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Sonus faber and Maserati MC20 Awarded ‘Best in-car OEM Premium Audio System

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Sonus faber and Maserati MC20 awarded ‘Best in-car OEM premium audio system’ The expert imaging and sound association announces 2021-2022 winners Vicenza, Italy, September 9th, 2021:  Sonus faber is proud to announce its achievement of the 2021-2022 EISA award for the Best In-Car OEM Premium Audio System in the Maserati MC20 Super Sports car. One year after the vehicle’s reveal, the two luxury Italian heritage brands are thrilled to continue to celebrate their partnership in innovation and automotive audio technology. The first Maserati model in production with the Sonus faber system, the MC20’s premium audio system leverages Sonus faber’s sound tuning expertise to create a 12-channel system amplified with 695 watts of power and 12 speakers with specific characteristics of the Sonus faber philosophy of creating a sound reproduction that implies the use of natural materials. The system is tailored specifically to the environment, the speakers working with custom EQ and real-time optimiz

McIntosh 8K Tech for its MX123 A/V Processor

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8K upgrade for McIntosh’s MX123 Mid-range MX123 processor goes 8K, including onboard upscaling and new features Binghamton, New York, USA, September 8th, 2021 : McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to announce an 8K-compatibility upgrade for the  MX123 A/V Processor .  Launched in October 2019 with 4K/60 Hz compatibility, all new MX123 A/V Processors shipping from the McIntosh factory starting in September 2021 will support 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz video resolutions and refresh rates. The MX123 will also be able to upscale lower resolutions to 8K. The upgrade is in line with McIntosh’s philosophy of continuous product improvement; the 4K version is no longer available. The MX123 benefits from 10 HDMI inputs and outputs; one of the inputs and two of the outputs will have 8K/60 Hz and 4K/120Hz support (all 10 will continue to support 4K/60 Hz). The three HDMI ports that are 8K/60 Hz- and 4K/120 Hz-compatible, w

Best-ever Leema Sirius Streamer/Server with new InnuOS 2.0 Upgrade

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Leema Acoustics’ best-ever Sirius streaming music server following InnuOS 2.0 upgrade Developed with Innuos, Leema’s Sirius streamer/server is now better than ever, thanks to InnuOS 2.0 Welshpool, Wales, UK, 7th September, 2021:  Leema Acoustics’ audiophile-grade streaming music server Sirius, which has been developed in conjunction with Innuos, is set to benefit from a major upgrade following the release of Innuos’ InnuOS 2.0 operating system. The new InnuOS 2.0 software brings a completely new operating system and desktop interface to the Sirius, plus for the first time, full dedicated app control using the all-new Innuos Sense app for iOS and Android devices. Innuos Sense offers comprehensive control over selecting and playing music from the Sirius and various music streaming services, along with a number of important control features including editing metadata. The upgrade means there has never been a better time to audition a Sirius streaming music server via  leema-acoustics.com/

IsoTek Joins Fine Sounds UK

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IsoTek joins Fine Sounds’ high-performance portfolio A new distribution deal sees IsoTek’s range of class-leading power optimisation solutions come to Fine Sounds Fife, Scotland, 6th September, 2021:  Fine Sounds UK, the country’s McIntosh, Sonus faber and Bassocontinuo distributor, has been appointed by  IsoTek , the world leader in  power optimisation devices for audio and AV systems. Effective immediately, IsoTek’s portfolio of class-leading power optimisation   solutions will become available through Fine Sounds UK’s carefully selected network of audio dealers, installers and designers in the UK and Ireland.  The move follows the recent expansion of Fine Sounds UK’s headquarters in Fife, Scotland, designed to house a far greater range of hi-fi products from the company’s world-famous brands, and improve the customer experience with reduced product waiting times.  IsoTek’s uncompromising range of  power optimisation devices is perfectly suited to Fine Sounds UK’s portfolio of class-

Estelon Speakers Opens Its Factory Doors!

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2021 is Estelon’s year! By expanding in new markets around the globe (from the USA and Brazil, all the way to Australia and New Zealand), and by adding three more prestigious awards to the very many titles the brand has garnered over the last decade, Estelon’s 10th anniversary is the biggest milestone for the Nordic company. Estelon’s state-of-the-art factory located in Tallinn, Estonia, utilizes the most advanced techniques. All Estelon products are built from the inside-out. The shape is a result of decades of engineering and experience in creating the best technical and acoustical conditions for music reproduction. Estelon loudspeakers are engineered and hand-made to the highest standards in the industry. The commitment to excellence is present in every stage of the fine-tuned production process, whether it is the product design or the careful selection of components. During the manufacturing and assembly process, each component part is carefully chosen and repeatedly checked

