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Qobuz says “No” to MP3 in Move to All Music, One Price Plan, Studio Premier

By | November 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Qobuz says “No” to MP3 in Move to All Music, One Price Plan, Studio Premier

The following is a press release issued by Qobuz. November 11, 2019 – Qobuz, the Hi-Res music service that launched in the US this February, is completely eliminating its MP3 (lossy) streaming tier. Beginning today, Qobuz streamlines its monthly offering to one $14.99 plan that includes unlimited access to its entire Hi-Res and CD lossless catalogue (as low as $12.50 per month with a yearly plan). With their maximum quality plan now available for one accessible price, Qobuz is the first streaming service to say goodbye to the increasingly archaic MP3 and is making Hi-Res and lossless the new standard …… Read the full article

Focal Open’s First-Ever US Retail Store

By | November 8th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Focal Open's First-Ever US Retail Store

The following is a press release issued byVervent Audio Group. November 8, 2019 – Vervent Audio Group (VVAG), the audio and high-fidelity sound leader, is launching its worldwide network of Focal Powered by Naim flagship stores. Following Seoul and Lyon, the group has announced, it will open a store on Oct. 30 in the USA, in Scottsdale, Arizona. These stores, which join the exceptional acoustics of Focal with the unrivaled electronics expertise of Naim Audio, are the first steps in the group’s ambitious strategy to open six new flagship stores per year beginning in 2020.… Read the full article

Brinkmann Debuts Second Album

By | November 6th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Brinkmann Debuts Second Album

The following is a press release issued by Brinkmann. November 6, 2019 – Thanks to the meteoric success of our debut LP, whose entire pressing sold out prior to release, Brinkmann proudly announces an encore… Destined to delight music aficionados and audiophiles alike, Brinkmann’s second release, “Get That Motor Runnin’” reunites Blicher Hemmer Gadd, the acclaimed Jazz Trio featured on our first LP. The new album includes six songs: three studio recordings and three live recordings. Award winning saxophonist Michael Blicher, Hammond wizard Dan Hemmer and legendary drummer Steve Gadd first collaborated in 2014 to celebrate their shared love for …… Read the full article

Apple AirPlay 2 and Siri Support Coming to Naim High End Network Streamers

By | November 5th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Apple AirPlay 2 and Siri Support Coming to Naim High End Network Streamers

The following is a press release issued by Naim Audio. November 5 ,2019 – Naim Audio, the British hi-fi specialist with 46 years of audio expertise, today announced that Apple AirPlay® 2 will be added to its ND 555, NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 network streamers via a free over-the-air update. Apple AirPlay® 2 enables advanced multi-room functionality and Siri® voice control and, following similar updates to Naim Audio’s Mu-so and Uniti ranges, will now be available across the company’s entire family of music-streaming products, including its £20k flagship reference network player.… Read the full article

Vitus Audio Service Center Launched in Los Angeles

By | November 4th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Vitus Audio Service Center Launched in Los Angeles

The following is a press relase issued by High End by Oz and Vitus Audio. November 4, 2019 – High End by Oz LLC proudly announces the launch of Vitus Audio service center in Los Angeles, USA to handle all warranty and repair services for Vitus Audio electronics. Founded in 1995, Vitus Audio is one of the leading high-end electronics manufacturer in Denmark with legendary products such as SIA-025 integrated amplifier. Please contact High End by Oz LLC , North American Distributor for Vitus Audio for further information.… Read the full article

Boulder Announces Immediate Release and Shipment of 866 Integrated

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Boulder Announces Immediate Release and Shipment of 866 Integrated

The following is a press release issued by Boulder Amplifiers. October 30, 2019 | Louisville, CO – Boulder Amplifiers is pleased to announce the immediate release and shipment of the 866 Integrated. The 866 is a part of the 800 Series and the successor to the highly successful 865 Integrated Amplifier. The 866 will be released in two versions: an all-analog version ($12,250) and an analog+digital ($14,450) version. Features of the all-analog version will include: 200W of maximum output power into an 8-ohm load Three pairs of full-balanced inputs Customizable display and input indicators with user uploadable photos for each …… Read the full article

Spectral Event at Innovative Audio in NYC, Thursday Nov 14

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Spectral Event at Innovative Audio in NYC, Thursday Nov 14

INNOVATIVE PRESENTS THE REMARKABLE SPECTRAL DMA300SV REFERENCE STANDARD AMPLIFIER The following is a press release issued by Innovative Audio. October 31, 2019 – On Thursday, November 14, from 5-9pm, Innovative Audio Video Showrooms (150 E. 58th St, NYC) will host Richard Fryer, the Founder and President of Spectral Audio, to celebrate their over 40 years, producing the State-of the Art music components, with the East Coast debut of the DMA-300SV Reference Standard Stereo Amplifier. We will be playing the complete Spectral SV system, including the DMC-30SV Reference Preamplifier and SDR-4000SV Reference CD Processor.… Read the full article

Lenbrook Launches DALI’s Innovative IO Headphones in the U.S.

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Lenbrook Launches DALI’s Innovative IO Headphones in the U.S.

The following is a press release issued by Lenbrook. Pickering Ontario, Canada | October 30, 2019 – Lenbrook Americas today formally announced the launch of DALI IO headphones to the U.S. market. Two “over ear” models to start, the IO-6 ($499 U.S. MSRP) is an Active Noise Canceling (ANC) wireless headphone while the IO-4 ($399) offers similar features and performance without ANC. Designed for the modern music lover, both IO models deliver remarkable sound quality utilizing a large 50mm driver with Neodymium magnet in a closed-back design.… Read the full article

2019 Burning Amp Festival, Premier DIY Audio Event, Returns to San Francisco Nov. 9 & 10

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , , |

2019 Burning Amp Festival, Premier DIY Audio Event, Returns to San Francisco Nov. 9 & 10

The following is a press release issued by Burning Amp. San Francisco, CA | October 30, 2019 – Nov. 9, 2019 — The 12th annual Burning Amp Festival 2019 will be held Saturday, November 9 (Workshop Day), and Sunday, November 10 (Main Event) at the Firehouse and Building C of the historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront. Burning Amp is a yearly participatory event for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) audiophiles to show off their projects, learn, network, and share their passion for experimenting with DIY audio gear.… Read the full article

New Spendor D7.2 Loudspeakers Now Shipping

By | October 29th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

New Spendor D7.2 Loudspeakers Now Shipping

The following is a press release issued by Bluebird Music and Spendor. October 29, 2019 | Buffalo, NY – Bluebird Music today announced immediate availability of the new Spendor D Line Models, D7.2 and D9.2 The new Spendor D7.2 features significant improvements to the proprietary Dynamic Damping system, a more rigid cabinet structure, meticulously re-engineered crossovers and re-designed aesthetics and magnetic grill covers for a slimmer cleaner look. The new .2 models deliver dramatic advances in low frequency articulation and mid-range dynamics, improved driver integration and a beautiful even tonal balance.… Read the full article

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