April 2011

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Rega DAC Exclusive Review

Rega DAC

Roy Gandy’s Rega Research has a stellar record of producing fine source components, often combining high performance with innovative physical design at a relatively modest price point. Many readers will be familiar with the pioneering Rega Planar 2 and Planar 3 turntables from the 1970’s (now supplanted by a whole range of turntables), the ubiquitous … Continue Reading


HARMAN Revel Shipping Architectural Series Speakers

April 28th, 2011, In Home, by

Harman Revel Architectural Series Speakers

HARMAN Revel has just announced that it’s shipping its Architectural Series loudspeakers.  The series comprises 21 in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.  The loudspeakers have been designed to integrate with any décor and have a patented RollerLock tool-free installation mechanism. The 21 models are broken down into: 11 in-wall models, from a 6.5-inch-woofer 2-way to a 9-inch-woofer … Continue Reading

3D TV Format War Heats Up

April 28th, 2011, In Home, by


As you may have already read in the pages of CANADA HiFi, two 3D TV formats are currently available in stores – one which uses active LCD shutter glasses and the other which uses passive polarized glasses (similar to those in a movie theatre).  3D TVs with active shutter glasses were the first to hit … Continue Reading

Cary Audio’s new Cinema 12 Pre-Pro

April 27th, 2011, In Home, by

Cary Cinema 12 Processor

Cary Audio is just releasing their new Cinema 12 preamplifier-processor (pre-pro), which is the successor to their well received Cinema 11a processor. The Cinema 12 pre-pro builds on the Cinema 11a feature list, while increasing performance as well as flexibility. Available with a black or silver brushed aluminum faceplate, the new pre-pro has four HDMI … Continue Reading

Monitor Audio Intros New Climate Series Outdoor Speakers

April 27th, 2011, In Home, by


Just in time for the warmer weather, Kevro International, the North American distributor for Monitor Audio, has announced the shipping of the new Monitor Audio Climate Series of outdoor speakers. The new Climate range promises true hi-fi quality sound in every all-weather environment and is engineered for easy installation and versatility.
The range is comprised … Continue Reading

Chordette Maxx Integrated Amplifier / DAC

April 26th, 2011, In Home, by

Chordette Maxx

Chord Electronics just announced their new Chordette Maxx stereo amplifier with DAC.  Good things come in small packages – well, that could possibly be the case with this little but deceivingly powerful 30 wpc stereo amplifier.  The Chordette Maxx includes an A2DP, Apt-X Bluetooth receiver, USB input and gain control. This integrated amplifier can easily … Continue Reading

Sony S1 and S2 Tablets with Android 3.0

April 26th, 2011, In Home, by


Not to be left out without a piece of the tablet game, Sony is the latest company to launch its own tablets.  Both of Sony’s new tablets promise the perfect combination of hardware, content and network with seamless usability for a high-quality, engaging entertainment experience.  Sony is currently developing two tablets including the S1 (codename) … Continue Reading

New Nintendo Wii Is Coming In 2012!

April 25th, 2011, In Home, by


Nintendo has just announced that it is planning to replace its Nintendo Wii console with a new model in 2012, as the company tries to stay competitive with the Xbox 360 and PS3 systems.  The company is expected to show a playable prototype of the new console, dubbed as Project Cafe, at the E3 Expo, … Continue Reading

Resonessence Labs New Invicta DAC

April 24th, 2011, In Home, by

Resonessence Labs Invicta DAC

Resonessence Labs has just introduced their new Invicta stereo DAC. The DAC is relatively compact, at 5cm X 22cm X 28cm and can be rack mounted. The Invicta is ASYNC 1.0 (not 2.0) USB Audio compliant. USB Audio 2.0 and ASIO drivers are in development and the Invicta will support this eventually. Three rear BNC … Continue Reading

Bryston BHP-1 Headphone Amplifier

April 21st, 2011, In Home, by

Bryston BHP-1

It looks like Bryston is about to announce a new headphone amplifier called the BHP-1.  The ‘leak photo’ above just began surfacing on the Internet. We’ll post the details about the unit as soon as the official press release is out.  Stay tuned… For more info about Bryston, please visit www.bryston.com.… Continue Reading

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