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CES 2016 Coverage Has Begun!

2016-01-06 News Editor

CES 2016 Coverage Has Begun!

SoundStage!’s CES 2016 coverage has already begun on SoundStage! Global, our site specifically designed for show reporting, company tours, product debuts, and blogging. The main CES 2016 event runs from January 6 to 9 and is held in Las Vegas, but CES Unveiled, held on January 4,...

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2009-2015 Buying Guide Updates

SoundStage! InSight

  • SoundStage! Shorts -- KEF's LS50 (February 2016)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Monitor Audio's Platinum II Series (January 2016)
  • SoundStage! Shorts -- Pryma 0|1 Headphones (December 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- KEF's Blade Two (November 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- KEF and the Uni-Q (October 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- Monitor Audio Acoustics & Aesthetics (August 2015)
  • SoundStage! InSight -- PSB's Imagine T3 Loudspeaker (June 2015)
  • 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)

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Introducing "SoundStage! Shorts" and the Pryma 0|1

2015-12-14 Audio/Video News

Introducing "SoundStage! Shorts" and the Pryma 0|1

The SoundStage! Network is proud to announce our newest video series: SoundStage! Shorts. The SoundStage! Shorts series was conceived after finding success with SoundStage! InSight, our first video series, and realizing that we could produce topic-specific videos in a slightly different way. With the SoundStage! InSight series, the goal with each episode is to tell a company’s story through a product, product line, or proprietary technology. Each InSight video is about five ...

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"SoundStage! InSight" Explores KEF's Blade Two

2015-11-14 Audio/Video News

"SoundStage! InSight" Explores KEF's Blade Two

The newest SoundStage! InSight episode, which debuted on YouTube today, explores KEF’s Blade Two loudspeaker. This is the 11th InSight episode and the second to feature KEF -- KEF’s history and Uni-Q driver technology were the subjects of the previous episode, which was released on YouTube last month. This new episode features KEF’s Johan Coorg, the company’s head of brand development; Jack O’Clee-Brown, leader of the acoustics division; and Phil Gidley, one of the main design enginee...

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Audio Research's Newest Reference Preamplifier: the 6

2015-10-18 Audio/Video News

Audio Research's Newest Reference Preamplifier: the 6

Audio Research’s Reference series began in 1995, with the release of the Reference 1 preamplifier. The company has now announced the newest addition: the all-tube Reference 6 preamplifier. According to Audio Research’s October 16 press release: “The Reference 6 line stage preamplifier is housed in a single chassis paneled in custom-machined aluminum. The vacuum tube audio stage utilizes six 6H30 vacuum tubes (three per channel), and one 6H30 and a 6550WE provide regulation in...

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Anthem's New Home-Theater Electronics

2015-10-15 Audio/Video News

Anthem's New Home-Theater Electronics

Anthem Electronics has just released the next generation of the company’s popular home-theater-electronics lineup, including their newest high-end preamplifier-processor, the AVM 60. According to the company's October 14 press release: "added features for the AVM 60 include Dolby Atmos immersive audio decoding and future upgrade for DTS:X immersive audio decoding, support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 through HDMI 2.0a with HDR, HDCP 2.2 and 18.2Gbps switching. Other AVM 60 improv...

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Bowers & Wilkins' Reimagined 800 Line

2015-09-11 Audio/Video News

Bowers & Wilkins' Reimagined 800 Line

Well-known British loudspeaker maker Bowers & Wilkins released the newest iteration of their flagship 800 line, comprised of the floorstanding 802 D3 ($22,000 USD/pair), 803 D3 ($17,000/pair), and 804 D3 ($9000/pair); stand-mounted 805 D3 ($6000/pair); and HTM1 D3 ($6000) and HTM2 D3 ($4000) center-channels. All six speakers will be available in October. One additional model, the 800 D3, is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2016 at a ...

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Viso HP30: NAD's On-Ear Headphone Solution

2015-08-17 Audio/Video News

Viso HP30: NAD's On-Ear Headphone Solution

NAD Electronics, which is based in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, announced the Viso HP30 headphones, the company’s first on-ear model. According to NAD’s press release on August 16: “With memory foam ear pads for both comfort and noise isolation, the Viso HP30 includes innovative RoomFeel ™ technology for deep bass and an immersive, lifelike sonic experience. The HP30 also features a convenient Apple 3-button multi-click remote with microphone so it can be enjoyed hands-free while multi-...

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Acoustics and Aesthetics – "SoundStage! InSight" at Monitor Audio

2015-08-15 Audio/Video News

Acoustics and Aesthetics – "SoundStage! InSight" at Monitor Audio

In late July, the SoundStage! InSight production team traveled to the UK to visit Monitor Audio, which was originally founded in Cambridge in 1972. Today, the company is located in the town of Raleigh in a 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses all key operations, including product design work. For this new video, the ninth in the SoundStage! InSight series, the team focused on how new products get created at Monitor Audio; in particular, the unique working relationship b...

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Sanch Electronix: Using Music to Change Stereotypes

2015-07-15 Audio/Video News

Sanch Electronix: Using Music to Change Stereotypes

Sanch Electronix, Trinidad and Tobago distributor for NAD, PSB, Aurender, Audience, Torus Power, Berkeley Audio Design, Reference Recordings, Delos, and AudioQuest, among other audiophile brands, has launched a campaign to help educate and inspire underprivileged children using Trinidad and Tobago’s traditional steelpan music as the vehicle. Simeon Sandiford, Sanch Electronix's founder and managing director, states: “Laventille, a Ward in Trinidad and Tobago, is nes...

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Bowers & Wilkins Goes Wireless with the P5

2015-07-03 Audio/Video News

Bowers & Wilkins Goes Wireless with the P5

Well-known British-based loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has now announced a wireless version of their popular P5 headphone model, appropriately called P5 Wireless. According to the company’s July 1st press release, the P5 Wireless uses Bluetooth aptX technology, which they also used in their popular T7 portable loudspeaker. Battery life is claimed to be “a class-leading 17 hours before a charge is required,” which is very long. Supplied with the P5 Wire...

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PSB's Imagine T3 Featured in the Latest "InSight" Episode

2015-06-01 Audio/Video News

PSB's Imagine T3 Featured in the Latest "InSight" Episode

The eighth episode of the SoundStage! InSight series focuses on PSB Speaker’s Imagine T3 loudspeaker, which retails for $7500 USD per and is currently the company’s flagship design. The video went online on YouTube today. This latest InSight segment features PSB employees Jim Price, Greg Stidsen, and, of course, Paul Barton, who founded the company in 1974 and is still intrinsically involved in all the designs today. The three talk about the founding of PSB, Paul’s work with Dr. Floyd Tool...

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