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Sonus faber Maxima Amator Echoes the Classics of the Past

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New Maxima Amator pays homage to Sonus faber’s classic two-ways with evolved speaker technology The Maxima Amator has its roots firmly in Sonus faber’s legendary two-way designs, yet adds contemporary engineering  £14,500 30th November 2020, Vicenza, Italy:  Iconic Italian loudspeaker manufacturer,   Sonus faber, has launched the Maxima Amator, a new two-way design that echoes many of the classic Sonus faber two-ways of the past, yet introduces contemporary speaker technology. The luxurious Maxima Amator floor-stander benefits from a beautiful  solid walnut cabinet which has been painstakingly designed using modern woodworking methods, to exploit the performance benefits of a solid-wood chassis. The rich walnut is enhanced further by a real leather wrap on both the front baffle and rear panel. Entirely made in Italy, Sonus faber’s engineers have gone to great lengths to accurately define the  Maxima Amator’s  internal cabinet volume, which has been divided into three separate chambers

Bassocontinuo Launches the World’s First Fully lab-tested Isolation Feet: Ultra Feet

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Bassocontinuo launches the world’s first fully lab-tested isolation feet: Ultra Feet Scientifically developed for advanced vibration control, Ultra Feet offer the ultimate protection from damaging vibration 26th November 2020, Fife, Scotland (Fine Sounds UK):  Bassocontinuo, the Italian specialist equipment support manufacturer, has launched  Ultra Feet , the world’s first fully lab-tested isolation feet, offering measurement-backed vibration protection for audio replay devices. Ultra Feet are available for the first time in the UK via Bassocontinuo's UK distributor Fine Sounds UK. Ultra Feet have been designed to reduce the damaging effects of vibration in audio equipment. Placed beneath devices (available in sets of three or four), they use advanced energy-absorbing materials which disperse vibration as heat. The reduction in vibration, proven by measured data, brings notable benefits in soundstaging, detail and dynamics. Engineered to protect and enhance almost any piece of audi

Chord Company C-jack Unites Everyday Devices

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Connect smartphones, tablets, laptops and more in Chord Company quality with the new C-jack  New C-jack mini jack cable brings audiophile quality to everyday devices, affordably 24th November 2020, Wiltshire, England: Chord Company has launched  C-jack , a high-quality lifetime-warranty mini jack (3.5 mm) audio cable, designed to bring the famous Chord Company quality to any device with a 3.5 mm line output. C-jack connects everyday devices including phones, tablets, laptops, DAPs and more, to home audio systems with all the usual Chord Company refinements.  C-jack distils 35 years of British A/V cable manufacturing expertise into an affordable music cable that’s not just for audiophiles. High performance and highly accessible (just £40 for 0.75 m) c-jack takes the guesswork out of finding a quality cable for household gadgets. Despite its low price, c-jack uses many Chord Company proprietary technologies, including the coveted ARAY conductor tech, first developed for the company’s fla

Chord Company Quality for all: New C-screenX

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Chord Company quality for hi-fi and home cinema lovers on a budget: C-screenX The latest XLPE-upgraded Chord Company speaker cable is here & just in time for Christmas (£7.50m) 17th November 2020, Wiltshire, England:  Chord Company is bringing its latest XLPE insulation technology to hi-fi and home cinema fans on a budget, with the launch of  C-screenX , the British A/V cable specialist’s latest loudspeaker product to benefit from the new dielectric. C-screenX  is a cost-effective loudspeaker cable which brings Chord Company quality to an even wider range of A/V enthusiasts. At just 9 mm in diameter and fully shielded, its narrow profile means it can be easily hidden around room edges or buried away in custom installations. C-screenX is flexible enough to route around corners with ease and its white outer jacket (which protects the shielding), also makes it virtually invisible against white skirting boards.   Featuring multi-stranded oxygen-free copper conductors and insulated

McIntosh and Sonus faber Expands In the UK and Ireland

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McIntosh and Sonus faber UK/Ireland availability rapidly expands following Fine Sounds UK launch Since its creation in August, Fine Sounds UK, the new McIntosh and Sonus faber distributor, has opened 16 new dealers!  12th November 2020, Glenrothes, Scotland: Fine Sounds UK, the newly created high-end audio distributor focussing on McIntosh and Sonus faber in the United Kingdom, has made it easier than ever for UK music lovers to experience the two iconic brands, having opened an incredible 16 new hi-fi dealers across the UK and Ireland following its August the 1st debut.  In just a few short months and despite a challenging backdrop of local and national lockdowns, Fine Sounds UK has opened eleven new Sonus faber dealers and five new McIntosh dealers, adding to an already comprehensive UK and Ireland network.  The expansion forms part of the company’s UK and Ireland investment programme and has been perfectly timed to align with a raft of recently announced products from McIntosh, incl

Three New Chord Company HDMI Cables

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Three all-new HDMIs offer optimum audio and video quality for music, movies, TV and gaming   Advanced HDMIs bring the proven benefits of Chord Company quality to a wider range of A/V enthusiasts 10 th November 2020, Wiltshire, England: Chord Company has launched a trio of highly advanced HDMI cables , with the flagship Epic offering up to 8K playback, 48Gbps transfer rates and advanced chipsets (up to HDMI 2.1), following a lengthy factory R&D project. Chord Company’s new lifetime-warranty HDMI cables bring numerous performance benefits to a wide range of A/V applications and include the company’s trademark advanced shielding and legendary handmade quality. The new HDMI cables, which include copper, optical and hybrid designs, distil 35 years of British cable design and manufacturing into three performance-categorised options which neatly sit within the familiar Chord Company range groupings. These include Clearway HDMI (£60), Shawline HDMI (£250) and Epic HDMI at £500 respectivel

EAT C Sharp Turntable Review

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EAT otherwise known as the European Audio Team is an established company which is based in Prague the Czech Republic, but it has strong connections to another company which has a long history in turntable's and that is because  Jozephina   Lichtenegger  who is the owner of EAT is married to Pro- Ject's  founder Heinz  Lichtenegger . I met  Jozephina  at the last Hi Fi Show Live in Windsor and she was so enthusiastic about the new C-Sharp turntable and could not  of been more helpful in telling me all about this wonderful turntable. EAT may have connections with Pro- Ject  but it is a totally separate company and all the work that is done by EAT is their own. At the time of meeting her I did ask if I could review one of her products but it has taken a while but I have finally managed to get the C-Sharp turntable in for review and I could not be more pleased as from what I have already seen of it, it is a superb piece of audio equipment. All the parts for the C-Sharp are develope