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Sound+Image Awards 2020

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Our Editor Jez opens the Awards gala dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central, Nov 20th 2019

The Sound+Image 2020 Awards were announced in Sydney at a gala dinner held on November 20th – our thanks to all who attended and our congratulations again to all the winners in this celebration of all that is good in audio and AV.

The complete details and reviews of all the winners will publish in our Special Awards Edition of Sound+Image magazine, out in December in print and digital editions.Read the full article

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: TVs & soundbars

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: Home Cinema

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

UHD BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000: LG UBK90

AV PROJECTOR UNDER $2500 
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Epson EF-100

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000: Denon AVR-X2600H

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $2000-$5000: Marantz SR6014

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000: Denon AVC-X6500H

AV PROCESSOR + AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR: Focal Astral 16

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: Headphones Winners

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

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Sound+Image Awards 2020: Amplifier Winners

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

In This Issue

How big is your TV? How about 100 inches, lit by lasers! That’s Hisense’s Laser TV, and our full hands-on examination will tell you if it’s right for your lounge. Plus more movie magic from Denon, Focal and Marantz; the new Sonos portable speaker, and our verdict on new noise-cancelling headphones from Sennheiser and Jabra; all the news from IFA Berlin 2019, and much more!

ON SALE NOW IN NEWSAGENTS + digital edition click here

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Review: Westone B30 & B50

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The new Westone B30 & B50 IEM series are the subject for today. They sell for $449 and $699. Let’s have a close look!

Disclaimer: The Westone B30 and B50 samples were sent to me free of charge for this review.

Intro

Westone was one of the first companies I was introduced to when I started my journey in IEMs. I used the famous UM1 model for a long time before switching to the Westone 3; the world’s first 3-driver IEM.… Read the full article

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The Thorens TD402 DD Direct Drive Semi-Automatic Turntable

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Hermann Thorens founded his company in 1883 to manufacture music boxes in Switzerland. Cylinder-based phonograph manufacturing began around the turn of the century. In 1956 the company introduced the TD-124—the company’s first high performance turntable and one that among collectors is still in demand. The company moved to Germany in 1966 and merged with EMT. The classic TD-125 followed in 1968.

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Hegel Music Systems H390 Integrated Amplifier Review

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $6,000


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Clean, dynamic sound
Tank-like build quality
Ample power

Minus

Pricey
Streaming requires wired network connection
Unintuitive setup menu


THE VERDICT

With its extremely solid build quality, future-proof feature set, and excellent sound, Hegel’s H390 could be the last integrated amp you’ll ever need.


Hegel Music Systems is a Norwegian audio electronics manufacturer that has been slowly and steadily making a mark on the high-end audio world since it started out in the early 1990s.

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PrimaLuna Evo 100 DAC

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

PrimaLuna Evo 100 DAC

PrimaLuna loves tubes. The Dutch-based company uses them in its whole range of products, from preamps, to power amps, to integrated amps. Even a tube-equipped CD player has graced its lineup. Kevin Deal of Upscale Audio distributes PrimaLuna in the U.S., and also stocks and sells a wide variety of vacuum tubes (he’s my favorite supplier). PrimaLuna recently replaced its Prologue and Dialogue series equipment with a new series, called the EvoLution line. Although EvoLution includes Evo 400, Evo 300, Evo 200, and Evo 100 integrated amps, power amps, and preamps, there is only one DAC, the Evo 100 Tube …… Read the full article

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Listening #204: the New Garrard 301

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Some loss of innocence is expected with both age and experience. Because I tick both boxes, and in spite of my best efforts to the contrary, I’m often a bit blasé in the face of new review samples. I wasn’t with this one.

A brief recap: At the 2018 High End show in Munich, UK-based SME announced that they had taken steps to reintroduce the classic Garrard 301, a transcription turntable that’s been out of production for more than half a century (footnote 1).… Read the full article

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