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TAVES 2014 Returns With a Big Bang!

March 11th, 2014, In Home, by

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This fall, the fourth edition of the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show, better known as TAVES, will be returning to downtown Toronto.  The rapidly growing show will be hosted in a brand new, significantly larger venue and feature a full-scale Digital Photography & Imaging show, as well as the Niagara School of Imaging. TAVES 2014 … Continue Reading


Wyred4Sound ST mkII Series Stereo Amplifier

March 10th, 2014, In Home, by

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Wyred4Sound has just released the Mark 2 (mkII) versions of its stereo amplifiers.  The ST-500 mkII and ST-1000 mkII will be priced at $1,699 CDN and $2,199 CDN respectively. Both new models promise to deliver all the refinements of the company’s award-winning mAMP monoblocks with the convenience of one component. As with the mAMP, both … Continue Reading

Salon Son & Image / Montreal Audio Show is Coming March 28 – 30

March 10th, 2014, In Home, by

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  The annual Salon Son & Image, now also called the Montreal Audio Show, will be held between Friday, March 28 and Sunday, March 30 at the Hilton Bonaventure hotel in downtown Montreal.  This will be the first year that the show will be run under the new ownership of British company Chester Group, which … Continue Reading

M&K Sound S300 Series Speakers

March 7th, 2014, In Home, by

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You may have heard of M&K Sound before by reading our review of the MK150THX speaker system but the company hasn’t been actively involved in developing new designs for a number of years.  Until now…  The revered brand is making a come back. The S300 Series is an evolution of the renowned S150 loudspeaker built … Continue Reading

Paradigm Soundtrack 2 – Available Now

March 5th, 2014, In Home, by

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Paradigm Electronics has just began shipping its brand new Soundtrack 2 ($899), a 6-driver soundbar and wireless subwoofer system.  This system is a follow up to the company’s successful original Soundtrack system, which received a very nice review from CANADA HiFi a few months ago (you can read the review here). The Soundtrack 2 … Continue Reading

Krell Illusion and Illusion II Preamplifiers

March 5th, 2014, In Home, by

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Krell has just introduced a pair of new preamplifiers, called the Illusion and Illusion II. The Illusion preamplifier extends the Krell tradition of separating the power supply from the audio circuitry in the company’s flagship preamplifiers. Sharing the new Class A iBias power amplifier aesthetic and featuring Krell CAST technology, the Illusion preamplifier is the … Continue Reading

Apple CarPlay Gives Drivers a Way to Use the iPhone On the Car’s Screen

March 3rd, 2014, In Home, by

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Apple’s just annouced CarPlay feature gives iPhone users an intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction. … Continue Reading

PS Audio DirectStream DAC

February 28th, 2014, In Home, by

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PS Audio has just announced the introduction of their revolutionary new DirectStream DAC, the result of lead designer Ted Smith’s decade-long obsession with DSD.   In 1981, music was reproduced exclusively on analog-based turntables and tape decks.  In 1982, Sony and Philips announced ”Perfect Sound Forever” through their introduction of the Compact Disc format.  This new PCM-based Compact Disc format began a 30-year war … Continue Reading

PMC Twenty Series .26 Loudspeaker

February 27th, 2014, In Home, by

PMC Twenty .26

PMC has just released a new flagship model within their twenty series line of loudspeakers – the new twenty.26 loudspeaker.  Unlike all other twenty series models, the new .26 is a three-way design, rather than a two-way.  It incorporates a 1” dome tweeter, a 2” dome midrange, and a 7” cone woofer.  The tweeter is the same one used … Continue Reading

Yamaha YAS-103 Bluetooth Sound Bar

February 27th, 2014, In Home, by

Yamaha YAS-103

  Yamaha has just introduced their new YAS-103 sound bar that improves on its predecessor, the YAS-101, by adding Bluetooth audio streaming and app control features.  The new YAS-103 keeps the same form-factor and styling as the previous model as well as the dual built-in subwoofers that deliver rich bass. The YAS-103′s Bluetooth capability allows it to be controlled through a free … Continue Reading

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