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Audio-Technica announced availability of their new QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT Headphones.

Audiotechnica recently announced the availabitlity of the ANC700BT QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones, which feature the company’s latest advancements in ANC technology to deliver superior noise-canceling performance and audio quality, along with improved wireless convenience.

Dali Loudspeakers formally Joined BluOS Family.

With a global partnership first announced at 2017's Munich HIGH-END Show, Dali’s initial launch of its Callisto Wireless Active Speaker System at this year’s show formalizes a welcome addition to the BluOS family of products, now numbering nearly 20 different solutions across three well-respected high-fidelity audio brands.

AURALiC modernizes their original lineup with Aries G1 and Vega G1.

The original Aries Wireless Streaming Bridge and Vega DAC helped make Auralic’s name in the high-end audio industry, and this year the company revisits its classic products with a “G” style makeover. With pricing more similar to the originals than Auralic’s premium line, it may well be the most economical way to get your hands on some of the company’s latest engineering.

AKM Develops New DAC with Headphone Amp, Enabling DSD Playback on portable devices.

As the DSD format continues to gain broader acceptance, AKM has developed the AK4377, a 32-bit stereo digital to analog converter (DAC) with a built-in headphone amplifier that can play DSD sound sources on smart phones and portable music players.

Cayin unveiled N8 flagship DAP with Solid State and Triode Vacuum Tube Output.

N8, Cayin's new flagship portable Master Quality Digital Audio Player made its worldwide debut at High End 2018, offering -for the first time- a dual Direct Heated Triode vacuum tube and a full balanced solid state analog output in one portable package, along with top-class high resolution digital audio capabilities.

Heinz Lichtenegger's Audio Tuning acquired Musical Fidelity.

Heinz Lichtenegger a HiFi industry veteran who created the Austrian distribution company Audio Tuning and the international global brand Pro-Ject Audio Systems, announced that Audio Tuning acquired the iconic British audio company Musical Fidelity as MF's founder, Antony Michaelson has retired.

Emotiva's modular XPA-DR power amp series.

The new, modular, XPA-DR Series platform delivers Emotiva’s signature blend of audiophile design and performance at ultra-lean prices and includes the XPA-DR1 mono, XPA-DR2 two-channel and XPA-DR3 three-channel models which utilize up to three pairs of Differential Reference Amplifier Modules, fed by a massively over-designed, fully regulated, 3 kW switch mode power supply within a heavy-duty chassis.

McIntosh announced the MT2 Turntable.

McIntosh announced the MT2 Precision Turntable, an analog source the plays both 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records and is virtually ready to use out of the box as tracking force, anti-skate force, cartridge overhang and arm height are all preset from the factory for maximum performance.

Audionet announced full streaming features through free upgrade for all DNx products!

The German manufacturer recently announced that the leading streaming services on the planet, including tens of thousands of radio stations and podcasts, will be delivered in state-of-the-art sound quality via all their DNx machines.

Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver gives aspiring AV enthusiasts best value.

Yamaha introduced the RX-V385 AV receiver, bringing the best in audio and video technology to those exploring the possibilities of their home theater setup on a budget, by offering the latest in audio and video technologies at an affordable price point.

LAB12 Moved to new site, ready to offer more demos of their equipment!

The company from Greece recently announced that they have moved to new facilities, which are better suited to the increased production needs and, of course, more inviting for those who want to see and listen to some of their devices!

Monitor Audio introduced the Studio standmount loudspeaker.

Studio is a premium loudspeaker offering absolute performance from a compact cabinet, featuring an MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) high frequency transducer and dual 4-inch low/mid range drivers, modified versions of those used in Monitor Audio’s flagship Platinum PL500 II.

Metaxas & Sins will launch brand new open reel tape recorder at 2018 Munich High End Show.

You’ve no doubt heard the rumors. You may have read a few teasers. Perhaps you wondered whether it would actually happen. Well, it happened. In May 2018, high-end audio brand Metaxas & Sins launched one of the world’s first modern day open reel tape recorders!

The electron 28n: Mamalos introduced their power cable, based on nanotubes technology.

Electron28n is Mamalos' audiophile power cable to employ their newly developed Carbon Nanotubes Treated Power Conductors and is capable to deliver high current without injecting unwanted electrical noise into nearby interconnect and speaker cables.

Elipson unveiled wireless in-ear headphones.

Celebrated worldwide for the quality of its Hi-Fi loudspeakers, Elipson has developed the In-Ear No. 1 to ensure an amazing listening experience, with complete freedom thanks to Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX compatibility.

Sumiko unveiled a bunch of phono cartridges.

Sumiko recently announced six new phono cartridges, the outcome of a 3-year development effort. The new line will be premiered at the Munich High End Show, May 10-13, 2018 and includes 4 new moving magnet cartridges and 2 new moving coil cartridges.

Cary Audio introduced the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES Power Amplifiers.

Representing the next generation of the SA design, the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers, embody a modular approach that ensures consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability, Cary Audio states.

Audio Research announced the new Reference 160M vacuum tube amplifier.

The new amp features a refined audio topology with fewer and better components in the signal-path, Ultralinear/Triode operation, proprietary auto-bias and an advanced power meter.

Ruark introduced the MRx Wireless Loudspeaker.

Ruark recently gave details about the forthcoming release of MRx, their first connected wireless loudspeaker which will be available to purchase from May/June 2018 and will offer great sound and a wide range of abilities, looking forward to to be the perfect system for the lounge, kitchen or study.

Benchmark unveiled the HPA4 Headphone Amplifier, featuring ΤΗΧ's AAA technology.

Benchmark and THX have partnered to introduce the Benchmark HPA4 headphone/line amplifier, based on a circuit that uses THX's Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology which reduces harmonic, intermodulation, and crossover distortion by 20 to 40 dB, to guarantee a realistic and fatigue-free listening experience.

Dali unveiled the new SUB C-8 D subwoofer.

With the SUB C-8 D, you get a subwoofer which feels equally at home in a surround setup destined for movies and in a compact stereo setup meant mainly for musical enjoyment. Therefore, this subwoofer is everything but a boombox, the company says, introducing a design featuring an 8-inch woofer and a 170W class D amplifier.

LittleZoe amplifier is making its first appearance in this year's Munich HighEnd Show!

Our first contact with LittleZoe was about two years ago, when it was just a concept design, but the impressions were more than excellent. Not surprisingly, the tube-based amplifier proved to be a project that has attracted worldwide interest due to its innovative design based on an idea by architect and audiophile Dimitris Karagiannis. Now, the amp is heading for its world-premiere at the HighEnd Show in Munich.

Bryston/StormAudio collaboration announced, SP4 16.2 audio processor unveiled.

Bryston has announced that they will be working in collaboration with StormAudio, a premium audio hardware manufacturer based in France, enabling both companies to leverage their respective design and manufacturing expertise in an array of new product offerings.

Naim Audio unveiled new network players.

Combining state-of-the-art DSP with a rich, analogue soul, Naim's new network players deliver engaging, immersive sound quality to get the very best out of your music. At the heart of the new range is their first ever 500 Series network player, the ND 555 which marks the first 500 Series launch since the CD555 twelve years ago, followed by the NDX 2 and the ND5 XS 2.

Teac unveiled new Reference series models.

Teac has added three new Hi-Res Audio-focused components to its separates-based Reference mini component system. The UD-505 USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier, the NT-505 USB DAC/Network Player and CG-10M Master Clock Generator are simultaneously elegant to behold, easy to accommodate and truly inspiring to hear.

Monitor Audio's Monitor loudspeaker series.

With a choice of bookshelf or floorstanding models, and a powerful center and subwoofer, the Monitor Series delivers detailed audio resolution in both two-channel and multi-channel configurations, while their orange driver cones and white, black and walnut finishes offer a contemporary focus to the sleek proportions and bring fun and functionality across the range.

Munich HIGH END exhibition announced an action-packed program.

