More News - 2016

McIntosh Labs introduced D1100 Digital Preamplifier and MP1100 Phono Preamplifier.

The D1100 Digital Preamplifier is a reference level stereo preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter (DAC), based on the most advanced DAC-chip McIntosh has ever used, while the MP1100 achieves their most accurate equalization ever, featuring four 12AX7A tubes in a fully balanced configuration.

Taga Harmony's HTA-2000Bv.2 hybrid amp offers a hi-res DAC and Bluetooth connectivity.

The HTA-2000Bv.2 is Taga's top of the range integrated amplifier, an enhanced and improved version of the original HTA-2000B model, and offers a better DAC, phono input and higher power output.

MusiCHI unveiled a client-server version of their Music Organizer/Player Suite.

The well-known software is now available in a client-server architecture, a much better approach for big music collections that shares the total processing load in two computer platforms, one thin server for the basic playback functions and one client to perform all the database queries and other processing functions the user needs.

Oppo Digital unveiled the UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player.

Oppo Digital announced that UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player is ready for release. A successor to the award-winning BDP-103 series universal Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-203 is the latest product released by the renowned manufacturer of high performance audio video products.

First 4K UHD Blu-ray ES Series player from Sony delivers premium 4K video and Hi-Res audio.

Sony unveiled, last September, the new UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player which will be shipping next spring. The new model offers full Custom Installation (CI) compatibility and incorporates a number of features and technologies that will make it the centerpiece of the most advanced home audio-video systems.

iFi introduced the micro iDSD Black Label, their newest micro DAC/Headhone amp flagship.

The Black Label looks very good on the outside yet the inside is even better, since relentless attention has been paid to advancing its sonic character with the very latest components. The new micro iDSD sounds much smoother with more weight and with a full-bodied mid-range than the original, the company says.

Elara LN01A: Triangle's active, compact speaker.

With the Elara LN01A, Triangle offers an easy way to get involved with Hi-Fi and, indeed, it appears that playing music with high-fidelity sound has never been easier. The only thing the user needs to do, is to connect the speakers and enjoy his favorite songs from a smartphone, a vinyl turntable or any other source.

R-N402 Network Receiver from Yamaha supports wireless multiroom through MusicCast.

The R-N402 receiver brings together the legendary Yamaha craftsmanship that has led the Hi-Fi movement for more than half a century, with the freedom of multiroom music streaming from high-resolution audio sources.

Auris' Forte 150 power amp and Poison 3 floorstanding loudspeakers.

Founded in 2013, Auris Audio, has become quite recognizable on the market by its one of a kind product design, pleasing both listener's ears and visual senses with a wide range of products, that includes d/a converters, amplifiers (and a headphone amp) and loudspeakers. Recently, the company introduced their new Forte 150 monoblock amplifier and the Poison 3 floorstanding loudspeaker.

Ideon Audio introduced the 3R USB Renaissance during the Athens High End Show 2016.

Ideon Audio's 3R Renaissance connects between the digital output (host) and the DAC. It achieves excellent sound performance by uncovering lost detail, enhancing dynamics, re-clocking the signal using ultra-low jitter oscillators, and minimizing transmission losses.

The Marquis Memento Mori headphone amp from Metaxas: When Death reminds us to live.

Combining a historic art oeuvre "memento mori" ("remember that you must die") contemporary sculpture with cutting-edge technology, Kostas Metaxas' latest Marquis is a sublime, minimalist preamplifier and headphone amplifier designed for music loving audiophiles who require few functions but insist on the purest sound.

JBL's 4367 and 4429 loudspeakers bring studio grade performance to home audio.

JBL's two pro-style loudspeaker monitors 4367 and 4429 combine the company’s iconic pro-audio design with a number of acoustic refinements.

Cary Audio unveiled the first product of the new Lifestyle Series, the AiOS.

AiOS is a new kind of music system for a new generation of music lovers and audiophiles alike which, these days, have many more choices when it comes to how they listen to music.

Audio Research rounds out Foundation Series with new VT 80 power amplifier.

Audio Research recently unveiled the VT80 vacuum-tube power amplifier to its Foundation Series. Combining an enticing new aesthetic with worry-free operation and great performance, the new amp is a vacuum-tube design that will make Audio Research accessible to a larger group of music lovers and includes -for the first time- an auto-bias circuit.

Yamaha's new BD players combine 4K upscaling with reference-quality music fidelity.

Yamaha says that the BD-S681 and high-performance BD-A1060 Blu-ray Disc players are capable of superb tonal and imaging excellence and are adept at reproducing sound, music and video with the quality for which the company is known, supporting Full HD Blu-ray Discs, 3D Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, SACDs and standard Audio CDs, as well.

Benchmark goes beyond the legendary DAC1/DAC2, introduces the DAC3.

The DAC3 is Benchmark's newest 2-channel D/A converter featuring the new ESS ES9028PRO converter chip, has lower THD and THD+N figures than the DAC2, employs an advanced high-headroom digital filter design, and a high-sample-rate asynchronous USB Audio interface.

Luxman unveiled the CL-38u SE and MQ-88u SE, a tribute to their iconic pre/power amp pair.

The CL-38u SE and the MQ-88u SE, are a tribute to the original, legendary amps and combine Luxman's traditional designs with a deep appreciation for music reproduction. The proprietary designs of the CL-38u SE and MQ-88u SE includes a number of Luxman original custom made parts including the transformers and block capacitors.

Audioengine expands HD Series with the HD3 wireless music system.

Audioengine unveiled the HD3, a complete wireless music system that allows you to listen to all of your music from any source, including the home music library, Tidal, Spotify Pandora and YouTube services, wireless connected devices and analog sources.

ATC launched the P2 Power Amplifier.

Generating twice the power of its smaller P1 sibling, the P2 will drive the most challenging loudspeakers with ATC’s signature virtues of wide bandwidth and ultra-low distortion.

