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Power-Up With Chord Company's New SignatureX Power

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Power-up with the new ARAY-based SignatureX   The time-proven Signature range (launched in ’98!) gains a new high-performance power cable: SignatureX  Wiltshire, England, 26th November, 2021: Chord Company’s time-proven Signature range, launched back in 1998, is set to benefit from a new, high-quality power cable:  SignatureX Power . Handmade in the Wiltshire factory, just outside historic  Stonehenge , the new  SignatureX  Power features the company’s proprietary ARAY mechanical tuning technology, plus the latest XLPE insulation, as seen in many of the company’s recently introduced loudspeaker cables.  The new SignatureX Power directly replaces the previous Signature ARAY power cable. It benefits from significantly heavier-gauge conductors, offering lower resistance and improved efficiency, a high-quality foil with high-density braid screen, plus a PVC outer jacket. SignatureX Power’s heavy-gauge multi-strand OFC copper conductors with  ARAY  geometry are terminated with custom-design

Audiolab Omnia - CDs, Vinyl, Streaming... Just Add Speakers!

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Great universal From CDs and vinyl to hi-res network streaming, the Audiolab Omnia is the all-in-one, just-add- speakers hi-fi system that does it all, and does it in style Cambridgeshire, England – Throughout its 40-year history, Audiolab has produced some of British hi-fi’s most celebrated electronics. Amps that stretch from 1982’s classic 8000A to the current, best-selling 6000A; DACs from 1992’s 8000DAC to the mighty M-DAC series of the last decade; and a range of source components that includes the award-winning 6000CDT CD transport and 6000N Play network streamer. For its newest creation, Audiolab has distilled its know-how across these component categories into a single chassis. The result is an all-in-one, just-add-speakers music system that Audiolab calls the Omnia. Housed in a beautifully engineered aluminium enclosure with a crisp, minimalist aesthetic, the Omnia caters for a music lover’s every need – from digital streaming to physical CD and vinyl collections. It sports an

Copland Launches it’s Most Affordable Amp: Copland CSA70

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Created for the dedicated music lover, the CSA70 is designed to provide exceptional audio performance that belies its power rating and price. The CSA70 provides four digital inputs, three analogue inputs, line out function, as well as pre-out terminal, front facing 6.3mm headphone output, and a 70 Watts per channel power amplifier that will surprise users who thought their speakers were power hungry. For the vinyl enthusiast we have included an excellent phono pre-amplifier. Contrary to its bigger brothers, CSA100/CSA150 the CSA70 does not employ tubes in the line stage. The CSA70 preamplifier section is a solid stage architecture with a vanishingly low distortion. The CSA70 boasts the same power amplifier technology as the CSA100/CSA150 with a feedback structure inherently faster than conventional amplifiers and a wide large-signal frequency response. The amplifier is ruggedly constructed and designed to deal with the most awkward of dynamic loads that may be presented by the loudspea

McIntosh Launches Next-Gen Two-Box Preamp C12000

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Next-gen two-chassis McIntosh C12000 pre revealed New C12000 Preamplifier offers valve and solid state outputs, plus new levels of user customisation Binghamton, New York, USA, November 18th, 2021 : McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 70 years, is proud to announce the  C12000 Preamplifier. The new C12000 Preamplifier benefits from a unique two-chassis design that isolates the audio section from the control and power sections for ultimate sound quality. In addition to 12 analogue inputs, six balanced, four unbalanced and two phono inputs, the C12000 Preamplifier   offers  both  valve and solid-state output for maximum flexibility with partnering equipment. The preamp comprises the  C12000 Controller Module  and  C12000 Preamplifier Module.  All power control, data ports and external control connections reside in the C12000 Controller, where dual isolated power supplies drive the left and right channels, while a dual micropro

VSSL A.1x Streaming Amplifier Review

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I was approached by Soundvision Technologies a few months back via my Instagram social media account as the guys that own this company have many brands and technologies at there fingertips, with both hardware and software my interest is always piqued when something new is offered in the world of HiFi and home automation, especially lately with streaming which is such a focus of my listening habits.  The VSSL (vessel) amplifier and technology comes in three versions with a A.3x a 3 channel/zone amplifier or A.6x 6 channel/zone amplifier and like the one I have here the A.1x which feeds just the single zone but offers great tech and features in a small sleek package. The other versions and even this one can be used in any multiroom system but with the A.1x suiting a single zone and ideally a second system in your home if using the built in amplification, or simply with the flick of switch you can integrate it into an existing audio system without the amplifier turned on. This is the beau

