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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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2020 Golden Ear Awards: Allan Moulton

2020 Golden Ear Awards: Allan Moulton

Yamaha 5000 System (C-5000 Preamp, M-5000Power Amp, NS-5000 Speakers, GT-5000 Turntable) $9999, $9999, $14,999, $7999 An effort of 19 engineers and eight years in development, the full 5000 Series sees Yamaha return to high-end audio’s deep end, making waves with a cannonball dive off the high platform. The NS-5000 loudspeaker will be viewed as the system’s star component, and it rightly takes a place as an underpriced overachiever in the high-performance loudspeaker marketplace. The 5000 uses one material for every vibrating surface. In this case, Yamaha uses one of the strongest fibers in existence—Zylon. The ability to develop materials on ...

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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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Audio Research Corporation Under New Ownership

Audio Research Corporation Under New Ownership

The following is a press release issued by Audio Research. Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 25, 2020 – TWS Enterprises, LLC, a privately held company owned wholly by Trent Suggs, has agreed to purchase Audio Research from the McIntosh Group, Inc. subject to completion of due diligence which is expected to be finalized by the end of August. As Audio Research celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, it is time to embark on the next chapter of its journey in high performance music reproduction. During the past six years that Audio Research has been owned by the McIntosh Group, it has ...

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Tidal Prisma Preamplifier and Ferios Monoblock Power Amplifiers

Tidal Prisma Preamplifier and Ferios Monoblock Power Amplifiers

It’s become a cliché for high-end audio manufacturers to claim that their products are so transparent that they “faithfully communicate the artist’s expression.” Although many designers aspire to this lofty ideal (or proclaim to), very few actually realize electronics that are truly transparent, or as transparent as today’s components can be. To be sure, there are many great-sounding preamplifiers and power amplifiers, but all have a particular sonic signature. That signature could even be one area of sonic performance that stands out as being better than other aspects of the amplifier’s qualities. It’s not a bad thing, but it is ...

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Boulder 3010 Preamplifier and 2108 Phono Preamplifier

Boulder 3010 Preamplifier and  2108 Phono Preamplifier

In 1936 the Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman asked Arturo Toscanini to conduct the opening benefit concert of the Palestine Symphony in New York. The musicians, most of whom had fled Europe after the Nazis rose to power in Germany, were both terrified and elated to rehearse under the famously tyrannical Toscanini, who spent a month in Palestine preparing the orchestra for its American debut. “Mr. Huberman,” the violinist Lorand Fenyves exclaimed after one session, “Toscanini is a magician! He doesn’t simply conduct the orchestra; he hypnotizes us.” Something similar could be said about the character of the new Boulder 3010 ...

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NAD Launches T 758 V3i Surround Sound Receiver

NAD Launches T 758 V3i Surround Sound Receiver

The following is a press release issued by NAD Electronics. PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA | AUGUST 12, 2020 – NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, announced the launch of the T 758 V3i, a performance update to the award-winning T 758 A/V Surround Sound Receiver. The affordable surround sound receiver will now come ready with Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS® high-res multi-room audio, Dirac Live®, 4K UHD Video and Apple AirPlay 2® all built-in. The T 758 V3i ($1499 U.S. MSRP) begins shipping later this month.. As with all NAD components, the company’s latest ...

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Thrax Audio Teams Up With High End by Oz as Their North American Distributor

Thrax Audio Teams Up With High End by Oz as Their North American Distributor

The following is a press release issued by Thrax and High End by Oz. August 5, 2020 - Thrax Audio is pleased to announce High End by Oz, based in Los Angeles, CA, as its official distributor for North America. High End By Oz LLC. is a hifi distribution and sales company covering North America with some of the finest hifi products from Europe. The addition of Thrax Audio to the portfolio further expands our state of the art offering in the North American market. Thrax Audio was founded in 2010 by Rumen Artarski - following his career as a ...

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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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