Polk Audio introduced the Signature Series.

Polk Audio recently announced the launch of its latest loudspeakers, the Signature Series—a collection of floor standing tower, center and bookshelf designs that incorporate premium audio technologies drawn from Polk's top-of-the-line home entertainment speakers, including the Monitor, RTiA and LSiM series at an industry-leading price.

Chord Electronics’ TToby power amp for the Hugo TT DAC/headphone amplifier.

The new TToby is a ruggedly designed 100-watt ultra-high-quality stereo power amplifier and has been designed to complement the award-winning Hugo TT DAC/headphone amplifier.

Master & Dynamic launched MW50 wireless on-ear headphones.

Built to last, MW50 use the finest materials such as premium leathers, stainless steel and aluminum, and feature Master & Dynamic’s signature lambskin-covered memory foam ear pads. The new model is already available in silver metal/black leather and silver metal/brown leather.

AURALiC introduced the Polaris wireless streaming amplifier.

The new amplifier feature no less than seventeen input channels for streaming, digital and analog sources, includes AURALiC's Flexible Filters and Femto Master Clock, supports Quad-Rate DSD and PCM up to 32Bit/384K and is capable to deliver 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

Astell&Kern launched the AK XB10 portable DAC/Headphone Amp.

Astell&Kern launched their first portable Bluetooth headphone DAC/amp, the AK XB10. The AK XB10 provides a way for people to use their current collection of wired headphones and earbuds wirelessly with their smartphones, even if the smartphone does not have a headphone jack.

KEF introduced a wireless version of the LS50.

Sharing the same winning acoustic features of KEF’s renowned LS50, LS50 Wireless enables the user to easily enjoy excellent music reproduction, previously only achieved with a system comprised of separate high quality components.

Bose introduces new wireless Soundbar and Surround Sound Systems.

Bose announced three new wireless systems created just for staying in: the SoundTouch 300 soundbar and two new luxury Lifestyle home entertainment systems, combining stunning surround sound with an equally stunning design.

Mytek introduced Manhattan II DAC, with enhanced circuitry, parts and performance.

Mytek Digital, the second MQA license after Meridian to ship an audiophile DAC with MQA technology, recently introduced their MQA-capable Manhattan II DAC, embodying many enhancements and innovations over the original Manhattan DAC.

New Furutech SK-Filter gently lifts away static from your records as they spin.

Japanese cable and accessories experts Furutech add to their acclaimed range of static charge eliminators with the new SK-Filter, conveniently designed to remove unwanted static build-up from the surface of records as they play.

Leema Acoustics gets Sirius: new Hi-Fi grade music server launched.

Leema Acoustics has partnered with leading music server software company Innuos, to develop a new streaming music server system for discerning music lovers. The new Sirius is a Hi-Fi grade streaming system that provides a high-performance solution for the storage and playback of digital music.

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launched new flagship: the Master 1.

In 2013 DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1, which was an immediate hit in its native Japan. International distribution soon followed and now the company is proud to announce its new flagship, the Master 1.

Spendor's new D9 loudspeaker.

The new Spendor D9 is an elegant, modern, full-size, 3-way, 4-driver, floor-standing loudspeaker with a tall slim enclosure and smart modern finishes which incorporates all the engineering innovation developed for the 3-way Spendor D7.

Sony announced three new ES family AVRs.

Sony announced the addition of three new audio-video receivers to join their current ES flagship model, the STR-ZA5000ES. Designed specifically to meet the needs of custom installers, the STR-ZA3100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, and STR-ZA1100ES all support 4K HDR capability and incorporate both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio.

PH-10: Gold Note's new phono preamplifier.

Gold Note recently unveiled the details for their new phono preamplifier, the PH-10. This is a design engineered to allow ultra precise adjustments and features two separate RCA inputs to independently connect two different tonearms and to match each cartridge specs.

Bowers & Wilkins introduced the P9 Signature, its most ambitious headphone yet.

Bowers & Wilkins announced the P9 Signature, their best sounding and most luxurious headphone to date. Engineered by the same team responsible for the class-leading 800 D3 loudspeaker, P9 Signature is Bowers & Wilkins’ largest over-ear headphone and exemplifies all of the acoustic and design innovation amassed during its 50-year journey.

ATC launched New Center-Channel Speakers.

ATC has developed two new center channel speakers for multichannel system applications. Available in two sizes and emulating their successful Entry Series SCM7 and SCM11 loudspeaker counterparts, the new C1C and C3C designs will deliver dynamic wide-bandwidth accuracy and outstanding vocal intelligibility at the center of compact 5.1 channel ATC systems for audiophile film and music devotees, the company says.

Naim Audio announced new Uniti series.

Naim Audio recently revealed some information about their upcoming new family of all-in-one streaming platform. The new Unity consists of three all-in-one players, the reference audiophile Uniti Nova, the multi-functional CD operating Uniti Star, the compact yet powerful Uniti Atom and the music server Core.

Tivoli Audio blurs the line between Audio and ART with new product series.

Tivoli Audio officially announced the worldwide availability of the new product line ART. The first offerings of the collection consist of two Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled speakers, named the CUBE and ORB.

AURALiC released Version 4.0 of Lightning firmware for Aries, Aries LE and Aries Mini.

AURALiC released Version 4.0 of their Lightning device firmware for Aries, Aries LE and Aries Mini, a version which utilizes AURALiC’s latest Lightning Playback Engine V2, introduces several new features and a major improvement in sound quality.

Sonus Faber SF16: The first “all-in-one” project that makes you feel the connection.

SF16 is the first “all-in-one” integrated audio system that provides powerful performance, a truly easy installing mode and usability and, in the pure Sonus Faber style, is also an elegant piece of furniture with a deep luxury appeal.

