• 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 VT80 SE Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier Review

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    Our sister site NOVO just published a review of the outstanding Audio Research VT80 SE vacuum tube power amp. If you've ever listened to Audio Research electronics you probably have an idea of the performance these components are capable of. Check out the review here: https://novo.press/audio-research-vt80-se-vacuum-tube-power-amplifier-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

  • Totem KIN Play Powered Bluetooth Speaker Review

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    If you're in the market for a great sounding pair of powered Bluetooth speakers then you'd be wise to check out the Totem KIN Play speakers. Our sister site NOVO just performed a test of these puppies! Check it out HERE! READ MORE

  • McIntosh Intros New Home Theater Products: 2 AV Processors and 5-Channel Amplifier

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    Two state-of-the-art A/V processors: MX170 and MX123 and a powerful 5-channel amplifier: MC255 MX170 A/V Processor Experience movies in the comfort of home with the brilliance of 4K Ultra HD, the vividness of High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the immersiveness of 3D surround sound like never before with the new McIntosh MX170 A/V Processor. Complete with the latest in home theater technology, the MX170 has everything needed to deliver a breathtaking audio and cinema experie READ MORE