StereoLife Magazine - Displaying items by tag: hometheatre

David Nauber - Classé

The most recognizable brands in the world of audio equipment are usually the ones that can set trends and focus the attention of the audiophile community and sometimes shock with original ideas or products better and more expensive than anything we've seen before. However, there is a group of companies that do the same, often outperforming the achievements of famous brands, and directing their offer to dedicated music lovers. Classé is just such a manufacturer. The Canadian company has had to deal with many turbulences recently. It was acquired by a big corporation, and it showed the world three hi-end devices made in a completely different factory. It all sounds pretty weird, but when you look at the Delta series, it's hard not to smile. They are wonderful - beautiful, powerful, modern, and made in such a way that it is hard to improve anything in their design. That is why I decided to find out what is going on at Classé.

NAD T758 V3i

NAD Electronics announced the launch of the T758 V3i, a performance update to the award-winning T758 A/V Surround Sound Receiver. The affordable surround sound receiver will now come ready with Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS high-res multi-room audio, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video, and Apple AirPlay 2 all built-in.

James Tanner - Bryston

Hi-end audio equipment is not only bought but also built by enthusiasts. Often those who used to be in a similar situation and developed their hobbies to such an extent that at some point they decided to build something of their own - better than what's offered in stores. The history of many companies involves a very important input from other people as well. Sometimes it is a friend who decided to help his colleague in developing a small, garage manufacture, sometimes an old lady who bequeathed a nice guy running a music store a huge sum of money, and sometimes a good accountant who can get one of the largest loudspeaker manufacturers out of debt. James Tanner is one of those characters. Perhaps a blind fate that brought James to the right place at the right time. It is known, however, that his contribution to the development of one of the most respected companies making both amateur and professional audio electronics was considerable, to say the least. Today he is Bryston's vice president, but who was he then? A friend of the family? An old lady? Accountant? Well, no. He was a firefighter.

NAD M28

NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, today unveiled another new and unique Masters Series product. The M28, a seven-channel high-performance amplifier that can serve as a powerful engine for a state-of-the-art multi-channel system for music or home theatre. Of note, the reference amplifier is the first multi-channel amplifier to utilize Purifi's Eigentakt (self-clocking) amplifier technology.

Sonus Faber Palladio

Remaining committed to Sonus Faber's mission of creating an immersive and realistic listening experience and eager to enhance the Voice of Sonus Faber, company's engineers have pushed the limits of their existing technical knowledge to bring to life a new project. The result is the Sonus Faber Palladio - a collection of custom installation speakers, In-Wall and In-Ceiling loudspeaker systems that stay true to the Sonus Faber heritage.

McIntosh RS200

McIntosh Announces RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker System. Delivering room-filling sound, the RS200 is McIntosh's next-generation home audio wireless speaker. Designed for a modern streaming lifestyle, it comes packed with virtually everything needed to enjoy music streamed from handheld devices, stored online or a local computer, or played from legacy audio sources.

Alex Munro - Q Acoustics

Q Acoustics has been a success right from the start. Its first products, the 1000 Series, shook up the UK loudspeaker industry, received unprecedented praise from reviewers worldwide and scooped prestigious awards. More awards followed with the release of the upgraded 1000i Series, and even more for the 2000 Series. However, not satisfied with merely designing conventional loudspeakers, Q Acoustics' design team introduced Q-AV - the world's first speakers to feature BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drive units, enabling for the first time, the whole family to hear perfect home cinema sound, wherever they sat within the room. The Sunday Times predicted that "some day all speaker systems will be like this".

Dynaudio Evoke

Dynaudio has launched Evoke - a new, five-strong family of passive hi-fi speakers designed to bring true high-end technology, build-quality, and luxurious finishes to every kind of lifestyle. Evoke has been designed and engineered from the ground up, and features advanced technology taken directly from Dynaudio's high-end Contour line and the top-of-the-range Confidence series. The range consists of two standmounters (Evoke 10 and Evoke 20), two floorstanders (Evoke 30 and Evoke 50) and a dedicated centre-channel (Evoke 25C) that turns the line-up into a full home-cinema system.

KEF R Series

KEF has announced the launch of its brand new R Series, a complete, top-to-bottom transformation of what was already one of the world's most acclaimed loudspeaker ranges. Boasting a hefty raft of technological innovations and design improvements, the new R Series draws on acoustic developments originally achieved in KEF's flagship Reference Series, bringing authentically high-end design features and resulting high-performance levels into this category for the first time. No fewer than 1043 individual changes have been made for the new R Series.

Q Acoustics 3000i

Q Acoustics new 3000i loudspeaker series delivers true hi-fi and immersive, powerful home cinema sound for the home at an affordable price. Building on the success of the original 3000 series, the new range features innovative audio and design technology taken from the company's high-end flagship Concept 500 loudspeaker to significantly improve on an award-winning audio performance.