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KAYA S12 delivers like any Vivid Audio loudspeaker a fine-detailed, transparent sound. The small footprint makes it the perfect studio monitor or a sophisticated loudspeaker for use in a multichannel system. Charming like the V1 from OVAL range, but built with technology from GIYA loudspeakers, KAYA S12 is even more an accessible way to bring the transformative Vivid Audio approach to the music you love the most.
Featuring the most advanced electrostatic technology in decades, Audeze proudly introduces the CRBN electrostatic headphone (pronounced “carbon”), which features a new Patent-pending polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes to eliminate problems commonly found in previous electrostatic designs. Originally developed for MRI medical applications, we've adapted those innovations for the audiophile version of CRBN, which top audio professionals have called the best sounding electrostatic headphone to-date.
Audeze originally developed this new technology working with Prof. Mark S. Cohen Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine and his team, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Typical ferrous metals could not be used, so we had to develop a new material, and that led us to patent a special thin film with suspended carbon nanotubes. This solves the problems associated with lamination and deposition on the film.
The CRBN driver includes a revolutionary ultra-thin diaphragm with carbon nanotubes suspended inside the material – unlike other electrostatic diaphragms, there is no coating. Because the charge is distributed throughout the film, this results in a uniform driving force that reduces distortion and improves clarity, resolution and transparency.
CRBN offers supreme comfort with its lightweight construction. At 300 grams, the minimalist design features materials such as magnesium and carbon fiber, which shaves off every gram while maintaining strength. The earpads are extra plush and slightly oversized, for a great seal and pillow-soft, cranium-cradling comfort.
CRBN is the ultimate in luxurious design, from the smooth curves of its uniquely etched grill, to the depth of its finely polished acetate rings. Featuring hand-stitched premium leather, every detail has been fine-tuned, all the way down to the feel of the machined aluminum 5-pin connector.
580 Volt Compatibility
CRBN is compatible with “Stax Pro Bias” 580 Volt amplifiers such those from Woo Audio, Linear Tube Audio, Mjolnir Audio, Headamp, Stax (of course) and others. The cable is terminated with the industry standard 5-pin barrel connector for maximum compatibility.
The MU1 is the ultimate digital music source. Combined with the LS1, it forms a peerlessly elegant High-End audio system.
We wanted to develop the most accurate audio source we could imagine. In our experience, the human hearing system shows an incredible sensitivity to anomalies. Even unimaginably small aberrations appear to be audible. In principle, digital audio does offer perfect reproduction. Its sonic quality, however, is limited by the implementation accuracy of the physical and mathematical laws that affect the conversion from one format to another. Grimm Audio strives to bring you confidence that all technical details are taken care of to the greatest extent so that the reproduction system steps out of the way of the music.
With the MU1, our goal was to set a new benchmark in music player design. The Linux-based computer system brings solid data integrity. Our in-house-designed FPGA interface board, which forms the heart of the MU1, offers breakthrough performance levels in format conversion and receives automatic updates whenever we have pushed the boundaries again. Needless to say, the MU1 features our trademark ultra-low jitter clock. This is a music player worthy of the name Grimm Audio.
Once excellent sound quality is ensured, the quality of a music player is then defined by the user experience. For this, we partnered with Roon Labs, who in our opinion are in the lead when it comes to a rich and engaging music experience that appeals to your whole family. The MU1 runs the Roon Core server, so no extra installs are necessary. Just pick up your tablet and experience the music. For customers who prefer to only run a simple playback system without Roon’s extras, we will offer a solid alternative.
The MU1 combines seamlessly with the LS1 playback system. Of course, the virtues of the MU1 can also be realized with DACs from other manufacturers. Because we love to create a stunning look for our equipment, the boundlessly versatile system is housed in a cabinet of minimalistic elegance, so the MU1 will easily become the gem of your living room.
For the past decade, Audeze’s LCD series has set the standard for planar magnetic headphone performance. Starting with the LCD-2 that ushered in a new era of planar technology in 2009, we then introduced the LCD-3 in 2011 and LCD-4 in 2015. With the LCD-5, everything has been improved – drivers, earpads, frame design - to set a new standard for performance and comfort.
The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with our award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with our new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force created by this optimization lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.
We’ve optimized every aspect of the LCD-5’s acoustic chamber to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimize reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.
Our new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.
The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path for the signal to travel from your amp to the drivers, maintaining unsurpassed clarity and precision.
Mola Mola embodies the idea that once you've removed everything that isn't the music, that what remains is the music.
This is radical. Today's high-end audio has become all about mixing circuit topologies and parts to make a sonic blend that the designer thinks “sounds about right”. You'd almost forget that getting closer to the sound as crafted by the artist really means keeping the replay system from changing it.
Turning this simple insight into hardware is probably the toughest way to do audio. All simple circuits change the signal audibly, so one has to get to grips with more complicated ones that don't. We analyse every sub-circuit mathematically and look for ways to eliminate every error term. When the practical circuit measures as predicted, we listen to search for unexpected sources of coloration. These are then included into the maths and the whole process repeats.
After every stage has proven immaculate performance, the same is done with the whole product and so problem spots get methodically rooted out before they hide themselves and become “audible but not measurable”.
The result is something never before heard of in high-end audio: amplifiers and converters whose output signal cannot be distinguished, by ear, from the input signal. So what does that sound like? In a few words: natural, nimble, rich and musically enthralling.
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Stand 2 and 5
After the Debut Carbon EVO revolutionized the Debut series in 2020, the Debut PRO raises the bar even higher. We designed not only a new turntable but also a completely new cartridge. Now, for the 30th anniversary, we are again going back to our roots.
