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Cyrus Audio 8a Integrated Amplifier / PSX-R Power Supply with Monitor Audio Gold GX100 Loudspeakers Review


Cyrus Audio 8a Integrated Amplifier PSX-R Power Supply with Monitor Audio Gold GX100 Loudspeakers web

It was during the 2013 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) that I first had a chance to listen to some Cyrus Audio products.  At TAVES, Kevro International hosted an inviting room with an all-Cyrus stack (source and amplification) driving a pair of Monitor Audio Platinum PL200 loudspeakers.  The setup and its rich and detailed … Continue Reading

                                                

NuForce Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones

April 21st, 2014, In Home, by


NuForce Primo 8

NuForce Inc. has annouced the release of their new Primo 8 a new flagship model in their audiophile-quality in-ear headphone line-up. 
 
The Primo 8 earpiece incorporates four proprietary balanced armature speakers into a 3-way design, with the objective of providing smooth, extended response with explosive dynamic realism and fatigue-free sound.  Two of the armature speakers provide bass frequencies, with one speaker for midrange … Continue Reading

Wilson Benesch Endeavour Loudspeaker (Geometry Series)

April 21st, 2014, In Home, by


Wilson Benesch - Endeavour

  Wilson Benesch has just annouced a new entrant to their Geometry Series of loudspakers – the Endeavour Loudspeaker.  The name comes from Captain Cook’s British Royal Naval vessel the HMS Endeavour, while the design draws from Wilson Benesch’s own flagship model - the Cardinal, the only other current Geometry Series sibling.  The Endeavour features a geometrically optimised carbon composite top, alloy baffle … Continue Reading

OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier

April 17th, 2014, In Home, by


OPPO HA-1

  OPPO Digital has shared details on their new dedicated headphone amplifier HA-1.  The OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier builds on the proven circuit design of OPPO’s Blu-ray players, combining a Class A balanced power amplifier section with the performance of the ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC.

 The HA-1 is designed as a high performance headphone amplifier that alos serves as an asynchronous … Continue Reading

Gryphon Audio Designs Pantheon Loudspeaker

April 14th, 2014, In Home, by


Gryphon Pantheon

Gryphon Audio Designs, just recently announced an addition to its loudspeaker product line - their new Pantheon loudspeaker.  The new Pantheon will be their most compact floorstanding model, smaller than Gryphon’s existing Pendragon and Trident II floorstanding models. The Pantheon uses constant-phase technologies to ensure driver phase coherence across the frequency bandwidth, which according to the company, allows the Pantheon to provide holographic realism, together with ultimate resolution. The new … Continue Reading



LH Labs Light Harmonics Geek Wave

April 14th, 2014, In Home, by


LH Labs Geek Wave

LH Labs, a division of Light Harmonics, has just announced their development activities on a new product - the Geek Wave.  Two key benefits of The Geek Wave are longer battery life and better sound for smartphones.  Geek Wave has been designed to work with smartphones to improve audio quality - making music, movies and games easier to hear.  Geek Wave will charge smartphones … Continue Reading

Evolution Acoustics MMTwo and MMThree Loudspeakers

April 10th, 2014, In Home, by


Evolution Acoustics

Evolution Acoustics has just launched two new loudspeaker models – their new MMTwo and MMThree loudspeakers.  The MMExact line is aimed at providing a higher level of musicality and emotional content - without adding unwanted tonal warmth or artifacts, but rather, through unadulterated signal purity and sound reproduction.    The Evolution Acoustics MM series loudspeakers ensure upgradability by using a philosophy of Maximum Modularity. The MMExact (External X-over Acoustic Compensation Technology) incorporates the identical circuit topology that is … Continue Reading

OPPO Digital PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone

April 7th, 2014, In Home, by


OPPO PM-1

OPPO Digital, a company most well-know for its high-performance universal Blu-ray Disc players, has just introduced its family of planar magnetic headphones – beginning with their PM-1 model.  The OPPO PM-1 uses a unique planar magnetic driver with a 7-layer diaphragm and a FEM-optimized high energy Neodymium magnet system.  The diaphragm uses a spiraling pattern of flat conductors etched on both sides.  … Continue Reading

exaSound Audio Design DSD256 Playback

April 4th, 2014, In Home, by


exaSound

exaSound Audio Design has announced DSD256 playback on Mac OS X Mavericks, which they claim to be a world’s first.  The new DSD256 capability is provided via the release of two new driver technologies – Core Audio DoP256 and OS X ASIO.  Owners of the e20 Mk III, e22 and e28 DACs can now download these … Continue Reading

Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers – DSP8000 SE, DSP7200 SE, DSP5200 SE

April 1st, 2014, In Home, by


Meridian Audio

Meridian Audio has announced the availability of three new Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers; their Special Edition DSP8000 SE, the DSP7200 SE and finally, the DSP5200 SE.  In 2014, Meridian Audio celebrates the 25th anniversary of their launch of their first digital loudspeaker – the D600, in 1989.  Meridian loudspeakers were active, with built-in amplifiers and line-level crossovers, from the beginning … Continue Reading



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