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Moon launches 40th Anniversary Edition System

Moon launches 40th Anniversary Edition System

From the Reniassance Audio press release 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 with 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 exclusive production run of just forty systems, ...

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McIntosh unveils new solid state amp and vacuum tube pre-amp, the MC830 and C8

Based on designs from the 1950s and 1960.

McIntosh is releasing a new solid state amplifier, the MC830, and a new vacuum tube pre-amplifier, the C8, this September.

Read more: The making of McIntosh’s iconic amplifiers


The MC830

The 1-channel, solid state amplifier features an output of 300 watts into 8 ohms and 480 watts into 4 ohms.

MC830 also includes McIntosh’s power guard technology, which monitor’s the amplifier’s output signal to protect your speaker – and the company’s sentry monitor protection, which automatically stops the MC830’s output stage before the current exceeds safe levels.

Priced at £3,000 the MC830 measures 12.2″ x 9.5″ x 16″, and weighs 21.8kg.


The C8

The pre-amplifier is powered by four 12AX7a vacuum tubes. It includes one balanced output, two unbalanced analogue inputs, one moving coil input and one moving magnet phono input – as well as bass and treble control.

Priced at £2,700, the C8 measures 12.2″ x 7.6″ x 16.2″, and weighs 8.2kg.

Both products will go on sale this September.

Head here for more info on the MC830, and here for the C8.

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Airy dub meets house on Fantastic Man’s debut LP, Utopioid

“A vacation through an imaginary pleasure-dome”…

Fantastic Man is releasing his debut album, titled Utopioid, via Mule Musiq this October.

Read more: Inside Tokyo audiophile bar and record shop Studio Mule

Written between 2019 and 2020, Utopioid draws on sci-fi influenced electronica, house, airy dub, and breakbeat.

Utopioid follows his Body Hurt 12” earlier this year, which was also released on Mule Musiq.

Head here to pre-order a copy in advance of Utopioid’s 9th October release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Superhighway
2. Mazes feat. Memphis LK
3. Earthshine
4. Subztance
5. Utopioid
6. Diaspora
7. Forbidden Fiction
8. d’Oxygen
9. Antiboudi

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McIntosh MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

BINGHAMTON, NY (PTA) — McIntosh is on a roll with their retro styled components. Today introducing two new open-chassis designs that are sure to entice. First the MC830 Solid State Amplifier dishes out a remarkable 300 Watts, followed by the C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier which features four 12AX7a vacuum tubes. More info and photos are enclosed below. Enjoy! Press Release Enclosed McIntosh Announces MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Matching units feature an open chassis, retro styled industrial design Following in the footsteps of their immensely popular and retro styled MA252 and MA352 Integrated Amplifiers, which took design cues from their timeless MC275 Vacuum Tube Amplifier, McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to introduce two more exciting models with similar styling: the MC830 Solid State Amplifier and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Featuring styling reminiscent of their 1950s and 1960s designs, the MC830 and C8 are full of modern day technology to produce an amazing home audio experience. When a pair of MC830s are combined with the C8, they can form the foundation of system that can deliver a lifelike home audio experience. MC830 Solid State Amplifier The [...]

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Rave Scout Cookies has published its first handbook

Exploring how POC and LGBT+ communities have shaped the rave scene, harm reduction and more. 

Multimedia platform Rave Scout Cookies is publishing its first handbook, straightforwardly titled The Rave Scout Cookies Handbook #001, this October.

Read more: From dub to the club: The rave artwork of Junior Tomlin

Beginning with an exploration of the influence of POC and LGBT+ communities in the rave scene, the text moves through harm reduction advice, recommended reading and listening, and a collection of archival flyers.

The handbook also features interviews with artists and collectives including ALKHEMY, Por Detroit, Ariel Zetina, and Justin Cudmore.

“There’s something for everybody: mystic, skeptic, historian, futurist, and ravers alike,” shares Rave Scout Cookies.

Head here to purchase a copy of the handbook in advance of its 5th October publication.

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MOON LAUNCHES 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION SYSTEM

MOON LAUNCHES 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION SYSTEM

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 with 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 exclusive production run of just forty systems, the Anniversary Edition system is designed ...

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Zesto Audio Announcing New ESP Supply Upgrade to Three Preamp Models

THOUSAND OAKS, CA (PTA) — Zesto Audio announces a new Energy Source Power Supply upgrade for three upgraded models. The new models with ESP Supply technology are as follows: the Andros II Phonostage which replaces the Andros 1.2, the Leto Ultra II Preamplifier which replaces the Leto Ultra, and the Andros Deluxe II Phonostage replaces the Andros Deluxe. More information enclosed below. Enjoy! Editors’ Note: Zesto Audio is not only George Counnas, it is also his lovely and talented wife Carolyn Counnas who is equal parts business woman and artist in her own right. Together they represent one of the friendliest power-couples in high-end audio, and people worth celebrating (see photo below). Press Release Enclosed Zesto Audio Announcing New ESP Supply Upgrade to Three Preamp Models Zesto Audio is pleased to announce their new product upgrade, the Energy Source Power Supply, named the ESP Supply available on three of their preamplifiers, the Andros II Phonostage, the Andros Deluxe II Phonostage and the Leto Ultra II Preamplifier. George Counnas, President and design engineer of Zesto Audio says, “I named it the ESP Supply because it anticipates the energy needs of the music. This new ESP Supply unlocks the true potential of [...]

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