This year, visitors to the HIGH END can once again look forward to exciting talks, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, featuring high-calibre speakers, throughout the 2018 exhibition. A small preview of the exciting topics is already unveiled.

New Clearaudio Tracer tonearm marries stability and agility with elegant simplicity.

Clearaudio's new Tracer radial tonearm, is taking the company’s family of radial and tangential arms to a tidy ten-strong. The new tonearm slots neatly between the existing Magnify and Clarify models, which positions it just three steps down from Clearaudio’s flagship Universal arm.

Cambridge Audio unveiled the Edge top-class 50th Anniversary series.

Cambridge Audio celebrates their 50th anniversary with the introduction of Edge, a pioneering Hi-Fi series that introduces a new standard for sound and design and builds on the company's driving principles of creating products that bring the "Great British Sound".

Onkyo unveiled the TX-NR686 A/V powerhouse.

With the 7.2 channel TX-NR686, Onkyo bundles Dynamic Audio Amplification with cutting-edge wireless multi-room audio technologies, 4K video support, and 3D audio in a 165 W/Ch THX Certified Select A/V receiver that brings next-generation entertainment to the living room and beyond.

MC1.25KW: New 1.2kW amp from McIntosh.

McIntosh's MC1.25KW Quad Balanced power amp is one of their most advanced products and replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as the company's most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier with an output of 1,200 Watts of power into a single channel.

NAD introduced the VISO HP70, their first wireless headphone with active noise canceling.

NAD introduced the VISO HP70, a wireless, full-size headphone with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Tri-Mode operation and the company’s exclusive RoomFeel technology. The VISO HP70 is NAD’s first wireless headphone and the company’s most advanced design to date.

L1000: Astel&Kern's desktop headphone amplifier in the new ACRO series.

Astell&Kern recently introduced a new sub-brand of desktop audio products called ACRO and by using their expertise and knowledge in designing portable audio devices, announced the first product in the series, the ACRO L1000, the company's first desktop headphone amplifier.

Demand Series: Definitive Technology offers a high-performance bookshelf loudspeaker series.

Featuring technology advancements to both Definitive's aluminum dome tweeter and mid-range/woofer, each bookshelf loudspeaker in the Demand series delivers full-range, room-filling sound and precise imaging in a modern, elegant styling.

Antipodes introduced the ΕΧ music server.

The Antipodes EX is an evolution of the Antipodes EDGE, but it is made to the same specification level as the flagship DX, becoming only the second of their music servers to get the “X-Series” designation. The new server provides a low entry price level to the digital audio high-end, because it does not require to add a DAC and, also, offers a clear upgrade path.

Linn upgrades the LP12 with the phono Urika II and the new Lingo.

Music system manufacturer Linn, launched two new upgrades to kick off the 45th anniversary year of the legendary Linn Sondek LP12, the iconic model that the company was founded on and remains the benchmark for turntables today.

Parasound introduced a new, more affordable Halo Phono Stage Preamplifier.

Parasound has introduced a more-affordable John Curl-designed phono for a new generation of analog enthusiasts. The new Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. stereo phono preamplifier is about half the price of the company's dual-mono Halo JC 3+.

Audioengine unveiled the A5+ Wireless speaker.

Audioengine recently announced the A5+ Wireless Music System, an exciting evolution of the award-winning A5 loudspeakers, offering upgraded aesthetics and the original A5+ signature sound. The A5+ Wireless isn’t just a pair of powered stereo speakers but a smart system that works with Alexa, Siri, and all other voice activated apps, speakers, and devices.

Quad unveiled the one-box system Solus in Artera Series.

Quad has just added a one-box Hi-Fi system to the Artera Series, their primary solid-state component range. The Artera Solus combines a CD transport, DAC, preamplifier and power amplifier in a single compact chassis, with extensive connectivity options including Bluetooth wireless streaming.

JBL to introduce an updated version of the iconic L100 loudspeaker.

JBL recently unveiled the L100 Classic, a modern take on the all-time best-selling JBL L100 loudspeaker which follows on the heels of the successful 4312SE 70th Anniversary Studio Monitor model launched in 2016.

NAD's Masters M22 V2 delivers increased power and flexibility, features Hypex's nCore modules.

NAD recently announced a new and improved stereo Masters Series amplifier, the M22 V2, that delivers a 20% increase in power to 300 watts per channel and features a bridging switch that transforms it into a powerful, 900-watt monoblock.

Panasonic launched new line-up of UHD Blu-Ray players including reference-class UB9000.

Panasonic announced the launch of its latest Ultra HD Blu-ray players, including two models, the DP-UB9000 and the DP-UB820, which both support HDR10+ dynamic metadata technology, the next-generation HDR format.

DS-2 : Wharfedale’s new Bluetooth loudspeaker.

Bluetooth loudspeakers are wonderfully convenient, but all too often their sound disappoints, says Wharfedale, as they announce their new DS-2 stereo Bluetooth system, an entirely different proposition, based on the now-discontinued DS-1, a similarly diminutive pair of Bluetooth loudspeakers widely acknowledged as the best available in the low price range.

L-509X: Luxman's new flagship integrated amp.

Luxman's new L-509X flagship AB class integrated amplifier features the performance of separate amplifiers in a single unit, for audiophiles who are looking for a high quality, multi-functional, but simple system.

Gryphon unveiled the Sonett Phono stage.

In an effort to bring the performance of the reference level Gryphon Legato Legacy phono stage to more affordable price points, Gryphon introduced a stand-alone version of their phono preamplifier module that would make the fruits of Gryphon’s explorations into the latest circuit topologies, low-noise component breakthroughs and power supply innovations accessible to all.

Mytek announced the Liberty, an affordable PCM/MQA/DSD D/A Converter.

Mytek's new Liberty Digital-to-Analog converter, is a PCM/MQA/DSD USB 2 device, designed for high quality music playback and monitoring of all high resolution formats, featuring several digital inputs, digital volume control, unbalanced as well as balanced audio outputs, and a high-performance headphone amplifier.

Cyrus introduced the ONElinear loudspeaker.

The Cyrus ONElinear is a premium loudspeaker system, designed to perfectly augment Cyrus' ONE amplifier, being optimized for use with their hybrid Class D power stage topologies and engineered with a classically “British” linear frequency response curve.

Chord announced the Qutest standalone DAC.

Qutest is a standalone DAC with conversion architecture based on Rob Watts' award-winning Hugo 2 and is perfectly equipped to bring the benefits of the company's digital technology to a wide range of connected devices, giving an instant performance upgrade, plus the ability to modernize aging digital source components.

ATC launched CDA2 Mk2 CD/DAC Preamp.

ATC announced the arrival of the CDA 2 Mk2 CD/DAC preamp, which represents a re-engineering of its predecessor in all the key performance areas. Wholesale upgrades to the company's leading source product, deliver audiophile levels of accuracy and dynamics to music reproduction, combined with extraordinary value for money.

Exposure adds new HP headphone amplifier to its compact XM series.

In 2017, Exposure launched the “XM” series of Hi-Fi components, packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phono stage, XM5 integrated amp, XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amps are joined by the new XM HP headphone amplifier.

D 3020 V2: NAD Enhanced Its Best-Selling Digital Integrated Amplifier.

NAD Electronics announced a new and improved digital amplifier, the D 3020 V2. The original D3020, the company’s best-selling amplifier was updated with cosmetic refinements and, by popular request, the addition of a moving magnet phono input, while its price has lowered.

Sonarworks True-Fi: Connecting Headphone Listeners to Studio Sound.

European audio software developer Sonarworks, recently announced its new True-Fi technology that removes unwanted sound coloration from headphones so the listener can experience the artist's true intention — on a sonically balanced listening canvas which enables ”Studio sound” performance.

Bryston unveiled Flagship Active Systems.

