2015-10-18 Audio/Video News
Audio Research’s Reference series began in 1995, with the release of the Reference 1 preamplifier. The company has now announced the newest addition: the all-tube Reference 6 preamplifier. According to Audio Research’s October 16 press release: “The Reference 6 line stage preamplifier is housed in a single chassis paneled in custom-machined aluminum. The vacuum tube audio stage utilizes six 6H30 vacuum tubes (three per channel), and one 6H30 and a 6550WE provide regulation in...Read more
2015-10-15 Audio/Video News
Anthem Electronics has just released the next generation of the company’s popular home-theater-electronics lineup, including their newest high-end preamplifier-processor, the AVM 60. According to the company's October 14 press release: "added features for the AVM 60 include Dolby Atmos immersive audio decoding and future upgrade for DTS:X immersive audio decoding, support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 through HDMI 2.0a with HDR, HDCP 2.2 and 18.2Gbps switching. Other AVM 60 improv...Read more
2015-09-11 Audio/Video News
Well-known British loudspeaker maker Bowers & Wilkins released the newest iteration of their flagship 800 line, comprised of the floorstanding 802 D3 ($22,000 USD/pair), 803 D3 ($17,000/pair), and 804 D3 ($9000/pair); stand-mounted 805 D3 ($6000/pair); and HTM1 D3 ($6000) and HTM2 D3 ($4000) center-channels. All six speakers will be available in October. One additional model, the 800 D3, is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2016 at a ...Read more
2015-08-17 Audio/Video News
NAD Electronics, which is based in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, announced the Viso HP30 headphones, the company’s first on-ear model. According to NAD’s press release on August 16: “With memory foam ear pads for both comfort and noise isolation, the Viso HP30 includes innovative RoomFeel ™ technology for deep bass and an immersive, lifelike sonic experience. The HP30 also features a convenient Apple 3-button multi-click remote with microphone so it can be enjoyed hands-free while multi-...Read more
2015-08-15 Audio/Video News
In late July, the SoundStage! InSight production team traveled to the UK to visit Monitor Audio, which was originally founded in Cambridge in 1972. Today, the company is located in the town of Raleigh in a 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses all key operations, including product design work.
For this new video, the ninth in the SoundStage! InSight series, the team focused on how new products get created at Monitor Audio; in particular, the unique working relationship b...Read more
2015-07-15 Audio/Video News
Sanch Electronix, Trinidad and Tobago distributor for NAD, PSB, Aurender, Audience, Torus Power, Berkeley Audio Design, Reference Recordings, Delos, and AudioQuest, among other audiophile brands, has launched a campaign to help educate and inspire underprivileged children using Trinidad and Tobago’s traditional steelpan music as the vehicle. Simeon Sandiford, Sanch Electronix's founder and managing director, states: “Laventille, a Ward in Trinidad and Tobago, is nes...Read more
2015-07-03 Audio/Video News
Well-known British-based loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has now announced a wireless version of their popular P5 headphone model, appropriately called P5 Wireless.
According to the company’s July 1st press release, the P5 Wireless uses Bluetooth aptX technology, which they also used in their popular T7 portable loudspeaker. Battery life is claimed to be “a class-leading 17 hours before a charge is required,” which is very long. Supplied with the P5 Wire...Read more
2015-06-01 Audio/Video News
The eighth episode of the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on PSB Speaker’s Imagine T3 loudspeaker, which retails for $7500 USD per and is currently the company’s flagship design. The video went online on YouTube today.
This latest InSight segment features PSB employees Jim Price, Greg Stidsen, and, of course, Paul Barton, who founded the company in 1974 and is still intrinsically involved in all the designs today. The three talk about the founding of PSB, Paul’s work with Dr. Floyd Tool...Read more
2015-05-14 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network is pleased to announce that coverage of High End 2015 has begun. High End is held annually in Munich, Germany, and is now considered to be the world’s top hi-fi event.
High End 2015 began May 14 and will conclude on May 17. On site are Jeff Fritz, Hans Wetzel, and Doug Schneider, who are currently working to provide on-the-spot coverage for SoundStage! Global, the SoundStage! Network’s purpose-built site for show reporting, company tours, and product introductions. ...Read more
2015-04-15 Audio/Video News
The latest installment in the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on Hegel Music Systems and their H160 integrated amplifier-DAC. It went live on YouTube yesterday and is the seventh in the InSight series. The footage for this video was shot in February in Oslo, Norway, where the company is based.
The H160 is the company’s newest integrated amplifier-DAC, which retails for $3500 in the United States and is claimed to deliver up to 150Wpc into 8 ohms. According to Hegel’s Bent Holter (founde...Read more