Our new Pick it PRO delivers a more lively and robust sound and convinces with its big dynamic range. The perfect combination of components is the key to achieve the great charismatic sound of the Pick it PRO.
The Debut PRO brings an absolutely new design to Pro-Ject turntables. The audiophile turntable is convincing in all respects – not only visually, but more importantly also in terms of sound.
The precision CNC milled parts are optically perfectly coordinated and lead the Debut PRO to its modern simple, elegant and unprecedented design. The nickel finish of all these aluminium components result in a hard, resistant surface. This process enables us to produce very high-quality and sustainable components and avoid plastics and similar materials that continue to age over time and would more importantly also degrade sound quality.
The tonearm bearing is a completely new design. Precision CNC'd out of a single block of aluminium, you can see all the production stages above. The last step is putting a nickel finish on it. This will increase the rigidity of the bearing, ensuring free and fluid movement of the tonearm and precise tracking without material degration in looks or function.
The electronically regulated synchronous motor drives the platter and guarantees the most accurate and stable speeds. Change between them easily with the toggle switch. With the supplied round belt for 78 rpm you can also listen to your shellac records.
The new Debut PRO platter is a first on any Pro-Ject turntable. It features a notch for the record label and together with our Record Puck PRO (available separately) the puck's weight will press your record tightly against the platter. The die-cast aluminium platter is reworked and precision balanced in an extra step to obtain an evenly spinning platter. It is anti-magnetic, allowing MC cartridges to work properly. Delve deep into the vast upgrade path the Debut PRO has to offer!
The anti-magnetic heavy aluminium platter has a ring made of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) on the inside that helps to dampen all resonances and minimizes wow and flutter. Our seperately available Record Puck PRO provides an extra level of damping and stability, so it is the perfect add-on for the Debut PRO.
The new Debut PRO features a one-piece carbon-aluminium sandwich tonearm. The carbon layer gives the tonearm a high degree of rigidity, while the inner aluminium tube takes over the damping of the tonearm. This makes the tonearm perfect to be upgraded with higher-end MC cartridges!
The newly designed tonearm base allows you to adjust both the azimuth and the vertical tracking angle (VTA). The tonearm height can be continuously adjusted by loosening the two grub screws. These settings give you the option of adapting the tonearm to height changes allowing the use of different turntable mats or other cartridges to always achieve the best sound quality. Setting and experimenting with the VTA & Azimuth is crucial in extracting every last bit of performance out of your cartridges.
Reference Sound present :
As we launch the latest Sasha, we at Wilson Audio can’t help but think of Dave’s original WATT/Puppy, which was first launched nearly 30 years ago, and which is the lineal ancestor of the first Sasha. The DAW designation for this Sasha—DAW for Dave Andrew Wilson—is a nomenclative homage to the man who started it all. Introducing the Sasha DAW, a loudspeaker that simultaneously honors the past and heralds the future.
In the Sasha DAW, a beautiful and functional calibrated “ladder” facilitates extremely fine adjustment within the time domain.
In the end, the new design is the highest resolution, lowest distortion, and most linear loudspeaker in the history of the WATT/Puppy platform. It is easier to place in a wider variety of rooms than its predecessors. Most importantly, the latest Sasha provides a remarkably direct conduit to the numinous beauty of music.
Based on the 8-inch driver found in the Alexia Series-2, the new woofer was redesigned for the specific needs of the Sasha.
The midrange and tweeters are the same units used in the WAMM Master Chronosonic, and an all-new crossover blends the entire recipe together
Wilson’s proprietary composite, X-Material, is the ideal material for woofers and tweeters. The research surrounding the original Sasha led to the development of S-Material, designed specifically to increase midrange accuracy and beauty.
Audio Research has produced some of the finest components for music reproduction; this is especially true with regard to preamplifiers. In 1973, the SP3 was hailed by every major critic as the best preamplifier available, and this tradition of excellence has continued ever since. The Reference Series from Audio Research was first introduced in 1995 and has been the ultimate representation of performance, musicality and dynamics. The Reference 6SE is the latest chapter in our story.
With a single gain stage, the 6SE is a fully-balanced, Class-A design with zero feedback. In addition to six long-life 6H30 tubes in the gain stage, the enormous and highly-regulated power supply has another 6H30 with a 6550 providing vacuum-tube regulation.
The Reference 6SE replaces the Reference 6 and offers the highest performance ever available in a single-chassis preamplifier. Benefitting from the development that went into the Reference 160-series amplifiers, and the latest Reference 750SEL, the 6SE incorporates a myriad of new parts that have been judiciously incorporated into its design. The final 6SE would not have been possible without these revolutionary amplifiers.
Regardless of the recording, the improvement in sound is immediate and compelling. Effortless, dynamic, and dimensional. The speed and resolution merge with musical color and textures that are both accurate and captivating.
After two years in development, the new Reference 160M (REF160M) Monoblock Power Amplifier is built like no other, looks like no other, and sounds like no other amplifier that you have ever heard, but it is unmistakably Audio Research. It features a refined audio topology with fewer and better components in the signal-path than in previous designs, switchable Ultralinear/Triode operation, proprietary auto-bias, output tube monitoring and protection, an advanced power meter, and much more. This array of features has never been offered before in an Audio Research amplifier.
