• Happy New Year from NOVO High-End!

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    I would like to wish all NOVO readers a Happy New Year on behalf of the NOVO team!  May the new year bring you health, happiness and everything else you desire - including new audio equipment and tech toys :-) We took a couple of weeks off at the end of December but we're forging full steam ahead starting today - so you'll see lots of exciting new content rolling out in the next few days. Fun fact: I shot the picture above during a recent review of the Swan Song Audio Wh READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Commemorative System

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    McIntosh founded by Frank McIntosh – a.k.a. “Mr. Mac” – in 1949, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, and to commemorate this milestone, McIntosh has revealed an awesome 70th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative System. The Commemorative System is comprised of two new audio products: the MC2152 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Amplifier and the C70 70th Anniversary Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. All the products in each Commemorative System are specially marked and have m READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh XRT1.1K Loudspeaker

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    McIntosh has just revealed the XRT1.1K loudspeaker, a sibling to the company's larger-than-life XRT2.1K loudspeaker.  Featuring a 1,200 Watt power rating, the full range XRT1.1K is an exceptional speaker in its own right. With its more user-friendly size that is 14” (35 cm) shorter and 173 lbs (78 kg) lighter than the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K can comfortably fit in a wider variety of home environments. While not as large as the XRT2.1K, the XRT1.1K is still an extraordinary loudspeaker that p READ MORE

  • Meet the Maker: An Interview with Charles Kirmuss of Kirmuss Audio

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    Have you heard of the Ultrasonic Vinyl Restoration System from Kirmuss Audio?  This product is taking the audiophile world by storm.  Find out why in the "Meet the Maker" story just published by our sister site NOVO.  Click here to read the full story. READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier

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    McIntosh has just introduced the MC312 Power Amplifier which promised many years of musical enjoyment.  Like the MC302 that it replaces, the MC312 is a 300 Watts per channel stereo amplifier and is a great choice to power virtually any home audio system. The full 300 Watts can be delivered to almost any speakers regardless if they have 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance thanks to its unique Autoformer technology. The MC312 has received numerous improvements compared to the MC302. Most notably is th READ MORE

  • Gruensch Grand Reference, the Company’s New Ultimate Flagship Speaker

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    Since 1998 Gruensch has manufactured highly exclusive audio components and speakers in southern Germany and now the company has released its ultimate flagship speaker called the Gruensch Grand Reference. Years of fundamental research and development form the basis for this technologically and sonically outstanding reference loudspeaker. A unique, holistic technical concept was combined with an impressive, acoustically-ideal and elegant design to create a total work of art. Passion, dee READ MORE

  • Wilson Benesch Eminence Loudspeaker, the new Flagship Loudspeaker from Wilson Benesch

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    Wilson Benesch has just revealed a gorgeous new flagship loudspeakers called the Eminence. Since 1989 Wilson Benesch has pioneered the development of advanced carbon composite loudspeaker enclosures. The A.C.T. Monocoque enclosure offers the lowest signal-to-noise ratio in the industry, setting the benchmark in performance for others to aspire to. Never the less, the launch of the Cardinal loudspeaker in 2013 represented a bold design statement, defining an ambitious line of products that READ MORE

  • Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System: Part 1

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    Our sister publication NOVO magazine has just posted an article about "Great Recorded Music to Showcase Your Sound System".  Discover one Kevin Rak's suggested albums that will push your high-end system to the limits!  Read it here READ MORE

  • Product Review: Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum Phono Stage Preamplifier

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    Things are just getting started here at NOVO High-End, and as we await our first wave of articles from the writing team, we'll be sharing a few articles from around the web :-) Here's a fantastic review from our friends at EnjoytheMusic! When I heard that I would be reviewing the $28,000 Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Momentum phono preamplifier for this issue of Enjoy The Music, I was a very happy audiophile -- on account of the time I spent with the $50,000 D'Agostino Momentum Lifes READ MORE

  • VAC Renaissance Mk V Pre Amplifier With MM/MC Phono Stage Review

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    If you're in the market for a high-end tube-based preamp and a versatile photo stage then look no further than the VAC Renaissance Mk V - our friends at Enjoy the Music just posted a fantastic review of this preamp.  Check it out HERE.   READ MORE