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Sol Republic x Steve Aoki Tracks HD headphones

March 28th, 2013, In Home, by

Sol Repub.  aoki

  Sol Republic has just announced their new x Steve Aoki Tracks HD headphones.  Steve Aoki is a renowned Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist, DJ, record producer and founder of Dim Mak Records.  They styling of the headphones with black and white stripes, and aqua-blue Aoki silhouette is intended to reflect the outlandish personality of Steve Aoki.   EDM screams high … Continue Reading


Chord Electronics Standard Series Upgraded to MkII

March 28th, 2013, In Home, by


Chord Electronics has just upgraded its Standard Series power amplifiers to MkII status. With the upgrade comes improvements taken from the Reference Series.  The improvements are said to provide increased performance, flexibility and durability.  Four models have been updated, including three stereo power amps and one monoblock as follows: SPM 1200MkII (350 watts); SPM 4000MkII (480 watts); SPM 5000MkII (500 watts), plus the SPM … Continue Reading

Audience ClairAudient The ONE Loudspeaker

March 28th, 2013, In Home, by


Audience has just announced that they are now shipping their new ClairAudient The ONE single-driver loudspeaker.  At just 7 inches high by 5.5 inches wide by 7 inches deep, the new ONE loudspeaker is a desktop listener’s dream come true.  The new ONE speaker utilizes Audience’s A3 full-range driver coupled with a passive radiator.  The A3-S driver is a full-range high … Continue Reading

M2Tech hiFace DAC 32-bit/384kHz

March 27th, 2013, In Home, by

M2tech HiFace DAC 384-32bit

  M2Tech has just announced a new innovative product.  Much like the popular AudioQuest Dragonfly DAC, here we have a thumb-drive sized DAC from M2Tech but what is unique here is that this tiny thumb-drive DAC has the ability to handle 32-bit/384kHz conversion, unlike most DAC’s on the market now that can only handle up to 24/192 conversion.  … Continue Reading

MartinLogan Helos In-Ceiling Speakers

March 27th, 2013, In Home, by

MartinLogan Helos In-Ceiling Speakers new

MartinLogan, known for its electrostatic and Folded Motion loudspeaker technology, has just added two new in-ceiling speakers to its architectural line of speakers – the Helos 12 and Helos 22. With updated bezel-less grilles, MartinLogan’s Helos series is reborn with cleaner, more discrete aesthetics. Replacing the Helos 10 and Helos 20, new Helos 12 and … Continue Reading

Panasonic 2013 LED and Plasma TVs in Canada

March 26th, 2013, In Home, by

Panasoni ZT60

Panasonic has just released the pricing and availability of its LED and Plasma TVs, previously announced at the CES 2013 in Las Vega, for the Canadian market.  To learn about the features and technical specifications that each of these new TV series offers, please read our earlier post about Panasonic Plasma TVs here and our Continue Reading

Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speaker Bar – Now Available in Canada

March 25th, 2013, In Home, by

Zooka Bluetooth Speaker Bar

The Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speaker Bar was introduced and received very well at CES 2013 and is now available in Canada thanks to Canadian distributor NVU Electronics.  Zooka is a wireless bluetooth speaker bar ($99.99), available in seven different colours, that is designed with portability in mind.  It is perfectly compatible with iPads or … Continue Reading

Salon Son & Image 2013 Preview

March 22nd, 2013, In Home, by


The 2013 edition of Salon Son & Image opened its doors to the public earlier today and the CANADA HiFi team is here exploring the show floor, filled with some of the finest audio and video products available in Canada.  If you are in the Montreal area we encourage you to check out the show … Continue Reading

Focal Spirit One Headphones Review


Focal is a consumer and professional audio product company.  It is the largest loudspeaker company in France, producing both finished loudspeakers as well as manufacturing loudspeaker drivers.  The company has been in operation since 1979.  In its 30 plus years of existence the company has produced a bounty of loudspeaker and audio products, including its … Continue Reading

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 and Zeppelin Air

March 20th, 2013, In Home, by

B&W Z2

Bowers & Wilkins has just announced the release of two new wireless music systems products - the Z2 and the Zeppelin Air.  The Z2 is an all-new product, while the Zepplin Air is essentially an alternate version of the existing model that has been updated to accomodate the latest Apple i-Devices. Both new wireless iPhone speaker docks incorporate Apple AirPlay technology … Continue Reading

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