The designers at Audio Research wanted to create a new style that would complement the look of the REF6 preamp while also featuring a GhostMeter™ that allows a view of the glowing KT150 vacuum tubes. While this GhostMeter™ allows you to see the output tubes, it also incorporates an innovative dual-layer construction with distinctively etched markings that create an integrated power meter. The power meter’s output-level markings illuminate via hidden LEDs, and the illumination brightness is adjustable. The REF160M includes a sculpted cover with an integrated fan to cool the heat generated by the four (4) KT150 output tubes and two (2) 6H30 driver tubes. Solid-state power regulation was chosen to provide increased efficiency, stability, and reliability. The power supply stage uses a newly developed High Energy Capacity Transformer and a hefty bulk storage-capacity network to provide extremely high current on demand for transient peaks and intense dynamics, as well as for prodigious bass depth and authority.
It is understood that the best path is the shortest path. Audio Research engineers created a new audio circuit topology with the shortest signal path and the fewest components. Those components are not only the best available, many are custom made for Audio Research. Incorporating these quality components is a special 4-layer circuit board that lowers the noise floor to unprecedented levels, and a design which was previously reserved for use in our preamplifiers. The result is a new benchmark in musicality in every criterion of sound quality.
The REF160M also features a proprietary auto-bias circuit that works with various tubes types, including 6550, KT88, and KT120, in addition to the supplied KT150 and works constantly to maintain precise bias of the output tubes, while also adjusting for tube wear. There is no need to check or adjust bias ever again.
The new REF160M breaks new ground sonically, aesthetically and operationally, and will be available in Natural (Silver) or Black finishes.
Magico was created over a decade ago for the sole purpose of leading a no-holds-barred assault on what is possible in contemporary loudspeaker design.
Inspired by the unique vision of industrial designer Alon Wolf, every Magico speaker is designed against the standard of perfect audio reproduction - live music.
About Angstrom Audiolab:
Our premium products reflect the values and beliefs of our Italian boutique company, indeed a company that in many respects resembles an artisans’ shop.
The so-called “high-end” audio market, and more in general the audio market as a whole, proposes an impressive if not bewildering amount of choice. Along with diversity come oft claims of superiority, originality, innovation, all in a fair attempt to attract attention and to promote proudly developed products.
How does a customer choose? The answer to this question can be hugely different from an individual to another and at Angstrom Audiolab we believe that in the end what we say doesn’t really matter, we simply let our products choose their master. We let our products speak for themselves.
Our products start their dialogue with a wink and force you to look. Is it modern? Is it vintage? Is it valves or solid state? How much might that cost? The closer you get the more you realize that this is not a product for everybody. It’s a product of the highest quality, with its own personality and aura. Aluminum, steel, genuine wood, outstanding lacquering and paint. You are hooked, you must hear how it sounds.
Despite a bias towards valves Angstrom audiolab employs both solid state and tube technologies.
Religious attention is taken in all aspects of our design and production; regardless of whether we use a point-to-point topology or PCBs.
Components and materials are of the highest standards, especially where we determine an impact on sound. The sticker “Handmade in Italy” cannot be any truer than with our products. Each piece that leaves our workshop is the result of many hours of manual work, something uniquely special.
Is that all worth it? You are the ultimate judge but first turn the switch on and let our devices to provide its own answer.
Every Naim product is conceived, designed and engineered entirely in service of the sound, revealing a pure experience of music that is as close as possible to its original live source. Handbuilt in Salisbury, UK, since 1973.
With its world-class performance, the versatile and upgradable NDX 2 embodies the current state of the art. A host of features such as high-res UPnPTM streaming, AirPlay, AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth (aptX HD), Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon compatibility, vTuner internet radio and multiroom streaming as well as digital and USB inputs provide all the connectivity you could wish for.
The main focus in developing the NDX 2 network player was its performance. Along with Naim’s bespoke streaming platform, an upgraded DAC and discrete analogue stages were implemented. The result is a network player worthy of the Naim badge, with a sound that’s rich, detailed and engaging.
For over twenty years Neat loudspeakers have been hand crafted by a dedicated team based in Teesdale in the north of England.
Neat’s unusual take on the art of loudspeaker design involves the process of listening to many different types of music and allowing the music to govern the tuning and voicing of the loudspeaker – to the exclusion of almost all other criteria. In a world where most hifi equipment is designed to conform to a set of widely accepted parameters, Neat’s approach is very refreshing.
Neat’s in-house recording studio, where bespoke recordings can be made, posseses a huge variety of musical instruments, including piano, pump organ, harp, double bass, synthesisers, and a range of electric & acoustic guitars. High resolution recordings can be made and instantly played back in the listening room. This facility allows a reference point for the voicing of Neat’s loudspeakers.
On display we have Neat’s latets range of loudspeakers, introduced under the name “Strata”. All models feature the use of a true-ribbon tweeter and isobaric bass loading. The presentation is typically Neat; musically engaging, with a generous soundstage and tremendous agility. The Neat iso-baric design offers well extended bass with stunning levels of control from a small footprint.
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Two-way Iso-baric/regulated reflex, boundary design, intended for discreet close-to-wall placement
BASS/MIDRANGE: 2 x 134mm treated paper cone type.
HIGH FREQUENCY UNIT: 50mm true-ribbon type.
DIMENSIONS (h/w/d): 30x17x29cm
SENSITIVITY (2.83v/1m): 86 dB/1 watt
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER: 25 to 100 watts
IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohms
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Two-way Iso-baric/regulated reflex, boundary design, intended for discreet close-to-wall placement
BASS/MIDRANGE: 2 x 165mm treated paper cone type.
HIGH FREQUENCY UNIT: 60mm true-ribbon type.
DIMENSIONS (h/w/d): 38x22x29cm
SENSITIVITY (2.83v/1m): 86 dB/1 watt
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER: 25 to 100 watts
IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohms
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Two 1/2-way Iso-baric/regulated reflex.
BASS/MIDRANGE: 3 x 170mm treated paper cone type.
