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Audioengine introduce A5+ Wireless loudspeaker

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Clutter, cabling, complication and cost. Four C’s cut back by putting amplifier inside the loudspeaker cabinet/s for a powered (sometimes active) setup. Powered loudspeaker systems cost less, are easier to setup, demand we only look at two boxes (not three) and expose fewer wires than the equivalent passive + separates configuration.

The entry-leveller seeking out his/her first hi-fi system might be enticed by the US$249 sticker applied by Audioengine to their P4 loudspeaker — but that’s only half the story. These passives require outboard amplification.… Read the full article

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Sorry for your loss: iPhone life after 3.5mm with the Astell&Kern XB10

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Will Apple delete the 3.5mm headphone socket from the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 7? That’s this week’s big question. Not only might the new model shed a wafer’s worth of thickness but also micro-grams in weight as its internal DAC and headphone circuit go bye bye.

“What’s a DAC?” – A question lobbed my way recently by an Apple Store staffer. With the iPhone DAC set to be externalised, a little staff training is in order – and quick smart.

DAC = ‘Digital to Analogue Converter’.… Read the full article

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