Introducing the Cowon Plenue M2 High Quality Audio Player.

Cowon unveiled the Plenue M2, the flagship device of the Plenue series, to succeed the Plenue M, featuring the eye-catching Isometric Edge design with a front face multi function static button, higher internal memory capacity, doubled to 128GB, and a built-in high performance amp, which is crucial for HD sound playback.

Zesto Audio unveiled the Andros Téssera dual chassis, tube-only, phono preamplifier.

Téssera means “4” in Greek. This newest product from Zesto Audio is their top-of the range phono preamplifier, a dual chassis, tube-only design which is aptly named as it is designed to work with up to 4 different tonearms or turntables, offering two fully adjustable MM/MC input stages.

McIntosh unveiled the MHA150 DAC/Headphone amplifier with DSD and DXD support.

The MHA150 is a successor to the critically-acclaimed MHA100 and contains the same feature set and performance standards but adds the company's new, 2nd generation, digital-to-analog converter, offering support for DSD and DXD files and giving access to the latest in digital music.

M-ONE: Audiolab's M series Integrated Amp.

Audiolab’s M-ONE compact integrated amplifier is the latest addition to the M-DAC family, harnessing the company’s acclaimed DAC and amp tech in a single yet conveniently compact and high quality single-box sonic solution.

Lamm announced that the L2.1 Reference preamplifier will be available in mid-October.

According to the press release, a modified version of the long-running L2 Reference preamp -the L2.1 Reference- will be commercially available in October 2016. The L2.1 Reference employs a pure class A operation from input to output and features MOS-FETs in the signal path and TKD stepped potentiometers for volume control, among some other critical improvements.

Sony pushes the boundaries with ultimate Signature Series audio range.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary year, Sony has taken a look back at its prestigious audio heritage and, using the very latest technology, its design and engineering teams have created the Signature series, with High Resolution Audio capability and innovative convergence of superior analog and digital technologies.

Magico unveiled the MPOD coupling system.

Magico announced the new MPOD noise-channeling support system, based on the scientific principles of Constrained Layer Damping (CLD), a method which is well documented and an extremely effective way to channel unwanted vibrations away from a component and its platform.

Amphion Loudspeakers launched Argon3LS floorstanding loudspeakers.

Finnish loudspeaker manufacturer Amphion, announced the launch of the newest member of the Argon speaker family - Argon3LS. The new floorstanding loudspeaker follows the already familiar format of all Amphion products, and additionally utilizes innovative engineering from the company’s studio monitor line.

Rotel introduced the 14 Series: High performance systems for the modern listener.

Recently, Rotel announced the introduction of the 14 Series which represents the very essence of Rotel’s world renowned Balanced Design Concept and it is the stunning embodiment of audio performance, sleek industrial design and the exceptional value the company is renowned for.

YG Acoustics unveiled details about their latest creation, the Sonja XV.

Sonja XV is an extreme, four tower version of Sonja, created to celebrate YG Acoustics’ upcoming 15 year anniversary. It combines everything that YG Acoustics knows about speaker design, and incorporates several next generation technologies that cannot be found elsewhere, the company says.

Arcam's new rHead headphone amplifier.

Arcam has always been known for producing class-leading integrated amplifiers, all of which featured excellent headphone stages. The rHead continues that tradition, but in the highly specialized area of discrete analogue headphone amplification in a small, solidly and beautifully built unit designed to complement the audio system of any headphone lover.

The elite: Nanotubes Technology Balanced Interconnect System from mamalos cables.

Combining superior transmission quality, a reference screening factor and a significant flexibility along with high durability, low weight, very low capacitance and stable operation temperature level, mamalos says that their “elite” balanced interconnect system is a high technology beauty that push forward all those slight yet quite important aspects of music.

Optoma unveiled the NuForce uDAC5 High Resolution Mobile DAC and Headphone Amp.

Optoma has unveiled the small and mighty NuForce uDAC5 mobile DAC and headphone amp. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, and featuring DSD support and coveted Hi-Res Audio certification, it will improve the sound quality of any Mac, PC and headphone to deliver stellar sound for music, movies and gaming.

Pro-Ject Audio announced vinyl record project in cooperation with VPO and Decca.

Pro-Ject Audio announced an exclusive cooperation with The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Universal Music (Decca) to issue a series of vinyl records that include important performances of the VPO, remastered from the original analogue master tapes and pressed with highest care on premium 180gr virgin vinyl. All records will be of limited production.

Marantz announced new HD-CD1 Premium CD Player.

Marantz announced the HD-CD1, a Premium-class CD Player with elegant, classic looks and a mid-size design. While small in its dimensions, it makes use of state-of-the-art Marantz technology, including the famous Marantz HDAM-SA2 amplifier modules.

miniDSP announced the DDRC-24, the world’s smallest Dirac Live room correction processor.

miniDSP announced the immediate availability of the DDRC-24, the world’s smallest Dirac Live processor. Dirac Live, the world’s premier room correction solution, corrects both the room and the loudspeaker with a unique proprietary mixed-phase algorithm doing both impulse and frequency response correction.

The Meze 11 Neo earbuds are available for purchase.

Coming in two color variations, Gun Metal and Iridium, the Meze 11 Neo earbuds are designed to elegantly stand out from the crowd. Now, Meze Headphones is proud to announce that their new line is available for purchase from their web store.

The Formula Optologic DAC from aqua acoustic quality.

The Formula DAC is aqua's first product to show a proprietary D/A conversion architecture called the Optologic. Optologic follows the same multi-bit technology (already used in aqua's previous world acclaimed DACs such as La Voce and La Scala) but features a discrete R2R resistor ladder topology instead of the Burr Brown PCM1704 d/a ICs.

Bryston Unveils BDP-π (Pi) Compact Digital Music Player.

Bryston delivers big sound from a small package leveraging the Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry platform as well as the convenience of a Roon Ready interface.

