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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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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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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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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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New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced

New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced

The following is a press release issued by AXPONA. Dear AXPONA Community, As the world continues to navigate the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we at AXPONA are focused on 2021 and making plans with the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and press in mind. Given the continued unpredictability and the expectation that restrictions on travel and large gatherings may continue into early next year, we do not believe it would be wise to hold AXPONA in April 2021. We asked the Renaissance Schaumburg for later dates in the calendar year that could accommodate our entire event ...

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Audio Research Releases ‘Audio Research: Making The Music Glow’ Book To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Audio Research Releases ‘Audio Research: Making The Music Glow’ Book To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. MAPLE GROVE, MN – August 28, 2020 – Audio Research is honored to partner with author Ken Kessler in releasing a book timed to the company’s 50th anniversary. Entitled, “Audio Research: Making the Music Glow”, the book describes the people behind the company, designing, manufacturing, fine-tuning, and marketing the audio amplification and source components that have been regarded perpetually as among the best in the industry. Celebrating its first half-century, the book tells the story of a manufacturer that helped define high-end audio, with the sole purpose of elevating the ...

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Hi-Res Music for Everyone: Qobuz Launches Family Plan

Hi-Res Music for Everyone: Qobuz Launches Family Plan

The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. August 27, 2020 - Qobuz, the world’s first Hi-Res streaming and download service, is launching its family plan today. The release of this much-anticipated feature comes following the recent news of the financial and industrial partnership with Québecor, the Canadian telecom giant, allowing Qobuz to strengthen its position as an international player in the music industry. Allowing up to six members per account for $24.99/month, Qobuz Family is the best way for families to all learn about and listen to the best quality music. Everybody deserves a chance to experience lossless ...

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Métronome Audio Le DAC digital converter

Métronome Audio Le DAC digital converter

In case you may have missed it, Métronome Audio is French; calling its digital converter Le DAC is a bit of a clue. Also, in case you missed it, Métronome Audio is the more attainable sister brand to the cost-no-object Kalista digital range, all a part of the same Métronome Technologie company. Based out of Montans in southern France, the company’s products have garnered a fantastic reputation for sonic performance, but – in fairness – Métronome Audio is often overshadowed by its more up-market stablemate. This overshadowing is at once understandable, unfortunate and unfair, because taken in and of itself ...

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Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier/DAC/Preamplifier

Focal Arche Headphone Amplifier/DAC/Preamplifier

Focal is known principally for its transducers, both great and small. Given that fact, the Arche headphone amplifier/DAC/preamplifier/headphone stand may seem like a major departure from its usual offerings. But when you consider what can be done to tailor and optimize the sound of a headphone amplifier to a particular set of headphones, the Arche is exactly the kind of new product that a forward-thinking headphone manufacturer should be making. Priced at slightly under $2500, the Arche is designed to be a fully featured and flexible component, and it certainly is. With both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs, the ...

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Naim Mu-so Second-Generation Compact Stereo System

Naim Mu-so Second-Generation Compact Stereo System

I almost owned a Naim CDI player as my main source component back in the early 90s. That is more of a positive recommendation than it sounds. I did not change equipment very often, and my choice had been narrowed down to just the Naim and one other. It ended up being fortunate later that I chose the Kinergetics, as it was a more flexible platform for modifications and tweaking. However, I did feel the Naim sounded better, justifying its higher price. There was a special “Naim look” that lasted for many years, ultra-simple and clean layout and controls, with ...

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