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    Chord Electronics redefines CD performance with its new FPGA-based upscaling transport Blu MkII

    New Blu MkII offers the world’s most advanced filter technology from its giant FPGA core 5th January 2017, CES, Las Vegas: Chord Electronics has set new standards for CD sound quality with its new Blu MkII, an upscaling CD transport which uses the very latest FPGA technology to implement advanced …

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    Next-generation Hugo 2 revolutionises Chord Electronics’ game-changing debut portable DAC/amp

    Hugo 2 adds new features, state-of-the-art performance, plus an all-new chassis design  5th January 2017, CES, Las Vegas: Chord Electronics has unveiled Hugo 2, a dramatically redesigned version of its legendary portable DAC, featuring all-new casework, flexible new features, plus next-generation technical and sonic performance (£1,800)   Three years ago …

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    McIntosh’s first ever dedicated phono stage offers high-res vinyl ‘rips’ via USB

    Dedicated turntable amp with digital archiving lands in the UK just in time for the holidays!   20th December 2016, Bournemouth UK: McIntosh’s new MP100, the first dedicated phono preamplifier from the legendary US brand and one featuring USB outputs for high-quality (24-bit) ‘rips’ from vinyl collections, has landed in …

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    Noble Audio’s new super-affordable in-ear monitor debuts on Massdrop

    Just 2,000 proprietary-driver Noble X IEMs available on this first run at $249/c.£200 and time is running out! 1st December 2016, Santa Barbara, USA — Noble Audio, the world’s leading high-performance in-ear monitor (IEM) specialist, has launched the Noble X exclusively on Massdrop, a special limited edition in-ear monitor offering …

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    The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones Bose QC25

    Taking over for a legend is never easy, and with 30 odd years of pioneering research behind it, Bose’s QC15 was just that. So it’s no small feat that the QC25 has replaced the old timer with upgraded tech, better audio skills, and more style to boot. That said, Bose’s …

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    Townshend Allegri Passive Controller

    When the cowboys and Arabs draw down on each other at noon. In the cool dusty air of the city boardroom. Will you stand by a passive spectator. (Roger Waters – Home from the album Kaos) Ever since getting a Nord 500 Ncore power amplifier I have been looking for …

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    SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 Signature – a Review by Kevin Fiske

    It is a rare thing indeed to witness the hatching of a new and enduring British high end audio brand. I hope, really hope, that this what we are seeing in the first flutterings of SW1X Audio Design of Coggeshall, Essex. Founder Dr Slawa Roschkow’s debut commercial products are a …

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