26th October 2020, Surrey, UK: To celebrate 45 years of hi-fi design and manufacturing, Japanese digital music library specialist, Melco, has launched a special 45th-anniversary version of its flagship half-width library, the N10 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
All-in-OneAmplifier Hi-Res HiFi MQA Multiroom Network Tidal Qobuz Deezer Roon-ready Spotify Stereo Streaming
The Gold Note IS-1000 is an outstanding all-in-one system of the high-end class. This Gold Note 1000 series solution combines an amplifier with a streaming client, D/A converter and a phono preamplifier. Gold Note now dispenses with the latter in the new Gold Note IS-1000 LINE.
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020 winner.
Had Einstein still been alive today, we could just picture him drawing up his next quantum physics theory while listening to the Audiolab 6000N Play
Audiolab’s first standalone music streamer would certainly have fitted Einstein’s philosophy that a ‘simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone’ – aesthetically, the 6000N Play is as unassuming as hi-fi streamers come, with a screen-less, largely unadorned chassis that gives nothing of its vast network talents away.READ MORE
STEREOPHILE > When the song ended, I was speechless. I could not imagine a million-dollar system playing it any better.
Does Magnepan’s new LRS loudspeaker “make everything else sound like it is coming out of a cereal box”? Maybe. It definitely sounds boxless. And surely its levels of microscopic detail, accurate timbre, and pure-water transparency are unprecedented at anywhere near $650/pair.
Could the Little Ribbon Speakers become a new classic, like the old Quads or the ageless BBC LS3/5a? Perhaps. It has the right personality. Highly recommended.
– Herb Reichert | Jul 18, 2019
Developed to Further Expand Technics’ Sound Experience
1 September, 2020 – Technics unveiled its first Reference Class integrated amplifier, SU-R1000. The Reference Class products are developed in pursue of Technics’ insatiable desire to deliver ultimate sound quality to customers, and they offer premium musical experience the Technics brand is known for. The SE-R1, Technics’ first Reference Class stereo power amplifier introduced in 2014, featured many new and original digital technologies such as LAPC (Load Adaptive Phase Calibration) for realising ideal impulse response and JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-Shaping Optimisation) Engine for achieving high-quality, high-precision PWM signal conversion with minimum jitter. READ MORE
I felt like I’d just been offered a choice of 31 flavors of Baskin-Robbins ice cream topped with up to 57 varieties of Heinz ketchup, 57 condiments, and 47 brands of coddled cream. My head began to spin, my stomach churned, and my mouth grew very dry as I read that Gold Note’s DS-10 ($2995) was a “chameleon DAC” with 192 setup options that enable it to “completely blend in with different music genres, giving the listener the opportunity to adapt the behavior of the unit to the music playing, to one’s stereo system and, most of all, to the listener’s taste.”
One company that has returned to the fray, after several decades of quiescence on the vinyl front, is Technics, the Japanese firm that was once an omnipresent force in turntable design and widely viewed as the progenitor of direct drive. Now, under the stewardship of its parent company Panasonic, it’s once more offering a number of turntables at different price points, with the direct-drive SL-1000R at the top of its lineup, what Technics calls its “Reference Class.” The ’table features a separate motor controller, and can be customized to accept up to three tonearms. READ MORE