December 2012

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LAMM LP1 Signature Phonostage

December 29th, 2012, In Home, by


LAMM LP1

Lamm Industries has just announced the release of their all new LP1 Signature phono stage.  This new dual monaural phono preamplifier model is Lamm Industries ultimate statement of high end audio.  Just like the ML3 Signature and LL1 Signature, the LP1 Signature is one of the best creations of its designer’s professional career. The LP1 Signature has been designed to … Continue Reading

                                                

MIT Cables – StyleLink Digital USB Cables

December 29th, 2012, In Home, by


mit_usb

  MIT Cables has just announced two new USB cables that will be debuted at the upcoming 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2013. Designed with the computer audiophile in mind, these new cables feature premium materials for the highest error-free data transmission of your digital media files. Featuring 24-gauge … Continue Reading

Monitor Audio Gold GX 5.1 Speaker System Review

December 28th, 2012, In Reviews, Speakers and Subwoofers, by


Monitor Audio Gold GX 5

If you have an exceptional memory, you might recall reading about the Monitor Audio Gold GX series speakers in these pages before.  I reviewed the GX200 floor standing loudspeakers ($4,995/pair) from this series back in the October/November 2011 issue.  The GX200 proved itself as a very capable speaker in my two channel system and offered … Continue Reading

Philips Hue Connected Bulb

December 24th, 2012, In Home, by


Philips Hue Connected Bulb

It should be pretty obvious by now that the home of the near future will rely on smartphones and tablets.  At the Guydster studio, we love to use our mobile devices to control various audio and video components.  And now thanks to the Philips Hue connected bulbs you can also control lighting in your home … Continue Reading

ModWright Instruments KWA 100SE Amplifier and LS 100 Tube Preamplifier

December 21st, 2012, In 2-Channel Amps, Preamps, Home, Reviews, by


ModWright Instruments KWA 100 Amplifier and LS 100 Tube Preamplifier

Earlier this year, in the April/May 2012 issue of CANADA HiFi, Phil Gold reviewed the ModWright Instruments KWA 150 Signature Edition Amplifier.  He was so impressed by this amplifier that it ended up finding a permanent spot in his audio system.  His high praise of the amplifier also inspired us to bring in a couple … Continue Reading



Earthquake Sound Cinénova Grande 7BR

December 20th, 2012, In Home, by


Cineova

The new Cinénova Grande 7BR incorporates seven independent amplifiers for lower distortion, greater power and enhanced channel separation.  Each independent amplifier block uses a variable filter from 20Hz to 5kHz; the filter can be set in high-pass, low-pass, or by-pass mode via a 3-way selector. Both RCA low level & XLR inputs are accomodated.  A substantial 70Lbs toroidal transformer is utilized to ensure sufficient … Continue Reading

Introducing Guyster – the guy’s guide to everything!

December 20th, 2012, In Home, by


Home Audio Guide - Best Speakers Under $1,000

It gives me the outmost pleasure to introduce all readers of the CANADA HiFi magazine to a new project I’ve been working on for the last few months called Guydster – the guy’s guide to everything.  The Guydster website is portal where guys can learn about some of the hottest and most unique new products … Continue Reading

YG Acoustics – the Sonja Loudspeaker

December 19th, 2012, In Home, by


YG Acoustics - Sonja

YG Acoustics has just announced their new flagship member of its family of loudspeakers, namely, the Sonja.  YG Acoustics approach to development of the Sonja reflects the notion that form follows function in excellent design. The Sonja has pure and flowing lines, which complement the acoustics of the speaker.  YG Acoutics claims that the Sonja’s form actually provides a profound acoustical advantage, … Continue Reading

Bits & Bytes – Digital Music Demystified Part II: An Introduction to Digital Music Playback

December 18th, 2012, In Audio, Features, Home, by


Bits and Bytes Intro

Back in the April/May 2012 edition of the CANADA HiFi magazine, within the article “Bits & Bytes – Digital Music Demystified: An Introduction to Digital Music Playback”, we explored the basics of digital music playback.  This consisted of a conversation about digital music formats, sample rates and various source options.  Hopefully, you found that information … Continue Reading

Sharp ICC Purios LC-60HQ10 4K Ultra HD TV

December 18th, 2012, In Home, by


Sharp ICC UHD TV

Sharp is joining the 4K Ultra High-Definition television race with their recent launch of a new flagship television - the ICC Purios LC-60HP10.   The new 60-inch features consumer 4K (Ultra HD) resolution – for a total of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, as well as, Sharp’s ICC (integrated cognitive creation) image processor. In addition to being a 4K panel with region-specific TV tuner, the new … Continue Reading



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