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Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments
The ebullient Irv Gross, Director of Sales at Constellation, greeted me when I walked into the company's exhibit room at CES 2017. He pointed to the back of the room when I asked whether Constellation had introduced a new amplifier: there waited the 185-lb, 500Wpc Centaur II Stereo ($55,000), connected to a pair of Magico M3 loudspeakers ($84,000/pair) via thick MIT speaker cables.
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  1 comments
The No.523 features six line-level inputs, a phono preamplifier, and a headphone amplifier (there's a 1/4" jack on the preamp's front panel)…
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments
Bea Lam (that's her hand in the photo above) demonstrated the VTL phono preamplifier's varied display options…
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  1 comments
The Swiss manufacturer Soulution introduced the $32,000, 75-lb Soulution 511 stereo amplifier at CES 2017. Rated conservatively at 150Wpc into 8 ohms, it delivers 280Wpc into 4 ohms and 560Wpc into 2 ohms.
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  5 comments
Robb Niemann, the CEO of Rutherford Audio, North American distributor for Burmester, had new product and new corporate news to share…
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  1 comments
Jewelers Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire add 18-karat bands of gold at each end of the Utopia's headband, and each is set with three 1-karat diamonds in square, triangular, and round shapes, representing the three stages of life: the past, the present, and the future.
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  3 comments
Classé premiered its new Delta 3 amplifier series at CES 2017. Rated at 350Wpc RMS, the Delta 3 Stereo ($10,000) employs lateral MOSFETs in its output stage and 234,000 microfarads of German-made 4-pole Mundorf electrolytic capacitors in its power supply.
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  5 comments
In the D'Agostino exhibit, pure AC power was fed to the Progressive monoblocks by a Stromtank independent power source ($30,000): a 276-lb enclosure in which a 16-cell Lithium phosphate battery pack stores up to 4000W, ultimately to be converted to pure-sinewave AC.
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Naim Audio first displayed their monolithic flagship Statement amplification system at the 2014 CES; this year it was present in a static display…
Larry Greenhill  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments
The Heisenberg—Audionet's largest and most powerful monoblock amplifier—was on display in a portion of the suite shared with YG Acoustics…

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