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OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier

April 17th, 2014, In Home, by


  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 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 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

Sonus faber Extrema Ex3ma 30th Anniversary Loudspeaker

March 31st, 2014, In Home, by

Sonusfaber 30th Anniversary

To celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary, Sonus faber has created their latest masterpiece – the Extrema Ex3ma loudspeaker.  Extrema is the most front-running project in the history of Sonus faber. The wiry shape of the speaker intentionally breaks with Sonus faber tradition.  Rather than soft lines, the Extrema carrier purposeful defined angular lines, which were obtained using a reduction process … Continue Reading

V-Moda XS On-Ear Headphone

March 27th, 2014, In Home, by

V-Moda XS On-Ear

V-Moda has just announced their M-Class Series - XS on-ear headphone.  The XS has been designed to provide superb comfort and a sleek ergonomic fit, while combining professional-grade quality and a personalized style. The angles and sleek headband design reduce the space between the headband and head, making for a superior fit, added comfort, grander sound and a compact profile.  … Continue Reading

Wyred 4 Sound DSD se Upgrade Program

March 26th, 2014, In Home, by

Wyred4Sound DSDse Upgrade

Wyred 4 Sound has announced a new upgrade path for current DAC-2 owners via a factory direct upgrade program.  Current owners simply need to send their existing DAC-2 in and Wyred 4 Sound will upgrade it at their factory to the exact DSD se configuration, at a nominal fee.  This upgrade program now includes the latest Femto clock upgrade - specifics on the changes … Continue Reading

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