Denon launches first X Series AV Receivers with HEOS network technology inside.

Denon announced the first Denon Network AV Receivers with HEOS technology integration. Born from the company’s highly acclaimed X Series line, the premium class AVR-X6300H and AVR-X4300H now truly become the heart of the home entertainment.

Furutech introduced top-of-line NanoFlux NCF power cable and NanoFlux speaker cable.

Furutech’s recently-developed "Alpha Nano-Au-Ag" OCC conductor is among the best that the brand’s engineers have ever conceived for sound reproduction, the company says. Not surprising, then, that it underpins the brand’s new top-of-line power and speaker cables.

Oppo Digital announced Sonica Wi-Fi loudspeakers.

Oppo Digital announced that a new product series, the Sonica Wi-Fi Speakers, will join its product lineup soon. Sonica comes equipped with Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth capabilities and it is designed to deliver high sound quality in a compact package.

Salk Sound introduced the Song3 loudspeaker.

The company debuted the high value 3-way floor stander Song3, a vented 3–way member of the Song loudspeaker family. The Song3 employs RAAL Advanced Loudspeakers’ select model 64-10 tweeter, a bamboo fiber reinforced midrange and an “Egyptian papyrus” cone woofer.

Roksan Audio unveiled the blak Series.

Featuring a robust, industrial design that still manages to look modern and elegant, the blak series is being introduced as an entirely new design for Roksan – both in terms of sound performance and visual appeal.

New BP9000 bipolar loudspeaker series from Definitive Technology.

Definitive Technology re-imagines legendary sound with next-generation bipolar loudspeaker series, BP9000, offering the latest in high-end audio reproduction with support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

New Clearaudio TT5: the more affordable tangential tonearm.

With the new TT5, German Clearaudio offer vinyl fans a more affordable entry point into tangential tonearm technology. The TT5’s excellent value for money is down to eschewing one or two of the features of its "big brothers", TT2 and TT3.

Aumeo: The world's first tailored audio device.

Aumeo Audio introduced the world's first tailored audio device, Aumeo, at this year's CES. Aumeo takes audio personalization to a whole new level by customizing sound to a user's hearing sensitivity. With Aumeo, the company says, users can enjoy audio experiences like never before for music, film and even voice calls.

Bryston S2.28 firmware update offers Roon Ready capability for their digital music players.

Bryston has announced a new firmware version S2.28 for their digital music players that delivers Roon Ready capability. Roon Labs has created a software solution that delivers the ultimate user experience by merging Bryston’s BDP playback hardware with an intuitive, graphically rich music library management and playback software.

Yamaha YSP-2700 combines 7.1-channel surround with wireless multiroom versatility.

Yamaha introduced its YSP-2700 MusicCast Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer that delivers true 7.1-channel surround sound with remarkable presence, detail and clarity, plus the freedom afforded by wireless multiroom audio streaming.

Exposure adds DSD streaming to their 2010S2 D/A Converter.

Exposure Electronics has announced an upgrade to the 2010S2 DAC, enabling the latter to handle DSD music files. The new upgraded edition, available now, is able to handle single-rate DSD through the USB input, as well as PCM support up to 24-bit/192kHz.

Scansonic M BTL-series are Raidho-inspired, wireless and active, aspiring to be the next-gen of Hi-Fi loudspeakers.

Danish Scansonic may be the sister brand of highly acclaimed Raidho, but its affordable "HD" range of loudspeakers is starting to make waves in its own right. Now, it enters the Bluetooth arena with the new wireless active M BTL-series.

Pro-Ject unveiled the VT-E vertical turntable.

The VT-E is Pro-Ject’s first ever vertical turntable, and its innovative design makes it a unique offering in the market. Not only can it be installed easily on a desktop or a wall, but VT-E is also available in three different finishes and boasts left- or right-handed versions.

Bose Launched BOSEbuild and introduces Build-It-Yourself loudspeaker for kids.

Believing that hands-on exploration is the key to sparking a child's curiosity, Bose has officially launched BOSEbuild, the company's new "build-it-yourself" category focused specifically on kids.

Merrill Audio introduced new Gold series Christine Reference Preamplifier.

Merrill Audio recently announced the new Gold series Christine Reference Preamplifier at $12,400, a device which, as claimed by the company itself, is “built with the finest components and attention to every detail like never before.”

Vifa's Helsinki received the red dot design award 2016 for best product design.

Vifa's Helsinki, the portable wireless loudspeaker which was designed for women, received the prestigious red dot award 2016 for best product design. With its distinctive small, compact shape, it set new standards for the segment of small, portable loudspeakers.

Acoustic Energy announced the AE1 Classic Limited Edition loudspeaker.

In celebration of the final production run of one of the UK’s most iconic loudspeakers, Acoustic Energy has announced a limited edition final production run of the award-winning AE1 Classic loudspeaker.

Prism Sound brings recording studio quality to the home with the Callia DAC.

Prism Sound launched Callia, a PCM and DSD capable DAC, preamplifier and headphone amp, to bring the top sound quality from the professional recording studio into the home environment for the very best in digital music reproduction.

Reva: Wharfedale's premium loudspeaker series.

Wharfedale’s award-winning Diamond range is joined by Reva, a premium loudspeaker series with exquisitely refined performance and aesthetics.

Mamalos cables unveiled the Elixir nanotubes technology interconnect system.

The Elixir is Mamalos' first audio interconnect cable system to employ their newly developed carbon allotropes-based technologies, including carbon nanotubes treated conductors and shield, nanotubes shielded wooden connectors and a galvanically isolated shield system.

Yamaha WXA-50 amp and WXC-50 preamp bring MusicCast to existing systems.

Yamaha unveiled the WXA-50 Wireless Streaming Amplifier and WXC-50 Wireless Streaming Preamplifier – new products designed to supercharge existing speakers and home audio equipment with MusicCast streaming capabilities.