Bryston has announced the introduction of their Active Loudspeaker lineup, featuring three speaker models of different sizes, combined with the DSP-enabled BAX-1 active crossover and legendary Cubed-Series amplifier technology, in an effort to create an ultimate performance audiophile package.

LG unveiled the SK10Y soundbar.

LG’s new SK10Y soundbar delivers 550W of powerful output and supports 5.1.2 channels by harnessing the power of Dolby Atmos technology and Meridian's experience in high-performance, high-fidelity audio through Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and knowledge of psychoacoustics.

Weiss introduced the DAC501 and DAC502 DSP DAC/network renderers.

With the DAC50x duo, Weiss created a new paradigm for what used to be a black box device. A typical d/a converter is, normally, a "set and forget" device but the DAC501 and DAC502 add a number of interesting signal processing features, offer a variety of digital inputs and a full set of analog outputs.

ABBA - The Album: 40th Anniversary Half-Speed Mastered 2LP Vinyl Reissue.

In celebration of "ABBA – The Album" original release four decades ago, Polar Music/UMe released a half-speed mastered, 45rpm-cut, 180-gram 2LP edition on January 26. First released in Scandinavia in December 1977, ABBA – The Album took the world by storm, hitting Number One in several countries.

MA252: McIntosh's first hybrid amplifier.

The MA252 is the first hybrid integrated amplifier from McIntosh. Taking retro design cues from the legendary McIntosh MC275 vacuum tube amplifier, the MA252 combines the best of vacuum tube and solid-state circuit design to create an amplifier that’s both visually and sonically stunning.

RME unveiled the ADI-2 DAC.

RME Audio, the German manufacturer of digital audio solutions for the professional and HiFi sector, recently unveiled the ADI-2 DAC, a two-channel, high-end digital/analog converter in a 9.5-inch/1U housing.

Gold Note's Valore 425 Plus turntable.

With a 30mm plinth shaped to reduce vibrations, Valore 425 Plus guarantees audiophile sound in a smart and elegant solution while, despite its compact size, it features a 9-inch B-5.1-derived Gold Note tonearm and a 4mm thick high mass hinged dust cover.

Amphion announced Helium and Argon bookshelf models with redesigned cabinets.

Finnish manufacturer Amphion Loudspeakers announced Helium410, Helium510, Argon0, and Argon1 bookshelf loudspeakers with redesigned cabinets, while the two Helium models, also utilize new, higher class components.

Pro-Ject Audio announced the Juke Box E. Just add the loudspeakers!

With Juke Box E “active turntable”, Pro-Ject attempts to show all vinyl enthusiasts and growing audiophiles, how easy and great a music experience from a modern record player can be. The device includes a built-in pre- and power-amplifier, which allows you to place the speakers far away from each other to minimize the possibility of acoustic feedback and to create a real analogue stereo experience.

Klipsch unveiled the Heritage Amplifier to drive the most demanding headphones.

Klipsch recently announced the debut of its Heritage Headphone Amplifier, a true audiophile solution with mid-century design characteristics that drives headphones to deliver music in the cleanest, most efficient manner, for higher energy and dynamics.

Magico introduced the A3 loudspeaker.

Magico recently launched the A Series, starting with the A3, a loudspeaker obtainable by a wider audience bringing together a bevy of technologies unheard-of at its price point, including a fully braced and anodized aluminum enclosure, a beryllium tweeter, carbon Nanographene cones, neodymium based motor systems and Magico's renowned elliptical crossover.

Perreaux unveiled the new 255i Integrated Amp.

What started a number of years ago as a project to upgrade to the optional DAC module for the Perreaux Eloquence series integrated amplifiers, has lead to the retirement of the Eloquence 250i and the release of the new 255i integrated amplifier.

Space One Wireless: Where the iconic design meets the exceptional acoustics.

Two world-renowned brands, Porsche Design, known for iconic design and KEF, acclaimed for exceptional British acoustics, have joined to deliver an uncompromisingly luxurious wireless headphone set. The Space One Wireless brings music on business trips, in boardrooms and at home.

Play it again, SAM: Audionet unveiled the SAM 20 SE Limited Edition Integrated Amplifier.

Celebrating their legendary integrated amp's 20 years anniversary, Audionet recently announced the best SAM ever: the strictly limited Special Edition SAM 20 SE (20th Anniversary), a heavily upgraded version of an already highly acclaimed device.

Tidal turns Loudness Normalization ON by default and helps to end the Loudness War.

Music Streaming service Tidal has adopted the loudness recommendation of Eelco Grimm, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and Grimm Audio. In Tidal’s recent update of their iOS and Android apps, loudness normalization is now turned ON by default.

Audeze introduced the LCD-MX4 headphones, targeting engineers and critical listening users.

Audeze recently announced the newest addition to their award-winning LCD collection, the LCD-MX4. Designed for all the producers and mastering engineers, the LCD-MX4 is 30% lighter than other LCD models and supports Audeze's Reveal plug-ins which apply filter presets specific to each headphone model.

Ortofon introduced the Quintet MC Series.

Since 1948, Ortofon has introduced about 100 different moving coil models and nothing demonstrates the company's long-standing resilience more than its commitment to the refinement of analogue sound quality and its continued development of new cartridge models. The new MC Quintet is their most recent product series.

Akiko Audio introduced the Phono Booster.

Akiko announced the availability of the Phono Booster, a device which can be used to reduce high frequency noise, leaving the listeners to enjoy their record collection at its finest.

iFi unveiled the nano iDSD Black Label portable DAC/Headphone amplifier.

iFi introduced their original nano iDSD on the market in 2014 and it was an immediate success, offering full high resolution audio playback by supporting DXD and DSD formats, a high powered headphone amplifier and a very competitive price. Now, the company attempts to introduce yet another best-seller, with the “Black Label” version of the device.

Pro-Ject's VC-S MK II Record Cleaning Machine.

Pro-Ject Audio Systems launched their first Record Cleaning Machine (RCM) in 2016. Now, the Austrian company are expanding on the knowledge acquired from their first RCM to release a MK II version with improved performance and features.

The MHA50 Portable DAC/Amp from McIntosh.

Nearly everyone walks around with most if not all of their music library in their pocket or bag where it’s readily accessible via a pair of headphones. While convenient, it likely doesn’t sound as good as it could. The handheld MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier can make your music sound its best, McIntosh says.

Acuhorn added a media streamer/DAC and a class-D power amp to their product range.

Acuhorn from Poland, the company that recently unveiled the minimalist single-tube TT Original SET power amplifier, recently introduced two new products, the R2R media streamer and the Rate class D power amplifier, both devices with some interesting aspects, to say the least.

Sennheiser’s new HD 660 S delivers even better sound, comfort and versatility.

Sennheiser has launched a new open dynamic headphone for the passionate audiophile – the HD 660 S. The new model builds on the legacy of the HD 650 and features a new and improved transducer design that delivers lower harmonic distortion for an even more natural, lifelike audio experience, the company says.

Conrad-Johnson announced the ART150 and ART300 amplifiers.

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Conrad-Johnson has introduced two new ART amplifiers, the ART150 stereo amplifier and ART300 monoblock, to be offered as limited edition products with just 250 units of the ART150 and 125 pairs of the ART300 being available.

The +Record Player: The all-in-one compact turntable from +Audio.

The +Record Player combines elegant design, advanced features and uncompromising audio, in a compact, one-unit package to please discerning vinyl enthusiasts seeking a high quality turntable solution to enjoy their record collection without the cost and complexity of a traditional component system.

Ultrasone unveiled the Edition 15.

With the Edition 15, Ultrasone is expanding its product range with a set of top-class open reference headphones, being their first set to feature GTC driver and the S-LogicEX technology. Production of the Edition 15 will be limited to 999 headphones.

McIntosh's MA7200 Integrated Amplifier and MAC7200 Receiver.

McIntosh recently announced the MA7200 integrated amplifier and the MAC7200 receiver, each product combining the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System with the latest in technological development.

Audio Analogue's PureAA Line.

