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Melco Audio N100 Review

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Music and the way it is being consumed by the end user has changed and especially over the last decade with so many people now getting their music via online music services and the demand has grown considerably which is driving the demand for products from the High End audio industry, making them adapt in many ways and offer better solutions for us all to enjoy this wonderful hobby. To be honest it is a win win situation as the industry is booming and what we get is a better quality and overall experience with good quality music and cheaper products and that also filters down from the higher end audio companies to us. Melco Audio comes from a computer industry background as it is part of the huge Buffalo HDD and IT solutions company. When you think of computers and HiFi the two generally do not offer the best quality as there is so many variables that can affect the quality of sound from a PC and the transportation of your music files, most notably noise and how it affects the quality

Chord Cables Epic RCA 1M Interconnects Review

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Chord Cables have been in my HiFi systems for as long as I can remember and for a good reason too in that they are so damn good and amongst the best cables made for this great hobby of HiFi. There is a lot of people who are very sceptical about cables and the improvements that they bring but after nearly 30 years of trying and buying many different ones ranging from a few pounds to many thousands some real and very good benefits can be had from choosing the right cables for your system. It has to be relevant with the electronics that you are using and in my time of listening some of the biggest improvements has been with Chord Company Cables. When I had my previous website I wrote a review of the Chord Sarum T Interconnects and these are and were the best cables I had ever introduced into any system that I had with the biggest sonic improvements that I was hearing, bass, top end, midrange and imaging all improved and the overall listening experience was so much better. When I shut the

ProAc Response D2R Speakers Review

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This will be my fourth ProAc speakers review and it seems as though this British speaker brand can do no wrong when it comes HiFi. Over the years I have listened to nearly all of the recent designs dating back to the early nineties early noughties and many of them have captured my attention because of their sheer musicality and beautiful music that they are able to create. I always remember walking in to a dealership and listening to the massive but simply sublime D80 Speakers being powered by Meridian electronics, they sounded so good and I really wanted a pair but like most people that just was not possible at the time. I have gone through many brands but always seem to come back to the ProAc family of Speakers and in particular the Response range which IMO are some of the best speakers at any price. Going back to my first pair which was the Response D15's which I loved for many years and then D25's and D28's which I found to be even better, offering more of everything th

REFERENCE SYSTEM FROM MCINTOSH ® FEATURED IN 2022 GRAND WAGONEER

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FIRST-EVER AUTOMOTIVE REFERENCE SYSTEM FROM MCINTOSH ® FEATURED IN 2022 GRAND WAGONEER  The Legend in Luxury Audio Boosts Wagoneer’s Return to Luxury Vehicles Binghamton, NY (March 11, 2021) - - McIntosh Laboratory is world-famous for its unparalleled luxury home audio systems. Today, McIntosh is proud to announce two extraordinary McIntosh Entertainment Systems—the  MX1375 Reference Entertainment System  and the  MX950 Entertainment System  are going to hit the road in the upcoming 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.   Both vehicles will be available in mid-2021 .  The McIntosh MX1375 Reference Entertainment System (RES) has been meticulously designed and engineered to meet exacting standards and bring reference quality sound to the road. Its Adaptive 3D Surround Processing capabilities delivers an immersive acoustic experience that produces sonic imaging and spatial detail that doesn’t just sound sensational but transports you to the performance. The McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System

Chord Electronics Hugo TT2 & Hugo M Scaler Review

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The Chord Electronics company based in the UK continue to astound with their ever growing library of fantastic designs and having owned and listened to many of their products over the years they never fail to impress me with their quality and attention to detail which are second to none. They are also never one to sit idle as they seem to be continuously working on updating and bringing out new and improved versions of what has made them such a success. In these strange times it’s always nice to see a company from the UK do so well and always strive to be the best in what they do and create. I reviewed the original Hugo TT back in 2016 IIRC and it was a stunning performer back then but this new version has had some major overhauls with every component upgraded, power supplies bolstered and uprated to much higher levels than previously seen and this is where it also improves on its smaller brother the Hugo2 giving more power to the power hungry circuitry and an almost limitless supply t

Estelon Decorates Interiors with High-End Audio!