Chord Company's new Shawline HDMI AOC 21 Delivers 48 Gbps to AV Devices

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Shawline HDMI gets 48 Gbps upgrade for optimum performance from today’s A/V devices A key chipset upgrade for Shawline HDMI brings 48 Gbps performance for AV lovers, gamers and more 16th July 2020, Wiltshire, England:  Chord Company has upgraded one of its best-loved HDMI cables, Shawline HDMI, to 48 Gbps performance, giving super-fast transfer rates from advanced HDMI chipsets. The new  Shawline HDMI AOC 21  (Active Optical Cable) uses a high-quality True HDMI chipset at both ends, plus the highest OM3-grade glass fibres. In addition to full 4/8K HDR picture quality, the premium high-speed Shawline HDMI AOC 21 benefits from the improved audio performance of optical fibre, and is immune to HF noise.  Shawline HDMI AOC 21 is Chord Company’s second-highest-performance HDMI cable and is an optical/copper hybrid with extensive high-frequency noise protection. The copper elements have been uprated for improved mechanical isolation, but the most noticeable difference is the advanced HDMI chi

Chord Cables Major New ARAY-tech Breakthrough for Chord Company sees GroundARAY Launch

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Major new ARAY technology breakthrough heralds the launch of the GroundARAY family   Four years in development, Chord Co.’s proprietary ARAY noise-reduction tech is now available for all  15th July 2021, Wiltshire, England :  Chord Company  has announced a major new development of its proprietary ARAY noise-reduction technology with the introduction of its  GroundARAY  family of grounding devices. The GroundARAY is a next-generation high-frequency-noise-reduction device that connects to unused sockets on A/V equipment providing a  low-impedance route for HF noise to pass through, directly improving the noise floor of the ‘host’ product.  The GroundARAY is a cylindrical design made from precision CNC-machined thick-walled aluminium; the thick walls themselves stop the device from contributing HF noise. Available in six termination options, including USB A, RCA and XLR, for a wide range of digital and analogue A/V devices, the GroundARAY benefits from five separate noise-reduction system

McIntosh Launches 'Voice of Sound' a Short Film about Music Narrated by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

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McIntosh and CONVICTS unveil  Voice of Sound  narrated by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir   McIntosh and CONVICTS launch an exciting new short film that celebrates the history of sound and music 13th July 2021, Binghamton, NY, USA : McIntosh and digital media brand/creative studio CONVICTS have teamed up to launch  Voice of Sound,  a new short film that celebrates the history of sound and music, voiced by the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.  McIntosh partnered with creative studio CONVICTS for the project, both being New York-based brands with a goal of supporting artists and celebrating music culture, to help connect communities and lift spirits, especially following recent difficult times. Since 1949, McIntosh’s ultimate-quality and fully customisable sound systems have powered some of the most iconic moments in music. The unveiling of the project is a celebration of our collective journey out of restrictions, where music has been a beacon of light for so many. It is voiced by McIntosh’s dear

Audiophile Digital Optical Technology (ADOT) MC01 Review

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My music system has been totally transformed by the incredible sounding Melco Audio N100 and S100 which have been in constant use over the period of time that I have had them in my possession, and to be honest I will be so sad when they have to be returned as I have loved the sound from this combination, when I was asked if I wanted to review the ADOT kit with the Melco Audio electronics it was a NO brainer. Of course I wanted to as it means more time with them and it also gives me a chance to see what differences can be had by adding the fibre kit to the Melco Audio affair. Dealing with fibre optic installations on a daily basis I know how well data can be streamed and effectively via these tiny cables and unlike copper and other metal conductor wires they don’t suffer from the usual type of interference that can plague these type of cables, so installing next to mains and other electrical cables means you do not get any noise or ‘EMI’ leaking into the signal chain. This type of isola

Chord Company's Clearway to Better Streaming

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A Clearway to better music streaming Clearway Streaming offers great price/performance and expands the award-winning range 9th July 2021, Wiltshire, England:   Chord Company  has introduced a new streaming cable into its award-winning Clearway range, that offers remarkable value for money, class-leading performance and the renowned Chord Company quality. Purpose built for today’s streaming age and keenly priced from just £80 to suit a wide range of partnering hardware, the new  Clearway Streaming  cable offers a noticeable step up in performance from the Wiltshire specialist’s entry-level C-stream (£40), and has been designed to virtually eliminate the pick up of damaging high-frequency noise. Clearway Streaming benefits from four high-speed 26AWG OFC twisted-pair conductors, which have been individually shielded from each other. An additional optimised shield beneath the outer jacket, has also been included to offer further protection from high-frequency noise interference.  The new C