Internet direct technology giant Monoprice is best known for their low-cost cables, but in the last few years they have expanded their reach into all sorts of technology; from audiophile quality amplifiers and headphone preamps, to loudspeakers and all the way to fitness equipment and cooking supplies! Since launching their Monolith line three years ago, Monoprice has continued to deliver and expand its high-grade audio solutions. This year at CES in Las Vegas, Monoprice will introduce several new products to its Monolith line, but most notably is the release of a 16 Channel Processor the HTP-1.… Read the full article
Last year at CES in Las Vegas GoldenEar Technology won the prestigious CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for their release of the Triton Reference tower speaker. To expand upon their innovative speaker design GoldenEar announced the introduction of the new Triton One.R. This extraordinary new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the Triton Reference. The Triton Reference has had a remarkable response in the marketplace from both music and hifi enthusiasts alike.
The goal of the Triton One.R project was to bring the advanced technology, luxurious cosmetics and state-of-the-art performance of the flagship Triton Reference into a more compact and less expensive speaker.… Read the full article
We see a LOT of speakers come through our doors here at Audioholics and in a world of cookie cutter products, Triad is one of the few companies designing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of high-end loudspeakers for discriminating audiophiles with particular architectural designs and color schemes. Triad’s factory support for custom installers is legendary, and to make sure that their products are sounding their best, they only sell through the custom installer channel.
We don’t look at our products as commodities, but rather as individual unique solutions to the problem of seamlessly integrating high-quality sound into a sophisticated living environment.… Read the full article
NAD recently released three new products for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest including the C 658 streaming DAC, D 3045 amplifier/DAC, and the C 588 belt-drive turntable. All three products feature NAD’s legendary reliability with solid build quality and performance.
C 658 Streaming DAC
The C 658 is a unique product that combines a quality Preamplifier, DAC and BluOS streamer all in one. The C 658 integrates the latest technologies such as BluOS, Bluetooth aptX HD, Dirac Live Room Correction and Modular Design Construction.… Read the full article
We’re still seeing a trend of the re-introduction of vinyl in the audio market as evidenced by Denon’s release of two new turntables, the DP-450USB and DP-400 at the 2018 CEDIA show in San Diego. With advanced built-In phono equalizers for easy use, and an integrated sensor to help control precise speed, these new turntables from Denon might be worth the time to dust off your old albums and put the new retro chic hipsters to shame.
The DP-450USB and DP-400 feature three-speed (33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM) operation, a horizontal tracking angled tone-arm and a weighted, belt-driven platter to help ensure records play back with precision and detail. … Read the full article
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):
Analog Bypass: 0.0006%
Digital Inputs: 0.003%
- Frequency Response:
Analog Bypass: 10Hz – 100kHz ±1dB
Digital Inputs: 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB
Phono Input: 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB
- S/N RATIO (IHF “A” Weighted):
Analog Bypass: 112dB
Digital Inputs: 112dB
- Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1): <0.005%
- Input Sensitivity:
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 270mV
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 500mV
Phono Input (MM): 3.5mV
- Input Impedance:
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ
Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ
- HDMI Inputs/Outputs
7 inputs supporting HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0a
2 outputs supporting HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0a
- Dimensions (W × H × D): 17″ × 5.7″ × 13.7″
- Weight: 19 lbs
This week at CEDIA, San Diego, Audio pioneer Denon released the industry’s first IMAX Enhanced-Ready 4K AV Receivers. The AVR-X6500H and AVR-X4500H are some of the most innovative and powerful (processing wise) receivers we’ve seen on the market today. The 11.2 channel X6500H boasts up to 140W per channel (8 Ohms, 20H-20kHz, 0.05% THD), 2CH driven, and features monolithic amplifier construction. It can drive up to a 7.2.4 configuration. Conversely, the 9.2 channel X4500H can drive up to a 5.2.4 configuration and delivers 125W per channel (8 ohms, THD 0.05%, 20Hz~20kHz), 2CH driven.… Read the full article
IMAX and DTS will partner with Denon, Marantz, Sony, and Paramount Studios to Launch IMAX Enhanced for Home Entertainment. The new certification and licensing program will give what they say to be the highest-quality image and sound experiences for home theater. IMAX and DTS aren’t clear as to whether this will be significantly different from DTS:X immersive 3D sound other than to say, “The DTS:X codec technology (is) integrated in home audio equipment to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience.”
The new program combines consumer electronic companies Denon, Marantz and Sony products with IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer “A new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences for the home!… Read the full article
Audioholics recently did a full review of Yamaha’s CX-A5100 11.2CH Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor paired to their MX-A5000 11-channel power amplifier reviewed favorably in our showcase home. This year at CEDIA in San Diego Yamaha will be introducing their third-generation AVENTAGE-series separates, the CX-A5200 AV preamplifier and 11-channel AVENTAGE MX-A5200 amplifier. Both products get a boost in power supply over their predecessors and a new and improved chassis, but the biggest gain comes with the addition of Surround AI to the pre/pro to optimize 3D sound.… Read the full article
With CEDIA right around the corner we’re apt to see a slew of new speaker designs coming from all the major manufacturers. Audio company Bowers & Wilkins decided again this year to improve on a tried and true speaker design rather than changing the name and repackaging marginally acceptable speakers like other companies we’ve seen recently. The new version of their 600 series is their 6th iteration of the speaker line ranging from subwoofer, bookshelf and floorstanding speakers.
The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series range has already won a host of awards for great value and high performance.… Read the full article