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Voxativ talks DSP optimisation, Bluetooth streaming

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Digital Signal Processing. We might expect Voxativ, a Berlin-based loudspeaker manufacturer steeped in the heritage of single/compression drivers, to invite DSP to talk to the hand. And yet at this year’s Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage Voxativ could be seen using DSP – inside a black box and before the amplification stage – to squeeze additional low-frequency extension from the Hagen; standmounts that previously called for subwoofer assistance.

The Hamburg-based controversies didn’t end there: the new box’s DSP core was being fed via Bluetooth, its TOSLINK digital and analogue/phono inputs ignored.… Read the full article

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A closer look at the Technics SL-1500C, SL-1200 MK7

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

In three of the four Januarys since 2016 Technics announced a new version of the rebooted SL-1200: the G/AE in 2016, built and priced (€3499) for audiophiles; the GR, in 2017, whose pricing (€1499) crosses into DJ territory; and in 2019 the MK7, aimed squarely at DJs, albeit it at a higher price (€899) than many expected. We can now travel down the range to see price drop in accordance with ‘table weight: 18kg to 11.5kg to 7.6kg.

Each SL-1200 is a direct-drive design, featuring a pitch slider for playback speed variation, a strobe light for visual confirmation of speed stability and a target light to illuminate where the stylus meeting the record’s surface.… Read the full article

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The sights & sounds of Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage 2019

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , |

NEWS. North, east, west and south. A regional audio show exists for all four corners of Germany, the two poles operated by Hamburg dealer Hi-fi Studio Bramfeld. We must wait until September for Stuttgart in the south but the first weekend of February brings the Norddeutsche Hifi-Tage (“North German Hifi Days”) back to Hamburg’s Elbbrücke Holiday Inn – a 15-minute drive from the city centre.

In 2019, the show’s popularity is sharper than ever: more hotel floors given over to more exhibitors (count ’em: 200) across the show’s modest two-day run.… Read the full article

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