HIGH FREQUENCY UNIT: 75mm true-ribbon type.
DIMENSIONS (h/w/d): 103x22x24cm
SENSITIVITY (2.83v/1m): 88 dB/1 watt
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER: 25 to 100 watts
IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms
Naim’s Supernait, now in its third generation has received significant performance upgrades.
It’s new built-in phono stage, makes it a perfect partner for turntables, as well as for streamers, CD players, or any other music source people want to enjoy with the signature Naim sound.
One of the most accomplished integrated amplifiers available today, built to last with Naim’s typical obsessive attention to detail. A true all-rounder for getting the best out of your favourite music.
Once you’ve chosen Naim Audio you may find that you crave for even more of the musical performance that our products deliver. The good news is that there is usually an upgrade path which will allow you to attain the next level of performance without having to purchase a completely new system.
We will demonstrate you the additional XPS DR power supply on the NDX2 and the additional HiCap DR power supply on the SUPERNAIT3.
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Your brand-new television might make your favorite movies look amazing, but it probably sounds terrible.
If you want audio to complement that stellar picture and are looking for something easy to install, then you need a Klipsch premium sound bar.
Founded by Luigi Lorenzon in 1992, Synthesis Art in Music is a dynamic and constantly evolving company.
From the appearance of the earliest valve amplifiers, they have gained the reputation, on the hi-fi market, as a niche product in the broadest and most positive sense of the term.
Electronically perfect and aesthetically innovative, with that something special which was lacking, and often still lacks today, to high end products; elegance and style.
The use of lacquered wood, adopted from the earliest projects, have made Synthesis amplifiers immediately recognizable worldwide and have lead to Synthesis becoming a synonym for excellent quality of sound and an absolutely 'Made in Italy' style.
To this day, many audiophiles, while having purchased other amplifiers, will not let go of their NIMIS model (15 W valve amplifier, now no longer in production).
This amplifier has been a turning point for the company as it lead to Synthesis' fame spreading not only in Italy, but all over the world.
The exceptional aesthetics, the constant technological research, and an almost maniacal attention to detail make every single Synthesis amplifier a unique piece.
Each piece is entirely made in Italy, in one of the few Italian companies in which everything is carefully handmade within the company, with particular care and attention to the transformers.
This is not surprising given that Luigi Lorenzon learned to make transformers in his youth from his father - founding member of FASEL.
FASEL was created by Lorenzon senior in 1961 and designed transformers for valve amplifiers, rapidly becoming a reference point for the sector as a manufacturer of output transformers, power transformers, choke, inductors for musical instruments.
The output transformer (model 3.370.063) was produced for the EME Thomas Vox company and used in the VOX AC30 model.
The legendary red Fasel inductor was produced for Dunlop and used in Cry Baby wah-wah.
After having inherited his father's business, Luigi Lorenzon decided to combine his technical knowledge with his love for music and to make a breakthrough by creating Synthesis Art in Music.
It is safe to say that - today - Synthesis Art in Music - represents the continuation of 57 years of experience in the field of high end electronics.
Great sound is a must. But, stereo wire can be a pain to install, not to mention unsightly.
Whether you’re looking to listen to music on your smartphone via Bluetooth or you want a complete surround system, Klipsch has your wireless needs covered.
Part of the CinemaX range, this stylish ultra short throw projector delivers an unforgettable 4K UHD digital cinema quality image in the comfort of your own home. Laser technology provides accurate, true to life colour reproduction with 87% of DCI-P3 coverage - perfect for recreating the big-screen experience at home
Get ready for a whole new cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. The stylish UHZ50 laser projector delivers vivid 4K UHD resolution for incredibly crisp images with exceptional clarity and vibrancy for movies, TV shows, games, and sports. With the included enhanced gaming mode, gamers can enjoy fast-moving action with a 16.7ms response time in 4K at 60Hz and 4ms in 1080P at 240Hz.
In room 214, Hear Everything Audio presents: C.E.C.
Music reproduction on it's highest level.
CEC opened a new chapter in music reproduction in 1991 with the world's first Belt Drive CD Transport, the now infamous TL 1.
"I have not heard such an analog sound for a long time. Here is dynamics and resolution unreachable for other digital sources."
"Since the company was founded almost sixty years ago, the Japanese manufacturer CEC has repeatedly made people sit up and listen with its innovations."
"CEC builds turntables for CDs with astonishing similarities to analog machines. No other CD drive has sounded so analogue to this day."
"I have never heard the like of it at a show before, not by a long chalk, and Certainly not from CD. In fact, when i come to think of it, I've never heard anything like it at all."
Devialet and Guru
The development of the CEC Belt Dive System started on the technical premise that in their basic form, analog turntables and digital CD players are fundamentally the same. Although the speed of a CD varies, the change takes place in tiny increments. In other words the speed during a certain time period can be seen as constant.
Based on this result CEC developed a completely new CD playback system, which is free from acoustic feedback, has a higher signal to noise ratio and eliminates jitter. For this development CEC has worldwide patent rights.
Test reports in international magazines as well as the testimony of our satisfied customers worldwide confirm that we have achieved
our musical objective: music reproduction on its highest level.
MBL speakers are designed to energize rooms with high-resolution 3D acoustic sound - music moves, breathes and surrounds listeners like a live performance. The audio world has never encountered a speaker with such a unique shape… and sound.
The 101 E MKII consists of omnidirectional drive units that are hand-crafted with numerous petal-like segments that start and stop with lightning-fast precision. Together, they deliver exquisite whisper-quiet musical passages, or the thunderclap power of body-piercing sound completely free of distorting cabinet resonances.
