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New distributor for Crystal Cable in USA and Canada

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Exciting news from Crystal Cable:  entering our 15th anniversary year, we proudly announce our new distributor Wynn Audio Corp. for North America. We start working together on February 15, and will announce dealer network, new anniversary products and more at Montreal Salon Audio in March and at Axpona in April. Crystal Cable’s Gabi Rijnveld will attend both events to introduce the limited addition Future Dream anniversary series cables. 

Looking forward to a successful long term cooperation!

Suzanne Bremen

Marketing & Promotional Design

Crystal Cable & Siltech

International Audio Holding

www.crystalcable.com

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Vervent Audio Group Creates Focal Naim America and Focal Naim Canada

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

New York, NY – February 14, 2019 -Vervent Audio Group (VVAG), the French brand leading acoustic and electronic innovation at the crossroads of luxury design and cutting-edge technology, is announcing its strengthened position in North America and acceleration of its international ambitions, with the acquisition of Audio Plus Services & Plurison. The two major distributors of high-end audio equipment in the US and Canada, extend the expertise and excellence of Vervent’s iconic brands, Focal and Naim.

Focal and Naim combine pleasure and innovation with their exceptional materials, avant-garde processes, and pure, sensational and emotional experiences.… Read the full article

McIntosh Announces RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Next generation home audio wireless speaker system delivers room filling sound

Binghamton, NY – February 14, 2019 McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System.

Delivering room filling sound, the RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System is McIntosh’s next generation home audio wireless speaker. Designed for a modern streaming lifestyle, it comes packed with virtually everything needed to enjoy music streamed from handheld devices, stored online or a local computer, or played from legacy audio sources.… Read the full article

Hi-Res Streaming Service Qobuz Launches Today in US

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) streaming service, publicly launches today in the US. A hybrid streaming service and download store, Qobuz boasts approximately forty million CD-quality (16-bit) and millions of Hi-Res (24-bit/ 192 kHz) tracks, the largest available selection of Hi-Res streaming tracks anywhere.

More on the Qobuz streaming experience HERE
More on the Qobuz download store HERE

Since its launch in 2007 in Europe, where it is the streaming and download service of choice for true music connoisseurs looking for the highest possible quality, US audiophiles have been eagerly awaiting Qobuz’s arrival stateside.… Read the full article

Focal Launches New Wireless In-ear Headphones, Sphear Wireless

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

In 2015, Focal launched Sphear, a pair of in-ear headphones that became a market reference for their audio quality and comfort. Now, Focal is introducing Sphear Wireless, the in-ear headphones that massively increase freedom of movement and heighten stylistic emotions!

New York, NY – February 14, 2019 – Focal – a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products – is announcing their next generation in-ear headphone, Sphear Wireless, for those who are hungry for sound and freedom. Each Focal product has its own attributes, and Sphear Wireless is no exception, combining listening quality, comfort and freedom of movement.… Read the full article

Qobuz Named Official Streaming Platform of CanJam: Feb 16-17 in NYC

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

New York, NY – February 2019 – Qobuz, the world’s first certified Hi-Res streaming and download service, has been named the official streaming platform of CanJam. Taking place on February 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis, right in the heart of Times Square, CanJam is the world’s premier headphone audio show. It will feature over 100 of the world’s most innovative headphone and personal/portable audio brands over 30,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, and press pass registration is here: https://canjamglobal.com/media/press/

Qobuz, which will launch in the US imminently, recently announced the open beta testing of its US service, giving music aficionados looking for a premium audiophile experience a preview of the service in anticipation of the public launch.… Read the full article

Focal Unveils Inaugural DAC & Amplifier, Arche

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

New York, NY – February 12, 2019 – Focal – a recognized leader on  the global stage for high fidelity products – is announcing its first foray into the DAC and amplifier market with the launch of Arche, an audiophile DAC and amplifier that is entirely designed and manufactured in France. In less than three years, Focal has established itself as a key player in the high-end headphones market with international recognition from the press as well as users and with Arche, it is redefining yet another ultra-high-end experience for audiophiles and amateurs alike.… Read the full article

Focal Unveils Stellia, its Newest Closed-Back Headphone with High-End Elegance and Performance à la Française

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Equipped with the brand’s technology, innovation and excellent soundproofing, Stellia delivers exceptional sound quality with uncompromising style and sophistication, everywhere you go

New York, NY – February 12, 2019 – Focal, a recognized leader on the global stage for high fidelity products, today unveils Stellia, high-end, closed-back headphones, creating a listening experience worthy of the best loudspeakers. Stellia integrates a new generation of exclusive speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while offering an extremely extensive frequency response (5Hz- 40kHz).… Read the full article

YG Acoustics – Our latest loudspeaker evolution is here

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Dear YG family,

YG Acoustics™ is pleased to unveil Hailey™ 2. Hailey 2 represents a gorgeous marvel of engineering and craftsmanship and the continued innovations of YG Acoustics.

Now, with the addition of YG Acoustics’ revolutionary Billet Dome tweeter and ViseCoil™ bass inductors, Hailey 2’s astonishing sonic performance can only be exceeded by the Sonja 2 and XV series.

Hailey 2.2

The newly developed Hailey 2 is the 2nd generation of the award-winning Hailey. Hailey 2 builds off its heritage with YG Acoustics’ breakthrough technological innovations and secures a new level of excellence from its predecessor.… Read the full article

Astell&Kern Wins Three 2019 iF Design Awards for Portable High-Resolution Player Line

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Irvine, CA – Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio products, has won three iF Design Discipline Awards for the newest line of portable high-resolution audio players.  A fourth award was won by IRIVER and Astell&Kern brand ACTIVO for their CT10 high-resolution portable audio player.

The A&ultima SP1000M, A&futura SE100 and A&norma SR15 were recently named 2019 iF Design Discipline Award Winners.  The ACTIVO CT10, powered by the Astell&Kern TERATON sound module, was also named a Discipline Award Winner.  The iF International Forum Design in Hannover is the world’s oldest independent design organization and is awarding the iF design awards for outstanding design results annually.… Read the full article