2014-02-27 Audio/Video News
PMC, which is based in the UK, has announced the release of the twenty.26 loudspeaker, the new flagship model in the twenty-series speakers. The line was originally created in 2011 to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary and is now comprised of the twenty.26 and five other models, including a center-channel.
Unlike the previous models in the series, which were all two-ways, the twenty.26 is a three-way design consisting of a 1” dome tweeter, a 2” dome midrange, and a 7” cone woofer. While t...Read more
2014-02-10 Audio/Video News
The Bowers & Wilkins company, based in the UK, has redesigned their 600-series speaker line, which is now comprised of the 683 (shown right) and 684 floorstanding models ($1650 and $1150 per pair in the US, respectively), 685 and 686 bookshelf-type models ($700 and $550 per pair), and HTM61 and HTM62 center-channels ($750 and $450 each). Technical highlights of this series include the company’s Decoupled Dual Dome tweeter (all models), which pushes the first breakup model to about ...Read more
2014-02-04 Audio/Video News
In 2013, the SoundStage! Network began compiling lists of the highest-rated products in a given month (those that received Reviewers' Choice, Select Component, or Great Buy awards), and made those listings available as PDF downloads suitable for viewing online or printing to an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper. (Hyperlinks to the reviews are embedded, so if it’s viewed online a simple mouse click will take you the corresponding review.) Now that 2013 has passed and our 2013 Sou...Read more
2014-01-20 Audio/Video News
The Luxury Technology Show (LTS) makes its debut March 4th in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion. It is an exclusive invitation-only event that will gather press, retail executives, interior designers, and consumers who are interested in acquiring the world's finest innovations. Brand representatives from a wide variety of industries including audio, video, photography, home and business electronics, mobile, computers, high-end home appliances, smart watches, gaming and sports simulators...Read more
2014-01-16 Audio/Video News
Bowers & Wilkins' highly regarded P5 headphones are now available in a special Maserati Edition. Paying homage to the design heritage of both brands, the P5 Maserati Edition reportedly delivers the sound performance that is synonymous with Bowers & Wilkins, combined with design elements and materials drawn from Maserati’s rich Italian heritage. The P5 Maserati Edition is crafted from fine-grain natural leather in Maserati’s distinctive deep racing blue. The P5 Maserati Edition ...Read more
2014-01-08 Audio/Video News
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest showcase for consumer-based electronics, including high-end-audio products, which are primarily shown at the Venetian Hotel. CES 2014 runs from January 7-11.
The SoundStage! Network team is already there covering the event, with feature articles and new-product coverage already appearing on SoundStage! Global, our site specifically designed for event coverage, factory tours, and product debuts. Regular ...Read more
2014-01-01 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! Network is proud to announce the 2013 Product of the Year award winners. In total, 13 awards were given in various categories (see below). The SoundStage! Network team will be at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week to meet with representatives from each company and personally present their awards. Pictures of the award presentations will appear on SoundStage! Global, our specialized site for show reporting and company tours.
The SoundStage! Network’s founder and publisher, Doug...Read more
2013-12-05 Audio/Video News
Furutech, which is based in Japan, announced that they are celebrating their 25th anniversary by introducing “reworked and improved versions of their very first power connectors.” According to their press release issued on December 1: “The new fresh-looking FI-15 Plus series features a new plating technique which delivers sonic improvements with a more durable finish and newly designed body for firm cable grip and resonance control.”
The two new IEC connectors are called FI-15(R)Plus and F...Read more
2013-11-30 Audio/Video News
Ten years after the original Logos integrated amplifier introduction, Pathos, which is based in Vicenza, Italy, has announced the release of the Logos Mk II. The Logos Mk II is a hybrid design utilizing EC88 tubes in its preamp stage and MOSFETs in its class-AB amplifier stage. Power output is said to be 110Wpc into 8 ohms or 220Wpc into 4 ohms. It comes standard with five pairs of unbalanced RCA analog inputs and two pairs of balanced XLR analog inputs. The Logos Mk&nbs...Read more
2013-11-21 Audio/Video News
Meridian’s new Prime headphone amplifier's features include: an all-metal extruded chassis; a six-layer circuit board; direct-coupled inputs; a 24-bit/192kHz DAC with separate crystal oscillators for 44.1kHz- and 48kHz-based sources; and preamplifier outputs to drive a power amp or active speakers directly. It also features Analogue Spatial Processing (ASP) technology, which the company says provides a “more immersive, authentic sound to any headphones. Meridian’s advanced ASP transforms headpho...Read more