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Deeptime Ionic Sound System

Czech design studio Deeptime unveils the first commercially available audio set made from sand. The limited edition Ionic Sound System combines organic design and innovative use of industrial 3D printing technology. Thanks to the excellent sound quality, the system will appeal not only to design and technology lovers but also to the most demanding audiophiles.

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".

McIntosh MTI100

At first glance, the new McIntosh MTI100 Integrated Turntable may look like it's just a turntable, but a closer look will reveal that it is in fact so much more. Truly a one-of-a-kind product, it is designed for those who want maximum flexibility in their home audio system but don't want - or don't have space for - a large audio system. With all the built-in connectivity the MTI100 offers, it can become the centerpiece of a modern home audio system for modern lifestyles. Simply add a pair of speakers to create a complete and comprehensive audio system.

Cambridge Audio Alva TT

Cambridge Audio has developed a direct drive turntable featuring aptX HD wireless audio. By supporting high-resolution 24bit/48kHz streaming over Bluetooth to compatible amplifiers, speakers and headphones, the Alva TT delivers convenient and seamless, wireless streaming that doesn't compromise on audio quality. Combining 50 years of British audio engineering expertise with cutting-edge digital technology, the Alva TT is the perfect turntable for the modern vinyl collector. Turntables may seem like the most traditional of all the audio devices available today, but with the new Alva TT, Cambridge Audio has proven that there's still room for innovation.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

Audio-Technica is introducing its most advanced pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones, the ATH-ANC900BT. Combining innovative digital hybrid noise-canceling technology with high quality, powerful audio performance, these over-ear headphones allow personalization of noise-canceling levels to suit your surroundings.

SME Synergy

British engineering and specialist high-end audio company is proud to announce the launch of Synergy, a precision-engineered integrated turntable featuring magnesium tonearm, moving coil cartridge and built-in phono stage. Based on over 70 years of precision engineering and audio experience, Synergy represents the first time that SME has offered an integrated turntable solution for its customers. Comprising of a completely new turntable design combined with the highly acclaimed SME Series IV tonearm, Ortofon's 'exclusive series' MC Windfeld Ti cartridge and a specially designed phono stage by Nagra, all coupled with mono crystal silver wire by Crystal Cable, Synergy is a fully integrated turntable unit that is factory configured requiring minimal user set-up.

Chord Ultima

With its 30th-anniversary year fast approaching, Chord Electronics has launched Ultima, a new state-of-the-art flagship amplifier featuring John Franks' latest circuit topology, the first all-new design in three decades. Ultima is the Ultimate expression of the finest high-performance, ultra-fast, ultra-high-power amplifier technology available today. Comprising a reference-quality preamp and two mono power amplifiers, Ultima is Chord Electronics' most accomplished amplifier in its 30-year history and one that draws on the company's three decades of research, design and engineering in Great Britain. The Ultima mono power amplifiers have been designed and engineered for the very finest hi-fi systems, those which by their very nature, have the most demanding and difficult-to-drive speakers.

Focal Elegia

After Elear, Utopia and Clear - its three leading open-back headphones - Focal set itself a new challenge - to integrate the best of its technologies into an unprecedented closed-back solution, to experience absolute sound everywhere and anywhere. Integrating speaker drivers into closed-back headphones, without making any concessions on the reproduction of the lowest frequencies - that is the new chapter in the Focal story that the engineers have just finished writing by pushing the limits of acoustic research and development. By creating Elegia.

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.

Final Audio Design E1000

Japanese audio manufacturer released the new product from its in-house brand. E1000 is the entry model of the E series which aims at becoming known as hands down the standard for years to come. First came E3000/E2000, followed by E5000/E4000, models that can be re-cabled. With 160,000 units having been dispatched, it has become a popular series. While gaining a great deal of favorable feedback, there were also a number of comments from junior and high school aged users, in particular, noting that they would like to purchase products from the E series but were unable to do so because they were too expensive.