• Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet (M/M) Turntable Cartridge Review

    Our sister site NOVO just published the review of a wicked MM turntable cartridge - in terms of both performance and price point. It's call the Sumiko Amethyst and we invite you to give the review a read here: https://novo.press/sumiko-amethyst-moving-magnet-m-m-turntable-cartridge-review/ READ MORE

  • Product News: Audio Research Phono 3 Phono Preamplifier

    Audio Research (ARC) is pleased to announce important updates to its highest-performance phono stage, the Reference Phono 3 Phono Preamplifier with the launch of the Reference Phono 3SE. Following the launch of the recent Reference (REF) 6SE Line-Stage Preamplifier, ARC’s 50th Anniversary product line continues with a special edition update of the Ref Phono 3 Preamplifier. The REF Phono 3SE ($17,000 USD) replaces the REF Phono 3, a product introduced in 2016 that has been recognized and READ MORE

  • Product News: Chord Introduces ULTIMA 5 and ULTIMA 6 Power Amps

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    Chord Electronics has introduced its ground-breaking next-generation ULTIMA amplifier topology to (full-size) stereo for the first time, with the introduction of two new power amplifiers, the ULTIMA 5 and ULTIMA 6. The new models, which benefit from John Franks’ ground-breaking dual-feed-forward amplifier topology, directly replace their predecessors: ULTIMA 5 (300 watts) will replace the legendary SPM 1200 MK II (widely considered to be the definitive Chord Electronics amplifier), with READ MORE

  • Product News: Chord Introduces ULTIMA PRE 2 Preamp

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    Chord Electronics has just launched its second ULTIMA preamp called the ULTIMA PRE 2. The new preamp is the perfect accompaniment to the ULTIMA 2 and ULTIMA 3 mono power amplifiers, which benefit from the company’s advanced dual-feed-forward error-correction circuitry. The new ULTIMA PRE 2 uses the company’s striking new aesthetic, which benefits from a redesigned bolt-less fascia, featuring a 28mm-thick aircraft-grade aluminium front panel. Forming part of the company’s flag READ MORE

  • Meet the Maker: Audio Research Corporation Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Share Interesting Insights with NOVO

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    Our sister publication NOVO just posted a very insightful story about Audio Research. The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will be introducing a whole lot of exciting new products. This story shares a conversation between NOVO's publisher Suave Kajko and Audio Research's Jeff Poggi, CEO/President and Warren Gehl, Design Engineer and Aural Evaluator. Check it out here! READ MORE

  • Dynamique Audio Shadow 2 Interconnects, Power Cords, & Speaker Cables Review

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    Looking to upgrade the performance of your music system without spending crazy amount of money? Check out our sister publication NOVO's review of the UK-made Dynamique Audio Shadow 2 interconnects, power cords, & speaker cables. https://novo.press/dynamique-audio-shadow-2-review/ READ MORE

  • Audio Research to Update Reference 6 Preamp and Reference 750SE Power Amp

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    Audio Research has just announced important updates to two products in its Reference series, the Reference 6 line-stage preamplifier, and the Reference 750SE mono power amplifier. Both products will begin to ship in December. REFERENCE 6SE A Special Edition performance update has been created for the REF6 line-stage preamplifier. The REF6SE ($17,000 USD) replaces the REF6, which has won more than a dozen international awards since its introduction in 2015, most recently, SoundStage's READ MORE

  • McIntosh Introduces MA352 Integrated Amplifier

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    Following the wildly successful MA252 hybrid integrated amp, McIntosh has just revealed its newest hybrid integrated amp called the MA352 Integrated Amplifier. The new McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design that combines the finest of vacuum tube and solid state audio design principles. The result is an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality level. An all analog design, the 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

  • Raidho TD4.2 Loudspeaker – Raidoho Introduces an Awesome New Loudspeaker

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    Raidho Acoustics has just revealed an incredible new TD4.2 loudspeaker (€100,000 or €125,000 per pair, depending on finish).   Positioned just below the company's flagship TD4.8 model, the TD4.2 uses much of the same technology found in its larger, more expensive brother.  The new speaker uses the company's new Tantalum-Diamond drivers along with an updated version of their ribbon tweeter and an improved cabinet. Raidho says that adding a Tantalum coating to the company's Diamond dr READ MORE