Audio Analogue announced a new line of products, the PureAA Line, made to recall the philosophy used for the most successful Audio Analogue products, the mix of simple design and reference-quality sound, with the best value for money available on the market.

Murano Alto, the latest high end floorstanding loudspeaker from Cabasse.

Assembled in Cabasse studios located in Plouzane, France, Murano Alto is a compact column-like floorstanding loudspeaker, featuring the coaxial mid-tweeter driver from their state-of-the-art system l’Ocean and two woofers with honeycomb diaphragms.

PX: B&W launched their first adaptive wireless noise canceling headphones.

Bowers & Wilkins announced the launch of the PX headphone, the company's first adaptive noise canceling wireless headphones. Its design is focused on optimizing sound quality, and it is created in the same labs and testing environments used to create B&W's top quality loudspeaker technology.

NAD introduces the C 558 belt-drive turntable.

NAD Electronics, recently introduced the C 558 turntable for the resurgent vinyl market. The C 558 is a full-featured, belt-driven model targeted for the record enthusiast who is looking for exceptional value. Pre-fitted with an Ortofon OM10 phono cartridge, the C 558 will be shipping in November 2017.

AudioSolutions unveiled the Vantage S 5th Anniversary floorstanding loudspeaker.

For their 5th anniversary, AudioSolutions created the Vantage Anniversary Series, with fresh looks, different kind of materials, and eye catching lines. The first product is the Vantage S, a four-way floorstanding loudspeaker with some serious punch.

Aqua unveiled extensive hardware and software upgrade for the Formula DAC.

Aqua recently unveiled an extensive hardware and software upgrade for the Formula DAC, redefining its sonic performance and introducing its newer version, the Formula xHD.

Kanta No2: Focal unveils a new loudspeaker.

The latest addition to Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection, the Kanta No2 is a totally new design from the French company. By utilizing many of their proprietary acoustic innovations, Focal has created a compact 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker with a new industrial design that will blend in perfectly with any interior.

Two Hafler high-performance preamps, the PH50B and PH60B, are now shipping.

Hafler recently announced the availability of the PH50B and PH60B, two high performance phono preamps that feature both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs for connection to Hi-Fi playback systems or pro audio equipment.

MusiCHI announced new version 6.1 with DSF support, two new GUI modes and more…

MusiCHI Suite, the 4-in-1 application (Library Manager, Tagger, Ripper and Player) dedicated to classical, jazz and other data-intensive genres of music, has launched a new release. The Version 6.1 adds DSF (DSD) format support, a Simple Player and a Tablet mode, along with a couple of other interesting upgrades.

Sonos to offer smart loudspeaker with support for multiple voice services.

Sonos introduced the Sonos One, an all-new, voice-controlled smart loudspeaker, capable of supporting multiple voice and music streaming services. The Sonos One launches with Amazon Alexa on Oct. 24 while Google Assistant is to follow in 2018.

Burson unveiled details about their new Play preamplifier/headphone amp.

Burson unveiled details about the Play amp, a design capable to drive all types of headphones and an easy one to use, if you like to try some op-amp rolling. The new device features an ESS Sabre-based top class DAC with 32bit/384kHz, DXD and DSD256 playback capacity, paired with an XMOS USB receiver and pure Class A circuitry.

Denon added new models to their Design Series.

Denon recently expanded its acclaimed Design Series with the addition of three new models. The PMA-60 amplifier builds on the success of the PMA-50, which it replaces, while the PMA-30 offers an even more affordable entry-point for the range, and the DCD-100 CD player is designed to match the DRA-100 network audio receiver.

Dynaudio announced Music – its first wireless multiroom music system.

Dynaudio has announced Music – a family of four intelligent wireless loudspeakers with one-touch simplicity and the ability to seamlessly (and automatically) adapt to any room or position, and to surrounding noise levels – so music always sounds its best.

McIntosh adds disc replay to its luxury compact audio system with the MCT80.

The new MCT80 introduces SACD/CD playback to McIntosh’s bijou MXA80 system and joins streaming, vinyl and headphone amp add-ons, to deliver the full McIntosh experience from a compact system.

Pioneer introduced the PD-70AE flagship SA-CD Player/DAC, based on ESS converters.

Pioneer/Onkyo announced the release of Pioneer brand flagship SA-CD player and D/A Converter PD-70AE, a compilation of Pioneer’s know-how, expertise on disc playback, represented by the original technologies on pickup control and quiet drive, and the latest digital audio design technologies.

QC35 II: Bose adds Google Assistant and Noise Control Settings to iconic QC35.

The QC35 II noise canceling headphones have all the performance and features of the original QC35, delivering the same industry-defining noise cancellation, audio performance, and up to 20 hours of battery life but are the first headphones to offer seamless voice access to Google Assistant, and comes with settings to control the way the noise is canceled.

Gold Note introduced the IS-1000, a complete all-in-one source.

IS-1000 is an advanced, fully integrated amplifier that redefines the way music playback is experienced, to achieve a new pinnacle in high-end audio, seamlessly merging a preamplifier, a power amplifier, a phono preamplifier, a DAC and a streamer in a unique, complete source.

Acuhorn unveiled new SE-Triode power amplifier with a minimalistic circuit approach.

Acuhorn's TT Original power amplifier is a single ended triode design, featuring just one 6C33C power triode per channel and a transformer coupled input, yielding up 6W per channel or 12W in a monoblock configuration.

Zesto Audio introduced the Andros Allasso Step-Up Transformer.

Zesto Audio is pleased to announce their first audio accessory, the Andros Allasso Step-Up Transformer. Allasso, a word which in Greek means “to change or transform one thing to another”, is the most versatile SUT on the market today, with 40 adjustments four a Mono and 40 adjustments for a stereo MC cartridge.

AVM unveiled the Ovation CS 8.2 and CS 6.2 all-in-one systems.

The CS 8.2 from AVM's flagship Ovation Line features a high-powered integrated power amp, a CD transport exclusively provided by Teac, a Hi-Res DAC, Hi-Fi streaming capabilities with access to Tidal and Qobuz services and includes a custom-designed Ovation 803 T tube line stage.

Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti: A new high-end offering from the Danish experts.

In 2008, Ortofon honored their Chief Engineer Per Windfeld with the release of the MC Windfeld cartridge. Nearly ten years after the original release, the decision has been taken to update the MC Windfeld with the very latest technologies.

AudioControl introduced the Maestro M5 processor and the Director M4840 power amp.

The M5 is a 7.1.4 channel 4K Ultra HD Preamp/Processor featuring Dolby Atmos, DTX:X and Dirac Live room correction, while the M4840 is a high-powered 8-channel matrix amplifier featuring DSP profiles for popular architectural speakers and a vast array of digital and analog inputs, all from a shallow depth, compact 2U chassis.

T+A unveiled the new Cala range.

With two new models available – Cala SR and Cala CDR (with a CD transport) – the latest range of Cala receivers combine music streaming and the latest digital audio technology into systems that meet the highest demands on sound and aesthetics.

NAD introduced the T 758 V3 A/V Receiver.

The T 758 V3 is a performance update to NAD's award-winning T 758 A/V Surround Sound Receiver and continues their “simple is better” design philosophy, offering lifelike surround sound performance and heart thumping power to reach-out-and-touch-it 4K video.

Compact Hi-Fi systems from Onkyo serve high quality sound around the home.

Onkyo introduced three new systems,each blend component-grade musicality with effortless operation for people of all ages, especially those less familiar with network audio.

Unison Research announced the Unico 90 integrated amplifier.

In 2015, Italian valve specialists Unison Research renovated their Unico range of hybrid Hi-Fi electronics with the introduction their new flagship, the Unico 150 integrated amplifier. Now, the lessons learned in the development of the Unico 150 have resulted in the introduction of an alternative high-end offering.

Meters Music introduced the Meters Cubed wireless loudspeaker system.