Leema' Acoustics 'local produce' on offer at Audio T, Cardiff

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Leema/Audio T 'local produce' event with £595 prize This Thursday , Leema and Audio T are hosting a ‘local produce’ demo event with an 'Essential' free prize draw 16th November 2021, Wales, UK:  In the absence of UK hi-fi shows until February 2022 ,  Leema Acoustics has got together with Audio T Cardiff to host a special ‘local produce’ demonstration event  on Thursday November 18th  with a  free prize draw to win a Essentials phono stage worth £595.  The event will be jointly hosted by Audio T and representatives from Leema, and will offer visitors the chance to meet the team and experience models from the entry-level Elements range, plus the flagship Constellation range, all of which are hand-made just 110 miles away in Welshpool.  Leema will also be exclusively revealing some new, unreleased products from the factory, set to make their debut in 2022. Three sessions are available on the day: 14.00, 16.00 and 18.00. The public are advised to book directly with the  Car

Sonus faber's New Woodworking Facility Announced

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Sonus faber acquires long-term woodworking facility Following a 35-year partnership, Sonus faber is thrilled to bring the De Santi woodworking factory home Vicenza, Italy, 15th November, 2021:  Sonus faber has acquired the De Santi woodworking factory in San Martino di Lupari (PD), Italy, following a 35-year relationship. The facility has now become the official woodworking department within the company. Sonus faber began working with Luciano De Santi and his factory in 1986, the two companies united by a shared passion for Italian heritage and craftsmanship. The companies have been partners and collaborators for nearly four decades, together creating loudspeakers known around the world for their engineering, quality and performance.   To keep up with increased global demand, Sonus faber has already made a commitment to expand the woodworking department, employing new CNC machines and painting capabilities, plus extending the factory footprint.  In welcoming the De Santi team, Sonus fa

Ibiza Gains Luxury McIntosh and Sonus faber Music Experiences

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Ibiza sounds better than ever as McIntosh, Sonus faber and Six Senses Ibiza debuts exclusive Live Cave music experiences   The first sustainable resort/community in the Balearics offers a unique McIntosh and Sonus faber audio experience Ibiza, Spain, November 10th, 2021:  McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.  and  Sonus faber  are pleased to announce the debut of the Live Cave experiences at  Six Senses Ibiza ,  the first sustainable BREEAM-certified resort and residential community in the Balearics.   Several unique spaces, the Reception, the Cave Royal, Cave Suite 906 and the Live Cave, are fitted with McIntosh and Sonus faber audio equipment for an unparalleled listening experience in Ibiza (which has long functioned as an escape for the world’s top performers and music obsessives alike).   The  Cave Royale  is the   ultimate party cave with a grand piano, generously sized indoor and outdoor living space, and full bar. The Cave Royale is the pulse of the resort’s effortless free-spirited, Ibiz

iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon: Birth of a ‘head-fi’ Legend

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iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon: Birth of a ‘head-fi’ Legend Delivering remarkable versatility, state-of-the art technology, and class-leading sound quality with digital and analogue sources, iFi’s latest DAC/headphone amp is a portable marvel Southport, England – Launched in 2018, the xDSD is among the most popular portable DAC/headphone amps in iFi’s range – a feature-packed model that has earned a stellar reputation and a plethora of awards thanks to its supremely judged blend of convenience, versatility and performance. Soon after its launch, the xDSD was joined by the xCAN to complete iFi’s mid-level ‘x-series’ of portable devices. Housed in the same distinctive contoured case with ‘dark titanium’ finish, the xDSD and xCAN perform differing functions – the former is a portable DAC/headphone amp for digital sources, with USB, S/PDIF and Bluetooth connectivity; the latter is a headphone amp with purely analogue inputs, plus the added convenience of Bluetooth reception for smartphones and so