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Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Wireworld introduced two new cables at CES: its Helicon 16 speaker cables (available in two versions), and Category 8 Ethernet cables (three models)…
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  1 comments
Rated at 500W into 8 ohms, the Progressions function as a voltage source, doubling the power with each decrease in load impedance, resulting in 1000W RMS into 4 ohms and 2000W RMS into 2 ohms…
Herb Reichert  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  1 comments
The NAD room was populated by a lot of tall men in suits—all of whom seemed dedicated to preserving and enhancing NAD's tradition of offering exceptionally high-value amplification, à la the legendary NAD 3020 integrated amp…
Herb Reichert  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  1 comments
Amplification is usually just a green circuit board in a metal box. (Yawn, snooze.) Even at the highest prices, you still get green boards—but now those green boards are hiding their greenness in very expensive boxes…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  3 comments
At least one exhibitor informed me, at the end of Day Two, that a lot of people he encountered thought that hi-res referred solely to streaming. This exhibitor found that visitors were quite attracted to the Astell&Kern portable audio players that were located near his exhibit, but pretty clueless as to sound quality of his far more expensive gear…
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Classé was keeping information about their "in development" Delta Preamp/DAC close to their vest. But I was able to pry a few tidbits: price will be below $10,000, it will replace the CP-800, and it should appear sometime around May or June.
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  2 comments
SweetVinyl is a new company from Mountain View, California and was displaying their first two digital products: Sugarcube SC-1 and SC-2.

The SC-1 is a simple 24/192 ADC and DAC that removes clicks and pops from your records, and can be inserted between your phono stage and preamp (or through a monitor loop) and uses an "artificial intelligence" rule-based system to find and eliminate clicks. The company stresses that this is not simply some kind of digital filter, and the SC-1 will not alter the tonal characteristics of the recording.

Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
I thought audio-show bathroom art had reached its nadir at Munich High End…
Robert Deutsch  |  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…
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Up at the top of the Mirage hotel in the dCS suite, instead of a flashy new flagship product, the company was formally introducing something of a more practical nature: the dCS Network Bridge. The Network Bridge will allow owners of older dCS products to add networking to their existing systems. Audiophiles with other brand DACs can also use the dCS Network Bridge to add networking to their systems.
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
When asked what was new this year, Nagra's Rene LaFlamme motioned me over to the company's HD DAC and noted that there are now two power supply options along with some other smaller changes. LaFlamme stressed that this is not a MKII version, but "just an evolution" of the product and that another update is coming.
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
French manufacturer Metronome has created a new music server that General Manager Jean Marie Clauzel says is intended for people transitioning from CD to high resolution files. The Music Center is built around a custom built computer and operating system that can handle all PCM data rates and up to double DSD.
Robert Deutsch  |  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…
Robert Deutsch  |  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…
Robert Deutsch  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Take that, you vinylphobes…!

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