Meters Music, the British music and audio innovator, introduced Meters Cubed, a sleek and stylish desktop wireless loudspeaker system that combines a highly compact design with a powerful sound performance that belies its small size.

New technology meets classic design in the new Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series.

The new 700 Series develops the ethos of the CM Series it replaces, adds technology from the 800 Series Diamond and new, bespoke acoustic innovations to produce the best-performing range of loudspeakers in its class.

Bryston launched the BP-17 Cubed preamplifier.

Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilizing patented technology that debuted on the much heralded Cubed Series amplifiers and being the first to employ the Salomie input circuit and a new feature set with highly flexible input/output array.

North Star Design introduced the Venti DAC for their 20-year anniversary.

Twenty years since the founding of a company is a good opportunity to celebrate and North Star Design is doing it by presenting the Venti (the Twenty), an ES9038PRO-based d/a converter that seems to be their next step, surpassing in performance the already great Supremo.

Simaudio's Moon 240i integrated amplifier.

With connectivity accented on digital audio, as well as a plethora of analog line-level inputs, and a phono input, the 240i can easily become the one-box centerpiece of your music and entertainment system.

Nakamichi announced Shockwafe 9.2 and 7.2 Ch DTS:X sound bars.

Two new Shockwafe series sound bars equipped with DTS:X compatibility, dual wireless subwoofer configurations and signature 3S (Synchronized Surround Sound) rear loudspeakers hit the trifecta in terms of power, performance and simplicity.

Dust and static from analogue and digital media? Try Furutech’s destat III!

Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech offer the destat III an accessory which eliminates dust and static from analogue and digital media, from audio and video components and, according to the information published, from pretty much anything.

Yamaha unveiled the R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver.

The R-N303 connects to a wide array of legacy and modern music sources ranging from turntables to on-line music-streaming services and delivers on sound quality on all music, exceeding expectations for its price in a package that is as handsome as it is practical.

iTube2: iFi's 2nd generation tube buffer offers three different sonic signatures to choose from.

iFi redesigned their quite successful iTube with new parts and new circuitry (only the GE5670 tube remains), using trickle-down technology from the flagship “Pro” series, to offer the new micro iTube2, a tubed output stage, tube preamp, tube buffer and an impedance-matching device, all in one.

Focal launched a new range of portable, wired and wireless, headphones.

Focal recently introduced its new collection of portable headphones featuring wireless technology, to target new customers who are both techies looking for a unique design and audiophiles who recognize the quality of Focal sound, and for whom freedom is essential!

The JBL 4312SE rekindles the charisma of a classic studio monitor line.

JBL's 4312SE high-performance studio monitor bookshelf loudspeaker which was presented earlier this year, in honor of 70th Anniversary of the JBL brand, will be available in August.

Pump up the party with High Power Audio systems from Sony.

The High Power Audio systems, MHC-V50D and SHAKE-X30D, from Sony, are designed to bring the party to any room, offering superb sound quality and great power, thanks to the exclusive Smart High Power Technology and Mica Cone loudspeaker drivers used.

P-1000: Gold Note's first preamplifier, unveiled.

Designed for high end audio systems, P-1000 is an innovative Class-A line preamplifier powered by a new proprietary Six Gain Stage design, with a relay-based input selector and an optical Alps Encoder for volume control, addressed to real music lovers.

McIntosh announced new top-of-the-range integrated amplifier.

The MA9000 is McIntosh's largest integrated amplifier in both size and power, offering 300 watts per channel and combining their amplifier and preamplifier expertise into one comprehensive unit.

Astell&Kern's KANN media player.

Astell&Kern has introduced a new product design that incorporates a high-performance amplifier into a player for a perfect merger of two independent devices. Τhe KANN not only drives high-impedance headphones without an additional amplifier, but also reliably reproduces high-quality sound with low-impedance loudspeakers.

Mobile Fidelity’s new turntables and electronics are available now.

Mobile Fidelity is now offering complete and moderately affordable analog solutions for all LP owners, especially those who cherish their MFSL vinyl remasters.

M11: 4-channel amp from Daniel Hertz.

Daniel Hertz's M11 four-channel integrated amplifier M11 is the first totally integrated solution for driving bi-amplified loudspeakers with no-compromise performance.

Timestep's EVO GR: an enhanced version of Technics’ new deck.

Devon-based Timestep has earned quite a reputation for its modifications of various iconic Technics turntables. Now, designer Dave Cawley turns his attention to a more affordable deck - the new Technics SL-1210 GR - to create the enhanced Timestep EVO GR.

Rotel introduced new stereo components as part of the 15 Series.

For over half a century, Rotel has been manufacturing award-winning Hi-Fi components that set new levels of audio performance within and often above their class. The tradition seems to continue with the latest introduction of three new stereo components as part of the 15 Series.

HEOS Bar: A complete music-streaming solution.

Denon introduced the HEOS wireless soundbar and HEOS subwoofer as part of their wireless multi-room sound system. The two stylishly designed new products offer high quality home theater soundtracks and music playback, as well as an innovative feature set.

New Wyred 4 Sound d/a converter lineup features the latest ESS Sabre Pro DAC chips.

Wyred 4 Sound recently unveiled a new d/a converter lineup using all-new ESS Sabre PRO DAC chips, from the 9026PRO for the DAC-1v2, up to the 9038PRO for the flagship model DAC-2v2SE.

Pioneer introduced the VSX-832 and VSX-532 5.1 channel virtual Dolby Atmos AV Receivers.

Pioneer announced the VSX-832 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver as its first device to support virtual Dolby Atmos, while the new VSX-532 5.1-Channel AV Receiver, is an entry-level model equipped with Bluetooth technology for those not requiring advanced networking capabilities.

Exposure adds preamplifier and power amplifier to the compact XM series.

Earlier in 2017, Exposure Electronics launched their new "XM" series of Hi-Fi components, packing an impressive complement of high-end features into a compact and affordable design. Now, the XM3 phono stage and XM5 integrated amplifier are joined by the new XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amp.

Boulder unveiled details for the mid-level 1160 stereo power amplifier.

Boulder announced the release of the 1160 stereo power amplifier, the successor to their 1060 model and the first product in the new mid-level 1100 Series, which combines new technology and exceptional performance with reduced size, power and cost.

Yamaha's NS-SW050 and NS-SW100 powered subwoofers use the Twisted Flare Port.

The latest additions in a succession of industry pacing home theater audio components, the NS-SW050 and NS-SW100 subwoofers both incorporate Yamaha's proprietary Twisted Flare Port technology, an innovation that has revolutionized speaker design, the company says.

Van den Hul released new Stradivarius edition of Crimson cartridge.

Like the violins, violas and cellos crafted by the Stradivari family, almost all of van den Hul’s phono cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by himself. But has VDH now cracked one of the key secrets of the famous Stradivari sound? The new "Stradivarius" edition of his Crimson phono cartridge would suggest so, the company says.

Cable + Pro: Burson's active cable.

The Cable + Pro interconnect is an attempt to control the relationship between the output impedance of a source and the input impedance of the amplifier to which it is ultimately connected. In practice, it is a low output impedance interconnect/buffer amplifier combination, featuring the widely recognized Burson's V5 audio modules.

Outlaw announced the RR2160 Retro Receiver.

Outlaw recently announced the successor of their RR2150 original Retro Receiver, a device which has won multiple awards, received outstanding reviews, and has consistently been one of the company's best-selling products. The new amplifier will offer higher power output, enhanced connectivity and both HD Radio and Internet radio capabilities.

Rothwell's Signature Two MC Phono preamplifier.

The Signature Two is an audiophile moving coil phono stage, employing low-noise discrete transistor circuitry throughout - no op-amps or transformers - and offers variable gain and cartridge load impedance.

Gold Note unveiled the new Pianosa turntable.

Pianosa redefines the classic idea of the turntable through innovative shapes and quality materials, merging tradition and technology to provide the best musical experience for all the senses. The new turntable offers a unique combination of performance, high quality materials and Italian design.

