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EVGA NU Audio Card engineered by Audio Note UK

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

Audio Note UK is announcing an audiophile-grade video card at 2019 CES, the EVGA NU Audio Card.

Launched at this year’s CES after two years’ development, the EVGA NU Audio Card is designed with the expertise of Audio Note UK for the audio section. According to Peter Qvortrup, head of Audio Note UK, the first batch of 3,000 pieces have been sold at the show. A second batch of 5,000 units is now on order.

Official launch date in the U.S.

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Audio News: Acapella Audio Arts speakers

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: |

San Francisco Bay Area dealership Audio Federations first encountered the Acapella Audio Arts spherical horn, ion plasma tweeter speaker system at CES 2002, before becoming its first U.S. dealer shortly afterwards and now its U.S. Importer. Bay area audiophiles and music lovers were able to experience the speakers at 2017 and 2018 California Audio Shows.

Founded over 40 years ago in Duisburg, Germany by Hermann Winters and Alfred Rudolph, Acapella today offers thirteen complete speaker systems listed below, ranging from the $20,500 per pair High Fidelio 2 MK III to the $362,000 per pair Sphaeron Excalibur.

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Audio News: PureAudioProject Quintet15 Open-Baffle ‘Wall of Sound’

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Israel-based PureAudioProject develops and markets open-baffle speaker systems, offering a variety of tweeter designs for its various models. Largest among the speaker offering is the Quintet15 series. With each speaker emanating ‘a wall of sound,’ the Quintet15 is fitted with four 15-inch woofers and a full-range driver per channel.

More Features

  • Modular Aluminum Frame
  • Baffles: Piano Gloss, Genuine German Oak (handcrafted), custom
  • 15″ Woofers: 8 x audiophile grade open baffle woofers, OB-A15NEO
  • Main Driver: TB, Horn1, various Voxativ 8″
  • Passive Crossover: ‘Leonidas’ XO, configured to the specific main drivers
  • Active Crossover: PAP-C1 (Analog) or miniDSP
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
  • Sensitivity: ~96db
  • Frequency Responce: from ~30hz (hearable and feel-able) to 20khz
  • Size: Hight 7′, Baffle Width 21.26″

Designed for breeze-simple self assembly.

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Audio News: Destination Audio Nika Horn launched

By | December 25th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Poland (12/25/2018): Destination Audio, manufacturer of the $95,000, 105dB sensitive Vista Horn and a complete tube amplification system that debuted at the 2018 California Audio Show, is launching a 99dB efficiency, smaller horn speaker system dubbed, Nika.

At 25 inches wide, 25 inches deep and 50 inches tall, the Nika is 41% narrower, 20% less deep, 30% shorter, 53% lighter than the Vista and yet designed to pressurize the same volume and room size as the big brother at 215 square feet.

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Audio News: SonicTransporter i5 CD Ripper

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Prices:
$1,295 – 2TB spinning hard-drive
$1,455 – 4TB spinning
$1,625 – 8TB spinning
$1,495 – 2TB Solid-state drive
$1,695 – 4TB SSD
$2,195 – 8TB SSD

The sonicTransporter i5 CDR (CD Ripper) is a CD Ripping with a Hard Drive to rip and store your audio CDs. It replaces your desktop, laptop, Mac mini, etc., and acts like a NAS to store your music and other files. It uses a web-based interface and does not require separate keyboard, mouse or monitor to operate.

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Bricasti Design M21 DAC

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , |

Massachusetts-based Bricasti Design’s claim to fame is in the design and manufacturing of professional components for recording studios, its product line comprising the Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor, the Model 7M Mainframe Stereo Reverb Processor, the Model 15 Stereo Power Amplifier and the Model 28 Monoblock Amplifier. In the consumer section, the company’s M1 dual-mono digital-to-analog converter showcases the company’s expertise.

Earlier this year, Bricasti Design released its next-generation DAC, the M21 Platinum. Retailing for $19,000, the M21 offers the following:

  • an advanced architecture that allows the selection and evaluation of digital music via three independent conversion paths: 24 bit delta sigma, 20 bit ladder dac and true 1 bit DSD for DSD.
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Pro-Ject releases the Ortofon Century

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: , , |

Austria (December 8, 2018): Pro-Ject has launched the Ortofon Century Anniversary-Turntable in celebration of the 100 years jubilee of one of the company’s closest partners, Ortofon.

Built on The Classic SB, the Ortofon Century incorporates ‘a few tweaks which result in even better performance. We took the already incredible Classic SB and exchanged the sub-platter for a more sophisticated aluminium one.’ The company promises ‘stunning aesthetics’ with the piano black chassis and the ‘silver aluminium sub-chassis.’

The supplied cartridge is a limited edition Ortofon Concorde Century in celebration of the jubilee.

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T+A multi source players with Roon

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

T+A CALA CDR Multi Source Roon Ready player

Germany (11/30/2018): T+A, a German audio system manufacturer has announced the addition of two more of its multi source players, the T+A Multi Source Players CALA CDR and CALA SR, joining the three other multi source player products that are already Roon Ready certified, the T+A MP 8,  the MP 2000 R MK II, the MP 1000 E and the Multi Source Receiver R 1000 E.

T+A was at the recent California Audio Show, demonstrating the T+A PA 3100 HV integrated amplifier ($13,900), the T+A MP2500 R multiple source SACD player ($13,000) and the T+A Pulsar ST20 loudspeakers ($4,400), along with the support of a full MIT Cable system.

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Small Green Computer: Building A Better Audio System

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

The Small Green Computers website contains a treasure trove of information on streaming audio. The company sent the following tutorial to Dagogo on the topic:

Basic Digital Audio system

Basic digital audio system

In a basic hard-drive based digital audio system, you have freed yourself from a physical format and put your entire music library at the touch of a button. However, the home computer was not designed for high-end audio. It shared processing with other OS programs amidst inconvenient, constant updates and must be positioned near the DAC.

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Audio Note Fifth Force / Fifth Element DAC

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|

One of its most ambitious projects, Audio Note UK’s Fifth Element/Fifth Force DAC retails for 96k GBP, that is over $124k USD. We extracted the following passages from its very extensive owner’s manual for your reading pleasure:

‘Ever since its introduction, we at Audio Note have been highly critical of digital music reproduction. This dissatisfaction was the instigating force in our quest to make digital playback more dynamically realistic and less fatiguing. Although we cannot defeat the inherent limitations of the format and its recording engineers, we have elevated CD reproduction to a previously unattained level of quality and performance, and with the DAC 5, we proudly present our most radically advanced and iconoclastic digital circuit design so far.

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