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Review : BGVP DM7 – Higher up

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today we have a look at he DM7, the latest universal IEM from the company with the weirdest name: BGVP

Disclaimer : The BGVP DM7 was sent to us by Linsoul in exchange for this review and the unit doesn’t need to be returned.

About BGVP

Based in Guangdong, China. BGVP is an IEM maker providing a whole range of earphones at affordable prices. They became more and more popular these last months, thanks to their latest models, the DMG and DM6.… Read the full article

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Huawei would sign no spy contract

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Following growing international concerns over the security of its networking hardware, Huawei's chairman Liang Hua said that the Chinese firm is “willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments”.

At a recent business conference in London, Liang explained that the company is more than willing to work together with governments including the UK to ensure its devices are secure, saying:

"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard." 

This could help improve relations between the company and some governments but for others, it may already be too late to trust the Chinese company.… Read the full article

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Bucks vs Raptors live stream: how to watch 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals online

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In a way, a Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Eastern Conference Finals in the 2019 NBA postseason is exactly what we should have expected. They are the top two seeds after all. And you can watch the drama of the seven game series play out with this TechRadar Bucks vs Raptors NBA live stream guide.

But in reality, neither of these franchises has been to an NBA Finals since 1974. In fact, the Toronto Raptors have never been there, losing out to LeBron's Cavs team at the NBA playoffs Conference Finals stage three years ago.… Read the full article

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Microsoft Paint isn’t going anywhere, and gets new accessibility features

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft has been making a strong push toward accessibility in the past year, with the Xbox Adaptive Controller proving to be one of the best Xbox One accessories. Now, the company is adding accessibility features to one of its most popular, long-standing programs: Microsoft Paint.

The new accessibility features will come in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. And, while Microsoft Paint is already readily usable with a mouse or touchscreen, the new features allow the keyboard to serve as the primary input device in Microsoft Paint.… Read the full article

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Totem Element Metal v.2, VTL TL 2.5i Preamplifier and ST-150 Amplifier, YBA Signature CD Player

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

It had been years since I last checked in with Totem Acoustic, the Canada-based loudspeaker manufacturer. When I showed up at the Totem room and was greeted by company president and longtime chief designer Vince Bruzzese, I didn’t know what to expect. In the event, what I got was some excellent sound from two compact towers placed very close to the front wall, and a short introduction to what appeared to be some interesting technology behind those impressive loudspeakers.

The compact towers I was hearing were the new, v.2 version of the Element Metal (€16,999/pair), which come in basic black and basic white.… Read the full article

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Westone WX1 Earphone with Bluetooth Dongle

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Westone WX1 Earphone with Bluetooth Dongle

I know one audio industry pundit who is convinced that wireless Bluetooth earphones will become so pervasive that you will be hard-pressed to find wired models in a few years. That could be. Even in-ear pioneer Westone has joined the wireless revolution with its latest offering, the WX1 ($149). And not only does the WX1 offer wireless Bluetooth, but because its three-button-control Bluetooth module uses a removable MMCX connector cable it can be paired with any MMCX-equipped earphone you happen to own.… Read the full article

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Bagby Bags Paradigm

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

One of the original founders of Paradigm, Scott Bagby (pictured right, shortly after founding the company), has purchased the company back… along with high-end brands Anthem and Martin-Logan.

Bagby founded Paradigm in 1982 in Toronto, Canada, forming a partnership with two ex-Angstrom employees, Jerry VanderMarel and Martin Stec. (Angstrom was a small Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer). Although Stec was primarily responsible for Paradigm’s early designs, Bagby co-designed them and when Stec returned to Angstrom in 1985, Bagby took over the design role.… Read the full article

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Gray High Fidelity Division

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

Anyone have a spare Gray tonearm 😎

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Continuum Audio Labs Obsidian 'Table w/Viper Tonearm; Constellation Audio Cygnus Media Player/DAC, Andromeda Phono Stage, Pictor Preamp, and Taurus Monoblocks; Magico M2 Speakers

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

In Munich, audio electronics company Constellation Audio was demoing with Magico M2 loudspeakers ($63,000/pair with M-Pod footers). Spinning vinyl was the Continuum Audio Labs Obsidian turntable ($35,000) w/Viper Tonearm ($10,000) and Ortofon A-95 Cartridge ($6,000). Phono preamplification was, of course, by Constellation—their Andromeda phono stage ($18,000). On the digital side, the source was Constellation’s Cygnus Media Player/DAC ($38,000). Constellation’s Pictor preamp was in use ($18,000), as was a pair of their Taurus monoblocks ($39,000/pair). The sound was fast, 3D, well-balanced, articulate—and much bigger than I’ve heard from these Magicos at other shows.

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NAD M17 V2 Surround Preamp/Processor Review

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $6,000


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Exceptional flexibility
First-rate build quality
Superb sound

Minus

Complex ergonomics
Inadequate owner’s manual


THE VERDICT

This NAD preamp-processor can accommodate nearly every system requirement and then some. While pricey, it’s hard to imagine a better-sounding hub for your home theater.


NAD (New Acoustic Dimensions) gained considerable attention soon after its founding in 1972 by offering impressive sound quality at fair prices. Today, most of NAD’s more affordable products still proudly bear the unique, workpants cosmetics of its early days.

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