Densen unveiled the 1NRG power supply.

Densen recently introduced their new external power supply, the 1NRG. Say it fast, and the name is clear: One Energy…

Mytek unveiled the Brooklyn AMP to complement Brooklyn DAC.

Brooklyn AMP is a reference power amplifier with signature Mytek sound, its dual mono design breaking the sound quality spell associated with Class D and proving a well executed Class D circuit can sound… well, as a reference! The name is aptly chosen because the amplifier fits in the same housing as the DAC, albeit with an inch of extra depth.

DP-X1A/DP-S1: Onkyo announced two portable digital audio players.

Onkyo announced the availability of two new digital audio players: the audiophile-oriented DP-X1A, featuring a dual ESS DAC chip, and the DP-S1, Onkyo's first non-Android OS device of its kind.

Wilson Audio unveiled the Alexia Series 2.

With a footprint not much larger than the Sasha W/P, the first Alexia, launched in the Fall of 2012, completely redefined what audiophiles thought was possible from a relatively compact design and rapidly evolved as one of Wilson Audio’s most successful products. Now, in the new Alexia Series 2, nearly everything has been reworked in an effort to offer an even better loudspeaker!

New AV Receiver and Sound bars from Sony.

Audio products line-up for 2017 from Sony, features an advanced, Dolby Atmos/DTS:X compatible, audio/video receiver and two new sound bars, the flagship HT-ST5000 and compact HT-MT300 models.

Sennheiser introduced the HDV 820 DAC/Headphone amplifier.

Sennheiser recently introduced their latest product in its audiophile range, the fully balanced headphone amplifier HDV 820.

Wilson Benesch unveiled the Resolution floorstanding loudspeaker.

Resolution is the latest loudspeaker from the Wilson Benesch loudspeaker Geometry Series and incorporates the company’s state-of-the-art drive technology in a unique high-tech enclosure, formed from a carbon fiber composite monocoque and precision-machined metal-alloy components.

Grandioso G1 is Esoteric's Master Clock Generator flagship.

Esoteric recently announced a new Master Clock Generator in the Grandioso line, the G1. G1 is the flagship model of the Esoteric master clock generator line and adopts a high precision, rubidium oscillator.

TX-8270: A new stereo receiver from Onkyo.

Onkyo recently announced a versatile 2-channel amplification solution with the introduction of the TX-8270 network stereo receiver. Comfortably driving loudspeakers of almost any size and impedance, the new receiver will delight listeners with rich and compelling sound.

Blu MkII: Chord's new generation FPGA-based upscaling transport.

Chord Electronics strives to 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 proprietary filtering and upscaling techniques.

Audiolab M-DAC Mini: Small size, low price, big performance.

Since the launch of the original M-DAC in 2011, Audiolab’s range of standalone DACs has earned widespread acclaim and a host of awards. Now, the company extends the M-DAC range with its smallest, most affordable high-resolution DAC/headphone amp yet.

Audeze introduced the innovative LCD-i4: The In-Ear sibling to the LCD-4.

Audeze launched the LCD-i4, attempting an all-out assault on making the absolute best in-ears, scaling down the renown LCD-4, and creating an in-ear headphone for music lovers desiring many of the performance qualities of the LCD-4 for both in-home use or while traveling.

Yamaha RX-V 83 Series AV Receivers elevate the entertainment experience.

Yamaha's latest RX-V Series models — the 7.2-channel RX-V683 and RX-V583, as well as the 5.1-channel RX-V483 and RX-V383 — provide 4K Ultra HD video, as well as expanded surround sound technologies to elevate the listening and gaming experience in the home.

MSB unveiled the Reference DAC.

With the recent success of the Hybrid technology debuted in the Select DAC, MSB released a new device, carrying much of the same technology, but in a more compact, robust and above all – affordable price.

Audio MusiKraft announced the world’s first customizable phono cartridge.

Audio MusiKraft announced their cartridge shells, specifically designed for the Denon DL-103 and DL-103R phono cartridges, which are all customizable and available in three different metals along with a selection of twenty-four different wood varieties.

Acoustic Energy introduced the new 100 Series.

The original AE109 was launched in 1996 and achieved worldwide acclaim from dealers and press alike due to its performance, high build quality and value, setting industry standards in the entry-level hi-fi speaker category. Now 20 years on, AE aims to reclaim the mantle with their new and improved version of this audio icon.

Magico unveiled their new M6 floor standing, three-way, five-driver loudspeaker.

Magico announced the new M6 loudspeaker, a product establishing a new pinnacle of engineering and design vision, featuring a carbon fiber monocoque enclosure, and expanding the ground breaking work made by Alon Wolf and his engineering team, when the M-Project was released, in 2014.

m900: Grace Design's new compact DAC/Headphone amplifier.

The m900 is a portable, desktop friendly, DAC /Headphone amplifier/Preamp combo, designed to give audio professionals and enthusiasts musical and transparent audio playback from USB, S/PDIF or Toslink sources.

The Denon HEOS AVR: surround yourself with sound – without the wires.

New Denon HEOS AVR combines style with the ability to deliver the surround sound experience- all without cables cluttering the room to the rear channels, offering up to 5.1 channel surround sound with the simple set-up and operation of a soundbar.

Audio by Van Alstine unveiled the DAC MK 5.

Audio enthusiasts are delighting that Audio by Van Alstine, has released its next chapter in the pursuit of uncompromised digital audio, the DAC MK 5, a multi-format digital to analog converter which supports PCM data streams up to and including 192kHz as well as DSD64 and DSD128 formats.

Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2: Design conscious sound.

Since its introduction in 2013, Ruark's MR1 Bluetooth stereo speaker system has been widely commended as one of the finest available. The new MR1 Mk2 version, retains all the attributes of the original, but its looks have been significantly enhanced making them even more appealing to design conscious customers.

RME unveiled the 768kHz ADI-2 Pro AD-DA converter and headphone amplifier.

RME’s 20-years anniversary reference AD/DA converter is a host of devices, all put together into one unit, with a simple and mostly automated way of using it right out of the box, the result being a compact unit with excellent tech specs, crystal clear and transparent sound, and two extremely powerful headphone outputs.

IsoTek offers compact, clean power solution with the new EVO3 Genesis One.

EVO3 Genesis One is a new to the Mosaic series, state-of-the-art, single cell sine wave generation system with extremely low THD. As the name suggests, it features one outlet and is designed to work with a single front-end source component.

CI Audio announced the release of their long-awaited PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC phono preamp.

This new dual-mono design is aimed at music lovers seeking the utmost life-like performance from their vinyl collection and offers outstanding performance with a wide variety of phono cartridge types.

The new Densen B-250CAST Preamp.

The Densen B-250 has established itself as a reference preamplifier on the high end market over the years. Now Densen introduces the B-250CAST. Taking many of the innovations from the B-275 Super Leggera preamp, the new preamplifier offers a new level of performance, supported by some advanced solutions.

Ambeo Smart Headset: Capture your world in 3D Audio with mobile device simplicity.

Sennheiser has created the world's first intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset. The Ambeo Smart is a ground-breaking headset that captures immersive 3D audio with mobile device simplicity placing the listener inside the soundscape and playing back the direction of sounds and natural spatial characteristics of a location.

Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems announced powerful addition to Progression Series.

Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems announced the Progression Stereo amplifier, featuring the innovative Super Rail circuitry, first unveiled in the Progression Mono amplifier, to deliver remarkable control and fidelity to any connected loudspeaker.

Pioneer's new FAYOLA music-systems.

The "Fayola" music-systems FS-W40 and FS-W50 overcome the limitations of ordinary audio-systems, offering free setup and flexible configuration, two-channel and surround transmission to loudspeakers and an almost unrestricted multi-room capability which can be used seamlessly with all streaming services and sound formats.

McIntosh announced the MXA80 audio system.

