• McIntosh Releases the C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

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    McIntosh has just revealed the C2700 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier. Using their well-established vacuum tube topology, the C2700 also features McIntosh’s advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module technology to combine cutting edge digital music capabilities with time tested vacuum tube performance. A worthy successor to McIntosh’s popular DA1 Digital Audio Module, the DA2 features an expanded set of capabilities. The DA2 offers 7 digital inputs including all the same connections found on the DA1 ( READ MORE

  • McIntosh Announces C53 Preamplifier

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    The brand new McIntosh C53 Preamplifier is ready to serve in a home audio system for many years – even decades – all while delivering unmatched audio quality. Following the digital audio precedent set in McIntosh’s current line of solid state integrated amplifiers, the C53 stereo preamplifier features an upgradeable digital audio module. But unlike their integrated amplifiers that use the DA1 Digital Audio Module, the C53 is the first product to use McIntosh’s new, more advanced DA2 READ MORE

  • McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

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    McIntosh has just announced the C49 Preamplifier, a future-proof component that is upgradeable. The C49 features the company's DA1 Digital Audio Module, which can be replaced by newer McIntosh digital audio modules that accommodate new digital technologies. This will allow the C49 to be kept up to date with digital music formats and viable well into the future. The C49 comes with a multitude of inputs. For analog, it has 2 balanced, 3 unbalanced, 1 Moving Coil and 1 Moving Magnet. On the READ MORE

  • Sonus faber Launches Minima Amator II Loudspeaker at Munich High End Show

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    Some products are not meant to be tied to a singular historical moment. Electa Amator III and Minima Amator II were born with this concept in mind and together give life to the Heritage collection from Sonus faber.  Paying homage to its past through classic design, while strongly breaking through the barrier of time with an electro-acoustic point of view, the Heritage collection transmits the tradition of the brand and enhances its artistic relevance. Because there is no future, without a p READ MORE

  • Audio Research Reference 160S Stereo Power Amplifier

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    Audio Research has just revealed a brand new Reference 160S stereo power amplifier. The new product distills the astonishing resolution, dynamic impact, musical purity and finesse of the 160M into one beautiful and attainable chassis designed for the music lover in all of us. Following the example of the internationally-acclaimed 160M monaural power amplifier introduced in 2018, the Reference 160S (REF160S) is a vacuum-tube design with dual transparent power meters that float in front READ MORE

  • Aqua Introduces LinQ Network Player at the Munich High End Show

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    Aqua is an Italian company that manufacturers high-end digital audio components, which include several highly rated DAC models and a CD transport. This May 9 to 12, Aqua will be showcasing a brand new LinQ Network Player at the Munich High End Show, in Germany. The LinQ is a network player compatible with Roon, UPnP and DLNA, and will be upgradeable to other future protocols thanks to its modular architecture. Its suite of digital outputs includes an AQlink I2S, S/Pdif, as well as d READ MORE

  • Wilson Benesch Introduces the GMT ONE Turntable Featuring the Most Accurate Drive System Ever Developed for a Turntable

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    The GMT ONE Turntable derives its name from Greenwich Mean Time which has for 135-years been the reference by which people around the world have measured time. The GMT reference is thus inspired by the novel drive system behind the GMT ONE System which lays claim to being the most accurate drive system ever developed for a turntable. REVOLTIONARY MAGNETIC GEAR DRIVE SYSTEM This drive system does not rely upon a belt, it does not rely upon an idler drive, nor a direct drive system. The READ MORE

  • AudioSolutions Announces Virtuoso Loudspeaker Series

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    AudioSolutions, the leading European loudspeaker manufacturer, is thrilled to host the world premiere of the Virtuoso loudspeaker series at the Munich High End show in Germany, which runs from May 9-12.  The Virtuoso series employs much of the advanced technology originally developed for the company’s flagship Vantage 5th anniversary series, combined with a sophisticated visual design. Notable highlights of the new series include a mini-horn loaded tweeter, an extended frequency mid range READ MORE

  • Stenheim Reveals the Alumine Three, Its Most Advanced Compact Speaker

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    With the Alumine Three, Stenheim has distilled the exceptional quality of its world-renowned Alumine Five speaker into a compact housing, creating an even more accessible music experience for audiophiles. Made in Switzerland, the new Alumine Three speaker is the product of many years of research and unparalleled knowledge of audiophile technology. Its design takes a lot of inspiration from the Alumine Five, Stenheim’s multi-award-winning speaker. Like its predecessor, it is an all-al READ MORE

  • Product News: McIntosh MPC500 Power Controller

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    McIntosh has just revealed the new MPC500 Power Controller, a component designed to protect your precious audio system. Inconsistency in power quality can cause costly damage to electronic devices. Featuring cascaded surge protection, the MPC500 delivers full mode AC power line surge protection, such as from a lightning strike, as well as protecting low voltage devices against secondary surges and spikes that can occur after the initial event. AC power line protection is accomplished w READ MORE