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The First-ever Reference Class SU-R1000 Integrated Amplifier

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


GOLD NOTE DS-10 D/A processor

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.”


TECHNICS SL-1000R Turntable Superlative Accomplishment

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


AESTHETIX ATLAS ECLIPSE Power Amplifier – Greek Myth or Audio Powerhouse?

Aesthetix has developed an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of elite components at down-to-earth prices. The company’s earliest products, the all-tube Io phonostage and Callisto linestage, have long set the stage for what is possible in modern all-tube designs. As the mainstay of Aesthetix’ top “Jupiter” line, these products have received updates and modifications through the years and have developed a loyal following among audiophiles who value the sound of all-tube electronics. In their latest “Eclipse” finery, the Io and Callisto are major players at the highest echelon of the audio world. The prices have gone up, of course, but Aesthetix founder and designer Jim White still prices these units below the cost of most of the direct competition.READ MORE


C’Est La Vie > REL T9i

There are some moments in life that are so special, they scream out for attention… Properly dialed in, these T/9i subwoofers are earth shattering.


GOLD NOTE PH-10 Phonostage

Gold Note, founded near Florence, Italy just over seven years ago, has been creating just such a range of very attractive audio products with extensive features that are easy to set up and use. Part of Gold Note’s 10-series entry-level line, the PH-10 is an innovative solid-state phonostage with an interesting feature set and an impressive number of functions.



“…the Everest 8000 represents an entirely unprecedented level of performance… The sonic result is mind blowing.” – Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief, The Absolute Sound


The Everest 8000 merges patented science from Shunyata Research’s critically acclaimed Hydra Triton and Typhon designs with the transformative technologies applied within its heralded medical division products.

From the stunning form-follows-function tower design to its inside-out engineering, the Everest represents the pinnacle of development and achievement in multiple industries.


The Making of Tzero MKIII

Not all RELs are large, expensive and go down to stygian depths. Some are small, affordable and intended to supply similar enjoyment—on a scaled-down basis to-be-sure–to those who live in smaller spaces and simply have neither the space, nor perhaps the funds, to pursue high performance full range sound reproduction in a grander sense. Live your life in a flat, a small apartment? Get your music from your computer? iTunes, Spotify, Qobuz or Tidal and access it via your iPhone? Congrats, you’re normal and one of the great majority to whom music is necessary, like eating, and for whom it forms the background soundtrack to your life. We’ve got you covered with our new Tzero MKIII.READ MORE

Recenzija REL S/510

The S/510 is powerful, but also fast and responsive. If you use two, the result is a tight and balanced foundation of bass.



To celebrate the 55th anniversary of their iconic line of record players, Technics has released the SL-1210GAE limited edition turntable. An instant collector’s item for the lucky few who snag one of the 1,000 units available world wide. Playing music on the SL-1210GAE is as good as streaming hi-res audio -maybe better. Is it the best record player of 2020?