The MXA80 Integrated Audio System is the next generation of the acclaimed MXA70. It maintains the same compact footprint and full functionality while adding support for DSD and DXD digital music files thanks to a new digital-to-analog converter.

Pass Labs has started shipping their new XA25 Class A power amplifier.

Pass Labs has started shipping their new XA25 Class A power amplifier, the most affordable power amplifier in their current line. Priced at $4,900, the XA25 is not meant as merely an entry-level model, but rather, a more affordable way for consumers to experience the Pass Labs line.

Oppo released the UDP-205 audiophile Universal Player.

Oppo unveiled their UDP-205 4K Ultra HD audiophile Blu-ray Disc player, a step-up version of the recently released UDP-203, which brings top-of-the-line audio performance to a universal player.

Rotel introduced reference home theater AV Processor with Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X.

Rotel has introduced the single-chassis RAP-1580 AV Processor, the ideal home theater solution for those who don’t have space for separate components, yet still desire uncompromising performance.

VPI's Prime Signature turntable.

The Prime Signature is the next step up from the Prime, an apparently big success for VPI, two years after its initial release. It features an upgraded JMW 10-3D Reference arm in a metallic black gloss finish with Nordost Reference wire and some other improvements over the basic model.

Playback Designs' new Dream Series.

Playback Designs has announced their new Dream Series, incorporating the latest Ultra High Performance technology, the culmination of more than 30 years of experience in audio design. The Dream Series consists of the MPD-8 standalone DAC and MPT-8 transport with CD/SACD drive and an optional, built-in, music server.

Denon unveiled new app for precise multichannel sound set-up.

Denon has launched a new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, allowing home theater enthusiasts to refine and customize the set-up of their Denon AVR-based systems for better surround sound.

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launched the new entry level DS 002 model.

The company is launching a new entry level design, the DS 002, drawing on innovations from the Master 1 while offering a more affordable way in to optical cartridge technology.

Argon7LS : Amphion's new  loudspeaker.

Argon7LS floorstanding loudspeaker. The newcomer replaces the Argon7L model, incorporating the passive radiator design which is already present in Argon3S and Argon3LS.

New power distributor/conditioner from LAB12.

Based upon the experience LAB12 gained from the design process of their quite successful Gordian, but clearly more simple and at a more affordable price range, Noyra is a good first step one can take to upgrade the quality of the power fed in his system.

Bryston unveiled the BDP-3 Digital Music Player.

Bryston has announced the introduction of the BDP-3 digital music player, a reference quality entertainment hub capable of reading virtually all digital file formats and resolutions, featuring a lightning fast processor, increased RAM and two independent USB 3.0 buses.

Classé’s Sigma SSP MkII debuts Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and upgraded HDMI.

The slim and elegant Classé Sigma SSP, has been upgraded with the addition of new audio DSP and HDMI hardware. The eight-channel Sigma SSP MkII supports Dolby and DTS 3D audio formats when configured as a 5.1.2 channel system and passes 4K UHD video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2.

NAD unveiled the C 338 HybridDigital Integrated Amplifier, the first to feature Chromecast.

NAD Electronics announced the shipping of the new C 338, the first Hi-Fi amplifier to feature Chromecast built-in for music streaming, designed to deliver class-leading performance, connectivity and flexibility at a remarkably affordable price.

V-MODA unveiled Remix, a Bluetooth loudspeaker and headphone amplifier.

The company announced the availability of Remix, their first portable Bluetooth loudspeaker that delivers uncompromising sound quality and design along with unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every surface. Remix is the culmination of three years of R&D, involving dozens of engineers and over 50 prototypes.

RNHP: Rupert Neve's headphone amplifier.

Whether you’re tracking, mixing, or just listening to music, your headphone amplifier is as important to the final sound quality as your headphones – yet the world is full of headphone amps with compromised sonics, headroom, and power. To address these shortcomings, Rupert Neve and his team at Rupert Neve Designs have developed the RNHP.

Magico unveiled the SPOD spiked footer solution based on CLD.

Magico, announced a newly developed spiked footer solution called the SPOD, based on the scientific design principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD). SPOD provides an effective way to couple Q-Series, S-Series (MkI/MkII) and V-Series loudspeakers to the floor.

Stellar Gain Cell: A new DAC/Preamplifier from PS Audio.

PS Audio claims that there isn’t a DAC made that doesn’t benefit from a great analog preamplifier, therefore it is not a surprise that the Stellar Gain Cell DAC combines the benefits of both—a full-featured DAC with an exceptional analog preamplifier controlling its output level.

M 063: Ballfinger's brand new 2-channel, 1/4-inch tape recorder.

The M 063 was developed for the professional user as well as for the ambitious music lover, featuring a three-motor drive and electronics based on ultra-linear, low-noise amplifiers with minimal distortion. This machine is, as far as we know, the first new of its kind for about two decades (probably more)!

Origine: Oracle's new affordable turntable.

Oracle states that the new Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; to answer the historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record player. But although the Origine is at the entry point of Oracle's line of products, it maintains the high standards of excellence that is expected from the Canadian firm.

iFi nano iDSD LE: Just add Smartphone and Headphones.

The nano iDSD Light Edition (LE) is the newest entry-level DAC from iFi Αudio. It uses the same design approach as the multi-award winning nano iDSD but without the SPDIF output, digital filter selection and is capable of DSD128/PCM384.

Tivoli Audio introduced the Model One Digital: A Tabletop Radio for the Modern Era.

Tivoli Audio recently announced the Model One Digital, bringing the quintessential tabletop radio into the age of the smart home. Balancing style, technology, and audio quality, the Model One Digital merges the simplistic elements and user-friendly features of Tivoli's classic Model One radio, but with a tech refresh.

Sonos introduced PLAYBASE - an off the wall approach to TV sound.

Sonos announced Playbase, the latest addition to its wireless home sound system and the newest loudspeaker in their home theater lineup. It slides underneath the TV, delivering powerful home theater sound when the TV is on, and music all the time when it's off.

B&W launched the new DB Series Subwoofers.

The new Bowers & Wilkins DB Series contain three subwoofers designed to deliver incredibly powerful, tight and agile bass. They are the most powerful active subwoofers Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced, and feature the Aerofoil cone bass drivers used in flagship 800 Series Diamond.

The New Densen Cast Amp.

Densen just launched a string of new products with the Cast Amp, their first product to allow streaming, and doing so, by using Google Cast Audio technology. This will allow for the use of Tidal, which has become the de-facto standard for premium streaming, but also allows for a myriad of other streaming software.

Genesis unveiled the Maestro loudspeaker.

Genesis Advanced Technologies recently announced the next generation of their highly regarded Genesis 5-series loudspeaker, the Maestro, a 5-way design with two ribbon tweeters (front and back), a solid Titanium-cone midrange, two aluminum mid-woofers and four 8-inch woofers with an integrated 500W servo-controlled bass amplifier.

Baetis Audio unveiled the new Prodigy-X and Reference-X media servers.

The Prodigy-X and Reference-X models from Baetis Audio feature the newest Intel170 chip-set and 6th generation Core i5 or Core-i7 CPU, plus DDR4 RAM -- and this means significantly higher CPU and RAM speeds.

rPhono: Arcam rSeries now include a MM/MC, fully adjustable phono preamp too.

Designed specifically to replace an in-built phono amplifier or to add a turntable connection to your existing amplifier, the rPhono is the latest addition to the rSeries.

TARA Labs introduced the Muse Series cables.

TARA Labs recently introduced a brand new high-end audio cables series called The Muse, one of the most impressive attributes of which is a retail price point that is far below what compatible competitors high-end audio cables cost.

Sonus Faber announced the new Homage Tradition Collection.

Sonus Faber restyled their Homage collection, the company’s most iconic line which has been completely revamped in keeping with its rich past and precious legacy. The Homage Tradition collection features four models, the well-known Amati, Guarneri and Vox and the newcomer Serafino.

