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Danacables announces Black Friday Deals on Selected Items!

By | November 16th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

From Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 6, we will have a “Black Friday” sale on the following Danacables:

Item Regular Price Special Price
1-meter TruStream USB cable $599 $499
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Utopia, 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Utopia, 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (2.5mm), 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (2.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (3.5mm), 1/4″ plug $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Ultra for Hifiman (3.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1999 $1699
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Utopia, 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Utopia, 4-pin XLR $1099 $899
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (2.5mm), 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (2.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1099 $899
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (3.5mm), 1/4″ plug $999 $849
2-meter Lazuli Reference for Hifiman (3.5mm), 4-pin XLR $1099 $899

Please note that the same 30-day money back policy applies: If you return the product within the 30-day period, you pay shipping both ways and the PayPal transaction fee on the refund.… Read the full article

McIntosh Announces DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit

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

Units with the DA1 installed can now be upgraded to the newer DA2

Binghamton, NY – November 14, 2019 McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the DA2 Digital Audio Module Upgrade Kit.

The DA2 Digital Audio Module is McIntosh’s newest and most advanced module for processing digital audio. It comes standard in their C53 and C2700 Preamplifiers, allowing both of those units to take advantage of some of the latest innovations in digital audio technology.… Read the full article

Thalia Pumps Up the Power With Portable, Handcrafted Headphones

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

Established audio company, Erzetich, is set to launch its new model of headphones, capturing every note in a stylish, lightweight, first of its kind product.

Music to our ears

Crafted from quality wood and durable metals, Erzetich introduces audiophile headphones of exceptional quality and unique design. Inspired by the goddess of festivity, Thalia live up to their name with their full, festival sound and innovative design. Available in Tilla (a rich dark wood) or Salvage (light, recycled spruce), this brand new product allows for an immersive audiophile experience whilst still allowing external sound for safety purposes.… Read the full article

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

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

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 in the belief that everyone deserves the best quality sound.… Read the full article

Simaudio Launches Moon International

By | November 6th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Legendary Canadian audio manufacturer, Simaudio, is delighted to announce that it will launch a new sales and distribution company, MOON International, on the 6th January 2020.

MOON International has been created to promote and provide logistics for the MOON range of performance audio products throughout Europe and Asia. With offices in France and the U.K., and a distribution hub in the Netherlands, MOON International is exceptionally well placed to serve its customers.

The new company will be headed by Etienne Gautier and John Carroll.… Read the full article

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Boulder Amplifiers 866 Integrated

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

The next generation of integrated amplifier from Boulder will begin shipping in all analog form, followed shortly by the streaming analog+digital version

30 October, 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 input
  • A new protection scheme that allows for greater current output and peak power delivery
  • Factory direct software updates by Ethernet or USB memory device
  • All input selections, setup, and control via a 0” (18 cm) full-color touch screen or a dedicated  

Boulder app for Apple and Android mobile devices 

Features of the analog+digital version will include:

  • Three pairs of balanced analog inputs as well as Toslink, S/PDIF, Ethernet, USB, and AirPlay digital input capability
  • 200W of maximum output power into an 8-ohm load  
  • Customizable display and input indicators with user uploadable photos for each input
  • New protection scheme allows for greater current output during peak power delivery
  • Factory direct software updates by Ethernet or USB memory device
  • All input selections, setup, and control via a 0” (18 cm) full-color touch screen or a dedicated Boulder app for Apple and Android mobile devices 
  • Roon endpoint integration  
  • Apple AirPlay wireless streaming capability from Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad) 
  • Subscription music services access through Roon or their own native app via AirPlay
  • Built-in server software for connection to media storage devices over USB or Ethernet
  • UPnP/DLNA wired and wireless streaming over Ethernet

The 866 Integrated is the successor to the 865 Integrated Amplifier and Boulder’s first integrated amplifier to feature the option of digital inputs.… Read the full article

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VAC Introduces Statement 452 Musicbloc Power Amplifier at CAF 2019 

By | October 31st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Sarasota, FL – October 30, 2019 – VAC / Valve Amplification Company will introduce the finest amplifier in its twenty-nine year history at the 2019 Capital Audio Fest in Rockville, MD, November 1-3, 2019, in the Potomac Room of the Hilton Rockville.

Compared to the older award-winning Statement 450, the new Statement 452 has greater headroom for unfettered musical impact. VAC Founder/Designer Kevin Hayes stated, “You hear much more deeply into the recording space, catch delicate nuances in a singer’s phrasing you’ve not heard before; the music explodes with more detail and energy.… Read the full article

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World Premiere of Zesto Audio's Leto Ultra Preamp

By | October 20th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

World Premiere of Zesto Audio’s Leto Ultra Preamp

Thousand Oaks, CA, October 14, 2019 – Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the world premiere of their newest product, the Leto Ultra Preamplifier. This product will debut at the annual Toronto Audio Fest in Toronto, ON, Canada, October 18-20, 2019 in exhibit room 219 at the Westin Toronto Airport.

George Counnas, President and design engineer of Zesto Audio describes the perfect Line amp as, “I look at the preamp as the unsung hero of your system.… Read the full article

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Canada’s debut of the new Innuos PhoenixUSB Reclocker at the Toronto Audiofest 2019

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Take  the USB signal from any source and completely regenerate it to an extremely high-precision signal into your DAC, allowing it to perform at its best.

The PhoenixUSB offers in one unit the equivalent of 3 separate components: A USB regenerator, a linear power supply and an external master clock with its own linear power supply.

Innuos applied 3 main design approaches learning from their experience with the Innuos flagship music server, the STATEMENT:

  • The USB chip regenerating the signal contains no switching All 3 independent voltages to the chip originate from an independent linear power supply with further regulation provided by 3 sets of LT3045 regulators.
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Linn launches the world’s best sounding wireless speaker at Harrods

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

The new Series 3 from Linn will change expectations of what wireless speakers are capable of

Linn, the Glasgow-based high-end audio specialist, unveils Series 3, an all-in-one, wireless speaker unlike any other and the embodiment of five decades of audio innovation.

Launching in their brand-new flagship showroom in Harrods, Series 3 exudes elegance in every way, fitting seamlessly into any home and enhancing every day with exceptional musical clarity. With its unrivalled combination of looks and the outstanding audio performance that Linn is famous for, it’s the world’s best sounding wireless speaker.… Read the full article

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