Bryston introduced the BLP-1 turntable.

Bryston has announced the introduction of the BLP-1 turntable, a belt drive design housed within a mass-loaded chassis, engineered with critical features and innovations to please vinyl enthusiasts.

Electrocompaniet unveiled the ECI 6DX Balanced Integrated Amplifier with next-gen streamer.

Electrocompaniet announced the launch of the new ECI 6DX Balanced Integrated Amplifier with next-generation streamer, capable of playback directly from music services such as Tidal, Spotify and Qobuz, streaming music through AirPlay or DLNA, and accessing any music collection stored on a home network.

Utopia and Elear: Focal launched a new line of High-End Headphones.

Focal unveiled three new models of headphones equipped with major innovations in acoustic components and mechanical design. Initiated four years ago, this huge project has now given life to Elear and Utopia.

Aequo Audio unveiled the Ensis.

Aequo Audio is a Dutch loudspeaker manufacturer situated in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The company, experienced in building high-end custom loudspeakers, has now used their knowledge to develop its first loudspeaker to be produced in series: the Ensis.

Audio Research introduced their Foundation Series starting with a Line preamp, a Phono and a D/A Converter.

Audio Research recently unveiled the Foundation Series, a family of vacuum tube components which has been created “to provide the most natural musical experience”. Design and engineering comes from the same team responsible for the award-winning Reference Series.

All new QuietComfort 35 and QuietControl 30 from Bose, try to redefine Noise Cancellation.

Bose announced the QuietComfort 35 around-ear headphones and the QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones, both shattering the limitations of existing wireless noise canceling headphones with an entirely new experience for traveling, commuting, creating, studying, or relaxing.

Rotel introduced the RA-1592, a 200Wpc Integrated Amplifier.

Rotel has introduced the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier built upon the award-winning RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 power amplifier in a sleek, single chassis design, offering a perfect combination of engineering, power, and performance.

Merging unveiled Roon-enabled NADAC.

Merging Technologies announced their partnership with Roon Labs and, with the Roon-enabled NADAC, it will be the first time that the focus will shift to a complete turnkey and networked solution, offering multichannel capability up to DSD256 and DXD.

Pro-Ject Audio unveiled The Classic, a homage to a classic turntable concept!

As Pro-Ject Audio Systems celebrating their 25th anniversary, they presented a concept of turntable alongside which founder Heinz Lichtenegger started his turntable career close to 40 years ago: the compact, simple and elegant “frame” design, established by manufacturers in the '50s and '60s.

Cyrus announced the ONE integrated amplifier.

Cyrus announced the launch of its new multifaceted high performance amplifier, a device featuring Bluetooth, a phono stage and a high quality headphone amp and will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy this superior British brand at its most affordable price ever.

PMC unveiled the twenty5 loudspeaker series.

PMC launched the twenty5 series to mark the company’s 25th anniversary and embody two and a half decades of cutting-edge research and development in a product range that provides a listening experience that redefines high-fidelity.

Quad's Z loudspeaker series.

Beautifully engineered Z Series loudspeakers slot in between the critically acclaimed S Series and legendary ESL models in Quad’s range. The new range combines advanced Kevlar-coned bass and midrange drivers with a specially designed ribbon tweeter.

Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 tries to set a new standard for audio performance.

The new Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 loudspeaker is the best performing, most advanced loudspeaker the brand has yet produced and is a fitting announcement on the eve of B&W's 50th anniversary; taking the company closer than ever to John Bowers’ stated goal of “losing the least”.

Computer Audio Design's 1543 MKII DAC.

Computer Audio Design has announced a refit to its unique CAD 1543 DAC, now using proprietary EMI/RFI reduction materials, improved DAC circuit boards, single-crystal UP-OCC internal wiring and refined power supply filtering, to create the CAD 1543 MKII DAC.

Pink Floyd: The complete catalog of 15 studio albums to be available on vinyl!

For the first time in over two decades, Pink Floyd Records will begin the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalog on vinyl. The record company will reproduce the vinyl catalog throughout the year, with release dates being announced at regular intervals.

ATC launched the SCM19AT Active Tower.

The SCM19AT loudspeaker system is an active version of the company’s SCM19 award-winner, uniting proprietary, optimized driver/amp pairings in a slender floor standing design…

Teac unveiled Micro Hi-Fi system with Hi-Res Audio capability.

The company tries to re-invent the micro Hi-Fi for the hi-res streaming age with the launch of its multi-talented Reference 101 component system. Available as a separate receiver or as part of a complete receiver/loudspeaker package, the CR-H101 CD Receiver measures just 182mm wide and so will fit into absolutely any domestic environment.

Marantz introduced a new Slim Design Network AV Receiver, the NR1607.

Marantz opened their new 2016 home theater line-up with the NR1607, an ultra slim 7.2 channel network AV receiver with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The new device, continues the company’s extremely successful series of Slim Design receivers.

Shure's KSE1500 electrostatic earphone system

The KSE1500 system features single-driver electrostatic Sound Isolating earphones matched to a USB digital-to-analog-converter (DAC) that processes audio from portable, digital (MAC, PC, iOS, Android) or analog audio sources.

Sonus Faber unveiled the entry-level Principia Line of loudspeakers.

Principia collection is the new entry level line offered by Sonus Faber, designed for those who are seeking a simple Hi-Fi solution but with a definite Italian touch at an affordable price - all without giving up on perfect music reproduction.

Ayre Acoustics unveiled the QX-5 Twenty Streaming DAC/Digital Hub.

Ayre's latest entry in the world of digital audio combines a decades-long record of ground-breaking innovation in both digital and analog audio with revolutionary features, to set a new benchmark in the field.