Aerix's Duet combo system strives to maximize both the visual and the auditory experience.

Duet's dual box design, with an aluminum plinth for vibration suppression and a quite distinctive Dot LED display, strives to maximize the visual and the auditory experience, offering both standard CD playback and high resolution audio streaming as well.

Oppo introduced the Sonica audiophile DAC and Network Streamer.

Oppo Digital announced the release of the new Sonica. The newest entry into the Oppo family of digital audio products, Sonica DAC merges audiophile-grade performance with the latest network streaming technology, the company says.

Onkyo rolls out firmware update, enabling FireConnect audio distribution.

Onkyo has announced a firmware update that activates FireConnect wireless multi-room audio distribution from selected Onkyo audio-video and hi-fi components and systems to compatible wireless speakers.

Simaudio unveiled the Moon Series Neo MiND network streaming player.

The Neo MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) provides a perfect link between your digital music libraries and your Hi-Fi system in the most efficient way.

Rega announced a new and improved version of the Brio integrated amplifier.

Throughout the whole design process, the new Brio has been meticulously improved in every aspect, from the quality of materials to the manufacturing process, to make this version a step ahead in Rega’s engineering and design for amplifiers.

Audioengine Expands HD Series with HD3 Wireless Music System.

Audioengine introduced the HD3 wireless music system, a more affordable product than the successful HD6. More than just a powered multimedia speaker, HD3 is a complete music system that allows you to listen to all of your music from any source.

Chord Electronics’ Poly brings wireless, network and SD playback to the Mojo DAC.

Chord Electronics has unveiled Poly, a new network module which is set to introduce high-res wireless streaming, SD card and network music playback to Mojo, with both smartphone control and playback.

Esoteric unveiled the K1 SA-CD Player in the Grandioso line.

Esoteric announced a new single unit SA-CD Player/DAC in the Grandioso line, the Grandioso K1, a supreme SACD Player reigning over all other single chassis models.

Totem Acoustic launches the Sky Monitor.

Totem Acoustic, soon to be celebrating its 30th year of loudspeaker design and manufacturing, has officially launched the Sky bookshelf monitor worldwide.

NAD announced Masters Series M32 DirectDigital Amplifier availability.

NAD recently announced the immediate availability of their Masters Series M32 DirectDigital Amplifier. The M32 is an elegant, top-of-the-line, BluOS ready, integrated amplifier with a host of features that offers maximum flexibility.

Arcam's rPlay DAC adds both wireless and wired audio streaming to any system.

The rPlay is the latest addition to the rSeries and allows you to add network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system using DTS PlayFi, Apple Airplay or UPnP enabled music sources.

Gold Note introduced the XT-7 loudspeaker, their first with an AMT tweeter.

XT-7 is Gold Note's new full range, 3-way, large floorstanding loudspeaker with anti-turbulence rear bass reflex, their first product to feature an AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter.

Next-generation Hugo 2 revolutionizes Chord Electronics’ game-changing portable DAC/amp.

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.

Lyngdorf unveiled MP-50 surround processor.

Lyngdorf Audio seems to move into multichannel audio with the unveiling of the new MP-50 surround sound processor. The MP-50 offers cutting-edge cinema performance in a sleek package.

Harman’s Mark Levinson introduced the №515, their first ever turntable.

Mark Levinson introduced the №515 turntable, designed for the discriminating analog music lover. Designed and built in partnership with industry-leader VPI Industries, the №515 is handcrafted in the USA, and is the first turntable worthy of the Mark Levinson name, the company says.

YG Acoustics to offer a series of racks.

YG Acoustics, best known for their top quality loudspeaker designs, recently introduced their first audio rack series, initially designed for internal use. The series consists of three models, the Rack 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6, all of them expandable and upgradeable.

Dali unveiled the Spektor loudspeaker series.

Dali recently introduced the brand new Spektor series, consisting of four models, Spektor 1, Spektor 2, Spektor 6 and Spektor Vokal, a set of affordable Hi-Fi loudspeakers, balancing between getting the optimum amount of audio performance, and optimizing the production of every element involved.

Mytek introduced the Clef Mobile Hi-Res Audio DAC/Headphone Amplifier.

After Brooklyn and Manhattan II DACs, Mytek -during the CES- introduced the Clef, a highly portable unit, offering up to 24 bit/192k and DSD128 playback, driver-less USB Class 2, MQA capability, AptX Bluetooth and ACC for iPhone 7’s.

Ortofon's new Stereo Test Record.

Ortofon’s new Test Record contains special test signals developed for analyzing cartridge performance as well as its interaction with the tonearm and turntable. Those who remember or own the original “Test Record”, have every reason to rejoice, because Ortofon seems to offer some improvements and additions in this new version.

Exposure introduced the new XM series.

Exposure Electronics launched their new "XM" series of Hi-Fi components and, responding directly to the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl amid a digital age, they offer a smart solution for those who seek great performance across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control.

Denon announced new reference headphone.

Denon announced a new flagship over-ear headphone model, designed for the most demanding audiophile. With over half a century of experience in the design and development of headphones, the new AH-D7200 reference model combines innovative technologies and carefully selected materials for the finest in private listening, the company says.

AudioControl Adds DTS:X/DTS Neural Surround.

AudioControl has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround for their Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 home theater receivers as well as their Maestro M9 theater processor. These surround formats are available now and can be added to models already in the field via firmware update.

Bryston unveiled the BCD-3 CD Player.

Bryston leveraged their award-winning DAC technology to launch a highly refined CD player, the BCD-3. According to the press release, the BCD-3 joins the highly successful family of digital products in the Bryston lineup and serves a community of consumers loyal to the CD format seeking superior sound and build quality.

Zanden Audio Systems unveiled new version of their Model 3000 preamp.

The new preamplifier, code-named Model 3000mk2, is expected to replace the current model and includes some serious refinements both in the power supply and the input/output transformers.

Pro-Ject Audio unveiled the Essential III.

Pro-Ject introduced their newest creation, the evolution of an audiophile milestone, the Essential III, an improved version of the Essential II which includes, among other refinements, a better cartridge, a new motor control circuit, and a new main platter bearing.

Marantz introduced the SA-10 SACD player/DAC and PM-10 amplifier.

The Premium 10 series, comprising the SA-10 SACD/CD player/DAC and PM-10 amplifier, features groundbreaking Marantz audio technology designed to deliver the best possible sound from high-resolution audio formats and CD alike.

Audio Analogue extends its Anniversary line with the new Maestro integrated amplifier.

Last year Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday with a new, contemporary edition of the company’s first ever product, the Puccini integrated amplifier. Now, the Italian brand has given another of its much-loved classics the Anniversary treatment: the once-flagship Maestro.

Meters Music unveiled the OV-1 Headphones.

Meters Music, a new brand that belongs to Ashdown Engineering (better known from their bass amplifiers, pedals and effects), recently unveiled the OV-1 headphones, a system which includes a pair of VU meters attached to the earcups.

Piega unveiled the finest coaxial sound 2.0

After 16 years, Piega presented the second generation of the legendary Coax loudspeaker in a new Coax series which includes a compact bookshelf, the Coax 311, and two slightly over one meter high floorstanding loudspeakers, the Coax 511 and Coax 711.

Pro-Ject Audio unveiled the Pre Box DS2 Digital preamplifier.

Pre Box DS2 Digital is a premium preamplifier with five digital, one phono and one line level inputs, featuring four different analogue and one digital outputs.

HiFiMAN unveiled new electrostatic headphone system, the Shangri-La.

HiFiMAN announced the introduction of an all-new, premium electrostatic headphone system called Shangri-La which builds upon their expertise in nanotechnology to create a cutting-edge headphone and includes a custom designed amplifier featuring four audiophile-grade 300B tubes.

Magico unveiled the Mk II version of their S3 floorstanding, 3-way loudspeaker.

Magico announced the new S3 Mk II, a model which nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the advanced design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver with the lowest measured distortion born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project.