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Octavio AMP

French company Octavio has created a compact network amplifier built for audiophiles and music lovers who appreciate modern solutions at an affordable price. The founders of the young manufactory say they wanted to democratize hi-fi and simplify the stereo system and the process of using it. The company was born in two student apartments in Lille. Its founders, David and Victor, owned vintage audio systems whose sound they greatly appreciated, but which were no...

Triangle Borea Active

Boasting a worldwide success, the Borea range now includes two new active and connected models in bookshelf format. The Borea Active speakers are genuine high-fidelity systems. Compact and all-in-one, they provide a rich audio and video experience - stream your music in high resolution with Bluetooth aptX, reproduce the warm sound of a vinyl turntable, link your TV, or create a fuller experience with the addition of a subwoofer. The Borea Active BR02 BT and Bor...

Rotel RA-6000 & DT-6000

Rotel announces the RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier and DT-6000 DAC Transport to celebrate 60 years as a Japanese family-owned and operated audio business. The "Diamond Series" models earn their distinction from the brand's 60-year legacy of unwavering commitment to quality and passion for audio performance, having been established in 1961 in Tokyo, Japan by founder Mr. Tomoki Tachikawa. The Diamond Series models feature industrial design engineered with modern, c...

Hegel P30A & H30A

The P30A preamplifier and the H30A power amplifier replace the P30 and H30 reference amplifiers that have been on the market since 2011. "For several years we have known that the P30 and H30 amplifiers were living on borrowed time because the extremely good transistors they used were being discontinued. This was a problem because they were so good that finding something that could even come close proved to be very hard. So, for years we have been looking for re...

Astell&Kern Kann Max

Astell&Kern reveals the Kann Max portable digital audio player (DAP), the 4th model in its acclaimed Kann series. By applying advanced design and audio technology, this newfound power is also housed in a more compact and lightweight chassis. The result is an even wider variety of headphones, including sophisticated high impedance models, can be optimally driven without the need for additional amplification. Music fans can experience the original studio-qual...

KEF LS60 Wireless

Over 60 years KEF has worked tirelessly to hone their craft and revolutionise the landscape of audio speakers. To mark this momentous milestone KEF has combined all their key technologies to deliver superlative acoustic performance in a distinctive, stylish and modern floorstanding speaker. The LS60 Wireless is as powerful as it is attractive and its slim design makes room placement adaptable for everyone. The LS60 Wireless produces an impressively powerful, ri...

Monitor Audio Silver 100 Limited Edition

For 50 Years Monitor Audio has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development with a philosophy of quality, precision, and near-maddening perfectionism which has earned the British manufacturer high stature amongst its connoisseurs. Founded in 1972 to celebrate our jubilee year, we are launching a strictly Limited-Edition version of the acclaimed and award-winning seventh generation Silver 100. Founded in 1972, Monitor Audio's mission is to make audio human. ...

Bluesound HUB

Bluesound, makers of the award-winning hi-res wireless multi-room line of audio players, announces the HUB, a game-changing network accessory that connects to a variety of analog and digital audio sources, bringing them into the Bluesound ecosystem for multi-room streaming. Streaming audio is more flexible than ever with the HUB. Easily add a Bluesound HUB to any non-BluOS enabled audio source and transmit music to one or many Bluesound players around the home...

Denon DHT-S517

Denon introduced the DHT-S517 soundbar and wireless subwoofer system, which delivers cinematic Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound. The DHT-S517 was precision-engineered and finely tuned by the Denon Sound Masters to deliver enhanced bass, crystal clear dialogue and enveloping sound from a sleek, 3.1.2 configuration. Built by the market leader in AV receivers, the Denon DHT-S517 soundbar with Dolby Atmos transforms any TV into a home entertainment center.

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled its all-new state-of-the art soundbar, the Panorama 3. Designed to get the most from the latest in immersive spatial audio, the elegant loudspeaker is an all-in-one solution offering outstanding, room-filling sound for films, TV shows, games, and your favourite music. For over 40 years, artists, composers and recording studios the world over have trusted Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers to help them create the movie soundtrack...

Marantz Model 40n

Marantz introduced the Model 40n integrated amplifier. This new model sets a new standard for outstanding sound quality while providing easy access to a vast library of digital music, podcasts and more. Featuring exquisite design, the Model 40n has been engineered for those who appreciate excellence in craftsmanship and performance in all aspects of their lives. The Model 40n is constructed from the finest materials, adding elegance and refinement to any room. ...

Astell&Kern ACRO BE100

Astell&Kern debuts the ACRO BE100 wireless speaker. The result of Astell&Kern's advances in audio technology evolved over decades, this speaker delivers superior room-filling, hi-fi calibre stereo sound that belies it compact profile. Boasting a dedicated 32-bit DAC and support for the latest 24-bit hi-res quality wireless streaming codecs, the ACRO BE100 is the Bluetooth speaker of choice for audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike.

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