M-DAC+: The best D/A Converter just got better, Audiolab says…

Audiolab upgraded their successful M-DAC and the new M-DAC+ will sell alongside the classic model, sporting a number of enhancements both inside and out in return for an additional £200 (about €260).

Magico unveiled the M3 floor standing, 3-way, five driver loudspeaker.

The 2014 release of the M-Project provided a glimpse of the innovative designs and advanced technologies that were being developed at Magico. The new Magico M3, picks up where the M-Project left off, and not only builds upon its legacy, but takes it several steps further.

Mission LX loudspeaker series: Luxurious sound without the price tag.

The well-known British loudspeaker brand, has always had a reputation for delivering compelling musicality at affordable prices and both the LX-2 stand-mount and LX-3 floorstander loudspeakers are the perfect embodiment of this tradition, delivering maximum sonic expression with minimal compromise, despite their budget price tags.

AntiCable announced new analog interconnects.

AntiCable Audio announced their new, top tier, interconnection cables the Level 6.2 Absolute Signature Analog RCA Interconnects, pairing what the company considers as the top performing RCA connectors, sourced from KLE Innovations, and the finest sounding wire with two new topology configurations.

LG's audio collection includes wireless sound bars and X-Boom Systems.

The latest additions to the LG Music Flow smart audio system include three new sound bars (models SH8, SH7 and SH6) and the company's newest X-Boom audio systems, which come complete with a range of exciting new features for any party or gathering.

Auralic debuted New Altair, a high-quality streaming DAC.

Auralic introduced their new Altair Streaming DAC, a component which can be used as an easy-to-use Home Music Center with more than 15 input sources, including network streaming through local media servers and remote services such as Tidal and Qobuz and offers wireless connectivity, and standard digital inputs, including USB ports.

Onkyo’s new DP-X1 Portable, MQA-compatible digital audio player is available.

Bringing High Res portable music to consumers, Onkyo announced the retail availability of its new digital audio player, the DP-X1. The new player will be MQA-enabled via a free update to its native Music app, making it one of the world’s first portable digital audio players compatible with the Meridian's encoding technology.

HD 630VB: Sennheiser's first closed-back audiophile headphones.

These circumaural headphones deliver balanced, audiophile sound and offer a distraction-free listening experience, whether at home or on the move. Featuring a rotary bass dial, the HD 630VB allows for the user to customize the bass response according to their personal preferences.

Opera Loudspeakers' new Prima.

Opera Loudspeakers' newest addition to their Classica Series is a two-way reflex-loaded loudspeaker, offering a pleasing aesthetic and a well-balanced audiophile sound performance that places it at the top in terms of its size and value. But more than that, it has also been designed to be as efficient, stylish and easy-to-place as possible, the company says.

dCS launched new flagship Vivaldi 2.0 system.

Launched in 2012 and comprising the Transport, DAC, Upsampler, and Master Clock, Vivaldi was a cost-no-object flagship system, pushing the boundaries of what was then possible with digital audio playback. Now, dCS has made a number of hardware and software improvements to the system, warranting the 2.0 suffix.

Classé announced new 200W stereo integrated amplifier, the Sigma 2200i.

How can you improve on the best DACs and analog stages in the world? By eliminating them, says Classé and that’s, probably, the secret to the powerful performance/price ratio delivered by their new Sigma 2200i stereo integrated amplifier.

IK Multimedia debuted iLoud Micro Monitor.

iLoud Micro Monitor lets musicians, producers, engineers and more hear the truth in their music via two portable active studio reference monitors that deliver an ultra-accurate linear frequency response that's ideal for mixing and mastering while on the go.

AudioQuest DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red: Now, for any computer or mobile device.

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Now, AudioQuest offers the Black and Red DragonFly models that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, —both scheduled for immediate shipping.

Audeze's SINE planar magnetic headphone line.

Audeze launched its new planar magnetic headphones, the SINE. The lightest Audeze headphones to date, the SINE offer exceptional sound quality and comfort as they fold flat for portability.

Roksan K3 DAC: Superior sound from a versatile digital hub with wireless connectivity.

Roksan introduced their much anticipated stand-alone Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) to complete its K3 range of Hi-Fi electronics.

Steljes Audio launched Smart Product range.

Steljes Audio, a new division of UK-based Steljes Ltd, launched its debut line of smart audio products, a trio of powered stereo loudspeaker systems; a pair of soundbars; a brace of digital radios; a streaming adapter; and a stereo amplifier.

Hi-Fi Goes Portable with CEntrance's DACPortable.

CEntrance announced DACportable—the world's smallest, self-powered D/A converter and headphone amplifier. The hand-held device improves the sound of iPhones, Androids, Macs and PCs, and features musical sonic shaping.

New and improved Furutech DeMagα keeps LPs, CDs and cables free of magnetic distortion.

A decade after the launch of the original DeMag, Furutech have released a new, improved "Alpha" edition of the now renowned demagnetizer to discharge the magnetism that resides or builds up in LPs and optical disc media, thereby improving their sonic performance.

Signature Edition ATC SCM10SE celebrates Billy Woodman's life in sound.

ATC Loudspeaker Technology is celebrating the 70th birthday of its founder and Managing Director Billy Woodman with a “Signature” version of a landmark ATC design. Based on the highly original and acclaimed SCM10 mini monitor from 1990, the Signature Edition SCM10SE is an immaculate reworking of the breakthrough model.

Gamut introduced world’s first audiophile-friendly furniture.

If you are asking yourself if your chair is playing an active role in the quality of your listening experience and you think the answer is “probably yes”, then you may need one of these. The chair is designed to control the sound reflections that reach your ear, allowing you to hear a more precise and natural soundstage.

Denon ushers in a new era in premium HiFi with their stereo duo PMA-2500NE and DCD-2500NE.

