. They offer quite a wide range of products: DACs, preamps, power amps, headphone amps, and speakers…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 1 comments
The new Avantgarde Zero TA is described as a semiactive horn system, with no crossover in the midrange signal path, and a DSP-controlled 10-band parametric subwoofer…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 3 comments
There's a rumor that Andrew Jones, first with TAD and now with Elac, is incapable of designing a mediocre-sounding speaker…
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Robert Deutsch Posted: Jan 07, 2017 1 comments
Take that, you vinylphobes…!

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