• 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

  • McIntosh Labs MC312 Power Amplifier Review – One of the Best Amplifiers of 2019

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    If you're looking to take the performance of your audio system to the next level, then you might want to take a look at the McIntosh Labs MC312 power amplifier.  Our sister publication NOVO just published a review of this fabulous sounding amp!  Check it out at: https://novo.press/mcintosh-labs-mc312-power-amplifier-review-one-of-the-best-amplifiers-of-2019/ READ MORE

  • Audio Solutions Figaro M Speaker Review

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    It’s always fun to learn about a new audio manufacturer, especially one that manages to impress you with the performance and quality of its products.  I first learned about Audio Solutions from Canadian high-end audio retailer Sonic Artistry who offered to lend me a pair of the company’s Figaro M speakers at the end of 2018.  Founded by speaker engineer Gediminas Gaidelis, Audio Solutions is a high-end loudspeaker manufacturer based in Vilnius, Lithuania.  A lot of very interesting hi 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

  • 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

  • Why So Many Music Listeners Are Choosing Integrated Amplifiers Today

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    An increasing number of audiophiles and casual music listeners are considering integrated amplifier today - why is that?  Our sister publication NOVO magazine takes a close look at what makes this category so attractive to more customers today than ever before. Jump here to read the article: https://novo.press/integrated-amplifier-buyer-guide-why-so-many-music-listeners-are-choosing-integrated-amplifiers-today/ READ MORE

  • EMM Labs PRE Preamplifier Review – The Best Preamplifier in 2019?

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    It’s a strange world. EMM Labs new Reference Preamplifier is called the PRE ($25k US). Their previous Reference Preamplifier, still available, is the PRE2 ($15k US). The PRE2 is the best sounding preamp I’ve had in my system prior to the arrival of the PRE. It’s as neutral and transparent as they come. Can the new PRE top that? Is it worth the 67% premium? The new PRE is a much more substantial animal than the PRE2. It measures 438mm x 400mm x 161mm (wdh) and weighs a substantial 17 READ MORE