Both the company’s new top of the range integrated amplifier with DAC mode, PMA-2500NE, and Super Audio CD Player DCD-2500NE sum up all of their engineers’ know-how and dedication, to deliver exceptional products supporting latest digital audio formats, for the most demanding HiFi enthusiast.

Unison Research SH: Traditional technology for a modern Hi-Fi solution.

Unison Research are expanding on their class-leading knowledge of valve-based Hi-Fi electronics to produce their first ever dedicated headphone amplifier solution. The SH is a single-ended, two-stage full-valve headphone amplifier designed to accommodate both traditional analogue sources and modern computer-based audio.

The world’s finest turntable’ advances: Clearaudio Statement v2.

Clearaudio’s goal with the original Statement was to leverage everything their development team have learned in 30 years of audio engineering to make a state-of-the-art masterpiece. Fast forward a decade and the team remains equally dedicated to offer the outstanding new Statement ‘v2’, painstakingly advanced with a raft of striking developments.

Analogy Records and Natural Sound Live performance at Milano Hi-Fidelity.

After the great success of the Warsaw Audio Show, singer, composer and author Andrea Celeste, leading artist of the audiophile magnetic tape label Analogy Records, will be guest of Natural Sound's room to the next Milano Hi-Fidelity 2016, on Saturday, April 2.

Ferguson Hill launched new, improved FH007 Version 2.0 Hi-Fi system.

The FH007 is a five piece loudspeaker system consisting of two stand-mounted, clear acrylic horn speakers, two bass spheres and an integrated class AB amplifier. The system has been designed to work around a desktop computer but can, also, be used with any sound source.

Pure Class A integrated amplifier from Luxman makes music magic.

The L-590AX Mark II -the best integrated amplifier the company has ever produced- is beautifully built with a classic look and feel, and, according to the press release, delivers spell binding clarity, exquisite sonic detail and fluid, free-breathing musicality.

New Scansonic HD M-series loudspeakers.

Do you covet the sweet sound of Danish brand Raidho’s stunning loudspeakers, but lack a couple of zeros off the price tag? Then you’re in luck, as sister brand Scansonic introduced the new and affordable M-series in its Raidho-inspired HD range.

The Klipsch Music Crate puts a modern spin on the vinyl comeback in under five minutes.

The Klipsch Music Crate provides a truly plug-and-play vinyl listening solution as it features a Klipsch by Pro-Ject turntable, Klipsch R-15PM powered monitors and all necessary cables, providing powerful sound to listeners looking for a simplified vinyl experience.

Anthem's AVM 60 Preamplifier/Processor and MCA Series Power Amps.

Anthem’s new surround processor sports a new look, the latest in UHD format support, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Play-Fi to go with a redesigned MCA amplifier series.

Burson unveiled the Conductor V2/V2+.

Burson Audio recently unveiled details about their new Conductor V2, a modular, upgradeable preamplifier and headphone amplifier which is a major update from the Conductor Virtuoso (V1) and, according to Burson, will offer superior sound and more power, setting a new benchmark in the reference class category.

Analogy Records announced more titles on analog magnetic tape!

Reel-to-reel, audiophile label Analogy Records recently announced its plans for the first half of 2016, adding 3 more titles to the catalog, for a total of 12 albums available on magnetic tape.

SP200: The new top-of-line Spendor Classic.

The Spendor SP200 loudspeaker is an all-new top-of-line Spendor Classic, a 3-way system featuring two 12-inch woofers in an original Spendor 70’s style floor-standing enclosure which can fill the largest listening rooms with deep natural sound.

PROJECT R2R: Horch House to develop world’s only current reel-to-reel tape deck.

Could this be the most surprising development in hi-fi since Neil Young’s Pono Player? Probably, according to Horch House, except with one small difference: they are talking analogue. Very analogue…

The new Keith Monks DiscOvery microLight record cleaning machine.

Keith Monks Audio welcomes the increasing sales of vinyl with the launch of the new microLight. The microLight is the smallest ever Keith Monks RCM and, according to the press release, is the smallest precision record cleaning machine ever.

Pro-Ject unveiled the Essential II Demon Limited Edition turntable.

Pro-Ject announced the next step of their cooperation with the famous Austrian DJ and producer Parov Stelar. The Essential II Demon will be of high interest for vinyl aficionados and lovers of beautiful turntables, that look for something really special. It is available to the public as a limited collector's edition!

KEF's MUO wireless loudspeaker.

MUO is a new wireless Bluetooth loudspeaker set to shake up the contemporary audio market with its state-of-the-art industrial design and class-leading sound performance. It has been created by KEF in collaboration with award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove.

Audio Analogue's Puccini Anniversary zero feedback integrated amplifier.

Audio Analogue’s very first product, 20 years ago, was the original Puccini integrated amplifier and, to celebrate this, the company have created the Puccini Anniversary, a genuine zero feedback design developed by the specialist AirTech R&D department within the Audio Analogue family.

Emotiva re-thinks the High-End market with the introduction of Emersa series.

Design and engineering elements shared across the Emersa line emphasize an elegant and slim chassis, bright, informative, easy to read white OLED displays, and the powerful yet easy to use operating system developed for Emotiva’s flagship XMC-1 processor. Price tag is, also, quite sensible.

Meridian firmware update enables MQA playback through compatible products.

Meridian Audio announces the availability of a firmware update for its MQA-compatible products including Explorer2, Prime Headphone Amplifier, 808v6 Reference CD Player, 818v3 Reference Audio Core, Special Edition Loudspeakers range, and its 40th Anniversary Systems.

Bryston unveiled the SST3 Cubed series.

Bryston has announced the Cubed Series of amplifiers, replacing the award-winning Squared Series that made its debut at 2009. The SST3 series is a statement design platform ideal for music enthusiasts, home theater installations and professional audio applications.

UHD Alliance defined Premium Home Entertainment experience.