Comprised of a distinguished large radial woofer, a magnesium and aluminium alloy with an oblong ellipsoidal shape, its proprietary designed spherical shaped midrange and tweeter made of carbon-fiber and a 30 cm subwoofer in a bandpass enclosure - the four-way MBL 101 E MKII is known as the Radialstrahler ('radial transmitter'), conventionally defying traditional loudspeaker techniques.
The 101 E MKII will be one of New Music’s High End Innovation main show pieces, on active display for the entire show in the Antwerpen Room. The complete system will be powered by MBL's Reference Line electronics: the 6010 D Preamplifier, the 1621 A CD Transport, the 1611 F DAC with Roon and four 9008 A monobloc for the ultimate in bi-amplification.
A second system will be on display consisting of the MBL 120 stand loudspeakers and MBL’s Noble Line electronics, the N11 preamplifier, the N31 CD-DAC with Roon and two N15 monobloc amplifiers.
The 101 E MKII will be reproducing music from both analogue and digital sources.
The set will also include the Thrax Yatrus turntable in the Ares stereo amplifier. Artnovion products will optimize the acoustics of the room.
Room 206 will be an event not to be forgotten.
Two true mono power amplifiers with independent power supplies and transformers
New concept in solid state amplification using a non-switching output stage delivering Class A liquidity and texture.
Zero global feedback.
Regulated supplies of input and drivers contributes to exemplary transparency and speed
Balanced front end for immunity to interference
Switched resistor volume control
MM/MC phono with selectable loading
DAC board with integrated streaming supporting multiple protocols
Separate transformers and regulated power supply for digital and analog front end.
Large LCD display
No moving parts for zero maintenance during lifetime
Solid aluminum carved enclosure
Multiple protection circuits for trouble free operation.
32bit/768kHz USB input
The analog source you have been waiting for is here today.
Unique vibration-free direct drive brushless DC motor with integrated bearing for the smoothest possible motion
Electronically controlled hyper stable speed for extremely steady motion
Multilayer platter with special damping for best record interface and vibration control
Fully integrated all in one piece - no external boxes and controls
Ultra low-resonance adjustable suspension system isolating the table from its environment
Support for all common speeds 33/45/78rpm
All anodised aluminium construction with constrained layer damping
Fine Sounds Benelux, present :
System 1 - McIntosh C53 with set Mc611
and Sonus Faber Cremonese II Ex3me (new) ;
System 2 McIntosh Ma12000
with Sonus Faber Minima and Maxima Amator (new) ;
System 3 McIntosh Ma352, Mt2
with Sonus Faber Lumina 2 en de Lumina 5 (new)
More than 5 years since its debut, Il Cremonese remains one of the most popular loudspeaker systems in the Sonus faber portfolio. Initially introduced with the intention of completing the Homage collection,
due to its superb capability, this speaker immediately placed itself among the ranks of Sonus faber’s Reference collection catalogue, the line that perfectly exemplifies the brand’s excellence. This particular predilection turned the Il Cremonese into the perfect platform for one of the most important activities of the electro-acoustic design: experimentation. This is the birth of a unique loudspeaker system, embellished by the return of an historical Sonus faber finish: the classic “Red Violin”.
By mainly working around the behavior of both the top and bottom ends of the audio spectrum it was possible to extract a performance, avoiding any sort of interpretation, of the musical message so that Il Cremonese ex3me could even be used as an extremely high-performance professional studio monitor.
The new loudspeaker system came to life by the fusion of elements belonging to the original project, such as midrange and woofers, with the most iconic solution derived from the company's 30th Anniversary celebration concept speaker model, Ex3ma.
From Ex3ma, Il Cremonese ex3me inherits the Beryllium DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) tweeter.
Sonus faber set aside its classic silk diaphragm Damped Apex Dome™ tweeter to approach this transducer construction.
Brilliant in terms of transparency and micro dynamics, the Beryllium tweeter diaphragm has formidable physical characteristics but it has a sound presentation often described as a “metallic flavor” which can often make listening unpleasant.
To mitigate this typical Beryllium characteristic we used a treatment called “Chemical Vapor Deposition“. A layer of D.L.C. is deposited on the diaphragm surface, turning it black and giving the Beryllium some of the typical properties of diamond— the most important being its amorphous nature and unmatched strength.
As a result, the new diaphragm is increasingly rigid with a nearly unperceivable higher resonant frequency, making it capable of extremely fast sound, very detailed and airy – free of coloration.
A turntable like nothing before. Mechanical engineering at its best. Very fast and dynamic bass and accuracy. Voices, timing, rhythm, everything perfect:
Tonearms are only a part of the system that together makes up something called a turntable! From our side we will make shure this specific part can be considered as on of the best:
Demonstration set is going to be:
Silent angel streaming set:
Munich M1 streamer DAC
Forrester F1 linear power
Bonn N8 network switch
Rhein Z1 Music server
Scansonic MB2,5 loudspeakers
Nuprime AC4 power filter
In the static display we will show:
NuPrime AMG PRA
Nuprime AMG STA
Nuprime Stream 9
Silent Angel M1T
Silent Angel F1
Silent Angel Bonn n8
Having worked with Raidho speakers for more than 12 years, we found ourself faced with a completely new challenge when we was asked to design a new range of high-performance speakers for the Scansonic brand.
From the start, we were very focused on building on all the experiences and strengths obtained from designing the Raidho speakers. At the same time, we also had to be aware of the long heritage and the Nordic design tradition of the Scansonic brand. This time, the task also came with a budget and a desire to create the very best possible within financial limits.
