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Audio Research Reference 160M

After two years in development, the all-new Reference 160M (REF160M) monoblock power amplifier is built like no other, yet it is unmistakably Audio Research. It features a refined audio topology with fewer and better components in the signal-path than in previous designs, switchable ultralinear/triode operation, proprietary auto-bias, output tube monitoring and protection, an advanced power meter, and much more. This array of features has never been offered before in an Audio Research amplifier.

Roon Nucleus & Nucleus+

Digital playback software specialist Roon Labs has had a stellar rise in terms of what many audio enthusiasts and music lovers around the world consider the best music playback platform. The company’s superbly designed software, with its state-of-the-art user interface and comprehensive metadata provision, is compatible with just about every file type and many music streaming services. An ever-growing number of 'Roon Ready' devices also spreads across the spectrum of digital file playback. Now, Roon Labs announces its next indent into the audio space.

McIntosh MT2

The new McIntosh MT2 turntable combines the latest in turntable technology and design to deliver both superb performance and accurate playback. A full complement of features allows for all recordings to be reproduced with flawless realism. Its advanced electronic and mechanical design will give many years of smooth, trouble-free operation. A subtle green glow emanates from under the platter and the outside edges of the plinth for a touch of refined ambiance and connection to the McIntosh design aesthetic.

Audeze Mobius

Audeze announced their upcoming gaming headset called Mobius. The new over-ears will feature the company's signature planar magnetic drivers, which rely on a micro-thin membrane to create more accurate representations of sound than more typical piston-style speaker drivers, as well as other technology, aiming to bring a level of detail and realism to gaming that has previously been unmatched.

Audioengine A5+ Wireless

Audioengine has announced the A5+ Wireless music system. It's an exciting evolution of the award-winning A5 speakers. After years of building professional powered studio monitor speakers, Audioengine has taken their experience and created unique powered consumer speakers for home and desktop. It was quite obvious that a wireless version of these monitors will be the next step for the company.

Parasound Halo JC 3 Junior

Parasound introduces a new, more affordable phono stage preamplifier for a new generation of analog LP and turntable enthusiasts. The Halo JC 3 Junior reflects the company's latest collaboration with the legendary Vendetta designer, John Curl, and circuit-board wizard, Carl Thompson. The new model is about half the price of the company's $2,995 premium dual-mono Halo JC 3+, widely acknowledged as one of the world's best phono stage preamplifiers.

Schiit Audio Lyr 3

Schiit Audio announced the introduction of its third-generation Lyr headphone amp/preamp. Lyr 3 is using Schiit's new Coherence hybrid single-tube/solid state architecture, new Continuity constant-transconductance output stage, the same modular design as Jotunheim. The company also announced the availability of a Multibit DAC card for the Jotunheim and Lyr 3, creating the first all-in-one Multibit DAC/ balanced headamp and preamp.

Western Electric WE 300B

Western Electric announced that the WE 300B electron tube will re-enter production this year, in time for its 80th Anniversary. The famous triode was developed at Bell Labs in 1933 in the form of its predecessor, the 300A, which was modified, patented, and then produced at many historic works facilities beginning in 1938. The 300B has journeyed from the original New York tube shops to the legendary Hawthorne Works, Allentown Works, Kansas City Works, then the Huntsville Works.

Mark Levinson No 585.5

Harman International is showcasing the Mark Levinson the No 585.5 Integrated Amplifier with Pure Phono module. The No 585.5 is the second integrated amplifier in the Mark Levinson 500 series range - an upgrade to the award-winning No 585 which adds the brand's Pure Phono capability and other new features while retaining the existing Precision Link DAC and analog inputs. In addition to the Pure Phono module, the No 585.5 also includes an upgraded remote control and new three-piece extruded, machined, and anodized aluminum top cover which replaces the current single-piece top cover of the original No 585 and matches the appearance of all other Mark Levinson 500 Series products.

McIntosh XRT2.1K

McIntosh announces the XRT2.1K loudspeaker which represents the next evolution of McIntosh home audio speakers. The XRT2.1K is a full range system that provides spacious sound reproduction with an unusually deep soundstage. It features a 2000 Watt power rating with a sensitivity of 90dB. Standing 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall, a pair of them will grab the attention of every person in the room. But when the music starts, the only thing people will pay attention to is the enveloping sound they are experiencing.