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The Estonian high-end audio company manufactures the most luxurious loudspeakers that fit perfectly into modern homes. The Estelon speakers are the result of 35+ years of experience, research and development, and they have been acknowledged for performing the most realistic and ‘life-like’ sound. They offer the ultimate sonic experience through the most effortless transparent reproduction, maintaining the unique stylish design with clear curves that eliminate the effects of reflective diffraction. With prices starting from US$25.000 (20.000€) and going up to US$259.000 (200.000€) for the most prestigious flagship model, the Estelon loudspeakers sport an innovative design and their minimalist influence is clearly visible. A designer’s statement in a spectacular sound system form, which requires over 1000 man-hours for each speaker to be produced. The enclosure of this sophisticated technology comes in a range of premium gloss and matte colours to please the eyes as it pleases the ears.

Melco adds Roon 1.8 and more with New Firmware Out Today

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New firmware readies Melco’s digital music libraries for the all-new Roon 1.8   Melco’s latest 4.10 firmware enables its Japanese-engineered libraries for the latest version of Roon 25th February, 2021, Surrey, UK:  Leading digital music library specialist Melco Audio has today released a new over-the-air firmware update (4.10) which brings Roon Ready integration to its five-strong  EX Series  of digital libraries, enabling them to exploit the full potential of Roon 1.8. The new update, which has already been automatically sent to owners of Melco’s current EX Series (or  EX Series- updated ) digital music libraries, can be simply installed by users from the front panel, with just a few button presses.  Roon Ready integration adds yet another benefit to the feature-packed Melco EX Series platform, which enables music playback in the highest possible quality thanks to Melco’s unrivalled digital audio engineering, which eschews the use of standard IT parts for the ultimate sound quality.

Neil Young Archives gets cookin’ with Mojo

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Neil Young Archives gets cookin’ with Mojo Chord Electronics’ Mojo delivers the full resolution of the mighty Neil Young Archives  neilyoungarchives.com 23rd February 2021, Kent, UK:  In a new article posted on the Neil Young Archives, Neil Young and Phil Baker describe how they  currently use  Chord Electronics’ Mojo DAC/headphone amplifier  with their phones and desktops.  They  created a web page dedicated to correct Mojo set up to help their members enjoy all that Neil Young Archives has to offer, at full resolution. In the ‘ Let’s Get Cookin’ with SOUND! ’ article  (neilyoungarchives.com),  NYA author Phil Baker introduces the British-built Mojo and the simple recipe for ‘Xstream’ sound quality, which includes Apple’s Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and the Neil Young Archives.  Describing Chord Electronics’ Mojo Baker writes, ‘The Mojo, designed and built in the UK, is one of the best portable DACs/amplifiers available at any price. It’s what Neil and I use with our phones, iPads

McIntosh Labs MCD85 SACD/CD Player

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McIntosh breathes new life into CD collections and adds USB connectivity for today’s digital devices New  MCD85 SACD/CD Player  brings advanced McIntosh technologies to CD/SACD collections  and  USB devices February 18th, 2021 , Binghamton, NY, USA :  McIntosh has launched the  MCD85 SACD/CD Player,  a new compact-chassis device which brings the latest McIntosh digital technologies to lifetime-built CD and SACD collections, plus USB connectivity for McIntosh sound quality from everyday digital devices. Designed to complement the recently launched  MC830 Solid State Amplifier  and  C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier , the new open-chassis  MCD85 SACD/CD Player has been painstakingly hand-built for both CD/SACD and contemporary music-listening.  In addition to CD/SACD playback, the MCD85 SACD/CD Player benefits from a USB input which supports high-resolution audio (up to DSD256 and DXD 384 kHz). The device’s advanced internal DAC enables playback from smart devices, computers and USB-equipped d