It was clear to us from the very beginning, that some core techniques from the Raidho speakers would be of importance: The speakers had to be designed around a ribbon tweeter that works with at super lightweight diaphragm that is sealed around the edges to allow for a seamless transition to the midrange region.
Furthermore, they needed to be designed and developed with a speaker driver with a ridged, pistonic-type membrane.
WEIGHT LOSS FOR RESOLUTION TRANSIENTS AND SUPERB LEADING EDGES
The MB ribbon tweeter has a membrane with an extremely low mass.
It is formed by a Kapton-aluminum sandwich that is only 20 um thick, and the resulting mass is app. 0.03 g., which is approximately 50 times less than any conventional textile, ceramic, beryllium or diamond dome. The lower mass translates directly into higher resolution and less material coloration.
WEAVED CARBON CONES FOR STIFFNESS AND LOW COMPRESSION
For the MB-series, we have developed a ridged, dustcap free, carbon membrane. By carefully optimizing the shape and stiffness, we have succeeded in making a very quiet woofer that blends beautifully with the ribbon tweeter. The woofer has an overhung magnet system, with long linear stroke and excellent bass performance.
The high fidelity innovative company.
A new way of assembling the electronic tubes to amplify an audio signal.
Patented technology. The Square Tube technology is a new way of assembling the electronic tubes to amplify an audio signal.
The “SQUARE TUBE” is the result of long research and long-term assessment. The tubes – a well-known technology – are used in a modern and innovative way. Four tubes are used to make a single amplification stage, hence the name. Powered by two tensions, a positive and a negative, the Square Tube® delivers a signal which is symmetrical to the reference (the ground). That means that the signal alternatively reaches the positively charged domain (to push the membrane of the speaker) and the negatively charged domain (to pull the membrane). This innovative and original architecture along with the usage of vacuum tubes makes this scheme suits particularly well the staged amplification method.
In 2014, NuForce’s cofounder, Jason Lim, teamed up with the OEM factory to buy NuForce’s high-end product assets and start NuPrime Audio. NuPrime is a company committed to design, engineering, and excellence. It’s made up of talented engineers who are passionate about what they do. In 2015, NuPrime received four prestigious Product Of The Year awards and was recognized in two high-end audio magazines. Over the years, NuPrime has been honored by more and more audiophile magazines and thus has established themselves as a top player in the industry.
NuPrime is advancing audio technology in many ways. Whether it be high-end decoders, streaming media all-in-ones, or even preamps and power amplifiers, we are pushing the boundaries of audio. But that’s not all-we also work on clean power supplies and developing new product categories. NuPrime’s vertically integrated manufacturing process ensures that products from conception to mass production are top-notch. We pride ourselves on making high-end, expensive audio components at affordable prices.
Reaching new heights
NuPrime Evolution One is the first Class-D amp with an input impedance of 1M Ohms and a switching frequency of 700 kHz. With better sonic performance than almost any other Class-D amps on the market, it is on par with most of the world’s state-of-the-art solid-state amps. Besides having better performance than competing off-the-shelf solutions, NuPrime can tailor the sound of our amplifiers with our Hybrid Class-D technology.
NuPrime believes that High-End does not equate to high prices. The design team makes great efforts to optimize the circuitry and components for every product to meet the price targets. One thing that is never compromised is attaining the NuPrime sound. All NuPrime products deliver a vast soundstage, lightning-fast dynamics, ultra-low distortion, and noise, with the music emerging from a pristine background.
Why Choose NuPrime? Product Advantages
The NuPrime Sound
Is it something in the water? Is it the melancholy of the long winters or perhaps the summer nights with never-ending light?
Music defines us in so many ways, and it is one of the strongest expressions of Scandinavian culture. Since the early 80’s, we at Primare have been working to allow the conversation between the artist and the listener to be as ‘lagom’ – balanced, coherent, and neutral – as possible, conveyed the way the artist meant the work to be heard.
In this series, we talk with some of the most talented and interesting artists who have been influenced by Scandinavia, its natural beauty and unique culture. This is the Sound Of Scandinavia.
I35 Prisma combines the DM35 digital to analog conversion and SM35 Prisma network player modules with the award winning I35 modular integrated amplifier platform, featuring our UFPD 2 amplification technology delivering 150 watts of power per channel and balanced inputs, to create an extraoridinarily versatile control and power centre for any system.
DD35 provides superior digital transport capabilites to virtually any system as a result of its low resonance drive and ultra low noise digital output, and making it the perfect partner for any of the models in the modular line of products: PRE35 preamplifier, I35, and I25 intergrated amplifiers.
I15 Prisma MK2 is an award winning compact integrated amplifier and network player providing remarkable power and featuring Prisma music streaming and multi-room/multi-zone functionality; with its three-quarter-sized cabinet, opening up even greater possibilities for providing the highest quality music performance and access to any and every room in the house.
DD15 is a compact CD transport providing high end digital transport capabitlites to virtually any system as a result of its dedicated low resonance slot load CD drive and low noise digital output, while its compact cabinet makes it the perfect partner for SC15 Prisma preamplifier and network player and I15 Prisma integrated amplifier and network player.
Designed to be small enough to slip inconspicuously into any system, NP5 Prisma has all the functionality found in our award winning Prisma enabled models providing full network player technology to virtually any component with a digital input, both stereo and multi-channel, whether Primare or another brand.
Sound United, present :
New Bowers & Wilkins 800 D4 Series
This is not just another speaker range. Each new generation of 800 Series Diamond is a landmark event for Bowers & Wilkins. This is our benchmark, our icon; the most advanced range of loudspeakers we know how to make. For us, the 800 Series Diamond is everything we know, and everything we are.
