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Linn Upgrades Majik Turntable With New Improved Tonearm

Linn Upgrades Majik Turntable With New Improved Tonearm

The following is a press release issued by Linn. September 25, 2020 - Further to the August launch of new Majik DSM, Linn has now announced an update for its Majik LP12: the entry level variant of the iconic turntable will shortly receive a new, higher performance tonearm. Produced in partnership with Clearaudio, the much-respected German turntable brand, the new tonearm will replace the current Majik tonearm from November. Based on an existing Clearaudio model, the design has been modified to Linn specification and improved to become the new Krane tonearm. Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn Managing Director, said, 'We see this ...

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Moon Launches 40th Anniversary Edition System

Moon Launches 40th Anniversary Edition System

The following is a press release issued by Moon. September 23, 2020 - MOON has created an iconic audio system to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The stunning MOON Anniversary Edition features the highly acclaimed 680D streaming DAC and the elegantly powerful 600i v2 integrated amplifier. Each model is finished in a beautiful Millesime Red colourway designed to give a contemporary look plus a discreet styling cue recalling MOON’s 1980 genesis. To complement the system, the remote-control unit is also in stunning Millesime Red and the MOON bridges in rose gold. A full set of premium cables is supplied. With an ...

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Introducing The II Cremonese Ex3me

Introducing The II Cremonese Ex3me

The following is a press release issued by Sonus faber. September 22nd, 2020 – Sonus faber is proud to introduce the new special edition Il Cremonese ex3me. Introduced in 2015 with the intention of completing the Sonus faber Homage Collection, the speaker was named after a traditional Italian violin, the Il Cremonese. This violin is the most famous among the master Antonio Stradivari’s creations. Due to its superb sound capability, the new Il Cremonese speaker immediately placed among the ranks of Sonus faber’s Reference Collection catalogue, becoming a favorite among the Sonus faber R&D team members. This predilection turned the ...

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Houdini-Cartridge De-Coupler

Houdini-Cartridge De-Coupler

The following is a press release issued by The Funk Firm. September 21, 2020 - The Funk Firm has released a new dynamically stable Cartridge De-Coupler. Named Houdini, Funk claims that much as a tuning fork couples its vibration when placed onto a guitar box, the very act of firmly bolting the cartridge to the arm similarly couples and superimposes its resonances directly onto the cartridge. Funk claims that to date all arms are responsible for this describing it as “The problem you never knew you had” and all turntables suffer from it. Decoupling the arm is akin to lifting ...

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Qobuz Live & Rhino Present: ‘John Coltrane – Giant Steps 60’: An All-Star Livestream Discussion

Qobuz Live & Rhino Present: ‘John Coltrane - Giant Steps 60’: An All-Star Livestream Discussion

The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. September 21, 2020 - On Wednesday, September 23—John Coltrane’s 94th birthday—Qobuz Live (Qobuz’ new weekly livestream series) and Rhino will present a historic livestream panel discussion on John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1960 album Giant Steps, celebrating the album’s 60th anniversary with a panel of four leading saxophonists, representing successive generations of jazz talent shaped by Coltrane’s influence, and moderated by two leading music historians versed in the African American musical tradition. This virtual roundtable also marks the release by Rhino of GIANT STEPS: 60th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION (on CD and LP formats) ...

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Mytek Audio Introduces Empire DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier

Mytek Audio Introduces Empire DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier

The following is a press release issued by Mytek Audio. September 16, 2020 - Mytek Audio proudly introduces the EMPIRE DAC/Streamer/Preamplifier; An "all out" assault on the state-of-the-art, the EMPIRE establishes Mytek as a top echelon player in the high-performance audio arena. The Streamer is “Powered by RoonOS” and features internal Roon Core that can drive both the ultra-high performance EMPIRE DAC and external Roon endpoints. There is a dual mono fully balanced differential analog preamplifier with an ultra quiet phono stage for both MC and MM cartridges. Going one step further, a high current, dual mono, fully balanced headphone ...

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Siltech Announces Two New Network Cables

Siltech Announces Two New Network Cables

The following is a press release issued by Siltech. Elst, Netherlands, September 2020 - Siltech has been a pioneering force in the high-end audio industry for nearly four decades because we've always followed our path rather than following others. It's this mentality that's helped us create many groundbreaking products over the years. It should be no surprise, therefore, to learn that Siltech's engineers took a unique approach when designing two new network cables. Siltech's New Network Cables Work Smarter Many manufacturers focus on data rate and making their cables as 'fast' as possible – without appreciating that audio data does ...

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Bob Stuart Awarded Prince Philip Medal by Royal Academy of Engineering

Bob Stuart Awarded Prince Philip Medal by Royal Academy of Engineering

The following is a press release issued by MQA. London | 14 September 2020 – Bob Stuart, creator of MQA and co-founder of Meridian Audio, is awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal for ‘his exceptional contribution to audio engineering which has changed the way we listen to music and experience films’. Stuart is the first audio engineer to receive the award in its 20-year history. Previous recipients of the Prince Philip Medal include inventor of the turbojet engine, Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE CB FREng FRS; geothermal power innovator, Lucien Bronicki; and the electrical engineer ...

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First Ever Reference Class SU-R1000 Integrated Amplifier Developed to Further Expand Technics’ Sound Experience

First Ever Reference Class SU-R1000 Integrated Amplifier Developed to Further Expand Technics' Sound Experience

The following is a press release issued by Technics. 12 September, 2020 – Technics unveiled its first Reference Class integrated amplifier, SU-R1000. The Reference Class products are developed in pursue of Technics’ insatiable desire to deliver ultimate sound quality to customers, and they offer premium musical experience the Technics brand is known for. The SE-R1, Technics’ first Reference Class stereo power amplifier introduced in 2014, featured many new and original digital technologies such as LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration) for realising ideal impulse response and JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimisation) Engine for achieving high-quality, high-precision PWM signal conversion with ...

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Sound, Design and Function – New Evolving All-in-One Music System OTTAVA f SC-C70MK2

Sound, Design and Function – New Evolving All-in-One Music System OTTAVA f SC-C70MK2

The following is a press release issued by Technics. 1 September, 2020 – Technics has unveiled its new Premium Class OTTAVA™ f SC-C70MK2. Technics created this model by further refining the sound quality, function and design of the preceding SC-C70 model, a compact all-in-one system highly acclaimed in the market for casual enjoyment of high-quality music. The SC-C70MK2 is equipped with exclusively developed 8-cm woofer unit and 2-cm dome tweeter unit. The new tweeter is combined with an acoustic lens whose shape is optimised to deliver more expansive sound. Just like its predecessor, the SC-C70MK2 features a 2.1ch speaker system ...

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