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Sony CDP-101

Even the longest journey has to begin with the first step. For Sony, one of these steps was to release the CDP-101 player, which launched the adventures of the Compact Disc format. So this is genesis - the first audiophile CD player. The device was released in 1982 and followed by the first compact album - reissued "52nd Street" by Billy Joel. Sony was ahead of their partner in creating the CD format because Philips unveiled its first player a month later (it was the CD-100). This player was based on a CX-20017 16-bit D/A converter made by Sony (like most of the electronics used for the construction of this machine) and the KSS-100A laser module. These days the CDP-101 was one of the most advanced devices for general commercial use with 34 chips onboard.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

Denon introduced the Denon Home Sound Bar 550, a high-performance, a compact soundbar that adds superior TV audio to the Denon Home family of products. With the ability to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound from a six-driver array, the soundbar makes movies, TV, and music sound huge. Listeners can also stream high-resolution music from their favorite music services or local music libraries directly to the soundbar leveraging HEOS Built-in. Additionally, listeners who already invested in the HEOS ecosystem, including other Denon Home products, can add the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 as a separate wireless zone without pulling a single wire.

Marantz Model 30 & SACD 30n

Marantz announced two products signifying a new era for the brand, the Model 30 Integrated Amplifier, and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer & SACD Player. Born out of the founding mission of Saul Marantz, whose aim was getting the listener as close to the original recording as possible, the Model 30 and SACD 30n were expertly designed and precisely tuned over the last three years. Meticulously manufactured in Shirakawa, Japan, they are also the first Marantz products to launch with the brand's new industrial design language, celebrating and modernizing signature design elements from legendary Marantz products of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

Denon PMA-600NE & DCD-600NE

Denon announced two new products, the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier and DCD-600NE CD Player. Enabling music aficionados to enter the next level of music enjoyment with high fidelity playback, the new products deliver superb sound and connectivity at an accessible price. With carefully chosen components and more than 100 years' experience innovating in the design and engineering of premium Hi-Fi products, the latest 600 series integrated amplifier with Bluetooth built-in and CD player are great options to begin building a Hi-Fi system.

Denon PMA-150H

Denon announced its latest high-performance integrated network amplifier, the PMA-150H. The compact and beautiful PMA-150 easily connects all popular digital and analog sources, including CD players, TVs, turntables, and USB devices. HEOS Built-in technology enables access to music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wired Ethernet using the HEOS app, or streamed directly via Apple Airplay 2 and Spotify Connect. Leveraging Denon’s Advanced AL32 Processing Plus analog waveform reproduction technology and powerful Direct Digital Feedback Amplification (DDFA), discerning listeners with an eye for design need not look any further to dramatically upgrade their listening experience.

Audio-Technica ATH-G1 & ATH-G1WL

Japanese audio specialists, Audio-Technica, are introducing two premium gaming headsets - the wired ATH-G1 and wireless ATH-G1WL. Taking design inspiration from the company's iconic ATH-M50x professional studio headphones, the headsets boast precision audio reproduction and powerful performance as well as comfort and convenience. The new headsets will transform even the most demanding players' gaming sessions, as the lightweight design and proven studio audio quality allow both esports players and casual gamers to enjoy a long gaming session in extreme comfort.

Marantz PM7000N

Marantz announced the PM7000N, the company's first fully discrete integrated Hi-Fi amplifier with wireless music streaming capabilities. With HEOS Built-in, listeners can stream up to the highest resolution music from Amazon HD, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL and more, or local music file libraries. The PM7000N has been engineered using custom designed, hand-selected, high-grade audio components to deliver truly exceptional sound quality with Hi-Res audio support, onboard phono stage, voice control, and more.

Marantz M-CR612

Marantz announced the M-CR612 compact network CD receiver. The feature-rich mini system is ideal for passionate listeners looking for a simple solution without sacrificing the beautiful soundstage and imaging typical of Marantz components. The M-CR612 offers streaming capabilities with HEOS, Airplay 2 and Bluetooth alongside a built-in CD player for exceptional reproduction of any audio collection. Powerful enough to drive two pairs of loudspeakers with independent volume control or a single pair with double the output power, the M-CR612 encapsulates 65 years of Hi-Fi expertise in a superbly crafted, easy-to-enjoy package.

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.

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.