Room "Athens 1"
For 110 years, Denon has delivered the most cutting-edge audio and video technical achievements.
The Denon sound master didn’t just tune this product, he obsessed over it.
160 watts of power delivers the most precise and powerful Denon sound.
The PMA-A110 is equipped with Ultra AL32 Processing, the latest in analogue waveform reproduction technology from Denon.
If you are a music lover you cannot afford to miss the CD Vinyl 4 U stand, If you are interested in high quality CD’s and LP’s. They have a large stock of CD’s and LP’s and excellent service.
CD Vinyl 4 U is a webshop for high-quality CD en LP’s.CD Vinyl 4 U offers a wide range of different labels which are known for their high quality and different formats.
CD Vinyl 4 U supplies CD's in the following formats: SACD, SHM-SACD and XRCD and K2HD.
The LP labels offered by CD Vinyl 4 U are also from leading names: Stockfisch Recordings, Venus Records, Original Master recordings by Mobile Fidelity and Speakerscorner.
When you want to take a break from all the demos, come over to CD Vinyl 4 U and buy a special CD or LP!
and Dr Feickert turntable Volare with a 10 inch Groovemaster arm and a Feickert Vero phonostage
KEF present :
You might ask yourself if the KEF Blade TWO’s still need an introduction. The design shook the hifi community with the introduction of their bigger brothers and flagship model, the original Blades at High End Munich back in 2009 and in 2016 Blade Two raised the bar for high-end speakers at this level and beyond. Being a scaled down version of their big brother, they offer the same level of acoustic prowess and iconic design, be it on a slightly smaller scale. Blade and Blade TWO share the same KEF DNA and striking aesthetics. Technologically they can marry complex audio designs like force cancelling woofers and single apparent sources to form one big hunk of musically enticing awesomeness. Seeing them will make you fall in love with them, hearing them will make you want to propose to them, to share your hifi-life until musical demise do you part.
and KRELL DAC VANGUARD.
Metamaterial. It may sound a bit like science fiction, but KEF made it science faction. Whilst speaker technology hadn’t really changed over the last couple of decades, KEF’s discovery and implementation of this newly developed material does wonders when compared to its predecessor, the iconic LS50. Mounted internally in just behind the Uni-Q unit, the labyrinth like Meta construction attacks specific frequencies, and begins its sound magic by absorbing, reflecting, and dispersing. You may compare it to an acoustic black hole. Up to 99.9% of the unwanted anomalies which normally accumulate behind the tweeter will be devoured, unveiling the essence of music. One simply must hear the LS50 Meta to understand the sonic importance of this new KEF icon.
The Reference is the physical embodiment of KEF's Total System Design philosophy. The result is a loudspeaker that performs far beyond the sum of its parts. The KEF Reference 3 has the uncanny ability to generate an intricate, emotionally compelling three-dimensional soundstage that places you right at the heart of the original performance. At the heart and exact acoustic centre of The Reference is the Uni-Q driver array which is surrounded by its two bass drivers. The combination of this quartet disguised as a trio, reveals an openness in the higher and mid regions and clean, rich, and articulate bass which is the foundation of any great stereo or multichannel sound system. Low and behold, the KEF Reference 3.
There is a lot more going on with the KEF LS50 Wireless II system than just adding the Metamaterial. The LS50 Wireless II promises the end of wire spaghetti as we know it, while offering outstanding quality and a perfect app. Of course, you are still able to connect multiple sources by wire, but if so desired the only wires leaving the system are its mains connectors. Two subwoofer outputs, one on each unit, complete the physical connections. This brings us to the ability to connect to the most common streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music and TIDAL, to name but a few. It is TIDAL that offers a vast Master catalogue of MQA content. And this is where the new LS50 Wireless II makes real magic. Because it handles the MQA signal in an industry-unique manner, KEF’s Music Integrity Engine can unfold MQA to levels no other wireless systems have gone before. Again, hearing is believing.
Sometimes you simply want to rock your world just a little bit more. Stop right there, because KEF will come to the rescue with their brand new KC62 subwoofer system. Being the first compact subwoofer that has the WAF, this one also does WOOF! You can get it in several colours to match either you passive or active LS50’s, be it original, META or series II, or any speaker system for that matter, be it KEF or… well, let’s leave it at KEF, because they shine in areas where others pale to the comparison. When you audition the KC62, you may want to brace yourself. Consider yourself warned.
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TAD present : FIRST IN EUROPE
Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TADL) today announced the TAD-E2-WN floor-standing speaker system with the “TAD Evolution Two” moniker as the newest addition to its Evolution Series of hi-fi audio components.
Featuring newly developed twin 15.5 cm woofers and a 2.5 cm beryllium tweeter and drawing on a wealth of speaker-engineering ingenuity we have accumulated over the years, the TAD-E2 embodies the long tradition of delivering single-point-source sound for which all TAD speakers are known and takes the sound field and imaging performance to a new level. The speaker enclosure has a classy woodgrain finish that blends into any room decor.
Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. (TADL) today announced the TAD-D1000TX SACD/CD player and the TAD-DA1000TX digital/analog converter as the newest additions to its Evolution Series of hi-fi audio components. The TAD-D1000TX and the TAD-DA1000TX replace the highly acclaimed TAD-D1000MK2 and TAD-DA1000, respectively.
To achieve even greater audio performance over their predecessors, the TAD-D1000TX and the TAD-DA1000TX incorporate the third-generation Asynchronous USB Communication Engine and a variety of other engineering refinements.
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As early as 2013 with the emergence of high-resolution dematerialised music, Cabasse positioned itself as a leader in the creation and development of connected speakers with the desire to offer a flagship system to the high-end connected audio market, in much the same way as its offering of the mythical SPHERE to the active speaker market in 2006.
