2014-10-12 Audio/Video News
Loudspeaker-maker SVS, which was founded in 1998, has released the new Prime Series line, consisting of the Prime Tower, Prime Bookshelf, Prime Center, and Prime Satellite. According to the company’s October 10 press release: “The Prime Tower speaker benefits from lessons learned developing the Ultra Tower, with its own distinctive touches. It has a completely new 3.5-way crossover that ensures a full, flat and seamless frequency response from the tweeter to the midrange driver, and through...Read more
2014-10-10 Audio/Video News
PSB, founded in 1972 by Paul Barton, has announced the release of the Imagine T3 loudspeaker, which now takes the position of being the company's top-of-the-line loudspeaker offering. The T3 is a five-driver design comprised of three 7” woofers, one 5.25” midrange, and one 1” tweeter. The 1” tweeter has a titanium dome and the midrange driver is newly designed -- as are all the drivers -- for this model. A unique design element of the T3 revolves around the configuration of the three woofers, wh...Read more
2014-09-10 Audio/Video News
Classé, which is a subsidiary of loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins, has announced the new Sigma-series components. The line is comprised of the Sigma SSP surround processor, Amp2 stereo amplifier, and Amp5 five-channel amplifier. The amplifiers are both rated to deliver 200Wpc into 8 ohms. In the company’s September 10 press release Classé’s president, Dave Nauber, states: “High end is about passion, discovery, experience and technical exploration. It’s not just w...Read more
2014-09-10 Audio/Video News
Paradigm Loudspeakers has announced the release of the Prestige series of loudspeakers, which is comprised of three floorstanders (95F, 85F, and 75F), one stand-mounted model (15B), two center-channels (55C and 44C), and one surround model (25S). Prestige is the company’s first new speaker line in several years.
According to the company’s press release about Prestige, the speakers have a “Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL™ tweeter dome and acts as th...Read more
2014-09-08 Audio/Video News
The new Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini, according to the company's September press release, embodies “elegance, sophistication and extreme portability in a chic, urban uni-body design that spares no attention to detail.” The Esquire Mini is portable and wireless, and provides sound from dual "high-performance" drivers coupled with what the company calls an "enhanced bass port design." It is constructed from premium materials, including real leather backing and brushed aluminum for a high-end look.
2014-09-03 Audio/Video News
Bryston, based in Peterborough, ON, Canada, has announced the release of the BDP-1USB digital music player, which is priced $1795 in the United States. The BDP-1USB looks almost identical to and borrows most of its technology from the company’s flagship BDP-2 player, but is designed to work exclusively with USB DACs and lacks the pricier unit’s internal sound card, which their September 3 press release says, “reduces the cost of the new player without any penalty in sound quality and o...Read more
2014-08-26 Audio/Video News
Deutsche Grammophon has announced the launch of DG Discovery, the world’s first classical music label-streaming app. Initially there will be 450 albums. According to Deutsche Grammophon reps: "DG Discovery features essential works by the 30 most popular composers, performed by 80 star artists from Deutsche Grammophon’s roster."
Full and unlimited access to the service is available at a monthly fee of $3.99 in the US, or a 12-month discounted subscription fee of $35.99 ($2.99 per month...Read more
2014-08-15 Audio/Video News
The SoundStage! InSight video series gives an in-depth look at audio companies, the products they produce, and the people behind them. The first episode, which debuted in March, featured Muraudio, while the second episode, which was released in May, focused on Axiom Audio. The third episode, which debuted today, showcases speaker-maker Totem Acoustic, which was established in 1987 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where they still remain. The video features Vince Bruzzese, the company’s founder and p...Read more
2014-08-05 Audio/Video News
NAD Electronics has announced the newest member of their digital-electronics family, the C 510 Direct Digital preamp/DAC. This new model uses the same "high-precision digital processing" as NAD’s more expensive M2 integrated amplifier and M51 digital-to-analog converter, which are part of the company's Masters series, but in a more affordable package. The C 510's DAC section is said to have "extremely low noise, low distortion, wide dynamic range, superb linearity and extremely lo...Read more
2014-07-15 Audio/Video News
MartinLogan, based in Kansas, MO, USA, has announced the introduction of three new models to their Motion-series loudspeaker line: the Motion 60XT floorstander, Motion 35XT monitor, and Motion 50XT center-channel. This brings the total number of Motion-series speakers to eight.
According to the company’s press release today: “XT stands for extreme, and for good reason. The new Motion XT speakers play louder, lower, and with unflinching accuracy. Larger woofers and cabinets, pai...Read more