Enjoying a premium, full-featured Ultra High Definition in-home experience has been simplified for consumers as the UHD Alliance (UHDA), the inter-industry group charged with fostering the Ultra HD ecosystem and promoting the benefits of Ultra HD entertainment technology, unveiled the consumer-facing “Ultra HD Premium” logo to identify devices, content and services capable of delivering a premium experience.

Fosgate's Signature headphone amp.

While branded as a tube amp, the Signature is -actually- a hybrid design that combines both tube and solid state electronics. This, along with its unique and patented circuit topologies, aims to elevate the headphone listening experience on a number of levels.

ATC launched Special Edition Series Active/Passive loudspeakers.

ATC announced the arrival of a new series of Special Edition loudspeaker designs. Available in active and passive versions, the limited edition SCM50SE, SCM100SE and SCM150SE models feature the company’s proprietary acoustic systems set within beautifully curved cabinets.

Marantz introduced the HD-AMP1.

Marantz recently announced the HD-AMP1, a digital integrated amplifier engineered to the highest Marantz purist audiophile standards. Building on the success of last year’s HD-DAC1 Headphone Amplifier, the HD-AMP1 was created to serve at the center of a music system.

Monitor Audio introduced their new Platinum II Series loudspeakers.

Inspired by rigorous new analysis and breakthrough innovation by its engineering team, Monitor Audio's Platinum II is introduced -according to the company- as a potent mix of evolutionary refinement and discovery, offering genuine audiophile performance with a stunning design and materials specification.

Bowers & Wilkins' wireless version of the Zeppelin loudspeaker system.

B&W redefined what could be expected from an integrated speaker dock with the original Zeppelin. Now, seven years on, they announce Zeppelin Wireless—the instantly recognizable silhouette—but with every element of the speaker redesigned, again redefining what is possible from a single speaker system for the connected age.

Meridian's new upgraded 808v6 Signature Reference Compact Disc player.

Meridian has introduced the latest generation of the 808, specifically developed to render the very best sound from Compact Disc and network audio. In addition, the 808v6 now decodes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) sources.

Pro-Ject Audio unveiled a new vinyl cleaning machine.

The company recently announced the release of a new extremely powerful wet cleaning machine that removes dirt and dust from your valuable records. According to Pro-Ject, VC-S is a radical new development with advanced features that gives you really clean records faster than ever.

Naim Audio introduced the Mu-so Qb.

Naim launched Mu-so Qb, a more compact, but equally musically enjoyable, wireless loudspeaker system based on their successful Mu-so music system. It combines Naim’s normal priorities of a highly enjoyable and engaging sound quality with dramatic but understated design and remarkable ease of use, in a compact structure that is easy to accommodate in most rooms.

McIntosh unveiled the MX160 A/V Processor.

The MX160 A/V Processor is teeming with all the latest home theater technologies, supports new object-based 3D audio formats including Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D and will be upgradeable to support DTS:X while RoomPerfect room correction technology will adjust the audio to the specific acoustics of your room –further enhancing the sonic innovations of these newest audio codecs.

Technics Ottava SC-C500 HiFi system combines breathtaking audio quality with elegant design.

Technics announced the new premium all-in-one Ottava SC-C500 HiFi System, the latest addition to their range of HiFi systems which includes a stereo amplifier and high performance loudspeakers and offers a compact design and stunning audio quality that will enhance the style of any home.

Moon by Simaudio introduced the Neo ACE all-in-one integrated amplifier and streaming DAC.

Simply hook up a pair of loudspeakers, connect to the internet and you are ready for music, as Neo ACE's MiND (Moon intelligent Network Device) module provides convenience and a full graphic interface, allowing for effortless access to a digital music library with power and flexibility.

Puro Sound Labs unveiled first ever headphones featuring interactive volume level monitoring.

Puro Sound Labs unveiled the expansion of their product line to include the first Healthy Ears headphones for adults. The new BT5200 studio-grade wireless headphones includes an advanced volume monitoring and interactive reporting system to guide users to safer listening…

Amazing sound with the memory playback: MusiCHI Suite unveiled Version 5.1.00.

MusiCHI Suite, the 4-in-1 application (Library Manager, Tagger, Ripper & Player) dedicated to classical, jazz and other data-intensive genres of music, has launched a new release. The Version 5.1.00 has modified the sound kernel to have the option to play all tracks from a memory buffer.

Audeze launched its first headphones with fully integrated apple Lightning cable.

The California based headphone manufacturer, announced the release of its new EL-8 Titanium headphones, its first with a fully integrated Apple Lightning cable with a built-in headphone amplifier and high-resolution 24-bit DAC.

HD6 Premium: Audioengine's new music system.

Audioengine introduced the HD6 Premium powered loudspeaker system. More than just an active loudspeaker, the HD6 is a complete audio system with all the connections you’ll need to listen to your music.

Zensor AX Series from Dali.

Dali Zensor AX series set you free from the electronics traditionally associated with a high quality audio experience. Both the stand mount and the floorstanding model come complete with all you need. They require nothing extra, just connect the mains and you are ready to play.

D-06u, C-700u and M-700u: Luxman's luscious components lure music lovers.

Venerable Japanese high-end audio specialist's D-06u CD/SACD player, C-700u stereo preamplifier and M- 00u stereo power amplifier offer a crisp, classic look and feel and remain true to their heritage whilst embracing the requirements of modern music lovers.

Yamaha MusicCast R-N602 Network Hi-Fi Receiver.

Yamaha's R-N602 network Hi-Fi receiver brings together the company’s legendary natural sound with connectivity to virtually any source. Integrating the Yamaha MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system, this receiver can access content from a wide array of home components, smartphones and streaming services.

Kenwood released duo of budget-friendly head units.

The company announced it is shipping the first of its 2016 line of CD receivers, τhe KDC-125U and KDC-165U, which target the budget-minded consumer.