• McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable – A Turntable with an On-board Integrated Amplifier

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    Have you ever heard of a turntable with a built-in integrated amplifier?  Neither had we... until now! At first glance, the new McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable may look like it’s just a turntable, but a closer look will reveal that it is in fact so much more. Truly a one-of-a-kind product, it is designed for those who want maximum flexibility in their home audio system but don’t want – or don’t have the space for – a large audio system. With all the built-in connectivity t READ MORE

  • 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

  • Parasound’s New Improved Zphono XRM

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    Parasound’s new $599 Zphono XRM phono preamplifier bridges the price gap between its entry-level $200 Zphono and internationally acclaimed $1,495 Halo JC 3 Jr. The new model includes balanced XLR outputs, a switchable rumble filter, a mono-stereo switch, plus continuously variable load adjustment for moving coil cartridges. Separate input jacks and independent circuitry for MC and MM cartridges allows it to accommodate two turntables. Like other Parasound Z models, the Zphono XRM uses the 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

  • Gravelli Virtuoso – Concrete Enclosure Active Speakers

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    After more than five years of research, development and dozens of prototypes, Gravelli is introducing a new line of fully active high-end home audio speakers. The first model in the series are the VIRTUOSO. Autonomous, fully active stereo speakers, custom designed and housed in a concrete enclosure. The specially modified concrete enables the VIRTUOSO speakers to reach its best acoustic properties in the smallest form possible but with a big sound, comparable to the finest high-end audio 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

  • 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