15 years later and to mark the brand’s 70th anniversary, Cabasse has finally unveiled THE PEARL PELEGRINA. This luxurious, modern, and compact system is the centerpiece of a connected speaker range that combines the very finest of Cabasse’s sound and technologies to deliver an exceptional listening experience with precision, purity, and unparalleled dynamic capacity.
70 years of know-how. A new Masterpiece
The arrival of THE PEARL PELEGRINA marks a key date in the history of Cabasse: its 70th anniversary. This 70-year adventure is a long and beautiful tale of a passion for music and acoustic expertise, but also, one of a brand that modernised and evolved to take advantage of the growing possibilities of digital technology to develop a range of high-end connected speakers.
The Masterpiece of THE PEARL COLLECTION – the widest range of high-end connected speakers on the market – is known as THE PEARL PELEGRINA. It takes its name from a rare 55-carat pearl that was discovered in 1913 and dubbed « the Incomparable ». Each of the 70 speaker pairs will bear a numbered plaque in this exclusive series.
Much like the SPHERE, THE PEARL PELEGRINA, will satisfy the most demanding music lovers, audiophiles who want the purest sounds, easy access to dematerialised digital music, and the latest technological innovations in order to experience the realism and the pleasure of sound in their homes, each and every day as if they were elbow to elbow with concert performers. Owners will also have the privilege of enjoying a rare and unique piece!
The PEARL PELEGRINA combines and synthesises 70 years of the best Cabasse know-how:
The best technologies:
The best in high-resolution sound:
An extraordinarily designed limited-edition speaker to mark Cabasse’s 70th anniversary!
THE PEARL PELEGRINA features exclusive materials and a luxurious finish to provide the ultimate immersive acoustic experience. The new Masterpiece also boasts an extraordinary design that was conceived and custom-built by the brand’s team in Brittany (North-Western France). It stands tall at almost 130cm with its sphere and base measuring 48cm in diameter.
Brand connoisseurs will surely recognize the Lissajous curve stand, the famous figure named after the physicist who ‘made sound visible’, and the logo that has accompanied Cabasse since its inception. Like all speakers in THE PEARL COLLECTION, THE PEARL PELEGRINA features a custom cut polished mirror metal band that circles its sphere to further enhance the many other details and lustrous finish that make this speaker a truly exclusive piece.
These speakers, sold in pairs, were conceived, designed, and manufactured in France and each one has been tested with the greatest of care in Cabasse’s workshops. The electronics are invisible having been ultra-miniaturized and concealed in the base. Each pair bears numbered plates to identity this special limited edition and 70 pairs will be created to mark Cabasse’s 70 years of existence.
LIFETIME WARRANTY: Cabasse’s lifetime warranty (on the speakers) for the first buyer
THE PEARL KESHI, a new ultra-compact 2.1 connected system
An ultra-miniature 2.1 system capable of delivering huge emotions! THE PEARL KESHI takes its name from small natural pearls found in Tahiti and the South Seas. It combines all the qualities of Cabasse’s high-end connected solutions for the most impressive acoustic performance (soundstage, stereo image, timbre, etc.) relative to its miniature size. Consisting of a connected subwoofer and two satellite speakers featuring an original design, it sits suspended in the air limiting the transmission of vibrations to the floor. This compact system is available in black and white and integrates effortlessly into any interior.
An ultra-miniature system that delivers immense emotion
The satellites of THE PEARL KESHI feature a brand-new patented driver powered by 300 Watts RMS (per speaker). The design of these full-range speakers allows for long excursion and high-power handling for great dynamics.
An ultra-fine 50 micrometre membrane, a neodymium motor, the associated DSP signal processing and the other speaker components, all contribute to enable faithful restitution of the timbre and provide excellent spectral homogeneity.
Such a minimalist 2.1 connected system capable of delivering 1050 Watts RMS of total power (300 Watts for each satellite and 450 W for the bass) allows listeners to feel all the dynamics of their favourite music, from the most subtle sounds to the most striking ones, without any clipping or distortion.
The best Cabasse technologies
Audioquest present :
All new cables and products
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Dali and NAD
UNLOCK THE WORLD OF MUSIC STREAMING. Renowned for exceptional performance and value, the NODE is the ultimate HiFi streamer that easily connects to any stereo system to help you discover a universe of audio streaming. With all the inputs and outputs to please the most ardent audiophile, the NODE connects your gear to all the music ever recorded. With built-in premium hi-res music services like Tidal®, Spotify®, and Qobuz®, as well as virtually all other popular music services, internet radio and even your own digital music library held on a computer or external drive - the NODE brings infinite playback choices into your very own high fidelity sonic domain.
TAKE YOUR HIFI WI-FI. First up, the NODE has enhanced dual band Wi-Fi, providing best-in-class performance even in crowded airspace. Bluetooth performance benefits from state-of-the-art aptX HD, supporting 24 bit streaming directly from your phone or tablet, and the ability to transmit studio-quality music to Bluetooth headphones and speakers, while built-in AirPlay 2 makes for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem. High-end DAC technology built into every Bluesound player can decode and stream MQA files in all their lossless glory.
FROM ANYWHERE TO EVERYWHERE. Seamlessly connect the NODE to multiple Bluesound speakers throughout your home with the BluOS Controller app and create an intuitive multi-room music system unlike any other. The NODE is easier to control than ever - from smart devices or computer with the BluOS app, touch panel controls with presets, voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, or Google Voice, or by programming your own IR remote. The NODE can also be built into smart home control systems for a premium whole-home audio integration.
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