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Newest "SoundStage! InSight" Features Hegel Music Systems

2015-04-15 News Editor

Newest "SoundStage! InSight" Features Hegel Music Systems

The latest installment in the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on Hegel Music Systems and their H160 integrated amplifier-DAC. It went live on YouTube yesterday and is the seventh in the InSight series. The footage for this video was shot in February in Oslo, Norway, where the company is based. T...

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2009-2015 Buying Guide Updates

SoundStage! InSight

  • SoundStage! InSight -- Hegel's H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC (April 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- MartinLogan's Neolith Loudspeaker (February 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Paradigm's Prestige Series (December 2014)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Vivid Audio's Giya Series (October 2014)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Totem Acoustic's Torrent Technology (August 2014)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Axiom Audio's M100 v4 Loudspeaker (May 2014)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Muraudio's Domain Omni Series (March 2014)

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Magico Launches S-Series Flagship: The S7

2015-04-06 Audio/Video News

Magico Launches S-Series Flagship: The S7

The new Magico S7 is a full-range, three-way, floorstanding loudspeaker that features all-new drivers derived from the M Project loudspeaker. The acoustic-suspension enclosure of the S7 features curved-aluminum side panels that are machined in-house from half-inch-thick aluminum extrusions 16" in diameter. Internal bracing minimizes resonances. According to the company's April 6 press release, the S7's 10" bass drivers have "extremely powerful magnets and ultra-stiff aluminum cones, which ...

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Sonus Faber Introduces Chameleon

2015-03-26 Audio/Video News

Sonus Faber Introduces Chameleon

Sonus Faber has just announced the introduction of the Chameleon series of speakers, which will be available through dealers next month. The line is comprised of the floorstanding T, stand-mounted B, and center-channel C, which are all made in the company’s headquarters in Italy. According to the company’s press release on March 26: “Chameleon embodies all of the iconic design elements of Sonus Faber while offering a level of customization previously unattainable in this market segment: the...

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McIntosh's Retro Reissues: C22 Preamplifier and MC75 Mono Amplifier

2015-03-16 Audio/Video News

McIntosh's Retro Reissues: C22 Preamplifier and MC75 Mono Amplifier

McIntosh, based in Binghamton, NY, USA, has announced the release of the C22 preamplifier and MC75 mono amplifier, which are based on 1960s and ’70s designs, but have been updated to reflect current standards

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"SoundStage! InSight" Explores MartinLogan's Neolith Loudspeaker

2015-02-28 Audio/Video News

"SoundStage! InSight" Explores MartinLogan's Neolith Loudspeaker

The SoundStage! InSight video series began in March 2014, with the goal to give an inside look at hi-fi companies and products they make. The newest video, which was released on February 27 on YouTube and is the sixth in the series, features MartinLogan’s Neolith loudspeaker, the company’s newest statement-level speaker, which retails for $80,000 USD per pair and features the largest electrostatic panel that the company has ever made. The video was shot on location at MartinLogan’s manufact...

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Bryston's Most Affordable Loudspeaker Yet: Mini A

2015-02-26 Audio/Video News

Bryston's Most Affordable Loudspeaker Yet: Mini A

Bryston, which initially established itself as an electronics manufacturer, first entered the loudspeaker market almost three years ago with the floorstanding Model T, which was a tremendous success. Since then, the company has expanded their loudspeaker offerings to include numerous main-speaker models, as well as subwoofers. The newest addition to their line is the Mini A, a 15”-tall, three-way, stand-mounted design that features a 6.5” aluminum-cone woofer, 3” aluminum-cone midrange...

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Naim's New NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier

2015-02-16 Audio/Video News

Naim's New NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier

Naim Audio has introduced the NAC-N 272, which boasts a high-quality preamplifier, digital streamer, and headphone amplifier. According to the company’s press release on February 15: “The 272 is a high-quality Naim preamplifier. Its fundamental electronic design is inspired by the NAC 552 preamplifier, which is bettered only by Statement in the Naim performance hierarrchy. The volume control design is derived from the flagship Statement NAC S1 preamplifier. The preamp us...

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Magico Announces a New Flagship Speaker: Q7 MK II

2015-02-02 Audio/Video News

Magico Announces a New Flagship Speaker: Q7 MK II

Magico has announced the new Q7 Mk II loudspeaker. In addition, Magico is also making available an upgrade path for current Q7 owners. According to the company's press release on February 2, "The new Q7 Mk II loudspeaker was inspired by some of the new features we unveiled in the limited-edition M-Project. Key elements of the M-Project design will now be incorporated into the new Q7 Mk II, which results in significant improvements to the overall sound performan...

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SoundStage!'s CES 2015 Coverage Has Begun!

2015-01-06 Audio/Video News

SoundStage!'s CES 2015 Coverage Has Begun!

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 2015 runs from January 6-9. 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. Regu...

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"InSight" Focuses on Paradigm's Prestige

2014-12-31 Audio/Video News

"InSight" Focuses on Paradigm's Prestige

SoundStage! Insight’s fifth episode showcases Paradigm Loudspeakers through their new Prestige-series speaker line. The Prestige series is comprised of three floorstanders, one bookshelf model, two center-channels, and one surround. The footage for this episode was shot earlier this month at Paradigm’s manufacturing headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, which is where all of the Prestige-series speakers are made. One of focuses of Paradigm’s current marketing efforts with this series is...

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Devialet Debuts Fully Powered Speakers

2014-12-16 Audio/Video News

Devialet Debuts Fully Powered Speakers

Last week, SoundStage!’s Doug Schneider traveled to Devialet’s headquarters, in Paris, France, for an exclusive sneak peak at the company’s two new loudspeaker models: Phantom and Silver Phantom, which will retail in the United States for $1990 and $2390, respectively. Both are fully powered, four-driver, three-way designs capable of receiving digital music signals via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and powerline Ethernet simultaneously. There is also a TosLink connector for use with a Blu-ray player or simil...

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