November 2012

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CANADA HiFi December/January 2012/2013 Digital/Tablet/iPad Edition is Now Available!

November 30th, 2012, In Home, by

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The digital edition of the December/January 2012/2013 issue is now available in the Digital Editions section. Features inside this issue include:

  • Good Vibrations: Understanding How Vibrations Impact the Sound of Your System and How to Eliminate Them
  • An Introduction to Phono Stages
  • Annual Holiday Gift Guide from Editors Suave Kajko and Neil Underwood
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Krell in the Acura RLX

November 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Krell - Acura

Krell Industries, LLC, has announced that the 2014 Acura RLX will be the first-ever automobile to offer a premium audio system produced in collaboration with Krell Industries.  Krell Industries purports that this new automobile-based system will be able to replicate the same high-end performance Krell is known for, within the luxurious interior of the 2014 Acura RLX.… Continue Reading

Chord Electronics DSX1000 Network Streamer

November 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Chord DSX1000

Chord Electronics, out of the U.K. has just released their anxiously awaited DSX1000 - high-performance digital network streamer.  The new DSX1000 incorporates Chord’s latest-generation Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) architecture found inside the DSX1000, is the same advanced technology used in the highly acclaimed QBD76 HDSD DAC and the Red Reference MkIII CD player, giving the DSX1000 a significant sonic … Continue Reading

Sony 4K Ultra HD Video Player (for home)

November 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Sony 4K Ultra HD Video Player

  Sony Electronics has announced a new 4K Ultra HD Video Player.  The 4K Ultra HD Video Player is a hard-disc server that connects easily to Sony’s 84-inch 4K LED TV (XBR-84X900) allowing consumers to view 4K resolution video content, such as movies and videos.  This new Ultra HD player is made available as a bonus … Continue Reading

Meridian Audio Reference Upgrades

November 29th, 2012, In Home, by

Meridian Audio

Meridian’s research team has been able to achieve a number of performance upgrades. Products such as the 808 Signature Reference Compact Disc Player, 818 Reference Audio Core and 861 Reference Digital Surround Controller have been upgraded, resulting in the release of 808v5, 818v2 and 861v8. The DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeaker has also had a performance … Continue Reading

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

November 27th, 2012, In Features, Holiday Gift Ideas, Home, by

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by Suave Kajko & Neil Underwood

Under $50

Blu-ray 3D Movie, $35-$40
Surely there’s a 3D movie fan on your shopping list this year!  2012 witnessed the release of many new 3D movies ranging from computer animated flicks to mega superhero films.  Some of the titles to consider – Up, Transformers: Dark Side of the … Continue Reading

Audience Au24 SE RCA Interconnect Cables

November 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Audience Au24 RCA Interconnect Cable

Audience has just announced an upgraded Au24 SE RCA interconnect cable, which is said to provide a significant step up in sonic performance over its previous offering. The new Au24 SE have been improved from previous interconnects with ultra-low-mass, high-purity copper connectors.  The new connectors allow a greater degree of low-level information to be revealed.  The new Au24 SE interconnects are … Continue Reading

Atlas Cables Element USB Interconnect

November 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Atlas Element USB Cable

  Atlas Cables, in response to customer demand and leveraging the R&D performed to create their Element High Speed HDMI cable, has developed a ultra high performance USB cable – the Atlas Cables Element USB interconnect. The Element cable uses Atlas’ proven technologies, tested materials, R&D, and thorough listening tests to deliver the highest level of performance that technology currently allows … Continue Reading

GIK Acoustics – Scatter Plate

November 26th, 2012, In Home, by

GIK Acoustics

GIK Acoustics has just recently announced what they claim to be a new breakthrough option in their absorption product line - the Scatter Plate.  With the new Scatter Plate, scattering / diffusion can be added to all GIK broadband bass traps and acoustic panels.  The Scatter Plate, is a wooden plate crafted with a mathematical sequence of slots that add one-dimensional scattering / … Continue Reading

Spin-Clean Record Washer MK II Review

November 26th, 2012, In Other Gear, Reviews, Turntables, by

Spin-Clean Record Washer MK II 01

Records and LPs are making a strong comeback in the music world and that’s no lie.  I have personally re-introduced myself to playing records recently, thanks to the purchase of the fantastic sounding Rega RP3 turntable.  My current record collection consists of some 100 LPs and has been growing consistently.  As any self-respecting turntable owner, … Continue Reading

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