Tag Archives: Music servers and computer audio

Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Multi-Room High-Res Music Streamer

Bluesound Node 2i Wireless Multi-Room High-Res Music Streamer

For the last year and a half I’ve been exploring the world of streaming music, experiences I wrote up in the course of a review of NAD’s M50.2 music streamer/ripper and Aurender’s Model 10 streamer/DAC (Issue 305). While neither of those products is outlandishly expensive by the norms of high-end audio, both are still expensive enough and of very high-tech manufacturing and sonic excellence. Not long ago I decided to treat myself to an audio system for my office. A quite small room, it has no space for a turntable (nor did I want the fuss and bother of vinyl ...

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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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Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition and Focal for Bentley Radiance

Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition and Focal for Bentley Radiance

From the Bentley/Focal/Naim press release Crewe/Salisbury/St Etienne – Monday 14 September: Music lovers can now enjoy exceptional sound and styling whether listening at home, on the move, or in any Bentley car, thanks to an extended collaboration between the iconic British marque, and premium audio brands, Naim Audio and Focal. Design and audio specialists from all three companies have worked together to develop two exclusive new products: the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition wireless speaker system, and Focal for Bentley Radiance headphones. This exciting project extends the close partnership, formed in 2008, between Bentley Motors and Naim Audio. Expert ...

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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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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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Linn’s new Majik DSM: a classic revamped, inside and out

Linn's new Majik DSM: a classic revamped, inside and out

Majik digital streamers have been an integral part of Linn’s industry-leading range since their introduction in 2009. Now, Linn’s best-selling streaming product of the last decade has been completely reimagined to deliver a stunning new look, an all-new feature set and, most importantly, an impressive boost in performance. Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn Managing Director said, ‘Recent years have seen the rapid expansion of Linn’s product portfolio, both in terms of category and technology, creating exceptional new products that have enabled more and more people to bring Linn quality sound into their lives. Now, with the brand new, next generation Majik DSM, ...

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Exclusive: Linn’s new Majik DSM – First Impressions

Exclusive: Linn's new Majik DSM – First Impressions

I’ve been fortunate in being the only person not working for Linn who got an exclusive pre-release listen to the new £2,950 Majik DSM. OK, to bring myself into line I had to change my name from ‘Sircom’ to ‘Sirkom’ for the duration, but that’s a small price to pay for the privilege. And listening to the Linn Majik DSM in advance was a bit of a privilege. Let’s be honest. Hi-Fi has got a bit po-faced. We’ve gone down a snobby route that can work against us. We shun any form of wireless connection, think HDMI or video connections ...

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